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Can you get ITV III on Sky?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by spudgun, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. spudgun

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    Saw an advert for this new channel on TV last night, but according to this week's radio times there are only channel numbers given for it for telewest, ntl and freeview. Any ideas if you can get it on Sky?

    Also, according to ITV.com, this is only on the 3 aforementioned sources :( bit of a ******* really, as i wanted to watch rebus on it at 9 o'clock
     
  2. Turlough

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    from next year it will be on Sky (it says so in my TV guide)
     
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    Time to get a Freeview box - then you can watch ABC1 as well :thumbsup:
     
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    It is now on channel 119.

    Plus has been sacrificed for it, and ITV2 is now on 118.
     
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    Saves me the effort of getting the old VCR moved to the bedroom and connecting it to the Freeview box just to record one show a week :)
     
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    That is actually really annoying! There was a lot of stuff I liked to watch on Plus and it's been sacrificed for yet another sh!t£ ITV channel which will be lucky to get an hour a week of watchable programmes if it's anything like ITV2. Is that it then, Plus gone for good?
     
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    A lot of the programs on Plus were from the same archives that ITV3 are going to cherry pick, very likely some programs will cross over.
    ITV have bought out SKY so GSKYB is no more, I assume that Dsat carriage was that important Plus was sacrificed early just get ITV3 an EPG place quickly.
     
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    I'm quite annoyed that Plus has gone too. Although I didn't watch it regularly I did tune in occasionally. What makes it more annoying is that they seem to have created space for a Wine Channel! :eek: I like drinking the stuff but can't see the need for a whole channel on it....

    How do they decide when something can just be added or when something has to be dropped for it to go on?
     
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    SKY can not prevent any channel from launching on Dsat, as for an EPG slot there is a OFCOM laid down procedure including pricing which SKY has to follow for any legal channel that requests a slot.

    Once the procedure has been completed either the EPG is updated right there and then or perhaps delayed (with the broadcasters co-operation) until there are a number of updates to be done at once.

    Judging from the hatchet job they did with Plus it looks like ITV were desperate to get ITV3 onto Dsat to make the most of the money spent on advertising the launch.
     

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