New Channels on Freesat

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Hi all

Well, apart from ITV HD and the Four family of channels, I haven't heard a lot about any other channels appearing on the platform - has anyone else?

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There should be a few new ones appearing on a monthly basis between now and the end of the year, but if the launch is anything to go by, they will sneak in without a blaze of publicity.
 

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The missing BBC & ITV regions will be added in the next few weeks. There are rumours that channels will start to be added next week.
 

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I read somewhere, that Fives contract with Sky expites at the end of June 2008. Let us hope the join Freesat.
 

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Expat said:
I read somewhere, that Fives contract with Sky expites at the end of June 2008. Let us hope the join Freesat.

The earliest date Ive seen rumoured for Five to join Freesat is October (C5 only, not the Fiver / FiveUS channels)
 

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I am already receiving Ch5, Fiver and Five US on my Freesat box.
 

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That will probably be a freesatfromsky box not a BBC Freesat receiver.
 

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Due to technical problems with the EPG software, new editions have been delayed.
 

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I would not miss any of the 5 channels, but I believe that their delayed appearance, it will only be 5, not the 5US or Fiver, is due to lack of space on Astra 2d. To me all 5 shows is Yankee rubbish and I never watch them so as far as I am concerned they can stay as far from Freesat as they can.

Some new channels should, indeed , appear before the end of the month, but Freesat never said that they would be adding channels monthly, just that there would be 200 channels before the end of the year. I would still not get too excited, because what Freesat call channels is not what I would, Freesat call radio and shopping cr&p channels. And before anyone asks about the UK channels it would seem that Virgin are not in any way too keen to have them on Freesat and as they own 1/2 and the BBC own the other 1/2, they will not come to Freesat, unless Virgin allows them to. If Virgin were to go after the cable bandits who steal their content, then they might be making enough money to allow the UK channels come to Freesat.

Very best regards Wez
 

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All Freesat channel launches have been postponed due to technical problems
 

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I heard that AS, but took it with the proverbial pinch of salt. Thank for clearing that up AS.

Very best regards Wez
 

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kerrywez said:
Some new channels should, indeed , appear before the end of the month, but Freesat never said that they would be adding channels monthly, just that there would be 200 channels before the end of the year.

Very best regards Wez

Quoted from Freesat's own home page......

Welcome to freesat -

brilliant TV for everyone

We’re a brand new digital satellite TV service from the BBC and ITV. We’ll entertain you with over 80 great TV and radio channels, and treat you to HD for free.

And we’ll bring you more channels each month, so our line-up will just get better and better.
 

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When new channels do arrive will they be in the epg automatically or will the setup menu have to be rerun ?
 

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They will appear automatically - just like on a sky box.
 

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This is just the soft launch, it takes time to gets things up and running. We are in at the begining.
 

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The three five channels are the clearest channels I pick up here in the south of spain. (apart from sky news). I fear if/when they are moved to the freesat platform we will no longer be able to pick them up!!!

I welcome the move but dread the day as I know it will become as hard to pick up as channel 4!!!!

Before everyone starts to point out that UK channels are only for the population in the UK etc, can I add they thanks to the internet you can watch BBC and ITV anywhere!!!

Why they dont beem it to west europe I dont know, 1 million expats in spain would be grateful.

If we are European then we should be free to watch any channel!!!!
 

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petert74 said:
The three five channels are the clearest channels I pick up here in the south of spain. (apart from sky news). I fear if/when they are moved to the freesat platform we will no longer be able to pick them up!!!

I welcome the move but dread the day as I know it will become as hard to pick up as channel 4!!!!

Before everyone starts to point out that UK channels are only for the population in the UK etc, can I add they thanks to the internet you can watch BBC and ITV anywhere!!!

Why they dont beem it to west europe I dont know, 1 million expats in spain would be grateful.

If we are European then we should be free to watch any channel!!!!

A very well discussed subject, but not for this thread please.
 

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Not sure if this the correct part of the forum to post this but my ITV1 Anglia W has suddenly thrown up a little cash bag meaning its pay to view, yet all the other ITV stations (regional) are in the clear? any body point me what to do
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Its probably moved to 10891H - one of the Anglias was testing on there last night.
 

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The following channels are confirmed as coming to Freesat:


All ITV regions and additional FTA channels (including but not limited to, ITV2+1, Film Four+1, E4+1 and More4+1, Zone Horror, Zone Reality, Kix and BET as well as digital radio stations including Capital Radio, Virgin Radio and XFM) will be available late July 2008



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