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Two new Freeview channels - almost everywhere

A nice match between the BBC and Arqiva will provide two full time Freeview channels.

A nice match between the BBC and Arqiva will provide two full t
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If you are using, or will use a Public Service (small relay) transmitter, please look away now.

For everyone else, the removal of the BBC News Interactive and one Interactive channel has an upside.

The BBC is selling the capacity used by these services to provide two more slots to the commercial market. This means two more channels in areas that have not switched over yet.

At the same time, Arqiva is adding two more full-time video streams (TV channels) over Multiplexes ARQA and ARQB, for those regions that HAVE switched over.

This means, in effect, that as soon as next month there could be two new full-time channels on Freeview.

No doubt it will be ITV3+1 or More4+1+1, but we can hope. Perhaps Yesterday will expand again?

(The most watched non-premium, non-Sky, non-plus-one channels are 0.6%: Living TV; 0.4%: Comedy Central, G.O.L.D., Hallmark, Sci-Fi Channel, Watch; 0.3%: Alibi, Nick Jr, Nicktoons; 0.2%: Boomerang, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Challenge TV, FX, Good Food, Nickelodeon.).

Which two channels would YOU like on Freeview next month?

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Friday, 4 February 2011
4:34 PM

can we have star trek reruns back on a freeview channel please!

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iestyn's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
8:55 PM

i would love to have living tv on freeview non of this +1 crap if you have a recorder then why watch +1 channels when you can record.

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hugh's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 10 February 2011

8:07 AM

hugh: Sky Living is a pay channel, +1 channels are watched by those without recorders.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag

9:30 AM

Brian, your OBE must be getting ever closer.
So many people appear convinced that you personally control programme content and distribution, muxes, tx masts, propagation, rain-ingress, receiver glitches etc :-)

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michael's 869 posts GB flag

9:32 AM

michael: LOL. If only I did the world would be a much better place :-) Perhaps.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Thursday, 4 August 2011
5:13 PM

can sky sports be free for the football

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lee's 1 post GB flag

9:10 PM

lee: That will be a "no".

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Sunday, 7 August 2011
1:43 AM

I would like to see more kids channels on Freeview and i would like to see watch TV and comedy Central on Freeview as...but when!!!?.
will thier be any movie channels coming soon?

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Fuad's 1 post GB flag
Steve P

10:16 AM

Fuad - others know more, but I doubt there will be much change.

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Steve P's 1,173 posts GB flag

9:48 PM

Steve P: I understand there is another slot up for grabs - Bid Media puts new Freeview slot up for sale | News | Broadcast says

"A new Freeview EPG slot has been put up for grabs with the aim of getting a channel on air as early as October.

The 24-hour Multiplex A channel has been created through the release of additional capacity, and airtime broker Bid Media is handling the sale based on a three-year contract. The current owner of the slot is not known."

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