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Old 11-10-2021, 20:19   #1606
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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My EPG now displays ‘This is BBC1….’ so I guess we are not getting regional news in HD just yet.
The New BBC One regional Channels was rumoured to launch on October 21st.

As of 8.15pm on October 11th The "technical error" is still online

BBC ONE Cambridgeshire HD

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p09v555w/2021/10/21

But saying that I still to see / get information on the new BBC One regional channels testing anywhere.
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Old 11-10-2021, 22:53   #1607
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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The New BBC One regional Channels was rumoured to launch on October 21st.

As of 8.15pm on October 11th The "technical error" is still online

BBC ONE Cambridgeshire HD

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p09v555w/2021/10/21

But saying that I still to see / get information on the new BBC One regional channels testing anywhere.
I expect they will amend it tomorrow.
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Old 12-10-2021, 01:16   #1608
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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The New BBC One regional Channels was rumoured to launch on October 21st.

As of 8.15pm on October 11th The "technical error" is still online

BBC ONE Cambridgeshire HD

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p09v555w/2021/10/21

But saying that I still to see / get information on the new BBC One regional channels testing anywhere.
how does cambridgeshire have its own regional channel....?
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Old 12-10-2021, 06:05   #1609
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

It's a 'West' opt-out (sub-region) of the BBC East region. Like Oxford is an opt-out from BBC South.

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Virgin in my area carries the London schedules. This may be a blip, but the 1830 listings on weekdays are always "This is BBC1" on 108(HD) with the familiar red caption followed by random HD clips until 1859. This is the case until Monday 18th October when from this date it lists BBC London News, i.e. as 101(SD).
As predicted, listings updated, gone back to This Is BBC1 HD for regional 1830 shows. Rediculous that the BBC schedule page still shows regional HD headings but no schedule from 21 October
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Old 15-10-2021, 17:21   #1611
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Some Local TV Channels to close on Sky from Wednesday.

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Cardiff TV (134) renames to Local TV and moves to EPG number 195 in the UK only. Local TV channel for; Cardiff TV, Bristol TV, Birmingham TV, Leeds TV, Liverpool TV, T&W TV, North Wales TV, Teesside TV, Manchester TV.
Bristol TV closes.
Birmingham TV closes​
Leeds TV closes
Liverpool TV closes
Tyne & Wear TV closes
https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/What-s-...1/td-p/3776205

The following channels ARE on Virgin Media:

-Bristol TV (In Bristol areas only).
-Cardiff TV (In Cardiff areas only).
-Leeds TV (In Kirklees and Leeds areas only).
-Tyne and Wear TV (In Gateshead and Wearside areas only).
-Liverpool TV (In Liverpool, Wirral, Warrington, Burnley and Preston (part) areas only).
-Birmingham TV (In Birmingham and Wolverhampton areas only).
-Teesside TV (In Teeside areas only).

That time of posting we have seen no idea on what will happen for Virgin Media Viewers.
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Old 15-10-2021, 17:54   #1612
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Some Local TV Channels to close on Sky from Wednesday.



https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/What-s-...1/td-p/3776205

The following channels ARE on Virgin Media:

-Bristol TV (In Bristol areas only).
-Cardiff TV (In Cardiff areas only).
-Leeds TV (In Kirklees and Leeds areas only).
-Tyne and Wear TV (In Gateshead and Wearside areas only).
-Liverpool TV (In Liverpool, Wirral, Warrington, Burnley and Preston (part) areas only).
-Birmingham TV (In Birmingham and Wolverhampton areas only).
-Teesside TV (In Teeside areas only).

That time of posting we have seen no idea on what will happen for Virgin Media Viewers.
According to RXTVlog the satellite feed showed programming for all areas rather than just one, but was labelled with the local name in each area.

All that's really happening on Satellite is the feed will remain the same, but the channel name will be called Local TV everywhere.

The question is, does VM show a feed that shows all areas, like Sky, or individual feeds like is delivered through Freeview?

It may not change anything on VM either way.

