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Old 24-08-2014, 13:53
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Why .... No one controlled the ATT platform ...

It is how horizontal markets tend to operate.
I think my definition of no control is somewhat different from yours. 'No control' to me would mean anyone could launch any channel at any time for example. That is obviously not the case with either ATT or DTT, which is where organisations like OFCOM come in, not that I hold them in particular high regard.
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Old 24-08-2014, 17:26
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This s how the UK DTT platform is organised
http://www.dtg.org.uk/projects/dtv_c...%20diagram.pdf
But now DMOL is merged with digital uk.

No one controls the platform.
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Old 24-08-2014, 18:25
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This s how the UK DTT platform is organised
http://www.dtg.org.uk/projects/dtv_c...%20diagram.pdf
But now DMOL is merged with digital uk.

No one controls the platform.
No one has overall control of the platform, might be a better way of putting it.
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Old 25-08-2014, 02:13
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No one has overall control of the platform, might be a better way of putting it.
That sounds more like it.
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Old 16-09-2014, 16:14
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New configuration as of 16th September 2014:


The video streams are as follows on ARQ A:

24 HOURS
1) Pick
2) Challenge
3) Sky News
4) Gems TV
5) Food Network
6) Movies4Men
7) Movie Mix
8) TBN UK
9) TruTV
10) E4+1

11) from 04:00 Blue /from 05:00 Babestation 2 /from 08:00 Really
12) from 06:00 Create & Craft /from 18:00 Travel Channel /from 22:00 Smile TV 2
13) from 03:00 Party /from 07:00 Dave
14) from 00:00 Party /from 03:00 Community Channel /from 15:00 Pop+1 /from 19:00 Community Channel

Changes on 16th September are shown in bold. TruTV+1 not allocated as of yet
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Old 16-09-2014, 18:51
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TruTV+1 not allocated as of yet
Any guesses as to which channel(s) will be leaving to accomodate? It could end up taking Community's evening hours - I can't really see any of the other channels on that mux going anywhere.
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Old 16-09-2014, 21:33
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New configuration as of 16th September 2014:


The video streams are as follows on ARQ A:

24 HOURS
1) Pick
2) Challenge
3) Sky News
4) Gems TV
5) Food Network
6) Movies4Men
7) Movie Mix
8) TBN UK
9) TruTV
10) E4+1

11) from 04:00 Blue /from 05:00 Babestation 2 /from 08:00 Really
12) from 06:00 Create & Craft /from 18:00 Travel Channel /from 22:00 Smile TV 2
13) from 03:00 Party /from 07:00 Dave
14) from 00:00 Party /from 03:00 Community Channel /from 15:00 Pop+1 /from 19:00 Community Channel

Changes on 16th September are shown in bold. TruTV+1 not allocated as of yet
you will find that Smile TV 2 is on ARQ B not A . so you mite mean Smile TV 3. as Smile TV 2 times shares with ideal world. also i was jest looking at the EPG info for TruTV+1 & it has programmes starting from 7am tomorrow morning. but this info only shows up in the now & next bar.
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Old 17-09-2014, 12:06
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Any guesses as to which channel(s) will be leaving to accomodate? It could end up taking Community's evening hours - I can't really see any of the other channels on that mux going anywhere.
Possibly Travel Channel if they have found somewhere to broadcast more hours?
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Old 23-09-2014, 20:18
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Any guesses as to which channel(s) will be leaving to accomodate? It could end up taking Community's evening hours - I can't really see any of the other channels on that mux going anywhere.
As I have just posted on the Community Channel topic, LCN63 ceases on October 1st at 04:00
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Old 23-09-2014, 20:31
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TBN is a joke as it doesn't broadcast anything at the moment.
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Old 23-09-2014, 20:33
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TBN is a joke as it doesn't broadcast anything at the moment.
TBN starts broadcasting on freeview on 5/1/2015.
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Old 24-09-2014, 12:18
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Having a quick glance at the EPG this morning, I noted that truTV +1 was showing programme listings from 0500 to 0800 next Wednesday (1 Oct), as per the shows on the main channel an hour before, and blank either side (it's been blank, i.e. showing no listings, since its addition.) Now, as not all channels had fully populated their listings for next Wednesday it can't be taken as gospel, as the lineup could flesh out more fully over the next couple days, but IIRC there was a 5am-8am chunk of one of the Arqiva multiplexes going spare after an earlier channel change...

