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One TV Christmas Shop has rebranded to GDTV (Going Down TV) on 699
 
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Gnaman TV has replaced Vectone Tamil on 816.

This is the first of what is likely to be several of the vectone channels to disappear, as they give up their epg slots to other asian services that want to launch but are being delayed due to the ongoing wait for the epg shuffle
 
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The ITV channels will be unveiling their new logos on Monday. The "blocks" that appeared a couple of years ago are being replaced by logos similar to the current ITV4 logo.
 
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ARY One World and ARY QTV are now testing. Both on 11343V 27500 2/3

ARY One World is tagged as 52360
ARY QTV is tagged as 52365
 
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Enjoy the ARY channels free period. Subsciptions have been announced like this:

ARY Digital only - £80
ARY One World / QTV / The Musik - £45
All four channels - £125
 
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The launch of kids channel CITV has been pushed back a month to March 11th.
 
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Bradford based Asian radio service Apni Awaz have started testing on 12402V 27500 2/3 tagged as "Apni Awaz". EPG slot to be confirmed.
 
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Radio Netherlands English Service is confirmed to be waiting for an epg slot. They will be joining Sky as soon as a slot is offered.
 
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On 860 rock service The Storm will be replaced by Chill at the end of this week.
 
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Sky Moves 10 has started test transmissions on 12286V 27500 2/3 tagged as 4604. (Only available to movies subscribers)
 
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Channel 4 has scrapped all red button interactive servics. The Chief Exec described them as "clunky and inefficient"
 
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Austarlian themed channel DownUnder TV is on course for a summer 2006 launch.

The broadcaster is in negotiations with a number of distributors to air shows such as Neighbours, Home and Away and Cell Block H and is also expected to commission a number of Aussie lifestyle and travel shows.
 
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2 Vectone channels to relaunch with new names.

Vectone ch-I to become Vectone Business
Vectone MH1 to become Barablu
 
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Now that C4 has scrapped the interactive red button service, they are planning a dedicated (subscription) service for the next series of Big Brother
 
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ARY One World added to epg 843
ARY QTV added to epg 844
 
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After 5 years on air, radio service Storm went off air this morning.It was replaced by Chill on 860
 
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Two channel renames this morning.

TTV on 166 is now iPlay
On 279, YooPlay has had a spelling change to YouPlay
 
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English language news service Al Jazeera International has been indefinitely delayed with an Autumn launch the earliest possible.
 
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Matinee Movies will be renaming to Movies4Men.

Bad Movies will be renaming to ActionMax

Edit - Bad Movies name corrected - they changed it!

Both services will go 24 hour next week.
 
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