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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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Monday, 2 January 2017
Christopher Copp
1:34 PM

If Alibi was on NOW TV my viewing pleasure would be even more forthcoming, or if Freeview ditched all those tacky Porn channels and the others only shopaholics and sados watch even better, the trouble with SKY TV is you have to pay over and over for same old repeats and godawful MTV crapola, if they had a package whereby you can really pick and choose the channels you watch as an individual, in my case that would mean no SKY1 or 2, W , MTV, and the others. I would far rather watch Alibi on Freeview than Drama channel

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Christopher Copp's 1 post GB flag

5:57 PM

Chrisotpher Copp:

You are entitled to your opinion, but others do not have to agree. However, this is not the forum for such comments, it is intended as a source of assistance for reception problems.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
steve P

8:04 PM

I could neither agree nor disagree as I can make little sense of it.

For example does "sados" refer to followers of the good Marquis or has it the Malay usage of a "buff" man?

Or is it an inadddddequate rendering of "saddo" ?


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steve P's 1,173 posts GB flag
Saturday, 15 April 2017
Stephen Smith
3:50 PM

Will Alibi be available on free view soon ?

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Stephen Smith's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 16 April 2017

11:02 PM

Stephen Smith: Alibi is one of UKTV's pay channels on Sky. There have been no announcements about Alibi or any other UKTV pay channels (i.e. Gold or W) joining either Freeview or Freesat.

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StevensOnln1's 3,647 posts GB flag
Monday, 19 November 2018
L Wilkins
10:03 AM

I am trying to get rid of my sky package and I am just looking for where I can watch programs like Alibi or Drama without paying the 25 it's costing me now , I don't mind payiny say 10 or 15 a month

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L Wilkins's 1 post GB flag

12:52 PM

L Wilkins: Drama is a Free To Air (FTA) channel so you don't need to subscribe to anything to receive it. Alibi is a pay channel may be available via other online subscription services (this website is about Free To Air TV so you would have to look elsewhere).

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StevensOnln1's 3,647 posts GB flag
Sunday, 27 January 2019
7:15 PM

To be able to watch Alibi on freeview would be great

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Pauline's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 16 December 2019
J swindells
6:40 PM

Strke is on tonight can't watch it because it isnt on freeview grrrr

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Friday, 20 December 2019
F Vallis
10:27 AM

The two channels I most would like added to Freeview are Alibi and SciFi

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