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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 - ukfree.tv.



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Tuesday, 15 February 2011
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Sheila Anita Scrivens
5:16 PM

Very sad as thoroughly enjoyed V the series, series one! Any idea when and where we can veiw series two on freeview? Or how many years before it will be free? I have no plans at all to buy sky which maybe great for sports fans but way too expensive just to watch SOME programmes. Why did virgin sell this great channel? Enlighten me!

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Briantist
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5:46 PM

Sheila Anita Scrivens: Virgin decided that they did not wish to be a "content provider" and only be in the subscription and provision business.

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Sunday, 20 February 2011
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Tim
4:31 PM
Milton Keynes

Who wants DAB? How many radios are there out there? I have at least 7 in my household - including cars - and only one can get DAB.

How many current new car radios can get DAB?

This was sheer madness by the last Govt and it seems like this lot have only partially realised what the problem is.

We consumers are not there just to buy the latest gadget from the electronics industry.

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Tim
4:34 PM
Milton Keynes

I should add what litle Ihave listened to of DAB it is a very poor solution for people on the move.

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Kieran26
5:32 PM

Although I'm missing channel one on freeview, I love that the Crystal Maze is shown on challenge! Oh, and bullseye....ya' can't beat a bit of bully, right?

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Ali
8:53 PM

Loved that 8pm lull - kids in bed and Star Trek on the telly but no more. Channel 1 was the most watched digital channel in our house. Shame on you Murdoch!

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011
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Bally Python
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7:20 PM

Lets start a campaign to get C1 back on freeview and rid it of all the rubbish. If they shut it down they can start it up again. Money grabbing greedy fat cats.

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Bally Python's 23 posts GB flag
Sunday, 27 February 2011
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Tim
12:04 PM
Milton Keynes

I still think DAB is a blind alley and the public are not ready for it.

I suspect that internet supplied radio will become dominant and DAB will end up like 8 track.

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Des Collier
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6:05 PM
Brigg

Anyone have a clue to what coming on freeview 45?(think tim got the wrong page!!!!!)

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Briantist
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6:08 PM

Des Collier: I don't think it has been allocated (to the highest bidder) yet by Arqiva.

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