Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Freeview channel number shuffle.

Freeview channel number shuffle. (This message was also posted at; http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051541)
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Posted by; Brian Butterw

ITV 4, cITV, ITV 2+1, E4 and E4+1 move channel numbers.

On the 24 February 2009 the following freeview channels are moving;
ITV 4 from 28 to 24
cITV from 75 to 72
ITV 2 +1hour from 31 to 27
E4 from 31 to 27 andE4 + 1hour from 30 to 29

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Posted by; Stephen Phillips

WHY?
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Posted by; Briantist

Stephen Phillips: The purpose is to group the channels more logically?
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Posted by; Mark Agius

I wish they changed them all, so all systems would use the same channel numbers.

Eg.Freeview, Freesat, Freesat with Sky / Sky and Virgin = ....
BBC1 local = 1
BBC2 local = 2
BBC News = Same number for this channel on all systems
Sky News = ' '

and not ...
BBC H.D. = 108 Freesat (new type)
BBC H.D. = 140 Freesat (old type with Sky)
BBC H.D. = 143 Sky
BBC H.D. = 108 VirginBBC H.D. = ??? Freeview
bStephen Phillips bITV 4, cITV, ITV 2+1, E4 and E4+1 move channel numbers.
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Posted by; David

Where has the 2100-0100 CNN service gone?
Got it from the Redruth transmitter on Channel 8 for a few days then, gone!

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Posted by; Briantist

David: It should be on channel 86
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Posted by; Briantist


Mark: Yes, I have for years said channel numbers should be like STD codes, but the law says platform providers can do what they like as long as the first five channel numbers are allocated to BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1, Channel 4 (or S4C in Wales) and FIVE.

It doesn't help the multi-platform viewer very much.
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