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Old 01-07-2021, 17:27   #1
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Vintage TV recordings remaining accessible beyond the usual 3 months.

I always thought that recordings from closed channels usually remained for a max of three months on VM

Someone has told me that their recordings from Vintage TV were accessible on their V6 box for at least 9 months after it closed, why was this channel treated differently? Anybody know?
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Old 01-07-2021, 18:00   #2
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Re: Vintage TV recordings remaining accessible beyond the usual 3 months.

Probably down to internal housekeeping and it wasn’t removed from the system

Or the channel was swapped with another service

Like total country became Now70 I had recordings for over a year after it closed
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Old 01-07-2021, 18:39   #3
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Re: Vintage TV recordings remaining accessible beyond the usual 3 months.

I don't think it would have been rolled up into another service, that usually happens if it stays with the same broadcaster. Basically treated as a rebrand.

I wouldn't be surprised if Virgin forgot to remove it after 3 months. Another theory is that, as the channel operator went bust, Virgin may have retained the channel on the system for the full contract period in an attempt to recover a proportion of the full fee from the administrator.
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Old 01-07-2021, 19:08   #4
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Re: Vintage TV recordings remaining accessible beyond the usual 3 months.

Good thinking. It's a bit like when channels stop broadcasting, the playout contractor sometimes continues emitting a test card or playing out their programmes after it's been removed from the EPG for the same reason.
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Re: Vintage TV recordings remaining accessible beyond the usual 3 months.

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I always thought that recordings from closed channels usually remained for a max of three months on VM
It's a minimum of three months (except on rare occasions where it can't be for technical reasons).
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Old 01-07-2021, 23:58   #6
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Re: Vintage TV recordings remaining accessible beyond the usual 3 months.

Ahhh, OK, thanks SP.
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Re: Vintage TV recordings remaining accessible beyond the usual 3 months.

When BBC Four's analogue feed was removed, the recordings were available for a year.
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