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Old 22-10-2019, 18:12   #2101
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Sky have two UHD channels which are only accessed via menus or the red button - and both are part-time with live events only. But the programmes can be recorded.

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There's no Sky branded UHD channels yet then, the customer presses red to switch to a hidden (from EPG) stream.
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Sky have two UHD channels which are only accessed via menus or the red button - and both are part-time with live events only. But the programmes can be recorded.
The UHD material from Sky will be on demand only, if I understand the pozition correctly.
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Old 22-10-2019, 20:20   #2103
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The UHD material from Sky will be on demand only, if I understand the pozition correctly.
From the Sky/VM press release re: UHD
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As part of the extended deal, Sky’s stellar line up of entertainment, cinema and sports channels will continue to be available on Virgin Media’s TV platform, with Virgin customers set to enjoy new Ultra HD linear and additional video-on-demand content from Sky next year.
https://www.skygroup.sky/corporate/m...d-the-industry
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Old 22-10-2019, 22:49   #2104
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

We have seen reports staying GOLD maybe set to be renamed as BBC Comedy.
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Well its not going to be coming on the 1st of January 2020 that is for sure.
It might be December 31st 2020
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Digital Bit Rate is reporting that from 29th October Love Nature will be broadcasting in HD only.

And Channel 294 will close.
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We have seen reports staying GOLD maybe set to be renamed as BBC Comedy.
If its to become a BBC official channel does that mean we loose the breaks?
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If its to become a BBC official channel does that mean we loose the breaks?
l doubt it as they like their advertising money too much..
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If its to become a BBC official channel does that mean we loose the breaks?
BBC Studios who now own UKTV use the BBC Brand around the world:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_St...ision_channels
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If its to become a BBC official channel does that mean we loose the breaks?
You have made a good point. I think this would be a bad move for the BBC as it would cause confusion to be called BBC and have breaks.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

If GOLD does get rebranded BBC Comedy I can see Eden, as part of a possible relaunch, being renamed BBC Earth, as it operates in many other countries. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Earth_(TV_channel)

Given its ratings, I wouldn't be surprised if Eden went Free-To-Air though. BBC Studios have a slot on Freeview they could potentially use, namely the Dave Ja Vu slot, and it would likely get them higher ratings than that +1, and almost certainly no worse, so better than Eden is currently getting.

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You have made a good point. I think this would be a bad move for the BBC as it would cause confusion to be called BBC and have breaks.
I agree. Plus many don't realise the BBC own UKTV and would be annoyed because, in their view, the BBC shouldn't make money in other ways, even though it's being doing so for a very long time in various ways.
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You have made a good point. I think this would be a bad move for the BBC as it would cause confusion to be called BBC and have breaks.
Totally agree, it would undermine the rarionale for the licence fee. For this reaon, I can't see this happening now.
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You have made a good point. I think this would be a bad move for the BBC as it would cause confusion to be called BBC and have breaks.
BBC does advertise in a way via product placement.
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