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E4 on Freeview.

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Logo Hater, May 19, 2005.

  1. Logo Hater

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    I'm sorry if this has already been asked, (it probably has).

    I was wondering if anyone knows, if, when E4 is transferred over to freeview, will it be Free To Air, or part of the top up package, and will it disappear completely from satellite?.

    Many Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:
     
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    Supposedly free to air. I wouldn't be suprised it TOTV packed in after the move, I'd imagine E4 is the main reason for people subcribing to TOTV. It will stay on Satelite but I'd imagine it would be included in the cheapest package they do (or is it already?).

    Having said all that I'll believe it when I see E4 on freeview. Wasn't it supposed to be start of May?
     
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    End of May - to co-incide with the latest Big Brother.
     
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    May 27th IIRC(sure that's what i heard on Ch4 last night)
     
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    I can concur that ads on C4 say that E4 will start on the 27th May.

    Richie.
     
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    Many thanks for all those replies, but it begs the question. If it is going to to be Free to Air on Freeview but remain on satellite, will it still be scrambled on satellite. If it is, surely that would be pointless.

    It would not surprise me if that was to happen, I realised a long time ago that TV executives do things which appear to us normal folk, to be senseless.


    All of us on here are sensible aren't we. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Its been on Freeview DTT since launch ,but as part of Top Up Tv.The whole point of its May 27th fanfare is that it moves to Freeview proper,that is ,it will be free to view for any Freeview boxes.No encryption,no payments.
    It will continue to be a pay channel on satellite until 2008 when C4's current encryption deal with Sky ends.At least thats the current plan.
    It would not be a surprise if the launch of More4 coincided with attempts by C4 to get E4 as FTA or at least FTV in negotiations with Sky over encryption of More4
     

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