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Old 21-03-2023, 15:46   #586
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Re: Freeview changes

This week changes on Freeview:

Wednesday:
*GREAT Movies action becomes GREAT action on Freeview Ch 42 (Not in Wales)
*That’s 60s moves from Ch 75 to Ch 71^
*That’s 70s moves from Ch 76 to Ch 75^
*That’s 80s moves from Ch 77 to Ch 76^
*That’s 60s moves from Ch 87 to Ch 77^^
*That’s 90s becomes That's 70s on Ch 80^^
*That’s 80s moves from Ch 88 to Ch 86^^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One East Midlands HD on Ch 101^^^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One West Midlands HD on Ch 101^^^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire HD on Ch 101^^^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One Yorkshire HD on Ch 101^^^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One London HD on Ch 101^^^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One Channel Islands HD on Ch 101^^^

^UK wide
^^Manchester only
^^^Local areas only

Also Two new streaming channels to launch:
*Al Jazeera English to launch on Channel 285
*Al Jazeera to launch on Channel 286

---------- Post added at 15:04 ---------- Previous post was at 14:58 ----------

Viewers in North East & Cumbria, North West, West, South West, South, East and South East parts of England will get their local news in HD on Freeview by April 27th*

*This date may change.

https://rxtvinfo.com/2023/regional-b...in-two-phases/

---------- Post added at 15:46 ---------- Previous post was at 15:04 ----------

More Changes set to happen on Wednesday:

*TV Warehouse moves from Ch 90 to Ch 87^^
*TV Warehouse +1 moves from Ch 91 to Ch 88^^
*WION News to launch on Channel 287

Rumour: Is Al Jazeera English set to close soon on Freeview Channel 235?
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Old 22-03-2023, 12:56   #587
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Re: Freeview changes

That's 70s has today launch as a parttime Channel UK wide on Channel 75.

That's 70s (Channel 75) is timesharing with That's 60s (Channel 71) on the following times:

9am - That's 60s
3am - That's 70s
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Old 26-03-2023, 21:22   #588
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Although the old TSIDs are still being used, some with the same ID are carrying different data, so the multiplexes have been split. Maybe Wednesday's changes will also involve renumbering the TSIDs. When the new TSIDs are known, it will be a good indication of how well the new infrastructure will allow for the correct ITV 1 HD regions to be added at a later stage.

The London region will now out of sync with the BBC house style for SID numbering. The SID currently used for the England-wide BBC ONE HD service has been 17540 which, following BBC house style, should be the SID number for a London regional service. It appears that the new regional service for London has now been issued with SID 17536 - under the BBC house style, that would be the SID number for a UK wide service. SID 17599 would have been the correct number for an England-wide service. It will be interesting to see if this anomaly is corrected but it is, by no means, critical.

Wednesday's changes should be quite revealing.
A little late to get back to this but the TSIDs did, indeed, change. From the information available the numbering has followed the BBC house style. Still no information about TSID numbering for the sub-regions (Sheffield, Gloucestershire, Shropshire etc). The DBR scanner used for west midlands areas seems to have inconveniently gone offline just before the changes. That info should be an indication of how well prepared the new infrastructure is for adding the correct ITV regions. London kept the correct TSID region with BBC ONE HD taking the UK-wide default number for the SID. Unavoidable, I suppose, as the London default number is still being used for the red screen version in areas still awaiting conversion. It would probably have been better to convert London in the last batch but the changes seem to have concentrated on getting the more densely populated areas of England converted first.
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Thanks epsilon.
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Re: Freeview changes

Shropshire still hasn't been updated (on DBR) but Gloucestershire is using the West Midlands TSID, so BBC B hasn't been subdivided in the same way as BBC A. It would be nice to know what is being used in Sheffield (as it would take a different version of ITV) but, since Sheffield & Bilsdale became co-channel, both are now difficult to check.
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Re: Freeview changes

BBC Considers U-Turn On Closing BBC FOUR HD

https://deadline.com/2023/03/bbc-con...rn-1235314448/
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Re: Freeview changes

Channel new broadcasting hours:

My TiVo box (Virgin Media) has reveal that HorrorXtra will broadcast from 8am to 3am* from April 26th.

*It will be 9am to 4am on HorrorXtra +1

HorrorXtra Channels start at 5/6pm right now

Do that mean HorrorXtra is set to launch on Freeview?
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Channel new broadcasting hours:

My TiVo box (Virgin Media) has reveal that HorrorXtra will broadcast from 8am to 3am* from April 26th.

*It will be 9am to 4am on HorrorXtra +1

HorrorXtra Channels start at 5/6pm right now

Do that mean HorrorXtra is set to launch on Freeview?
Can't see it happening. They shut one of their channels on Freeview clearly to save money. Unless the price of DTT broadcast has changed significantly in the last year due to no takers for the remaining streams, I can't envisage it happening.

