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Old 08-02-2009, 18:00
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With all the changes happening on Freeview, and likely to happen during switchover, I thought it might be a good idea to do something similar to that done on the Freesat forum, namely a thread logging changes. If anyone wants to discuss a change in more detail, they can start a dedicated thread. It might be interesting to view these pages in the future to remember when changes took place.

Beginning with February 2009-:
February 2, 2009:
Russia Today launches on LCN 85. Broadcasting hours 6am-8am. Broadcasts on Mux D, during Dave+1 downtime.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=971936

February 3, 2009:
Film 4 moves to LCN 15 from LCN 32. Some Freeview equipment requires you to delete Film 4 on 32 before re-scanning to get the channel on LCN 15.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=982456

DirectGov launches on Freeview LCN106. Placeholder appeared a week earlier. Digital Spy report from 3rd Feb: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/digitalt...-freeview.html

February 6, 2009:
Forthcoming EPG moves in February discussed http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=985991
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Old 10-02-2009, 20:21
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Great idea for a thread.

Can I request that only changes announced by Broadcasters, Freeview, DMOL, DTG, Ofcom and Digital UK are posted here?

Amateur sites which can so easily masquerade as 'official' can spawn confusion and at times false information so please no pointers from them.

Thanks a516 for this.
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Old 10-02-2009, 20:32
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DVB - Couldn't the OP put a speculation bit instead of ommitting them???

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Old 12-02-2009, 22:15
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I thought the way a 'Changelog' worked was that changes are reported after they happen that way it leaves all speculation and worry about whether its true or not out and only show true information... or at least that's how the one on the cable section works.....
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Old 12-02-2009, 22:52
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With all the changes happening on Freeview, and likely to happen during switchover, I thought it might be a good idea to do something similar to that done on the Freesat forum, namely a thread logging changes. If anyone wants to discuss a change in more detail, they can start a dedicated thread. It might be interesting to view these pages in the future to remember when changes took place.

Beginning with February 2009-:
February 2, 2009:
Russia Today launches on LCN 85. Broadcasting hours 6am-8am. Broadcasts on Mux D, during Dave+1 downtime.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=971936

February 3, 2009:
Film 4 moves to LCN 15 from LCN 32. Some Freeview equipment requires you to delete Film 4 on 32 before re-scanning to get the channel on LCN 15.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=982456

DirectGov launches on Freeview LCN106. Placeholder appeared a week earlier. Digital Spy report from 3rd Feb: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/digitalt...-freeview.html

February 6, 2009:
Forthcoming EPG moves in February discussed http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=985991
Great idea, subject to the suggestion made by DVB Cornwall being implemented
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Old 13-02-2009, 19:34
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Thank you for the positive feedback and thank you to the mods for making it 'sticky'.
Yes, please keep the log for official announcements, and if you are aware of a change, post it here with a quote & link to the source.
If you post a change, check to see if there is a thread about it (e.g. a thread might have been started as a result of previous speculation) or start a new one, giving DS forum users an opportunity to discuss this in more detail, keeping this thread for change logs only.
In that way it will be useful for users to check this thread if they want to check to see if there have been any changes to their Freeview service, or to see if there have been any official annoucements about imminent changes to the service.
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Old 16-02-2009, 12:52
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Five is now FIVE and Five US is now FIVE USA on 5 and 35 respectively.
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Old 18-02-2009, 19:57
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February 18, 2009:

(Forthcoming change)
Freeview officially announces changes to its channel numbers (first discussed on DS on the 6th Feb). The changes will take place on February 24th:

ITV4 moving from channel 28 to 24
CITV moving from channel 75 to 72
ITV2+1 moving from channel 31 to 27
E4 moving from channel 29 to 28
E4+1 moving from channel 30 to 29

http://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview/R...-February-2009

Boxes/TVs may need rescanning (if not done automatically). Viewers who haven't rescanned recently, will also notice the recent additions/changes logged above in their channel lineup.

Join the discussion at: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=985991 Thanks to "Clive123", who reported the Freeview website article on the changes on the EPG changes thread.
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Old 18-02-2009, 21:44
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February 18, 2009:

(Forthcoming change)
Freeview officially announces changes to its channel numbers (first discussed on DS on the 6th Feb). The changes will take place on February 24th:

ITV4 moving from channel 28 to 24
CITV moving from channel 75 to 72
ITV2+1 moving from channel 31 to 27
E4 moving from channel 29 to 28
E4+1 moving from channel 30 to 29

http://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview/R...-February-2009

Boxes/TVs may need rescanning (if not done automatically). Viewers who haven't rescanned recently, will also notice the recent additions/changes logged above in their channel lineup.

Join the discussion at: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=985991 Thanks to "Clive123", who reported the Freeview website article on the changes on the EPG changes thread.
Are they changing stream... because if not.. I'm waiting till there's something Important i want to rescan for.
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Old 19-02-2009, 17:58
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Why are they moving channels?

It seems pointless to me.
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Old 19-02-2009, 20:51
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Why are they moving channels?

It seems pointless to me.
Its to divert people's attention from the fact that Freeview is getting worse.
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Old 19-02-2009, 22:01
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Further to recent posts on the changelog: No stream or multiplex changes have been announced. This is just an exercise by ITV and Channel 4 to move their digital services up the channel list by filling what are now vacant channel numbers. Please see http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=985991 for a full discussion of the changes.

Any stream/multiplex changes will be announced here on the Changelog when they come.
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Old 19-02-2009, 23:32
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why not log the changes when they happened ?
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Old 20-02-2009, 13:36
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Film4 maybe extending it's hours!

5.3 We intend to broadcast the extended version of our Film4 service in HD UKwide
from the hours of 11am to 4am (Film4’s transmission hours will be
extended by two hours in March 2009
). Between the hours of 7am and 11am a
children’s service in HD will be provided UK-wide by S4C. The residual
hours will ultimately be used to provide Push VoD services potentially in both
HD and standard definition

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radiocomms/d...s2nd/c4s4c.pdf
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Old 21-02-2009, 09:16
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Film4 maybe extending its hours

5.3 We intend to
Please keep the changelog for logging changes that have actually happened, rather than speculation and intentions
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Old 21-02-2009, 13:57
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Please keep the changelog for logging changes that have actually happened, rather than speculation and intentions
I apologies for this! However, I believe that this is a fact and not just speculation.
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Old 21-02-2009, 15:38
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I apologies for this! However, I believe that this is a fact and not just speculation.
but this has not happened yet so you can not log it but you can talk about it on the freeview forums hope that clear it up
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Old 24-02-2009, 12:29
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Dave + 1 has changed to Dave ja vu (Waltham, scanned at 12.15 today)
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Old 24-02-2009, 13:54
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The Quest caption on LCN47 has changed (yesterday) to show the launch date of 14/5/09.

At about 12.01pm today the following LCN changes occurred.

24 (from 28) ITV4
27 (from 31) ITV 2+1
28 (from 29) E4
29 (from 30) E4+1
72 (from 75) CITV

25 Dave +1 the service name became "Dave ja vu"
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Old 24-02-2009, 14:31
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97 relabelled as Television X
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Old 24-02-2009, 14:40
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five become FIVE
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Old 24-02-2009, 14:42
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See post #7
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Old 24-02-2009, 14:44
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soz i miss that one
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Old 24-02-2009, 14:55
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97 relabelled as Television X
That happened some time ago, certainly not today.
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Old 25-02-2009, 17:10
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301 302 now have epg listing
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