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Old 15-03-2022, 21:04   #301
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Re: Freeview changes

I've no information, but surely if a number of channels were to close on Freeview in two weeks time, at least some of them would be letting viewers know?
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Re: Freeview changes

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Rumours are coming in from DS Forum that "COM7 to close on 1/4/2022".
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I've no information, but surely if a number of channels were to close on Freeview in two weeks time, at least some of them would be letting viewers know?
Wish I could remember how much notice there was when COM8 closed.
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Old 15-03-2022, 22:19   #303
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Re: Freeview changes

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Wish I could remember how much notice there was when COM8 closed.
It was 12 days.

You did post a following when COM8 was closing:

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Looks like COM7, COM8 or both are closing. The following page from the Freeview website doesn't specify.


Source: https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/22-j...adcast-changes

---------- Post added at 14:49 ---------- Previous post was at 14:41 ----------

Explains the channel news I put on another Freeview thread. This post specifically.
https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...9#post36039249

---------- Post added at 15:02 ---------- Previous post was at 14:49 ----------

There's more on that Freeview announcement page. Either I didn't scroll enough or it's been added.

ADDED Looks like just one of the Temp Multiplexes is closing.

The following channels will cease broadcasting from Monday 22 June 2020:

Channel name Channel number

Channel 4+1 HD 109
4Seven HD 110
TJC HD 115
5Star+1 55
5USA+1 56
CBS Reality+1 67
CBS Justice+1 69
https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...php?t=33709117

---------- Post added at 22:19 ---------- Previous post was at 22:17 ----------

A rumour was posted at 17.30 today.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discus...ment_100640588
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Old 16-03-2022, 00:27   #304
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Re: Freeview changes

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Rumours are coming in from DS Forum that "COM7 to close on 1/4/2022".
IMO that poster was just taking the piss.

AFAIK it will close at the end of June.
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Old 16-03-2022, 01:18   #305
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Re: Freeview changes

I did work it out. What is 1/4/22 also know as? Its April fools day.
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Old 16-03-2022, 19:34   #306
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IMO that poster was just taking the piss.

AFAIK it will close at the end of June.
The spectrum segment has to be cleared at the end of June.

If COM7 services as a whole were being pulled early (which they could be) then 3 months notice would have to be given to the broadcasters using the mux under the carriage agreement.
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The spectrum segment has to be cleared at the end of June.

If COM7 services as a whole were being pulled early (which they could be) then 3 months notice would have to be given to the broadcasters using the mux under the carriage agreement.
That mean if they has not got notice their will on March 30th (3 Months notice). Or April 7th (12 weeks notice).
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Old 17-03-2022, 14:19   #308
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That mean if they has not got notice their will on March 30th (3 Months notice). Or April 7th (12 weeks notice).
Just pointing out that if the mux was being withdrawn earlier than June it would have been well publicised.
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Re: Freeview changes

The two versions of RT (Ch234 and 113) on Freeview have been delisted. Source: @ukdtt on Twitter.
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The two versions of RT (Ch234 and 113) on Freeview have been delisted. Source: @ukdtt on Twitter.
RT was removed at 2ish, RT HD was removed at 4pm on my Freeview HD TV.

Due to Ofcom revokes RT’s UK licence today.

https://www.tvbeurope.com/business/o...rts-uk-licence
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Re: Freeview changes

Since 1.30am last night Ideal World Extra has been having "Technical Difficulties" on Freeview local Mux.
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Since 1.30am last night Ideal World Extra has been having "Technical Difficulties" on Freeview local Mux.
Interestingly the slate has the "local" branding, rather than Ideal World.

Given the happenings at IW recently I wouldn't even be surprised if it doesn't come back, the new owners cutting costs.

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I thought you meant it was a matter of hours. I just saw gianni on Digital Spy's post from this morning that says "the past 24 hours at least".

The cutting costs idea is looking more plausible now. The other channels on the local multiplex are working fine.

If IW Extra does disappear will the local mux reconfigure back to one less channel? Or find a replacement? I can't see the former happen.

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I wouldn't even be surprised if this was further fallout from the sale of Create & Craft, maybe the old IW owners sold the local mux transmission space too before the new IW owners took over, maybe Craft Extra will resurface on a different multiplex? It would explain why Craft Extra is still on the EPG, and the Back Soon EPG info on it (though I was expecting it to reappear on one of those midnight slots).
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Interestingly the slate has the "local" branding, rather than Ideal World.

Given the happenings at IW recently I wouldn't even be surprised if it doesn't come back, the new owners cutting costs.

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I thought you meant it was a matter of hours. I just saw gianni on Digital Spy's post from this morning that says "the past 24 hours at least".

The cutting costs idea is looking more plausible now. The other channels on the local multiplex are working fine.

If IW Extra does disappear will the local mux reconfigure back to one less channel? Or find a replacement? I can't see the former happen.

---------- Post added at 14:08 ---------- Previous post was at 14:02 ----------

I wouldn't even be surprised if this was further fallout from the sale of Create & Craft, maybe the old IW owners sold the local mux transmission space too before the new IW owners took over, maybe Craft Extra will resurface on a different multiplex? It would explain why Craft Extra is still on the EPG, and the Back Soon EPG info on it (though I was expecting it to reappear on one of those midnight slots).
I just saw it at 1.30am last night.

All other channels on local Mux is working.
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I just saw it at 1.30am last night.

All other channels on local Mux is working.
Thought it might be that, but didn't want to assume.

I know, I said I checked.
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Thought it might be that, but didn't want to assume.

I know, I said I checked.
I think Freesports will go after Ideal World Extra slot - if it has stop broadcasting.

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Here is the up to date list of space on Freeview being unused.

24 hours slots:
-Old 5Select slot on COM4
-Old Create and Craft Extra slot on COM4
-Old RT slot on COM6
-Old Ideal World Extra slot on Local Mux


Part time slots:
-Smithsonian Channel slot on COM5 (11pm to 3am only)
-Together TV slot on COM5 (12am to 3am only)
-Ideal World slot on COM6 (12am to 7am only)
-Jewellery Maker/PBS slot on COM5 (5am to 8am only)

All information right as of March 19th.

All following Channels are set to close/or move to other streams on Freeview by June 2022.

SD:

-FreeSports
-Quest Red+1
-Now 80s
-More4+1
-PBS America+1
-That's TV (UK)
-Forces TV

HD:

-Quest HD
-BBC NEWS HD
-BBC FOUR HD
-CBeebies HD

Plus W and Talk TV is set to launch soon on Freeview.

So I think a following may happen (My own views):
-FreeSports will move to Local Mux
-W will launch on COM4 or reuse Drama +1 or Dave Ja Vu slot.
-TalkTV will launch on COM4
-NOW 80s will move to COM6
-Forces TV may move to COM4 if UKTV reuse sister channel (as listed on this post) slot to launch W.

I think That's TV will stay on Freeview but only on Channel 7/8 (Line up is the same as That's TV UK anyway.)

I think it safe to say the following is set to close on Freeview

-Quest Red+1
-More4+1
-PBS America+1
-That's TV (UK)
-Forces TV - may happen up to what UKTV do.
-Quest HD
-BBC NEWS HD
-BBC FOUR HD
-CBeebies HD
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