Source: http://www.shoppingtelly.com/Ideal World can now be view by anyone with a Freeview box on Channel 22. Val Kaye the commercial Director of Ideal World has issued the following statement.
"I am delighted to tell you that after much negotiation Ideal World is now live on Freeview ! (Channel 22)
This is, of course, in addition to broadcasting on Sky (635) and NTL (855) and expands our audience by a further 3 million potential viewers.
This is great news for the Company and a major coup ! There is a restricted number of channels on Freeview and we are very fortunate to have been chosen and approved.
Now Ideal World will be broadcasting on all the digital platforms. This means that from today, whichever broadcast platform viewers choose, they will be able to access Ideal World and when the current analogue signal is switched off Ideal World will be available to the whole of the UKs estimated 26 million households.
Fantastic news for us and our future !"
Shopping and Travel:
Channel 6 - ITV-2 (1 Hours, 30 minutes Teleshopping)
Channel 11 - Sky Travel (2 hours of holiday deals per day.)
Channel 16 - QVC
Channel 20 - Ftn (2 hours of holiday deals per day.)
Channel 22 - Now Ideal World
Channel 23 - Bid-up.tv
Channel 24 - Price-drop.tv
TCM - Teleshopping (Limited to 15 minutes)
News and Views:
Channel 40 - BBC NEWS 24
Channel 41 - ITV NEWS
Channel 42 - SKY NEWS
Channel 43 - Sky Sports News
Channel 45 - BBC PARLIMENT
Channel 46 - Community Channel
Again even TUTV:
Channel 44 - Bloomberg (5am - 10am)
Sad news...I am very pleased with TMF's output at the moment, i am really enjoying 'Sexy Dismissed', great show, i watch it every night, Behind the music is also quite good, kind of makes up for the Ftn they need to get that 6pm to 8pm slot sorted that's when i watched most TV.
But really, TMF, The Hits and Sky Travel are the only channels to improve sine the launch of FV.
I am surprised EMAP have not got 'Magic' on ch22 it would have been much better, more variety and The Hits would not need to go classic.
I suppose we have not lost anything bar 2 hours from Ftn which TMF have returned, the Ideal World channel sounds permanent which is very bad news, their was a rumour that it would share with 'Freesport' but it appears not, did i not read May 1st launch?, if so then it could be good news, the LCN has not been altered yet so i suppose it might only be a temporary arangement.