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Showcase offers a diverse range of niche interest programmes, new to TV, from sports to local TV.

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon Showcase 3 page.

Official site: See the link icon Showcase 3 website.

From Wikipedia: Information TV is a television organisation which broadcasts three free-to-air channels on Sky and Freesat in the United Kingdom. It began broadcasting at 10am on Monday, 19 January 2004 on Sky EPG channel 692. On 8 October 2004 the channel launched a broadband simulcast via the company website. - link icon read more about Showcase 3 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
8:56 AM

Sally Packman sang that song "silver haired daddy : lovely love the program

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s.barr's 1 post GB
Monday, 10 October 2011
7:18 PM

On United Fans TV Monday 10/10/2011 the opening Music was so loud and the commetators voice so quiet and low that I could hardly hear a word he said.
Did anyone review the programme before it went out?

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Ted's 1 post GB
Thursday, 26 December 2013
Nigel Summana
4:13 PM

I would like to purchase the film 'Metropolis' that you show on Showcase 2. Same vision and same soundtrack.

I have found dvd's but all are re-mastered and have a different soundtrack.

Your help and guidance would be appreciated.

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Nigel Summana's 1 post GB
Monday, 30 December 2013
L Turner
9:06 AM

I use digital receiver/recorder on satellite and watch on CVT TV. Suddenly box froze and came up with"SHOWCSE2" even though I have never watched the channel. Any idea how to cancel showcase 2 and get back all the other channels?
Your help appreciated

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L Turner's 3 posts GB
L Turner
9:17 AM

My recent post did not include the fact that the Samsung box no longer talks to the TV and I cannot get any picture or sound, tried on my other CRT and worked until tuned off the box and then same problem now when switched back on. Connected old sky box and both Tv's still fine, So what has Showcase done?

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L Turner's 3 posts GB

11:47 AM

L Turner: What happens if you disconnect the box from the mains supply for 30 seconds or so before powering it up again? as re booting any digital device usually rectifies an operating system crash.

By the way, if not already doing so use a scart coupling between the Samsung and the TV.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
L Turner
10:00 AM

jb38: The freesat box switches on and lights up with SHOWCSE2. Cannot switch programmes manually or remotely. TV not show sound or picture. TV however responds with old sky box which I had hoped I had replaced with newer samsung digital box
thanks for reading

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L Turner's 3 posts GB

3:23 PM

L Turner: If the symptoms described are as the result of the box having been rebooted then I am afraid to say that this does not look too promising, as in virtually 99% of cases rebooting generally clears glitches in the operating system, the fact of it not doing in your particular case suggesting the possibility that the problem is being caused by a circuitry fault rather than one associated with the operating system.

However, I would like if you could clarify on the following point, when you say that the box lights up with Showcase 2 being seen is referring to that seen on the boxes display? and if so have you made sure that the TV's "input select" is set on the input socket you are using to feed the output of the Samsung into?

It would also be of assistance to know the model number of the Samsung in question.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
12:35 PM

I am trying to watch the londons new year parade.

I wanted to see the bands not listen to people prattle on.

It's over half an hour and havn't seen a band yet.

You could have saved money by showing the bands marching and not your unknown people talking about inane things without showing the parade, should be called boring people talking about the parade as there is no parade being shown.

What a waste of time.

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richardstanley's 1 post GB
Gail Bond
1:01 PM

I absolutely agree with you.One hour into the programme and at last we get to hear the music. I continue to watch for the comedic effect. For example a presenter telling me that behind them I can see The London Borough of Hillingdon - alas because of her positioning and her large umbrella I cannot!!

The keep going to different presenters who are telling us who has just passed them....helpful to the viewer. This is without doubt the poorest transmission of a live event I have ever seen.

The picture keeps blanking out and we have been told that we can watch it again on Saturday and Sunday....LOL

Gail Bond

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