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Old 27-09-2021, 20:25   #1576
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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News of this was also reported on the broadband tv website, although it does not quote a specific source.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/
It would appear that people are far more ready to listen to and believe Chinese whispers that they are to wait for announcement from the BBC about what it actually plans to do.

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I believe the info reported in the article was originally announced on the BBCs own website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p09v556t/2021/10/20
The problem being the BBC schedules pages don't give any indication of where the HD services will be carried. It could be limited to the BBC Boardroom or the DG's office (I'm guessing it will be more than that but who knows?). The additional HD services have been spotted on the schedules page and, in the absence of any announcements from the BBC, people have drawn their own conclusions and spread them across the internet as facts.
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Old 27-09-2021, 23:48   #1577
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It would appear that people are far more ready to listen to and believe Chinese whispers that they are to wait for announcement from the BBC about what it actually plans to do.

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The problem being the BBC schedules pages don't give any indication of where the HD services will be carried. It could be limited to the BBC Boardroom or the DG's office (I'm guessing it will be more than that but who knows?). The additional HD services have been spotted on the schedules page and, in the absence of any announcements from the BBC, people have drawn their own conclusions and spread them across the internet as facts.
The BBC Schedule pages have prior history of yielding indication of new services before they were even announced. I heard they had indicated the existence of the BBC Scotland channel before it was officially announced and had the launch date correct. I'm hazier on the other example, but I think the Schedule pages mentioned BBC radio station Cymru 2 before it was announced too, but in that case the date was out by a few weeks.
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The BBC Schedule pages have prior history of yielding indication of new services before they were even announced. I heard they had indicated the existence of the BBC Scotland channel before it was officially announced and had the launch date correct. I'm hazier on the other example, but I think the Schedule pages mentioned BBC radio station Cymru 2 before it was announced too, but in that case the date was out by a few weeks.
Oh well, it that case the HD channels will automagically appear everywhere in October as predicted.

I'm wasn't saying it won't happen, simply that there hasn't been an announcement from the source to confirm that it will. Enhancements to iPlayer have been announced, these could simply be extra iPlayer steams. The Beeb have announced that BBC One English regions will eventually be in HD but with a completely different timescale.
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Oh well, it that case the HD channels will automagically appear everywhere in October as predicted.

I'm wasn't saying it won't happen, simply that there hasn't been an announcement from the source to confirm that it will. Enhancements to iPlayer have been announced, these could simply be extra iPlayer steams. The Beeb have announced that BBC One English regions will eventually be in HD but with a completely different timescale.


I agree with all that. I too will believe it when I see it. The initial posts I read speculated it could well be just iPlayer.

It's likely the other timescale of End Of 2022 is for DTT/Freeview and is for the completion of the whole thing, they are probably just starting with Satellite.

I'm going to continue to proceed like nothing's going to happen and then it'll be a nice surprise.
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It would appear that people are far more ready to listen to and believe Chinese whispers that they are to wait for announcement from the BBC about what it actually plans to do.

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The problem being the BBC schedules pages don't give any indication of where the HD services will be carried. It could be limited to the BBC Boardroom or the DG's office (I'm guessing it will be more than that but who knows?). The additional HD services have been spotted on the schedules page and, in the absence of any announcements from the BBC, people have drawn their own conclusions and spread them across the internet as facts.
These are my sentiments exactly and it can end up with disappointed customers complaining that the "promised" services haven't arrived. I hope BBC One HD regions do appear next month but, until there's an official announcement from the BBC on where and when it'll happen, it seems some have jumped the gun.
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Discovery+ is now available on Prime Video Channels in the UK.

It can be accessed by all UK Prime members via Prime Video for 4.99 per month for the Entertainment package and 6.99 per month for Entertainment and Sport.

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Looks like the free 7-day trial is not available with the sport option.

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Discovery+ is now available on Prime Video Channels in the UK.

It can be accessed by all UK Prime members via Prime Video for 4.99 per month for the Entertainment package and 6.99 per month for Entertainment and Sport.

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https://www.mediamole.co.uk/entertai...22_465962.html

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The BBC has denied speculation that HD versions of the BBC One English regions could launch as early as next month.

It seems that the HD versions on the BBC schedules web pages are appearing as the result of a technical error. That's how rumours start folks!
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Still no news re Disney+ App coming? Have the App on the firestick but its a bit laggy as its an older stick, cant get the app on the smart TV as it says its not compatible so getting it through the Virgin box would be better for me so I dont have to go and get a new firestick lol
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It seems that the HD versions on the BBC schedules web pages are appearing as the result of a technical error. That's how rumours start folks!


It did seem too sudden.
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It seems that the HD versions on the BBC schedules web pages are appearing as the result of a technical error. That's how rumours start folks!
The "technical error" is still online

BBC ONE Cambridgeshire HD

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p09v555w/2021/10/21
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The "technical error" is still online

BBC ONE Cambridgeshire HD

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p09v555w/2021/10/21
Some errors aren't easily corrected, as the fallout from the incident at Red Bee Media demonstrates.

Someone posted on DS that the error on the schedules page will be corrected later in the month. All very odd but perhaps the BBC don't see correcting rumours as a priority, they have already announced a rough launch date as by the end of next year.
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TiVo says that Baby TV and all ViacomCBS and Turner kids channels are having an free to view period this month.

Who having an free to view period this month?

703. Baby TV
704. Cartoon Network
705. Cartoon Network +1
706. Cartoonito
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Yes I have baby tv all other channels I subscribed too
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I don't have Baby TV???

What's the message on Nickelodeon about?
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