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Old 04-06-2013, 11:02
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http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/tv-bro...updates/052013

Fire Hit TV,Heart TV,Drama.

Have all got new freeview licences from Ofcom.So what going on?

Drama.Well this is no big shock as we all Know it coming to freeview on 8/7/13

Heart TV.Could it be machester only?

Fire Hit TV.I have no idea what this channel is.It will be intresting to see where the spaces for it come from and the hours and LCN number.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:26
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Fire Hit TV.I have no idea what this channel is.It will be intresting to see where the spaces for it come from and the hours and LCN number.
Fire Hit TV could be related to Fire Hit Radio - an FM station in Bournemouth and on DAB digital radio across the South Coast. The owners have had previous experience in TV operations, so entirely plausible they might want to expand in to TV.
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Old 04-06-2013, 13:00
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Fire Hit TV could be related to Fire Hit Radio - an FM station in Bournemouth and on DAB digital radio across the South Coast. The owners have had previous experience in TV operations, so entirely plausible they might want to expand in to TV.
Thanks Bangers for the information.So look like another music channel comeing to freeview.
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Old 04-06-2013, 13:03
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Fire Hit TV could be related to Fire Hit Radio - an FM station in Bournemouth and on DAB digital radio across the South Coast. The owners have had previous experience in TV operations, so entirely plausible they might want to expand in to TV.
Fire Television Ltd has the same address as the radio station, so it is indeed related to Fire Radio.
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Old 04-06-2013, 15:50
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More information here.http://www.a516digital.com/2013/06/o...f-digital.html
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Old 04-06-2013, 19:07
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If I had to guess, I'd say Heart TV would be added to the Manchester mux.
Fire Hit TV is an interesting one. As it's a southern based radio station, I wouldn't expect them to be interested in Manchester for their TV service. As the TV channel appears to be a new venture for them, going all-out national on terrestrial from launch is a bold move. As such I'm wondering whether it is the first of the "quasi-national" channels on the local mux - or they've managed to strike a deal for it only to be present in Southampton and Brighton.
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Old 04-06-2013, 21:15
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Is Rowridge getting a local mux?
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Old 04-06-2013, 22:10
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Is Rowridge getting a local mux?
Yes..
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:59
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Any news on local TV for the Doncaster area, served by Emley Moor, please?
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Old 05-06-2013, 16:43
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Any news on local TV for the Doncaster area, served by Emley Moor, please?
Doncaster is outside the area of the Leeds local TV area. Any service for Doncaster from Emley Moor would overlap the Leeds coverage area and there aren't enough channels available for that. The best you can hope for at the moment is that the Leeds service area is extended, or the Sheffield service is extended using a new, more local, transmitter site (not Emley Moor) and that may require an additional aerial.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:23
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Thanks for the info, jj20
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Old 04-07-2013, 00:52
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I have a feeling this channel might appear on the freeview EPG today 4/7/13 but it only a feeling.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:56
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I have a feeling this channel might appear on the freeview EPG today 4/7/13 but it only a feeling.
Will it be a dramatic entrance?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:37
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Just noticed the job advert here http://www.studentradio.org.uk/job/2405

Description: Fire is a looking for a talented, experienced daytime Presenter to work on Fire Radio in Bournemouth with some work on our new Fire Hit TV broadcast service.

Jobs on Fire are rare Ė we pride ourselves on having a very low staff turnover and usually fight off talent scouts! Our newly refitted digital radio & TV studios, nice people and lovely Bournemouth beaches and life make this a job you donít want to leave.

...

Part of Triple Broadcast, Fire is expanding on digital radio and TV beyond its core South Coast FM radio market.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:02
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freeview channel 60 has been confirmed be Fire, and apparently a freesat and sky epg is pending.

getting more info is getting harder, but I did see a job advert on twitter for a studio multi skilled operator and director based in Cardiff for Triple (Fire's owners) which is not a normal base for the company.. which is a odd location for them.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:04
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This is rather strange. I would have thought that they would have been using the Connect IP service rather than an expensive linear stream. Going onto Sky and Freesat will not be cheap either as Sky SD epg slots are rather rare.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:27
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freeview channel 60 has been confirmed be Fire, and apparently a freesat and sky epg is pending.
I'm interested as to whether this will be a national channel on Freeview, or Manchester only, or whether they are aiming to be the "national" element on the local mux.

Going fully national on a commercial mux for their first TV venture seems a very bold (and expensive) move. But, I suppose if they've done the maths...
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Old 05-07-2013, 17:02
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Proof that it's appearing on LCN 60

https://twitter.com/FireHitTV
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Old 06-07-2013, 21:57
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Could it appear on the as-yet-unused Cardiff local multiplex, which was awarded at the same time as the Manchester mux? ie before the recent round of awards for local TV.
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Old 07-07-2013, 00:58
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Wouldn't local channels be placed at 51-53 first though?
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:03
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Could it appear on the as-yet-unused Cardiff local multiplex, which was awarded at the same time as the Manchester mux? ie before the recent round of awards for local TV.
Cardiff local multiplex would've made some kind of announcement if this was the case.

Manchester mux made a announcement say channel would be coming soon to replace the one that close.
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Old 07-07-2013, 19:05
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@AngusMast Unlikely - 51-54 are in use by HD channels (if you have a Freeview HD box or an IDTV compatible with DVB2). Non-DVB2 kit will not recognise the channels therefore leaving them seemingly vacant.
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Old 07-07-2013, 19:10
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@AngusMast Unlikely - 51-54 are in use by HD channels (if you have a Freeview HD box or an IDTV compatible with DVB2). Non-DVB2 kit will not recognise the channels therefore leaving them seemingly vacant.
When did you last retune ?

HD channels are now 100-4

51/2/3/6 are Manchester local channels.
51-3 are also in N.Ireland
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Old 07-07-2013, 19:13
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When did you last retune ?

HD channels are now 100-4

51/2/3/6 are Manchester local channels.
Yesterday (to get the new Drama channel). Still, it should be said, I don't have any Freeview HD kit, so I didn't see the move - and there still appeared to be a gap there.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:27
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So it's on the Manchester Local multiplex then...

https://twitter.com/FireHitTV/status/354000326350745601

We at Triple Broadcast are happy to tell you 1st Fire Hit TV starts testing on Ch 60 for 2.2M people in MCR & N Cheshire this week.
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