Disney opts to axe ABC1

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  1. DrPepper

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    Ah what! I love ABC1, well ok mainly for Scrubs. Sad to see it go. :(
     
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    Me too! Scrubs and 8 Simple Rules :(
     
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    Gutted, i love watching Scrubs, Less than perfect and 8 Simple Rules on Freeview :(
     
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    But I could see it coming, all they showed were repeats, but I seemed to laugh at every repeat anyway!
     
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    Hi,

    The reason ABC1 is being cancelled, is because they weren't allowed to broadcast after 6pm on Freeview, which resulted in a significant proportion of lost viewers, as a lot of their best shows only aired after 8pm, and due to some mature content, weren't able to be repeated in the daytime, without significant editing (e.g. Once And Again, Commander-In-Chief, Scrubs, Ghost Whisperer, et al). As such, the reduction in viewers was so significant, that the revenue outlay for acquiring the programming, and being able to run it only after 6pm to Sky and Cable viewers, didn't balance out, against the money received from advertisers.

    Hence, the channel was not even breaking-even, let alone making any kind of profit. If ABC1 had been able to stay on Freeview, and transmit the same hours as on Sky and Cable, (6am-4am), then the channel would more than likely have survived. Sadly, though, this was not to be.

    Oh well.... Let's hope the new Virgin1 channel starting in late-October on Sky and Cable, and possibly Freeview, will make-up for the loss of ABC1. (Or maybe that's another reason why ABC1 is going... to make room for Virgin1 instead? :eek: )


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    That makes sense then if that's why it's being axed.

    Isn't FTN the channel which is being replaced by Virgin1 on Freeview?
     
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    no big loss, I already have most of Scrubs on DVD anyway ;)
     
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    Sky still has Paramount Comedy for Scrubs
     
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    And E4 has scrubs too:D
     
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    Shame, as although it wasn't fantastic, and was a rolling 3hr repeat show or whatever, at least it was non-stop comedy : which was the only one Freeview had....

    I think they sould replace it with Paramount comedy and let it show 24hrs a day, but I bet they won't!
     
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    It seems to have vanished for me today , gutted :(

    I'll miss Megan Fox :hiya:
     
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    That was quick. I was expecting it to be months away. :(

    At least Virgin 1 starts on Monday on Freeview. :)
     
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    It's not 24/7 is it? If not, what times, does anyone know?
     
  15. DrPepper

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    strange digiguide list does not have programs from 6am to 6pm?

    Radio Times lists 24hr of programs.
     
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    It doesn't have a great start and apparantly the one programme (sarah Connor Chronnicles) I want to see is not on until next year.

    It is 24 hours or close to it.
     
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    I do believe it starts at 18.00 hrs (although the first day seems to start at 21.00 hrs)
     
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    It's a shame about ABC1 both that it's being axed and that they were forced into playing the daytime shows to death. When it was introduced, it did look promising.
     
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    It is 24 hours from the 2nd.

     
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    Yeah same here :( ABC1 was ace.
     
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    They are planning better programmes and should have waited so they can show them. They are supposed to be doing The Unit and Blade the Series sometime.
     
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    Looks nowhere as good as 8 Simple Rules, Scrubs and the one about the two ssiters and all the rest :p
     
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    The problem with ABC 1 was that they were still repeating seasons/episodes from years ago. I bet over half of the Home Improvement episodes was never shown as it was the same over and over. Even 8 simples only last 3 years.
     
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    I wonder how ABC1 wasn't able to get primetime hours, but Virgin1 has been?

    Are they using the reorganised timeslots of UKHistory and Bright Ideas?
     
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    I believe ABC1 was sharing a frequency by another channel or something like that. Virgin1 is taking over from FTN which will be no more.
     
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    What time is it?

    It's Tool Time, well not anymore. :(
     
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    Virgin 1 has started now.

    It also looks like it isn't 24 hours on Freeview and starting at 6pm. I was looking forward to seeing some old Knight Rider episodes which is on in the morning and afternoon.:mad:

    On a plus, The Unit starts on Wednesday at 9pm and repeated on Friday at 9pm. Star Trek DS9 is on everyday at 8pm from tomorrow.
     
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    I've just done a freeview rescan and Virgin 1 isn't comming up?
     

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