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Old 25-01-2013, 19:21
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Confirmed on the Information TV website, not seen it posted here yet. No idea what hours it is running or channel number.
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Old 25-01-2013, 19:33
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That is good news, for us at least, we like watching the Caravan Channel on there. Hopefully it will be a ordinary Freeview channel and not one that requires a Freeview HD box.

Edit: After looking on the website a bit further, it could be talking about 'Russia Today' which is a Information TV owned channel which is on Freeview currently.
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:47
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It was also posted by tv_live on twitter
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Old 25-01-2013, 21:40
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Information TV is already on Freeview as it operates Russia Today (RT) it is Information TVs' slot
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Old 27-01-2013, 09:59
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There could be some truth in this. Apparently, it was mentioned in the latest "Cornwall Channel" programme that Information TV would launch on Freeview within the next three months.
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Old 27-01-2013, 11:27
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There could be some truth in this. Apparently, it was mentioned in the latest "Cornwall Channel" programme that Information TV would launch on Freeview within the next three months.
Cornwall Channel have said that they are launching on Freeview within three months, and on satellite they are part of Information TV, so looks likely.

Perhaps somebody can email the Caravan Channel or some of the other small channels that are part of Information TV, and see if they say the same thing?
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Old 27-01-2013, 13:12
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What the hell is information tv?
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Old 27-01-2013, 13:19
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A broadcaster which sells airtime to smaller channels/organisations like the Cornwall Channel, Caravan Channel, UK Boating and many others. They also manage the UK side of Russia Today.
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Old 27-01-2013, 17:29
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It would be great if it were on air in the evenings .

Racing Post Greyhound TV is a must on Thurs-Sat.
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Old 27-01-2013, 23:23
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They also show some videogaming shows and have the rights to some paranormal stuff.

The channel is launching on freeview, wonder if they are going to take some of Russia Today`s hours
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Old 28-01-2013, 10:12
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They also show some videogaming shows and have the rights to some paranormal stuff.

The channel is launching on freeview, wonder if they are going to take some of Russia Today`s hours
As much as info tv Intrests me, I don't want RT touching. To invaluable a channel IMHO.
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Old 28-01-2013, 13:23
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That was just me speculating, not sure where the space would come from. Then again space frequently just appears from somewhere on Freeview
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Old 28-01-2013, 14:44
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It was also posted by tv_live on twitter
This just links to the website but I don't see any announcement?
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Old 28-01-2013, 14:56
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I have Information TV for clarification. I will post the reply when/if I get one.
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:28
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It was tweeted by the cornwallchannel on the 24th.
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Old 28-01-2013, 16:34
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...wonder if they are going to take some of Russia Today`s hours
Taking 24 of them would be nice!
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:18
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They also show some videogaming shows and have the rights to some paranormal stuff.

The channel is launching on freeview, wonder if they are going to take some of Russia Today`s hours
I sincerely hope that Information TV take up the whole channel slot so that theRT espoo propaganda channel ends up with zero airtime because that channel is a complete disgrace. Anyway, here's what's on the Information TV schedule: http://information.tv/WhatIsOn/TheSchedule/
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Old 28-01-2013, 20:15
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The channel is launching on freeview, wonder if they are going to take some of Russia Today`s hours
I'd be very surprised if it did, RT is likely a cash cow for Information TV. There's spare non-Wales space on SDN which would be fairly cheap (remember that the small channels on Information TV will ultimately be paying for it!)
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Old 28-01-2013, 20:32
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theRT espoo propaganda channel
The only thing I can guess that "Espoo" means here is "spew"?

Matches for Espoo on the web say that it's a city in Finland...
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Old 28-01-2013, 21:12
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I sincerely hope that Information TV take up the whole channel slot so that theRT espoo (?!) propaganda channel ends up with zero airtime because that channel is a complete disgrace.
If Russia Today is so terrible it will face a fine or even lose its licence one day like Press TV. To date that has not happened. It's biased, no doubt about that, but Fox News is probably a more extreme example; their reporting of US politics needs to be seen to be believed.
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Old 29-01-2013, 03:22
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If Russia Today is so terrible it will face a fine or even lose its licence one day like Press TV. To date that has not happened. It's biased, no doubt about that, but Fox News is probably a more extreme example; their reporting of US politics needs to be seen to be believed.
It's not just that it is biased, it gives undue prominence to the views of conspiracy theorists. It can come across as quite ridiculous at times.
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:42
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It's not just that it is biased, it gives undue prominence to the views of conspiracy theorists. It can come across as quite ridiculous at times.
I hope they do not touch RT channel slot but go after Al Jazzera one instead at least RT is a European channel that was is not complete waste of space .I studied Russia and Central and East Europe on my first degree and enjoy watching this channel sometimes despite it not being a real news channel like Sky News which is also not a real news channel as well.
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:47
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I think they should call them Information channels not News (Even if some tell you C**p Information!)
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:33
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It's not just that it is biased, it gives undue prominence to the views of conspiracy theorists. It can come across as quite ridiculous at times.
Well then if serves a section of society who isn't represented anywhere else on freeview. That's important even if it's not you cup of tea.
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Old 30-01-2013, 23:37
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Well then if serves a section of society who isn't represented anywhere else on freeview. That's important even if it's not you cup of tea.
As I have said before, the channel seemed to spent an awful lot of time in December discussing the US Government working with extra-terrestrials.

Fair enough if that's what The Kremlin feels we should be viewing instead of real news. But it is instead of real news.

It's not my cup of tea, neither is it important, it is simply ridiculous.
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