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Old 15-09-2021, 20:24   #106
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I know I'm reviving an old topic but given that locality is very much part of cable television, it surprises me that the local channels are generally not available on Virgin Media. Manchester now has two local services - That's TV and also a second local channel called Manchester TV. Surely the local channels should be available on Virgin Media?
To be fair that's not been the case since the original franchises were all taken over.
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Old 15-09-2021, 21:03   #107
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I still can't believe that BBC 1 HD doesn't have local news, just a stupid hold screen.


I mean FFS this is the 21st century
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Old 15-09-2021, 21:11   #108
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I still can't believe that BBC 1 HD doesn't have local news, just a stupid hold screen.


I mean FFS this is the 21st century
Your suprise me still no local news on BBC 1hd seems to have been on BBC 1 Wales hd for ever . Can't believe Wales are ahead of England
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Old 15-09-2021, 22:33   #109
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I still can't believe that BBC 1 HD doesn't have local news, just a stupid hold screen.


I mean FFS this is the 21st century
The Nations have it (and have done for ages), just not the English Regions.

The BBC said earlier this year the BBC1 English Regions will be HD by the end of 2022.

The potentially better news is that just the other day the BBC's own TV schedule page suggested the English HD Regions will start on 21st October THIS year.

The chances are that the rough later time period in 2022 is for Freeview, where it's more complicated to implement, the imminent October date is plausible for other platforms.

When ITV made most of its regions HD recently on Satellite/Cable it came about rather quickly once they got going, so it's entirely possible the new BBC-Sky deal announced yesterday (or was it the day before? I forget) included satellite carriage on Sky's transponders to necessitate launching the English HD regions. This is likely what ITV did in their recent Sky deal to manage it.

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Your suprise me still no local news on BBC 1hd seems to have been on BBC 1 Wales hd for ever . Can't believe Wales are ahead of England
It feels like aeons for the Scottish version.
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Old 16-09-2021, 10:33   #110
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The Nations have it (and have done for ages), just not the English Regions.

The BBC said earlier this year the BBC1 English Regions will be HD by the end of 2022.

The potentially better news is that just the other day the BBC's own TV schedule page suggested the English HD Regions will start on 21st October THIS year.

The chances are that the rough later time period in 2022 is for Freeview, where it's more complicated to implement, the imminent October date is plausible for other platforms.

When ITV made most of its regions HD recently on Satellite/Cable it came about rather quickly once they got going, so it's entirely possible the new BBC-Sky deal announced yesterday (or was it the day before? I forget) included satellite carriage on Sky's transponders to necessitate launching the English HD regions. This is likely what ITV did in their recent Sky deal to manage it.



It feels like aeons for the Scottish version.
As you says RXTV says BBC One English HD regions HD may launch as early as October 21th.

https://rxtvinfo.com/2021/bbc-one-hd...art-imminently

Rumours says that BBC ALBA HD and BBC Parliament HD may launch on BBC iPlayer (and due to BBC new Sky deal they may launch on Virgin Media and Sky).
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Yes.

I think it was called Edinburgh Festival and was on Telewest Channel 400.

We also has an local channel of L!VE TV called Edinburgh L!VE TV I think it was on Channel 18 before Telewest want March/April 1999.

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Oh the good times.

STV Local was later known as STV2 then 9 months later sold to the owners of That's TV.

Virgin Media drop STV2 on the day STV hand STV2 slots over to That's TV.

Now we have only got 50mins of local news every week the rest is the same as That's local in England.
And some parts of the UK had a local rolling news channel on cable during the mid 1990s called Channel One plus The Weather Channel/Weather Network carried local forecasts.
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Old 16-09-2021, 19:44   #112
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And some parts of the UK had a local rolling news channel on cable during the mid 1990s called Channel One.
Seen that listing in my free copy of the months listings but in my area we got 16 screens broadcasting channels with sound coming from Clyde 1. With information also appearing when something was set to come in my area.

We also got local ads for things like motors when channels did not broadcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaZ6j131p_Y
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What were those 16 channels?
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The 16 channels was showing live streams of 16 channels that was on Telewest at the time.

They has Sky One on it with "21" on that screen. And Sky Movies Plus on it with "45" on that screen. All 16 channels has to be broadcasting 24/7.

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Something like the start of the following YouTube video but 4 channels added in the middle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyThnH2jZlY
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