End of year channel closures

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Two channels currently known to be definitely ceasing analogue at the end of the year :(

Deutsche Welle is closing down off 13E 11161 V on Hotbird 6

K1010 - a german quiz channel is closing off 10861 H on Astra 2C - is currently only radiating an info loop.

There is some suggestion that BTV 4U may be ceasing off 19Eas well, although Im not certain about this one.

Other forthcoming service changes:

RBB Berlin ceases off Astra 1C in April 2005, and two Polish services are under sentence of death from 13E.

At least one new German channel is due to start within the next few months. Provisionally called Star TV, although I believe there is a dispute from a canadian station about the use of that name which ahs delayed tests.

:ny :ny :ch3
 

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THinking about it - does anyone have any definite info about the Polish channel closing (TV4 & TVN) They were supposed to go over the summer, but are still going for the time being.
 

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Hooray! More bandwidth for DIGITAL!!!!

Ooohhh, sorry m8! Couldn't resist! O-Ha ;)
 

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Bah humbug. Fortunatly the malt whisky has kicked in and im nicely mellow, so wont rise to provocation! ;) :D
 
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Channels on 19.2 analogue like K1010 and B TV are quiz channels anyway and are better to be gone off analogue. Hopefully 9 Live Television will be next followed by TV Shop!!

I heard that many channel providers like RTL,ARD.... have signed long term agreements with astra to stay on till 2012!!!!!

I think the only channels what will stay on 13e analogue in the long term are BBC World,RAI Uno,TV5 the international channels because these channels are used in hotels ect.. and many arnt going to upgrade the equipment until everything cuts off

:chc
 

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RAI is probably safe until 2007. The main German channels on 19E are safe until 2010-2012
 

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Analoguesat said:
Two channels currently known to be definitely ceasing analogue at the end of the year :(

Deutsche Welle is closing down off 13E 11161 V on Hotbird 6
I assume you are referring to analogue transmissions or just on that transponder and frequency as I am watching DW on 13deg E 11604 H 27500 5/6 right now in English
 

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Yes just analogue closedowns reported on this thread.

Just spotted - TRT International reported leaving Hotbird on 15th Jan..

FFS theres going to be nothing left on 13E! :( )(-red
 

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K1010, BTV4U ceased as planned. They were gone when I checked at 2345 last night, so I assume they weere pulled off at midnight Germany time. Deutshe Welle is gone this morning.

Get those tp's back on air with lots of new digital channels pdq!
 

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Is it true that TRT will be ceasing off hotbird.As i have a friend who has an analogue receiver and likes watching this channel??????
 

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Is it true that TRT will be ceasing off hotbird.As i have a friend who has an analogue receiver and likes watching this channel??????
It's still listed on their website so news may be premature or website needs updating!

h**p://www.trt.net.tr/wwwtrt/uydualis.aspx?kitaadi=Avrupa&tddeger=2
 

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The TRT news came up on German Transponder News Forum. If you read German, the details are here:

hxxp://forum.transponder-news.de/viewtopic.php?t=2390

And they seem to have got their news from this Turkish language sat forum:

hxxp://www.turkeyforum.com/satforum/

However as my Turkish is much worse than my German, I'll leave it for someone else to find it.
 

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Transponder News forecast the demise of TRT 2 off Turksat 1C east beam on the same thread as the prediction of TRT Intl closing, and that one seems to have ceased this afternoon.....
 
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What are the BBC plans to close down BBC World or hopefully is it going to last a few more years?
 

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What are the BBC plans to close down BBC World or hopefully is it going to last a few more years?
Not heard anything, so I'd imagine it was safe for a few years yet.
 

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Is it true that TRT will be ceasing off hotbird.As i have a friend who has an analogue receiver and likes watching this channel??????
Update for you - TRT are chopping the scpc transmission as well - they are concentrating on 42E. Apologies for the rough translation, not one of google's better ones:

on 15 January 2005 the Turkish foreign channel TRT Int. will stop its transmit mode according to own data to Hot Bird, 13 degrees of east.
Thus Hot Bird 6-Transponder 10.974 GHz h is switched off in few days.
Also the similarly transferred radio broadcasting programs as well as the digital SCPC Einzeltraeger on 10,957 GHz h are concerned.
TRT will concentrate completely in the future on the radiation of its programs over the TURKSAT position 42 degrees of east.
A continuation of the digital radiation via Hot Bird will not give it therefore.

From Transponder News
 

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So then only a few analogue channels will be like Tv4,Magyar Tv,TVN,Rai on hotbird.They don't seem to be going in the near future,what do you think analoguesat?????
 
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