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Old 07-06-2023, 23:20   #616
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Re: Freeview changes

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THREE Channels removed today from Freeview EPG:

*BBC Information Channel
*QVC Beauty (From COM6)
*QVC Style (From COM6)
What was the BBC Information Channel on Freeview?
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Old 07-06-2023, 23:35   #617
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What was the BBC Information Channel on Freeview?
A waste of space. It just mirrored the similar channel on Sky but none of the BBC SD regions were closed on Freeview, so there was nothing to tell the viewers.
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Old 08-06-2023, 00:36   #618
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Never seen Notts TV.
Apparently its only on Freeview, which I dont have.
https://nottstv.com/
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Old 08-06-2023, 14:51   #619
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The only things that should be renewed are the L-MUX franchises. At least they have some content. The local city channels are well past their use by date.
Yeah, agree.

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A waste of space. It just mirrored the similar channel on Sky but none of the BBC SD regions were closed on Freeview, so there was nothing to tell the viewers.
Quite. Given the wording wasn't of specific use to DTT, telling them their HD version of BBC1 was finally getting replaced with a regionalised version, having something that was clearly designed for another platform woukd just be plain confusing to many I'd imagine.

They'd have been better with a pop-up message on Freeview Ch 101 saying they woukd get regional content from a certain date and may need to retune. As far as I know there was no pop-up message.
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Old 12-06-2023, 11:40   #620
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Never seen Notts TV.
Apparently its only on Freeview, which I dont have.
I also find it frustrating that I have to go to Freeview for London Live. A few years ago LL expanded their coverage to include Reigate, Redhill & Crawley to the south of the M25, & Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans & Watford to the north.

However the channel remains unavailable from VMs Hemel headend, meaning Hemel & St. Albans can only get it on Freeview, as VM still refuse to supply it outside the M25 to the North of London. Customers in Watford have always had it, as it has always been available from the former Jones Cable headend in the town.

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I also find it frustrating that I have to go to Freeview for London Live. A few years ago LL expanded their coverage to include Reigate, Redhill & Crawley to the south of the M25, & Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans & Watford to the north.

However the channel remains unavailable from VMs Hemel headend, meaning Hemel & St. Albans can only get it on Freeview, as VM still refuse to supply it outside the M25 to the North of London. Customers in Watford have always had it, as it has always been available from the former Jones Cable headend in the town.
Useful information. I always wondered if Virgin had followed suit when London Live was added to the Hemel Hempstead transmitter, clearly not.
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Old 15-06-2023, 15:09   #622
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A Media Boy UK Source has reveal today that WildEarth will launch soon on Freeview 91.
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Old 15-06-2023, 17:40   #623
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Re: Freeview changes

Here is some Freeview information base on RAW information given to me by a Media Boy UK Source.

*Arqiva will have NEW capacity to use after a multiplex upgrade at also set to happen later this year (Not one that free right now on SDN or COM6 - one of them will soon be use by Wild Earth).

*Arqiva has signed broadcasting deal with yet unknown numbers of broadcasters for TWO HD Channels to launch FROM November 2023 in new capacity to come online later this year.

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A Media Boy UK Source has reveal today that WildEarth will launch soon on Freeview 91.
Wild Earth will launch ON Freeview on June 21st.
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Old 16-06-2023, 02:31   #624
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Here is some Freeview information base on RAW information given to me by a Media Boy UK Source.

*Arqiva will have NEW capacity to use after a multiplex upgrade at also set to happen later this year (Not one that free right now on SDN or COM6 - one of them will soon be use by Wild Earth).

*Arqiva has signed broadcasting deal with yet unknown numbers of broadcasters for TWO HD Channels to launch FROM November 2023 in new capacity to come online later this year.
At the moment, only BBC B is configured for HD on Freeview. If Arqiva plans to add HD channels on Freeview, they will need to concert one of their multiplexes to DVB-T2. To invest in such an upgrade, they would need to be certain that the multiplex has a guaranteed future. However, the proposed COM licence extensions come with an option to revoke the licence after 2030 if the frequencies are needed elsewhere. I doubt that Arqiva would make a significant investment with such uncertainty, even though their new backers are keen to keep Freeview running well beyond 2030.

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Still nothing done to fix the HbbTV channels displaying as "This service is currently unavailable".
I forgot to mention that these services were restored early in June.
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Re: Freeview changes

QVC Channels changes on June 21st on Freeview EPG:

*37. QVC Beauty (No news yet on what will happen from June 21st)
*38. QVC Style (Moving to Channel 37 from June 21st)
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Re: Freeview changes

Today changes on SDN:

*QVC Style and QVC Beauty will merge to become known as QVC2 on Freeview Channel 37 today.
*WildEarth launches on Freeview channel 91.^

^Viewers will need to retune from midday Wednesday to start watching the channel.

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Freeview changes (Highlights):

*QVC Style and QVC Beauty merge to become QVC2 (Only on Freeview)
*Channel 5 +1 moves to channel 38.
*Both GREAT! tv and Together TV moves to COM6.
*WildEarth launches on Channel 91.
*GREAT! tv old local Mux slot is the only up for grabs.

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Today's Freeview changes in full:

007. That's TV Manchester (Now That's TV)
008. That's TV Scotland (Now That's TV)
037. QVC2 (Channel rebrand)
038. Channel 5 +1 (Was Channel 46)
046. 5SELECT (Was Channel 56)
050. GREAT! tv (Now UK Wide on COM6 Was Local Mux)
083. Together TV (Now on COM6 Was COM4 - now Broadcasting 5am to 7am)
090. Together TV +1 (Now Channel 92 - now Broadcasting 7am to 8am)
091. WildEarth (New Channel)
107. BBC THREE HD (Was Channel 109 - Not in Scotland or Wales)
261. VisionTV (Was Channel 264)
262. Arise News (Was Channel 269)
264. FailArmy (Was Channel 274)
266. Pet Collective (Was Channel 278)
267. Al Jazeera English (Was Channel 285)
268. Al Jazeera Arabic (Was Channel 286)
269. WION NEWS (Was Channel 287)
270. Real Crime (Was Channel 288)
274. ASHARQ News (New Stream Channel)
275. AL ARABIYA (New Stream Channel)
675. ADULT Xpended TV (Was Channel 678)
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Re: Freeview changes

Here is the up to date list of space on Freeview being unused.

Unuse 24 hours slots:
-Old GREAT! tv slot on LOCAL mux (Only in some areas where you can watch KMTV, Latest TV, Local TV, Notts TV, NVTV, Sheffield Live, That's TV (With Local News), GREAT! movies +1, GREAT! romance, RealityXtra and Tiny Pop.)

Part time slots:
-No Part time slots available on Freeview.

Slots information right at time of posting.
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That's TV do not have a licence to run That's Reality BUT has a new licence for That's Cinema.
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DS Forum is reporting that Ideal World has "temporarily suspended broadcasting" and closed its website.
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Sounds like it might be the end for Ideal World.

It does surprise me that there seems to be room for only one general TV shopping channel but maybe in the current internet-first world I shouldn't be surprised.
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