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Old 01-11-2021, 01:42   #16
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Well, the company collapsed for two main reasons.
  • Mass piracy of the service
  • Paying too much for football rights
You want to know the real reason it collapsed? They didn't listen to me!! I was on a special projects team for them and actually put forward a proposal for a dedicated wrestling channel were ecw wwf and wcw could be watched exclusively and ppvs and back catalogues, would have been great and one of the reasons I gave for looking at this route instead of the football was if you gave a toss about how Hull were getting on at Lincoln you'd be there! Sadly wasn't listened to and predictably we opted for footie, not sure it even made it to the desk of anyone important enough to do anything with it but things could have been so different if it had.

Two channels you've missed

Men and motors
Exclusive champions league channel

The latter was a massive draw and I think that convinced the top brass that people would pay for any football but embarrassingly sometimes the attendances were greater than the viewing figures for some matches

I also remember having sky sports 1 and 3 but not 2 hilariously and I think there was a granada plus in there to, rings a bell from somewhere
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Old 07-11-2021, 13:49   #17
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Men Motors and Granada Plus were also available on Sky Digital when that platform launched which is why I didn't mention them, although of course both channels, along with Granada Breeze, were available on OnDigital from when the platform launched.
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Men Motors and Granada Plus were also available on Sky Digital when that platform launched which is why I didn't mention them, although of course both channels, along with Granada Breeze, were available on OnDigital from when the platform launched.
Breeze was the "woman's" channel, was that rebranded, I remember it but can't recall it being in the original line up, perhaps because it's content was so forgettable
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It was originally called Granda Good Life and was on air between 6am and 6pm, with four distinctive slots, each running for three hours. They were:

Granada Food & Wine
Granada Health & Beauty
Granada TV High Street
Granada Home & Garden

---------- Post added at 14:27 ---------- Previous post was at 14:26 ----------

It's also worthwhile mentioning that Granada also had a stake in a short-lived shopping channel which aired on OnDigital/ITV Digital. It was called Shop!
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It was originally called Granda Good Life and was on air between 6am and 6pm, with four distinctive slots, each running for three hours. They were:

Granada Food & Wine
Granada Health & Beauty
Granada TV High Street
Granada Home & Garden

---------- Post added at 14:27 ---------- Previous post was at 14:26 ----------

It's also worthwhile mentioning that Granada also had a stake in a short-lived shopping channel which aired on OnDigital/ITV Digital. It was called Shop!
All channels listed was also on Telewest and Sky.

*I can't talk for NTL as my Cable area was Telewest.
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It was originally called Granda Good Life and was on air between 6am and 6pm, with four distinctive slots, each running for three hours. They were:

Granada Food & Wine
Granada Health & Beauty
Granada TV High Street
Granada Home & Garden

---------- Post added at 14:27 ---------- Previous post was at 14:26 ----------

It's also worthwhile mentioning that Granada also had a stake in a short-lived shopping channel which aired on OnDigital/ITV Digital. It was called Shop!
There was also "Internet" through your TV, pretty basic by today's standards, reading emails, bit of online shopping, nothing by today's standards but groundbreaking for the time
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It was called OnMail.

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All channels listed was also on Telewest and Sky.

*I can't talk for NTL as my Cable area was Telewest.
On analogue cable in my area (operated by Bell Cablemedia and then CWC), Granada Plus/Men& Motors were available but they did not offer Granada Good Life or Granada Talk.
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It was called OnMail.
Doesn't even ring a bell! I remember being involved in the trials and not even taking it home, about the only thing I remember is messing about with the funky joystick on the keyboard type thing at my desk
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I do seem to recall that you would have had to pay call charges to send any email using OnMail as you did in the early days of the internet.
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Right at the start of its short life, ITV did purchase rights to exclusive events to try to drive take-up, including a Mike Tyson fight and a pop concert by, i think, Steps. I seem to recall they were shown on a channel called First OnDigital.

Interesting that OnDigital chose to again copy what Sky had done a decade earlier when Sky showed boxing and music concerts (plus WWF) on Sky Movies in the early 1990s, renaming the channel to Sky Movies Plus during this period. This continued until Sky Sports became a subscription channel on 1 September 1992.
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Yes you are right about the 6 channels with your prepaid box.

I had E4, Sky One, Nick/Paramount Comedy, UK Gold plus two other channels plus ITV Sport Channel from July 2001.

I got my old On Digital / ITV Digital from my local Woolworths in January 2001. But the channels I ordered was broadcast for FREE on my box after January 2002 up to ITV Digital was placed in administration. Months later I got 2p put into my bank from the ITV Digital administration team.
I seem to recall that the six channels I chose included UK Gold, Sky One, Granada Plus, MTV and UK Play.
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I am pretty sure that I did choose the above five but I can't remember what the sixth was.

What six channels did other OnDigital subscribers choose if they got the six channel package?
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