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Old 15-05-2017, 00:17   #1
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BT Showcase may close on Freeview

There's been speculation that BT Showcase will be closing altogether on Freeview.

Some of the reasons put forward for this speculation are:

- It appears that BT have vacated permanent SD space on one multiplex and taken up temporary HD space on another.

- The mux that they have moved to will close in 2020, when new 5G mobile services will take up some of Freeview's current frequencies.

- From season 2018/19, there is no indication/assurance that they will maintain BT Showcase on Freeview- the Press Release announcing the new Champions League/Europa League deal made no reference to Freeview coverage, and said:

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.... BT will enhance its social media coverage to reach new audiences, by making clips, weekly highlights, UEFA’s magazine show, and both finals available for free on social media. ....
http://www.btplc.com/News/#/pressrel...league-1840860

"So, in terms of free coverage, it appears that BT have only undertaken to broadcast 2 live matches- the finals- and the emphasis is on free coverage being on social media. Add to this, that BT appears now to only have temporary capacity on Freeview, then I think it begs the question as to whether BT will be broadcasting BT Showcase on Freeview long after next season".
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Re: BT Showcase

Wouldn't bother me if BBC closed down altogether, I never watch it anyway and have no interest in football.

That's just me though.
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This isn't a BBC channel, it's owned by BT.
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Re: BT Showcase

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This isn't a BBC channel, it's owned by BT.
Still doesn't bother me one iota.
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