I note in passing that my guide hadn't yet populated CBS Action listings for next Wednesday yet but, I'd assume, they'll be fed in over the coming few days ahead of launch (and POP +1, now transmitting from 1500-1900, was still showing 'Coming soon' at all times, including during its on-air hours, at least as of yesterday)...
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Old 24-09-2014, 13:31
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Having a quick glance at the EPG this morning, I noted that truTV +1 was showing programme listings from 0500 to 0800 next Wednesday (1 Oct), as per the shows on the main channel an hour before, and blank either side (it's been blank, i.e. showing no listings, since its addition.) Now, as not all channels had fully populated their listings for next Wednesday it can't be taken as gospel, as the lineup could flesh out more fully over the next couple days, but IIRC there was a 5am-8am chunk of one of the Arqiva multiplexes going spare after an earlier channel change...
Really's timeslot runs from 8am to 4am and Blue runs from 4am to 5am. The 5am to 8am capacity has been free for a very long time. It would appear that truTV +1 will be taking the vacant capacity between Blue and Really.

Note: some DS users also list Babestation 2 as occupying the 5am to 6am slot, even though it wouldn't have made much sense to allocate 2 consecutive slots to a single operator on the same timeshare. Babestation 2, more logically slots into the free capacity between SmileTV 3 and Create & Craft.
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Old 24-09-2014, 14:12
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TBN is a joke as it doesn't broadcast anything at the moment.
So what is the promo loop saying "coming January 2015" if it's not a broadcast then? And how exactly is a channel that has not yet launched, but is advertising its intended start date, "a joke"?
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Old 29-09-2014, 08:09
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looking at the EPG yesterday it looks like TruTV+1 will be on air from 5am to 9am. but i cant see what channel or channels its time sharing with.
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Old 30-09-2014, 10:50
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looking at the EPG yesterday it looks like TruTV+1 will be on air from 5am to 9am. but i cant see what channel or channels its time sharing with.
The EPG may say 5am to 9am but it was only on 5am to 8am. Could it be that it shares its time with Really? It looked as though there was no teleshopping - just an MHEG caption when I looked before 8.
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Old 30-09-2014, 11:35
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I presume that with a +1 for a niche channel that is only on from 5-8 am there mist be some "master plan" otherwise what is the point? I wouldn't have thought that 69 was worth an LCN squat.
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Old 30-09-2014, 11:47
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I presume that with a +1 for a niche channel that is only on from 5-8 am there mist be some "master plan" otherwise what is the point? I wouldn't have thought that 69 was worth an LCN squat.
Presume it's a future-proofing exercise, gives 'em the slot to then do with as they please in future - launch a second channel, full-time the timeshift if space becomes available, or sell it on to another broadcaster. All depends on what Turner's longterm plans are - I'd wager they're looking to see how well truTV does before deciding what to throw down next.

I think that may also be why they chose to go on 565 on Sky rather than up in the entertainment grid with similar channels (CBS Reality et al) - as Sky still does the 'plus one slot' in the documentaries grid, but has dropped it in most other sections, being on 565 gives them the right to 566, which they could, if they novate an EPG slot from elsewhere (as no more SD slots are granted new), use to add truTV +1 to Sky; then, if they were to later move up to entertainment, the channels would stay together (much as with Trouble and Trouble Reload in 2006) rather than split apart. Just a hunch.
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