Source: RXTVlog https://rxtvinfo.com/2021/sky-local-tv-channel-demotion
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According to RXTVlog the satellite feed showed programming for all areas rather than just one, but was labelled with the local name in each area.

All that's really happening on Satellite is the feed will remain the same, but the channel name will be called Local TV everywhere.

The question is, does VM show a feed that shows all areas, like Sky, or individual feeds like is delivered through Freeview?

It may not change anything on VM either way.

Source: RXTVlog https://rxtvinfo.com/2021/sky-local-tv-channel-demotion
The way Sky has put it (Local name) TV will close on Wednesday on Sky Channels 117/134. With owners Local TV launch an UK Wide Channel on Sky Channel 195.

https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/What-s-...1/td-p/3776205

Virgin Media may follow.

If you live in the following areas what do the listing say from October 21st on Virgin Channel 159 in the following areas???

-Bristol TV (In Bristol areas only).
-Cardiff TV (In Cardiff areas only).
-Leeds TV (In Kirklees and Leeds areas only).
-Tyne and Wear TV (In Gateshead and Wearside areas only).
-Liverpool TV (In Liverpool, Wirral, Warrington, Burnley and Preston (part) areas only).
-Birmingham TV (In Birmingham and Wolverhampton areas only).
-Teesside TV (In Teeside areas only).
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

So the local TV stations become a national TV channel on Sky named Local TV.

Yeah, the local tv project worked really well...
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So the local TV stations become a national TV channel on Sky named Local TV.

Yeah, the local tv project worked really well...
Local TV is just copying That's TV - UK wide Channel That's TV Gold

Is Local TV set to buy/takeover by That's TV????
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Local TV is just copying That's TV - UK wide Channel That's TV Gold

Is Local TV set to buy/takeover by That's TV????
Both companies are in a race to the bottom. Hopefully one of the two will take over the other company and any remaining straddlers. It can then be allowed to quietly go bust and bring closure to this complete mess.
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According to RXTVlog the satellite feed showed programming for all areas rather than just one, but was labelled with the local name in each area.

All that's really happening on Satellite is the feed will remain the same, but the channel name will be called Local TV everywhere.

The question is, does VM show a feed that shows all areas, like Sky, or individual feeds like is delivered through Freeview?

It may not change anything on VM either way.

Source: RXTVlog https://rxtvinfo.com/2021/sky-local-tv-channel-demotion
As a line in the article says: "For nearly four years, six local channels have shared a single satellite feed with multiple labels."

There's no change on Satellite except for name and channel number. Nothing is closing, there was only 1 channel given 6 names.
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As a line in the article says: "For nearly four years, six local channels have shared a single satellite feed with multiple labels."

There's no change on Satellite except for name and channel number. Nothing is closing, there was only 1 channel given 6 names.
RXTV says that but Sky has posted on their web site:

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Cardiff TV (134) renames to Local TV and moves to EPG number 195 in the UK only. Local TV channel for; Cardiff TV, Bristol TV, Birmingham TV, Leeds TV, Liverpool TV, T&W TV, North Wales TV, Teesside TV, Manchester TV.
Bristol TV (117) closes.
Birmingham TV (117) closes​
Leeds TV (117) closes
Liverpool TV (117) closes
Tyne & Wear TV (117) closes
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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As a line in the article says: "For nearly four years, six local channels have shared a single satellite feed with multiple labels."

There's no change on Satellite except for name and channel number. Nothing is closing, there was only 1 channel given 6 names.
So no savings on Astra transponder space just operating under a single SDT label with a demotion down the EPG. Why do they even bother?
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RXTV says that but Sky has posted on their web site:
There used to carry several of the local channels on Sky, but they merged them all into the Cardiff TV stream 4 years ago and use different channel labels in different areas for the one stream. That's probably why it says Cardiff is renaming and the others are closing.

On Sky each area has a 30 minute programme one after the next at breakfast, lunch and evening, with CBS Reality in the morning, afternoon and evening/overnight. The bulletins aren't exactly news - I was happened to briefly watch some of the Birmingham bulletin this lunchtime and there was a report on the Newcastle United takeover, followed by programme highlights on Amazon Prime.
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