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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
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 2,033 posts Platinum Platinum GB
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 1,167 posts Gold Gold GB
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
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 1,719 posts Gold Gold GB
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