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Old 17-09-2019, 11:44   #1861
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

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The Good Food satellite transponder space seems to have remained with UKTV, as Really and Home are due to move frequency soon.
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Old 17-09-2019, 13:03   #1862
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The Good Food satellite transponder space seems to have remained with UKTV, as Really and Home are due to move frequency soon.
The moving of Really and Home from UKTV's satellite transponder could be the final part of the jigsaw to allow UKTV to have HD versions of all its channels.

The services that are moving, or have closed, on satellite means there was at least 6 SD and 1 HD channels-worth of space freed.

Drama+1 launching brought this down to 5 SD and 1 HD and meant all UKTVs remaining channels had a +1.

5 SD channels is enough space for an HD channel so 5 SD and 1HD could (maybe, assuming there aren't some complications) become 2 HD channels instead. This could mean that Drama HD and Yesterday HD could launch and UKTV would have completed the HD set.

Just a theory, and likely an oversimplification on my part. But a possibility.

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If you are wondering where the channels come from.

The channels about to move off UKTVs satellite transponder are: Home, Home+1, Really and Really (Irish adverts version).

So 4 SD.

Add to that the closure of Good Food SD, Good Food +1, and Good Food HD. Which is 2 SD and 1 HD.

And you get 6 SD and 1 HD. Minus Drama+1 launch and you get 5 SD and 1 HD.

I had no idea there was a version of Really for the Irish ad market.
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Old 17-09-2019, 13:16   #1863
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Look like the axe is on the cards for Travel Channel as Digital Spy Forum is reporting that Travel Channel +1 has been axe yesterday (Monday Sep. 16th) on Sky to make way for Irish ad to be shown on Quest.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discus...mment_94553927

WHY DO I THINK DISCOVERY IS SET TO AXE TRAVEL CHANNEL?

-Discovery has axe Travel Channel to make way for DMAX to launch on Freeview.
-Discovery has now axe Travel Channel +1 to make way for the soon to launch Quest (Ireland) to launch on Sky. Why not use an old Good Food slot?
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Old 17-09-2019, 14:43   #1864
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

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Look like the axe is on the cards for Travel Channel as Digital Spy Forum is reporting that Travel Channel +1 has been axe yesterday (Monday Sep. 16th) on Sky to make way for Irish ad to be shown on Quest.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discus...mment_94553927

WHY DO I THINK DISCOVERY IS SET TO AXE TRAVEL CHANNEL?

-Discovery has axe Travel Channel to make way for DMAX to launch on Freeview.
-Discovery has now axe Travel Channel +1 to make way for the soon to launch Quest (Ireland) to launch on Sky. Why not use an old Good Food slot?
Ratings-wise since its removal from Freeview and Freesat, the Travel Channel is dead in the water.

The latest audience share stats:

Travel Channel 0.02%
Travel Channel +1 0%

Travel Channel in the US has become a mainly paranormal TV channel, called Trvl.
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Old 17-09-2019, 15:00   #1865
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Ratings-wise since its removal from Freeview and Freesat, the Travel Channel is dead in the water.

The latest audience share stats:

Travel Channel 0.02%
Travel Channel +1 0%

Travel Channel in the US has become a mainly paranormal TV channel, called Trvl.
If Travel Channel is axe Discovery may then launch an +1 hour channel for Really (If Discovery keep it) or Discovery Shed.

---------- Post added at 15:00 ---------- Previous post was at 14:54 ----------

An idea Really may become Eurosport News and also launch on Freeview using Really slot if Discovery axe Really.
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Old 17-09-2019, 15:51   #1866
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

After the launch of E! HD, does anybody known if we’ll get any additional channels from Sky or whether the remaining SD channels will close in favour of HD (similar to Sky Cinema).
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Old 17-09-2019, 16:40   #1867
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

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Ratings-wise since its removal from Freeview and Freesat, the Travel Channel is dead in the water.

The latest audience share stats:

Travel Channel 0.02%
Travel Channel +1 0%

Travel Channel in the US has become a mainly paranormal TV channel, called Trvl.
Travel Channel was often around the 0.32% mark before they made DMAX FTA and swapped it with Travel Channel on Freeview and Freesat. Immediately Travel Channel went down to those low levels it is now, so you can put that plunge down simply to that reduction in its distribution.

DMAX was a 0.03% channel before it went FTA and it has been hovering about the 0.30% mark until the 0.41% for the last available month, in August.

So what Discovery did basically pretty much swapped the ratings. But it has a wider remit so should appeal to a wider demographic, so the rating potential is higher in then long run, which was likely why they did it.

Given the Travel Channel ratings plunge was self inflicted they could maybe get it back by reinstating it to Freeview, using one of the 2 vacated Sony spaces that haven't been filled yet. Those spaces weren't available when they made the swap.

I hope they don't copy the US version.

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If Travel Channel is axe Discovery may then launch an +1 hour channel for Really (If Discovery keep it) or Discovery Shed.

---------- Post added at 15:00 ---------- Previous post was at 14:54 ----------

An idea Really may become Eurosport News and also launch on Freeview using Really slot if Discovery axe Really.
Given Discovery Shed has been put at the end of the Sky entertainment section and wasn't moved up in the recent Discovery EPG shuffle up that happened after Good Food was demoted to alongside it, and it's ratings are the same as Travel Channel (a 0.02% in August) why would they give it a +1 version? Travel Channel was shuffled up the Sky EPG when Good Food was demoted, Shed wasn't. That suggests Shed is more likely to be axed than Travel Channel.

Given Really has much better ratings than most of their channels, a 0.70% in August, I think it's more likely to get a +1.

Eurosport News was axed in January 2018, I can't see them bringing it back.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurosport_News
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Old 17-09-2019, 16:56   #1868
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Eurosport News was axed in January 2018, I can't see them bringing it back.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurosport_News
That's news to us - thanks for information.

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We only think Really may close due to it having a same ideal of programmes as Quest Red.
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Look like the axe is on the cards for Travel Channel as Digital Spy Forum is reporting that Travel Channel +1 has been axe yesterday (Monday Sep. 16th) on Sky to make way for Irish ad to be shown on Quest.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discus...mment_94553927
MB, later posts on DigitalSpy on the subject say Travel Channel +1 disappearing was temporary.
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MB, later posts on DigitalSpy on the subject say Travel Channel +1 disappearing was temporary.
Well Sky is calling Travel Channel +1 as "Channel Closure" so until we see any tests on Sky for the relaunch we will readd it to our list of channels we may get on Virgin Media list.

https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Enterta...9/td-p/3059485
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

TiVo has reveal that Weather Gripe will close on September 30th on Apps & Games.
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Here we go again. We were told when Tivo and V6 launched that there would be many more apps. All these promises of lots of apps bites the dust again.
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Here we go again. We were told when Tivo and V6 launched that there would be many more apps. All these promises of lots of apps bites the dust again.
200 plus apps if l rightly remember but alas actions speak louder then words as they say.
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TiVo has reveal that Weather Gripe will close on September 30th on Apps & Games.
What even was it? I have a vague recollection of trying to load it once, but deciding it was stupid and pointless...but I can't remember what it was now.
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What even was it? I have a vague recollection of trying to load it once, but deciding it was stupid and pointless...but I can't remember what it was now.
Weather Gripe did allow you to put in your post code so you can get a Weather for your street.

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TiVo has also confirmed that Real Lives will close at 6am on October 1st on Virgin Channel 160 and Sky Crime will launch at midday.

Real Lives +1 will become Sky Crime +1 and will launch at 1pm on Virgin Channel 207.
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