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Old 07-02-2019, 22:18   #76
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

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Will YESTERDAY +1 has been axe on Freeview over the last few weeks plus Keep It Country TV has moved to an new stream on Freeview.
Yesterday+1 has been renamed 'Today'. Did no one tell MB HQ ?
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Old 09-02-2019, 15:26   #77
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

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Excellent news, they must have sourced some spare capacity to bring it forward. I wonder what's closing (unless they've decided to go onto Com 7/8 which serves about 75% of people and falling).

https://www.a516digital.com/2019/02/...ch-across.html
Looks like Smithsonian will take the capacity vacated by Keep It Country TV on COM 7, as DVB-T2 equipment will be required as per the note on the article.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

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Looks like Smithsonian will take the capacity vacated by Keep It Country TV on COM 7, as DVB-T2 equipment will be required as per the note on the article.
Yeah, they initially said that they weren't starting on Freeview until the Spring. I did wonder why they didn't consider Com 7 or 8
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Old 10-02-2019, 16:47   #79
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

truTV isn't closing as speculated, but is rebranding to True Crime from tomorrow. It's exactly two years since Sony bought the channel, so it looks like the licensing agreement to use the name has come to an end.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

OFCOM has issued an Freeview broadcasting licence for Total Country. (Source: OFCOM)
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OFCOM has issued an Freeview broadcasting licence for Total Country. (Source: OFCOM)
Very interesting. This new competitor to Keep It Country certainly seems to want to match and then overtake their reach as Total Country is on Virgin Media, whereas KIC isn't.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

COM 7 & 8 coverage is now starting to shrink.
Coverage in Devon, Cornwall & parts of Dorset will cease between now & June as the Transmitters at Beacon Hill (27 March) & Caradon Hill (19 June) cease to broadcast the muxes. The small number for audiance figures & the re-engineering costs for the new channel allocations are the most likely reason for the decision to drop the muxes so early.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

Good news here for Freeview viewers - this channel is a good addition to the platform.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019...mount-network/

Unfortunately, it is a further devaluation of the advantage that pay tv viewers have had up until now.

UK satellite free-to-view platform Freesat has added Paramount Network to its line-up of entertainment channels.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

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Good news here for Freeview viewers - this channel is a good addition to the platform.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019...mount-network/

Unfortunately, it is a further devaluation of the advantage that pay tv viewers have had up until now.

UK satellite free-to-view platform Freesat has added Paramount Network to its line-up of entertainment channels.
Freeview has had Paramount Network UK since it launched. That article is for FreeSat. The HD version is only on Virgin Media, that's the only version that's Pay TV only currently.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

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Freeview has had Paramount Network UK since it launched. That article is for FreeSat. The HD version is only on Virgin Media, that's the only version that's Pay TV only currently.
Sorry, I missed that it was launching on Freesat. Doh!
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

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Yesterday+1 has been renamed 'Today'. Did no one tell MB HQ ?
Lol.
Keep it country moving to a new "stream" also unintentionally amused me.
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Lol.
Keep it country moving to a new "stream" also unintentionally amused me.
Were you reminded of a certain famous duet?
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

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Lol.
Keep it country moving to a new "stream" also unintentionally amused me.
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Were you reminded of a certain famous duet?
Been talking about Virgin Media for coming up to 13 years now (In July) I forgot to say "Frequency" when talking about Freeview. Sorry for any mix up.

---------- Post added at 20:18 ---------- Previous post was at 20:17 ----------

Also DTT UK on Twitter is reporting that Television X has been removed on Freeview.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

@RXTVlog on Twitter (used to be called a516digital) has tweeted earlier today that all the BBC-A Freeview multiplexes are been being changed in the same way as done in Scotland to accommodate the BBC Scotland SD channel, and will therefore have space for an extra stream available. This process is apparently finished in most regions now.

Not sure I see the point as there isn't anything to fill it in the rest of the UK. Unless they used it to help with service differences caused by fitting in S4C SD in Wales.
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I looked it up. In Wales to fit in S4C it uses E4's space. So E4 uses space on a different multiplex than in the rest of the country. This space in the rest of the UK is used for Keep It Country (it used to be True Entertainment until it moved to a better slot). So if this spare slot was given to E4 in Wales then Wales would gain both greater coverage for E4, and Keep It Country added to their channels. Given More4+1 is on BBC-B (and before that it was Film4+1 before they found space for it on main D3&4 multiplex) the BBC is open to this sort of thing.

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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

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Apparently BBCA is licensed differently than the BBCB multiplex so BBCA has to be used for BBC services.

However, S4C funding responsibility, starting in 2013, began to transfer to the BBC with the aim of it being wholly funded by the license fee by 2022 (source: S4C Wikipedia page). That might enable S4C to be on BBC-A instead & E4 move to D3&4 like the rest of UK, as S4C would qualify, with these funding changes, as a BBC service.

This would all mean that extra space, already used by BBC Scotland SD in Scotland, could be used by S4C in Wales and leave a free space in England.

Putting my mind to what could fill it in England, I could think of nothing if the license for BBCA remains the same. If, however, the license was changed to be similar to that of BBCB, the obvious channel is ITV4+1, because it is currently a channel on Freeview that only runs for 2 hours in the early hours so ITV can keep its Freeview EPG channel number.
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