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Old 13-09-2017, 01:20   #31
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

Forces TV, (a military themed television channel that first launched in 2014 on satellite and cable) is to join Freeview.

The service will launch on 16th October 2017 on Freeview channel 96.

Freeview launch highlights include a behind-the-scenes documentary In Kabul: Britain’s Military in Afghanistan (Tuesday 17 October at 6pm) and Poacher Patrol, which follows UK veterans training those at war with lethal poachers in South Africa (Tuesday 31 October at 6pm).

The channel also shows classics such as Knight Rider, (starting Tuesday 17 October at 10pm) and Street Hawk, (from Friday 20 October at 10pm).
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Old 17-09-2017, 02:57   #32
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

Airwolf is another one, and the A team... - actually has quite a good selection of older programs with a military / action theme, plus documentaries.
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Old 20-09-2017, 21:59   #33
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

Some good news and some bad news:

- The launch date has been brought forward to 28/9/17.

- Only about 75% of the country with HD devices will be able to receive it.

An easy way to check is to see if you can get Freesports on channel 95. If you can, you should be able to tune in the Forces TV placeholder on channel 96
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Old 22-09-2017, 15:31   #34
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

Could GOLD be coming to Freeview?

UKTV are currently testing an (encrypted) channel on satellite using Eden, but with EPG listings for GOLD HD!

Hopefully they will make GOLD SD FTA and put it on Freesat/Freeview (which might explain the confusion over an advert that appeared to suggest that it was advertising GOLD as being on Freeview) and keep the HD variant behind a paywall as they have done with some of their other channels.
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Old 24-09-2017, 07:07   #35
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

Update: Eden HD is to close on Sky at 6am on Monday, with the capacity being used to eventually create GOLD HD.

This then paves the way for UKTV to make Eden SD and GOLD SD FTA and join Freesat/Freeview . I imagine that GOLD will be prioritised over Eden on Free where capacity is more scarce/expensive.
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Old 21-10-2017, 02:12   #36
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

Doesn't look like GOLD is coming to Freeview any time soon...

Apparently, Spike is to be rebranded as 5Spike.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

QVC Extra is said to be temporarily rebranding to QVC Christmas, however, Ofcom have received an application to change the name from QVC Extra to QVC Style.

Suggests to me that it will be QVC Extra--->QVC Christmas--->QVC Style.
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Old 04-11-2017, 18:08   #38
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

From 30/11/17 Talking Pictures is moving muxes and will be available to more people. An HD box or TV will no longer be required.

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From the afternoon of Thursday 30th November, Talking Pictures TV will be available on Freeview NATIONWIDE to 90% of the Country! No Need for any special equipment – we will be on almost all your Freeview TVs . If you can currently watch Yesterday Channel on number 19 or Home on number 25 you will get us (which is pretty much everyone) so all your neighbours, friends and fellow film fans who have been moaning that they can’t get us on their TVs PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD you NO LONGER NEED HD boxes or TVs to watch us – We are Thrilled to be able to bring Talking Pictures TV and some important films from cinema history to TV screens into even more homes across the country.

Those of you who already get us on 81 will need to retune ON THE DAY. Those of you who only get us for certain hours on Local TV stations WILL GET US 24 Hours a Day ON CHANNEL 81 from Thursday 30th November just after lunch. For help on how to retune, visit Freeview.co.uk/support or Freeview channel 100.
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Re: New channels planned for Freeview.

Together TV is a new channel from the Community Channel, planned to launch on Freeview (and other platforms) in early 2018.

Info. courtesy of jj20x.
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