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Old 25-01-2013, 18:36
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They get a logical channel number because that's how DTT has been set up in this country. Personally, I would have put all of the pay channels, Gold, Home, ESPN and the Sky Sports channels up in the 300 range with the other TUTV channels. It's not as if they can be watched on most equipment. Unfortunately, as legacy channels they get to keep their channel numbers, that's the way DMOL have organised the platform.
Only because TUTV complained when DMOL (or TDN as they were then) threatened to group them like that.

Similarly, shopping channels would possibly be better treated as a different genre and given a new range. Again, they keep their channel numbers as legacy channels.
See a bove, replacing TUTV with QVC.

The EPG obviously is a useful function but also occupies a similar amount of space on each multiplex as a couple of radio channels.
If that's the choice, I'll take the EPG.
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