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Old 19-01-2013, 01:19
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As the thread title asks.
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Old 19-01-2013, 04:20
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Old 19-01-2013, 09:39
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It could, and was, called OnDigital and ITVDigital.
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Old 19-01-2013, 11:29
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Pauperview as one of the threads around here said. Moochview (what one of my pals calls it). Council TV (common phrase).
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Old 19-01-2013, 14:44
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DTT?
Why is a name now needed? It used to be just TV and now that's what it is.
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Old 19-01-2013, 15:20
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Pauperview as one of the threads around here said. Moochview (what one of my pals calls it). Council TV (common phrase).
Except you'll probably find that many of those satisfied with the basic terrestrial service are quite well off, whilst many on supposedly low incomes are the ones with the pay services.

I'll hazard a guess that quite a number of those comfortably off people with just Freeview are also still using CRTs.
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Old 19-01-2013, 15:23
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I call Sky council tv for many reasons
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Old 19-01-2013, 15:55
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If I was being an anally retentive pedant I could point out that the UK Digital Terrestrial TV service is NOT called Freeview anyway.
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Old 19-01-2013, 18:28
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Council TV (common phrase).
Indeed, but usually applied to Sky.
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Old 19-01-2013, 23:08
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I'll hazard a guess that quite a number of those comfortably off people with just Freeview are also still using CRTs.
Indeed. Cause and effect here has often been switched.
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Old 19-01-2013, 23:26
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Except you'll probably find that many of those satisfied with the basic terrestrial service are quite well off, whilst many on supposedly low incomes are the ones with the pay services.

I'll hazard a guess that quite a number of those comfortably off people with just Freeview are also still using CRTs.
Agree with all that you say
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Old 19-01-2013, 23:28
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If I was being an anally retentive pedant I could point out that the UK Digital Terrestrial TV service is NOT called Freeview anyway.
IT IS CALLED FREEVIEW because that is the name of the service - ie www.freeview.co.uk no other name is used for the service, otherwise we would have a different web address to go to
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Old 20-01-2013, 01:59
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IT IS CALLED FREEVIEW because that is the name of the service - ie www.freeview.co.uk no other name is used for the service, otherwise we would have a different web address to go to
It isn't actually called Freeview. Freeview is just a service company for the platform set up by the major broadcasters together with Arqiva.
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Old 20-01-2013, 10:24
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This might be a surprise to some, but during the ONdigital era, the company did have some very limited advertising for free to air services. There was a promo video for "Digital Terrestrial Television" as well as some adverts on ITV and leaflets focusing on IDTVs and to look out for the DVB logo.
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:04
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It isn't actually called Freeview. Freeview is just a service company for the platform set up by the major broadcasters together with Arqiva.
The BBC and Sky only ....... ITV and Ch4 were not part of freeview!!! - they joined later
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Old 20-01-2013, 16:46
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IT IS CALLED FREEVIEW because that is the name of the service - ie www.freeview.co.uk
It's the name of ONE of the services on DTT.
no other name is used for the service, otherwise we would have a different web address to go to
What, like http://www.topuptv.co.uk/ you mean
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Old 20-01-2013, 17:01
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The BBC and Sky only ....... ITV and Ch4 were not part of freeview!!! - they joined later
Indeed, it was initially formed by the BBC, Crown Castle and BSkyB in 2002. ITV and C4 became shareholders in 2006. I deliberately mentioned "the major broadcasters" to avoid the history lesson.
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Old 20-01-2013, 23:41
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Either Hearldplace, British Digital Broadcasting, Ondigital, ITV Digital. Ondigital 1998, Freeview, Freeview Plus, Top Up TV, Picnic, Youview

source: http://www.onhistory.co.uk/
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Old 22-01-2013, 09:26
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A good name would have been UpyoursskyTV.
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Old 22-01-2013, 12:11
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I worked in a division a few years ago, and was probably the most highly paid person there - by a long chalk. Yet I was the only one who DIDN'T have Sky and/or Virgin Cable telly out of the six of us - when I told them I had solely freeview, they said "Oh, POV-telly!", which is what I've called it since.
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Old 22-01-2013, 12:13
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Pauperview as one of the threads around here said. Moochview (what one of my pals calls it). Council TV (common phrase).
I think the latter applies mainly to Sky. There used to be that joke "What's the rectangular object at the end of a Sky dish - A council flat" which, given the highbrow nature of Sky's output and it's plethora of original quality broadcasting, is perhaps not a million miles away from the truth still.
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:13
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Council TV (common phrase).
Council Telly Plus is what I normally call it.
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Old 22-01-2013, 23:02
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Council Telly Plus is what I normally call it.
Plus what?
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Old 22-01-2013, 23:04
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I think the latter applies mainly to Sky. There used to be that joke "What's the rectangular object at the end of a Sky dish - A council flat" which, given the highbrow nature of Sky's output and it's plethora of original quality broadcasting, is perhaps not a million miles away from the truth still.
Indeed.
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Old 24-01-2013, 13:58
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I think the latter applies mainly to Sky. There used to be that joke "What's the rectangular object at the end of a Sky dish - A council flat" which, given the highbrow nature of Sky's output and it's plethora of original quality broadcasting, is perhaps not a million miles away from the truth still.
What rubbish. I am surrounded by large privately-owned properties, among them occupied by a number of people who run successful businesses, a hospital consultant, 2 doctors, (one retired) and a retired dentist, bank manager and an accountant.

All these properties are fitted with a Sky dish and 2 have steerable dishes, and I do not think any property the dish is fixed to resembles a council flat or house in any way unless there are many council properties worth anything up to 750,000+.

They probably have the dishes to access Sky Sports for the football, cricket and other sports or the many other channels Sky have like Sky Arts all in HD.
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