Having said that, it might explain the RealityXtra2 "placeholder" at 3am to 5am on the Together stream. https://www.xhxf.uk/timeshares/

Maybe there was a Save Money Now, Reassess in the Future strategy going on?
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Can't see it happening. They shut one of their channels on Freeview clearly to save money. Unless the price of DTT broadcast has changed significantly in the last year due to no takers for the remaining streams, I can't envisage it happening.

Having said that, it might explain the RealityXtra2 "placeholder" at 3am to 5am on the Together stream. https://www.xhxf.uk/timeshares/

Maybe there was a Save Money Now, Reassess in the Future strategy going on?
Or maybe they couldn't get the deal they wanted, so we're holding out to see who would blink 1st for lower carriage fees??

Spare capacity hanging around fir a time is bound to decrease prices as less fees are better than no fees!
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Re: Freeview changes

I would have think the THREE SDN slots WOULD BE full up by now:

*ITV put ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1 and ITVBe +1 on a weekly basis - until other broadcast wants to join Freeview or move from other stream.

or

*Do the deal with Channel 4 for 4Music, 4Seven and E4 Extra (E4 Extra can easy fit into Together TV slot on SDN) to launch/move. With Channel 4 reusing COM5 with More4 +1 and Channel 4 give Together TV a slot until Channel 4 deals are up with COM5.

Only my view due to SDN being own by ITV.
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Shropshire still hasn't been updated (on DBR) but Gloucestershire is using the West Midlands TSID, so BBC B hasn't been subdivided in the same way as BBC A. It would be nice to know what is being used in Sheffield (as it would take a different version of ITV) but, since Sheffield & Bilsdale became co-channel, both are now difficult to check.
Sheffield is using the same TSID as Emley Moor, so no special arrangements to allow it to carry the correct ITV1 HD region. Sheffield should take Yorkshire - Calendar South with Emley Moor taking Yorkshire - Calendar North. All academic at the moment as both will continue to take the Granada HD Macro region for the foreseeable future.
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Re: Freeview changes

April 26th changes on Freeview HD:

April 26th:

*BBC One HD becomes BBC One North East & Cumbria HD on Ch 101^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One North West HD on Ch 101^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One West HD on Ch 101^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One South West HD on Ch 101^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One South HD on Ch 101^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One East HD on Ch 101^
*BBC One HD becomes BBC One South East HD on Ch 101^

^Local areas only
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I would have think the THREE SDN slots WOULD BE full up by now:

*ITV put ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1 and ITVBe +1 on a weekly basis - until other broadcast wants to join Freeview or move from other stream.

or

*Do the deal with Channel 4 for 4Music, 4Seven and E4 Extra (E4 Extra can easy fit into Together TV slot on SDN) to launch/move. With Channel 4 reusing COM5 with More4 +1 and Channel 4 give Together TV a slot until Channel 4 deals are up with COM5.

Only my view due to SDN being own by ITV.
The thing is, ITV bought SDN as an extra revenue stream. They can make more money by leasing the slots to other channels. Maybe there are contracts in place for broadcasters to take the slots when their contract with Arqiva expires. If the slots are vacant for a long period, ITV would benefit from putting their own timeshift channels on SDN full time and bring in extra advertising revenue. It's a complicated balancing act.
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Re: Freeview changes

New channels for Freeview viewers from 26th April:

*Reality Xtra 2 closes on Channel 69.
*HorrorXtra launches on Channel 69.
*BBC One HD closes on HD Channel 101.
*BBC One North East & Cumbria HD launches on HD Channel 101.^
*BBC One West HD launches on HD Channel 101.^
*BBC One West HD launches on HD Channel 101.^
*BBC One South West HD launches on HD Channel 101.^
*BBC One South HD launches on HD Channel 101.^
*BBC One East HD launches on HD Channel 101.^
*BBC One South East HD launches on HD Channel 101.^
*Real Crime (Streaming channel) launches on Channel 288.

^Local areas only

https://rxtvinfo.com/2023/new-channe...om-26th-april/

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The thing is, ITV bought SDN as an extra revenue stream. They can make more money by leasing the slots to other channels. Maybe there are contracts in place for broadcasters to take the slots when their contract with Arqiva expires. If the slots are vacant for a long period, ITV would benefit from putting their own timeshift channels on SDN full time and bring in extra advertising revenue. It's a complicated balancing act.
Look like ITV's SDN has got one stream sold to AMC/Paramount for HorrorXtra.

unknown at time of posting on what way happen to Together TV on SDN - Move to a new unuse slot* or close.

*SDN will still have two broadcasting slot free after Wednesday.
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Re: Freeview changes

Just noted last night on my TV.

But as of February 2023, Gems TV has cut it broadcasting hours on all networks:

Was - Live 24 hours a day.

Now - Only Live between the hours of 07:00-23:00.

Information on hours is from Gems TV's Wiki page.
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