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Old 19-01-2013, 14:17
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Does anyone if their are any new Channel's this year? I mean.. On Sky all theses free channels and we have 50? CBS, Zone Horror, Starz TV etc.. Why are they not apart of it? We have one Movie channel? 2 music Channel's.. I know this sounds like a bad idea.. But we pay to watch TV.. And if we are getting just 50 channel's? And SKY are getting 1000s, then maybe we should pay less?

Does anyone know if their are any new channel's coming to Freeview, waiting for the day off CBS!
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Old 19-01-2013, 16:55
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Old 20-01-2013, 00:21
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I'm still waiting for CBM.
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Old 20-01-2013, 00:32
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And if we are getting just 50 channel's? And SKY are getting 1000s, then maybe we should pay less?
You are paying less. In fact, you're paying precisely 0.

Does anyone know if their are any new channel's coming to Freeview, waiting for the day off CBS!
Dave ja vu is due to be replaced with something unknown from UKTV. Local TV channels are due to (start) launching this year, along with two more (unknown) pseudo-national channels.

The reason there are less channels than on Sky is two-fold.
a) there is less bandwidth available so fewer channels can be physically launched.
b) carriage is more expensive, due in part to point a, so less channels can afford it.
Not all channels can afford the higher costs, and survive on advertising revenue alone.
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Old 20-01-2013, 01:52
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You are paying less. In fact, you're paying precisely 0.
I think he wants a refund.
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Old 20-01-2013, 09:54
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I'm still waiting for CBM.
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Old 20-01-2013, 09:55
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Movie mix, and another uktv channel. That's not bad for starters.
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Old 20-01-2013, 17:20
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I'm still waiting for CBM.
In an ideal world it would now have been broadcasting for almost 10 years. As it failed to materialise we got Ideal World instead.
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Old 20-01-2013, 20:32
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Did anybody win the rights for the 5th HD stream that was being sold off? I am sure somebody on here was saying that non HD services could be added if no HD services were interested.

If this is still the case we may see something on one of those slots
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Old 20-01-2013, 20:34
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I thought we paid for it via the TV licence and a hidden surcharge on everything that we buy, ie the marketing and advertising budget. Actual fee we pay could be 15 month indirectly as a pure guess. We cant escape the cost, but we should get something for that cost.
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Old 20-01-2013, 20:38
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Did anybody win the rights for the 5th HD stream that was being sold off? I am sure somebody on here was saying that non HD services could be added if no HD services were interested.

If this is still the case we may see something on one of those slots
Non HD channels could be added, but they would only be available to the minority with Freeview HD TVs and STBs.

So I can't see that happening.
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Old 20-01-2013, 20:53
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I thought we paid for it via the TV licence and a hidden surcharge on everything that we buy, ie the marketing and advertising budget. Actual fee we pay could be 15 month indirectly as a pure guess. We cant escape the cost, but we should get something for that cost.
All of which you pay regardless of the platform you use for receiving it.
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Old 20-01-2013, 22:35
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I think it would be a step in the right direction to have some more channels on Freeview.
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Old 21-01-2013, 02:07
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In an ideal world it would now have been broadcasting for almost 10 years. As it failed to materialise we got Ideal World instead.
I was so looking forward to it! Such a shame it came to nothing those were the good days!
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Old 21-01-2013, 09:09
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Freeview needs Channel 5 HD & BBC HD to be retained when BBC Two HD launches.

Then it needs to find a way of getting more HD channels into its platform.
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Old 21-01-2013, 09:28
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Ahem! forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1771760 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/19873617

Have a little patience! Try responding to http://consultations.external.bbc.co...edbuttonreview while you wait ~(NB better respond before the 23 January 2013 closing date)
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Old 21-01-2013, 09:45
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This is why I hate freeview you should get Freesat (Like Me), you get the forementioned channels on freesat IE: Zone horror, etc....

freesat is much better than freeview (with no glitches)
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Old 21-01-2013, 09:47
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Freeview needs Channel 5 HD & BBC HD to be retained when BBC Two HD launches.

Then it needs to find a way of getting more HD channels into its platform.
so does Freesat, but it,ll never happen
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Old 21-01-2013, 09:48
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No can do/want Freesat. Tied Accommodation and moving every few years. Freeview is fine for me and I simply hide channels I do not watch from my EPG.

If I were a Freesat user, I wouldn't be here in the Freeview subforum so often!
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Old 21-01-2013, 12:58
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BBC needs to reintroduce 2nd red button option on both DTT and satellite.
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:36
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Freeview needs Channel 5 HD & BBC HD to be retained when BBC Two HD launches.

Then it needs to find a way of getting more HD channels into its platform.
There's only enough space for 5 HD channels on the multiplex, you can't have both. There will probably be more HD channels in 2014, in some areas.
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:44
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freesat is much better than freeview (with no glitches)
Although a little awkward when you want to watch one of your favourite programmes on Dave, Yesterday, Really or Quest.
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:47
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BBC needs to reintroduce 2nd red button option on both DTT and satellite.
Which BBC channel would you lose to make room for it?
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:48
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Although a little awkward when you want to watch one of your favourite programmes on Dave, Yesterday, Really or Quest.
I would much rather have those channels than the ones that you get on Freesat but not on Freeview. With another UKTV channel launching soon it will be even better. I do wish CBS would launch on Freeview. I have Free Sky but it's a pain because I can't record.
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:02
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I would much rather have those channels than the ones that you get on Freesat but not on Freeview. With another UKTV channel launching soon it will be even better. I do wish CBS would launch on Freeview. I have Free Sky but it's a pain because I can't record.
Buy a Freesat recorder! I have both Freesat & Freeview which gives me a decent set of channels overall.
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