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Old 04-01-2018, 00:48   #121
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5* wrestling claim freesports is coming. Is this old news?

"FreeSports is a brand new channel here in the UK that can be found for FREE on FreeView, Sky, FreeSat, BT, TalkTalk TV and very soon on Virgin Media, making 5 Star Wrestling programming available in over 22 million homes across the country."

I thought it was connected to 5* the channel rather than just a random name. Quite odd!
Freesport are in talks with VM but VM are allegedly asking for too much money, no doubt something will get sorted.
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Can't see what all the fuss is about, it's just another rubbish +1 channel!
l won't call it rubbish but lets just say its not for me.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:19   #123
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

For anyone interested, this was the first 4 days of the TV schedule for 5Prime:

Tue 16
7pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors
8pm The Yorkshire Vet
9pm The Yorkshire Vet Casebook NEW
10pm The Secret Life of Owls NEW
11pm Alaska: A Year in the Wild

Wed 17
7pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors
8pm The Yorkshire Vet
9pm World War I in Colour NEW
10pm Secrets of the Tube: Going Underground
11pm Secrets of Great British Castles

Thu 18
7pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors
8pm The Yorkshire Vet
9pm Striking Out NEW
10pm Film: Dallas Buyers Club

Fri 19
7pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors
8pm The Yorkshire Vet
9pm All New Traffic Cops
10pm The Tube: Going Underground
11pm Restless Legs Syndrome Desperate for Help

As you can see, it's very much My5 with a new brand and new shows added so I wouldn't be suprised if they go ahead with this schedule under the existing My5 brand irrespective of them not launching it as 5Prime.

I think the last minute change is quite likely to be down to an objection from Amazon about the use of Prime for it.
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:52   #124
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For anyone interested, this was the first 4 days of the TV schedule for 5Prime:

Tue 16
7pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors
8pm The Yorkshire Vet
9pm The Yorkshire Vet Casebook NEW
10pm The Secret Life of Owls NEW
11pm Alaska: A Year in the Wild

Wed 17
7pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors
8pm The Yorkshire Vet
9pm World War I in Colour NEW
10pm Secrets of the Tube: Going Underground
11pm Secrets of Great British Castles

Thu 18
7pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors
8pm The Yorkshire Vet
9pm Striking Out NEW
10pm Film: Dallas Buyers Club

Fri 19
7pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors
8pm The Yorkshire Vet
9pm All New Traffic Cops
10pm The Tube: Going Underground
11pm Restless Legs Syndrome Desperate for Help

As you can see, it's very much My5 with a new brand and new shows added so I wouldn't be suprised if they go ahead with this schedule under the existing My5 brand irrespective of them not launching it as 5Prime.

I think the last minute change is quite likely to be down to an objection from Amazon about the use of Prime for it.
I really can't see how Amazon can object words like "primetime, prime" etc have been around long before Amazon came on the scene, i think it's most likely down to ceos who can't make their mind up.
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I really can't see how Amazon can object words like "primetime, prime" etc have been around long before Amazon came on the scene, i think it's most likely down to ceos who can't make their mind up.
Maybe they were advised that to use the word 'prime' could amount to false advertising!!
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Maybe they were advised that to use the word 'prime' could amount to false advertising!!
Well there is plenty of false advertising every day on ones TV.
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Maybe they were advised that to use the word 'prime' could amount to false advertising!!
In which case, perhaps we can expect them to launch in March as 5subprime.
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I really can't see how Amazon can object words like "primetime, prime" etc have been around long before Amazon came on the scene
They can legitimately object if they already have a registered trademark in a similar area of business. It's common for existing words to be trademarked.
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Old 04-01-2018, 15:12   #129
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Wrestling magazines in the States have rated wrestling matches and events on a 5 star basis for decades. Maybe it's a reference to that? "If you want 5 star matches tune into 5* Wrestling"
I hadnt thought of that! I thought it was channel 5 launching a wrestling show to compete with ITV (not that ever took off!) haha how foolish of me. Yes that makes total sense now!
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They can legitimately object if they already have a registered trademark in a similar area of business. It's common for existing words to be trademarked.
It does now appear to be the case that it's the name that is the problem as Viacom have confirmed that the content and nature of the channel will remain the same.

---------- Post added at 20:20 ---------- Previous post was at 19:21 ----------

The 'Made In' local TV channels are now only broadcasting one version on satellite, with every local channel name pointing to the one feed. Every local news bulletin is being shown one after the other for the six areas.

DTT is continuing as normal.

Does anyone know where VM get their feed from? Just wondering what the score is on cable.
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Old 04-01-2018, 21:10   #131
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The 'Made In' local TV channels are now only broadcasting one version on satellite, with every local channel name pointing to the one feed. Every local news bulletin is being shown one after the other for the six areas.

DTT is continuing as normal.

Does anyone know where VM get their feed from? Just wondering what the score is on cable.
a516Digital is reporting that the feed Virgin Media UK is broadcasting is the same as Freeview.

http://www.a516digital.com/2018/01/m...iew-local.html
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

A very, very, long time coming but all of the CBS channels are now available on all packages on a permanent basis, according to the new 2018 Channel Guide:

http://www.virginmedia.com/content/d..._JAN2018v2.pdf
http://www.virginmedia.com/content/d..._JAN2018v2.pdf
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A very, very, long time coming but all of the CBS channels are now available on all packages on a permanent basis, according to the new 2018 Channel Guide:

http://www.virginmedia.com/content/d..._JAN2018v2.pdf
http://www.virginmedia.com/content/d..._JAN2018v2.pdf
So they should be! I really hope you guys on VM get all the freeview channels on all packages.
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A very, very, long time coming but all of the CBS channels are now available on all packages on a permanent basis, according to the new 2018 Channel Guide:

http://www.virginmedia.com/content/d..._JAN2018v2.pdf
http://www.virginmedia.com/content/d..._JAN2018v2.pdf
New deal?

Maybe CBS Action +1 will launch soon.

---------- Post added at 22:14 ---------- Previous post was at 21:48 ----------

Also Times Now and NDTV 24x7 has both been removed from Sky as of time of posting.
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a516Digital is reporting that the feed Virgin Media UK is broadcasting is the same as Freeview.

http://www.a516digital.com/2018/01/m...iew-local.html
Thanks, looks like VM must take their feed from Freeview.

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New deal?

Maybe CBS Action +1 will launch soon.

---------- Post added at 22:14 ---------- Previous post was at 21:48 ----------

Also Times Now and NDTV 24x7 has both been removed from Sky as of time of posting.
Just checked and NDTV 24×7 is still broadcasting on VM, perhaps they've not paid this month's Sky EPG bill- not looking good.
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