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Old 15-02-2013, 17:49
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I agree, I don't watch any of those and a lot of programmes are repeated far too often. However, the channels are paying for the slots, reducing the costs for other broadcasters.

Unfortunately, there are times when the size of the audience doesn't justify providing high cost, quality programming. There will always be low budget programmes at these times. You don't have to watch them.
So if you put rubbish on then get no one watching it, that's a thumbs up, and a pat on the back, why bother in the first place then

maybe they should reduce the channels and make better tv,
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:20
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when I read the title of this thread:eek
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Old 16-02-2013, 20:26
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So if you put rubbish on then get no one watching it, that's a thumbs up, and a pat on the back, why bother in the first place then

maybe they should reduce the channels and make better tv,
If there isn't some dross paying to subsidise the better quality streams, the better quality streams will become too expensive and you will lose them too.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:54
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No, I like Argos TV
And maybe the only one
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:58
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I know it's kinda futile my mentioning this, but I hope they give their slot to a music channel.......

Chart show tv, vintage tv, or scuzz, preferably.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:21
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I know it's kinda futile my mentioning this, but I hope they give their slot to a music channel.......

Chart show tv, vintage tv, or scuzz, preferably.
Argos TV can't give their slot to anyone. It's rented from Arqiva, the multiplex operator, who will offer it to the highest bidder (if there is more than one TV channel wanting the slot).
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:29
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Argos TV can't give their slot to anyone. It's rented from Arqiva, the multiplex operator, who will offer it to the highest bidder (if there is more than one TV channel wanting the slot).
I did say it was futile...... We've done aright for new channels/ annoucments this year. Uk tv, info tv, movie mix......

I'd like to see that continue.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:37
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I know it's kinda futile my mentioning this, but I hope they give their slot to a music channel.......

Chart show tv, vintage tv, or scuzz, preferably.
None of the above are likely to raise enough money from the type of programmes they show to be able to fund a slot on DTT. Also, I very much doubt that any of those would want a part-time 6pm to 11pm slot.

Argos share with QVC Beauty and Rocks & Co, it would be more likely that one of those channels would take up the extra hours. QVC were rumoured to be looking for extra capacity on DTT not too long ago.
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Old 24-02-2013, 02:20
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What a waste of time that was
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Old 27-02-2013, 22:49
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I hope the channel ends soon so a better channel can use the hours.
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Old 27-02-2013, 23:19
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I hope the channel ends soon so a better channel can use the hours.
So what are all these great channels that are queueing up to use this (limited) space?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:06
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So what are all these great channels that are queueing up to use this (limited) space?
Well 6pm-11pm is when most family are watching TV.

I said some thing better and let face it anything better then shopping telly.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:48
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Well 6pm-11pm is when most family are watching TV.

I said some thing better and let face it anything better then shopping telly.
But, going by past events, if there are no other broadcasters or content providers who want, can justify or afford that space, what do you expect to happen?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:56
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But, going by past events, if there are no other broadcasters or content providers who want, can justify or afford that space, what do you expect to happen?
Well movie mix replace shopping telly on freeview channel 32 and just this week Quest drop all shopping telly and now have programs 24/7.

Time will tell.Argos TV still have to close before any other channel can take its places and we still don't no when Argos TV plan to close.
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Old 07-03-2013, 13:05
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Well movie mix replace shopping telly on freeview channel 32
One new (worthwhile) channel in how many months? Not exactly demonstrating a wealth of content providers eager to take any DTT space going (sadly).

Great content? A useful addition? PQ? It could be that the jury is still out on the pros & cons there.

and just this week Quest drop all shopping telly and now have programs 24/7.
Yes, using their own space. Just because one channel extends its hours does not mean that other content providers are queuing up to take any free space.
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:17
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So if you put rubbish on then get no one watching it, that's a thumbs up, and a pat on the back, why bother in the first place then

maybe they should reduce the channels and make better tv,
get rid of ALL shopping channels..
get more HD MOVIES HD SPORTS
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:19
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I know it's kinda futile my mentioning this, but I hope they give their slot to a music channel.......

Chart show tv, vintage tv, or scuzz, preferably.
music channels i like is vintage tv and bliss plus mtv classic
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:22
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None of the above are likely to raise enough money from the type of programmes they show to be able to fund a slot on DTT. Also, I very much doubt that any of those would want a part-time 6pm to 11pm slot.

Argos share with QVC Beauty and Rocks & Co, it would be more likely that one of those channels would take up the extra hours. QVC were rumoured to be looking for extra capacity on DTT not too long ago.
they should get rid of all those channels and Only have ONE single 24 hour channel..
they should add an extra movie channel ie true movies1 or movies4men.. they 24 hours and free on satellite tv..
or horror channel..
or true entertainment..
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:23
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One new (worthwhile) channel in how many months? Not exactly demonstrating a wealth of content providers eager to take any DTT space going (sadly).
Dave ja vu? I don't think we've had any new shopping channels this year, have we? So, two worthwhile channels launched, one replacing teleshopping, the other in new space, all in the lat 3-4 months.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:33
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Dave ja vu? I don't think we've had any new shopping channels this year, have we? So, two worthwhile channels launched, one replacing teleshopping, the other in new space, all in the lat 3-4 months.
A +1 channel, especially one that is seemingly there whilst the slot owners decide what do do with the slot, hardly counts.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:40
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Well 6pm-11pm is when most family are watching TV.
If ITV agreed with you, they'd be using channel 39 for something other than The Zone during those hours.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:49
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they should get rid of all those channels and Only have ONE single 24 hour channel..
they should add an extra movie channel ie true movies1 or movies4men.. they 24 hours and free on satellite tv..
or horror channel..
or true entertainment..
And how do you plan to force these content suppliers to join DTT? The cost of distributing a channel on satellite is significantly lower than distribution on DTT.

Also, getting rid of the shopping channels means the shopping channels aren't paying for the slots, which would make carriage on DTT even more expensive and these channels even less likely to appear.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:48
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Poundland TV probably.
That would be hilarious!

"Everything a pound". (P&P 9.99)
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:15
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It's probably more likely that Freeview will get

a new channel from UKTV;

A children's service from Viacom [I would be amazed if it was actually the main Nickelodeon channel and not a special FTA service];

plus possibly one the channels on the Manchester Television Network taking the plunge and going national.

Travel Channel is another one I think we may get in some form at some point in the future, if enough capacity is still available: I'm currently inclined to say that Argos TV's slot would be ideal for Travel Channel to dip its toe onto Freeview, like Scripps did with Food Network!

An outsider is TLC, which was considered for Freeview last year - but it's all gone quiet.

I would be surprised if Information TV launched a regular linear service - the content is ideal for a streamed channel.

But other teleshopping channels are here to stay...
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Old 08-04-2013, 23:03
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It's probably more likely that Freeview will get

a new channel from UKTV;

A children's service from Viacom [I would be amazed if it was actually the main Nickelodeon channel and not a special FTA service];

plus possibly one the channels on the Manchester Television Network taking the plunge and going national.

Travel Channel is another one I think we may get in some form at some point in the future, if enough capacity is still available: I'm currently inclined to say that Argos TV's slot would be ideal for Travel Channel to dip its toe onto Freeview, like Scripps did with Food Network!

An outsider is TLC, which was considered for Freeview last year - but it's all gone quiet.

I would be surprised if Information TV launched a regular linear service - the content is ideal for a streamed channel.

But other teleshopping channels are here to stay...
I'd be surprised to see travel channels at the moment. At least 2 have failed on satellite and that's cheaper than DTT.
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