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Tuesday, 19 July 2011
9:13 PM

tried re-scasnning a couple of times last week, no luck, then it decided to appear by itself!

pity it's only 6-10pm though, i could watch food progs all day rather than rehashed 'reality' guff

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keefer's 4 posts GB flag

10:51 PM

keefer: I'm pleased the channel has appear for you.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
10:27 PM

Why is food network only broadcast from 6pm until 10pm on freeview? The channel obviously runs later as it advertises shows (incidentally, shows I'd like to watch) running as late as 11pm. It's not like they broadcast anything else on channel 49 after 10. Why not air the channel until the content finishes rather than cut it off at 10pm?

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Jack's 1 post GB flag
Mike Dimmick

11:01 PM

Jack: Because that's the amount of airtime they have leased.

We often talk about 'slots' of capacity, one channel's worth of data. At any instant, the bitrate of a service can vary to allow this service to encode something more complex, or other services can borrow from this one, but on average, there's space for about 9 services on Multiplex C before switchover, probably 11 after switchover (as Arqiva A). There can only really be 45 channels running at the same time, not the 100 or so that your box will list. Many of them time-share the capacity.

Based on what starts up and shuts down when, it's believed that Food Network shares a slot with Big Deal, from 5am to 6am, Create & Craft, from 6am to 6pm, and ADULT smileTV3 from 10pm to 5am. For Food Network to extend its hours, they would need to negotiate to swap slots with someone else, or get smileTV3 to reduce their hours.

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