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Time to swap Freeview channels?

Some Freeview channels are flagging... is it time for a rethink?

Some Freeview channels are flagging...  is it time for a rethin
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There is no doubting the success of Freeview. Since it launched at the end of October 2002, Freeview has become the most popular digital TV platform in the UK.

Some of the channels that have had joined Freeview have done very well too, but others have not.

The UKTV Bright Ideas channel has never scored more than 0.2% since it launched!



Perhaps it is time to replace this channel with the once popular UKTV Gold?



Which channels would you pull from Freeview? Which channels would you replace them with?



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Friday, 3 June 2011
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Nigel
7:00 PM

Has Dave been taken off Freeview? I can't get however many times I retune! (52.4830,-1.8936) 

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Saturday, 4 June 2011
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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:09 PM

Nigel: At that location, you are predicted to have variable to poor reception from Sutton Coldfield on all multiplexes. It is likely to stop working at least some of the time, with very little you can do about it. It's simply down to the variability of signal propogation from the transmitter to you, and of signals from other transmitters as well. A bit lower propogation from Sutton Coldfield to you, and a little more from others, and it could well reduce signal quality enough for some services to stop working. This variability - which broadcasters call 'fading' - is usually different on different frequencies, so some services may be failing while others are working, then swapping around at different dates.

It is predicted that you have a high likelihood of reliable service from Sutton Coldfield once it has switched over. You will need to retune on the 7th and 21st of September.

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Saturday, 15 October 2011
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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:07 PM
Halifax

Dump the empty non-channels from Freeview for a start.92 Adult section,99 Adult section,189,Adult section,199 Adult section,306 Channel zero.Get rid of 25 Dave ja vu on 2 hours between 2am-4am,26 Home on 1 hour 10am-11am (Top up TV),32 Big deal,44 Pick TV+1 (No longer now on Freeview),47 Daystar,85 Russia today,89 Al Jazeera Eng,307 Top up anytime 1,309 Top up anytime 3,and all the adult channels 93,94,95,96,97,98,191,192,193,Babestation,etc.Unscramble 17 UK TV Gold,Extend the hours of worthwhile channels such as 49 Food network,87 Community channel,etc.

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Sunday, 23 October 2011
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M.A.Cooper
12:55 PM
Nottingham

Is it where i live bingham had a very good singnal from waltham for all channels then we had the switchover the problems i encounted on the retune belmont pumping a stronger signal to my reciever which took the bbc & itv spaces on mymote be the midland channels where on 800+ numbers but no dave etc so later on after retuning and R.T.M.and retuned again sorted the channel slots right with the remote and having done this several times still no dave etc what has someone have to do to rectify the problem from the nottingham tranmitter people are recieving dave etc

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Monday, 24 October 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
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Carlos
1:26 PM

I would like to see uk gold eurosport and two music channels like bliss or magic also maybe documentary channel like eden on freeview all would give a wide genre of variety to the already good freeview channels we have bar the rubbish shopping and adult channels which are a waste of space on freeview.

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Carlos's 2 posts GB flag
Friday, 18 November 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:47 AM

Carlos : The capacity on Freeview is sold as open auctions, this means that no one can bar channels that can pay to be on the platform.

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Monday, 21 November 2011
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St3ve
8:08 PM
Fleet

Bring back Eurosport, as there seems no way to get this on freeview. It used to be available as part of a Top-up, I believe?

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011
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