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Channel One to close, Challenge to come to Freeview

Changes to Freeview after Sky buys VTV channels

Changes to Freeview after Sky buys VTV channels
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Sky is closing one pay and one free channel from the portfolio it bought from Virgin TV, because they match channels already provided by Sky.

Bravo and Channel One (which was Virgin 1 and before that FTN) will close.

This means that the Channel One slot on Freeview will be replaced with the quiz show channel Challenge.

Challenge is now in the Freeview guide on 46. If you can't see it yet, please follow these instructions on your set-top box or Freeview TV: My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong -

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Saturday, 15 January 2011
Les Nicol

9:50 AM

David S.H - You could get yourself a "Freesat" or FTA receiver of course not SKY and if having a clear line of sight at ground level. discreetly install a dish on a patio stand or concrete anchored vertical metal post. I've managed this both effectively and discreetly.

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David S. H.
6:29 PM

That would be a good option Les, but I think I'll just wait until analogue is switched off in my area and see if the extra power enables me to get multiplex D.

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David S. H.'s 9 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 25 January 2011
8:49 AM

please tell whats happen to ghost whisperer as i dont have sky. are we getting a new channel to replace the lost.

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sharon's 1 post GB flag

9:12 AM

sharon: Please see the details at the top of the page.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
nigel fearn
12:00 AM

now channel one is closing for good are you going to open another free view channel so people can still watch there programmes like chuck,warehouse 13,ghost whisperer

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nigel fearn's 1 post GB flag

8:15 AM

Nedbod: Challnge TV isn't a "quiz channel", it is a archive gameshow channel, like "Catchphrase" and "Millionaire".

Sorry to hear you can't enjoy the HD services.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

8:16 AM

nigel fearn: Sky may move these programmes to other channels, or it may not. I doubt if they even know.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
9:33 AM

Has anyone found out if ghost whisperer is going to be on another channel? i do not have sky./ thanks

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LISA's 1 post EU flag

9:36 AM

LISA: No announced have been made.

There is always ghost whisperer isoHunt the BitTorrent & P2P search engine of course.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

10:50 PM

Quiz, old gameshows, whatever, still a total waste of bits. I cannot enjoy any HD channel until the DOGS are removed and will stick with standard Freeview non-DOG channels and DVDs until such time as they drop the DOGS or standard Freeview is switched off, with the possible exception of BBC FOUR which has some pretty decent programmes (even BBC FOUR used to remove their DOG from time to time but have sadly given up recently - not sure why ? Not sure why the first repeat of THE AVENGERS & THE PRISONER on BBC FOUR had no DOG but subsequent repeats did). Why should I waste £ hundreds on HD, when their DOGS & LOGOS infuriate me ? Each to his own Brian.

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