New channel?

Wired Jambo

Active Member
Oh Goody...just what we've all been waiting for...ITV2+1. :D
 

JimmyT

Active Member
Just seen on the Ofcom website that they have licensed a new service 'Fox International Channels (UK) Ltd - FX HD'. Ofcom do of course licence channels that are not aimed at UK audiences so this may not be a new UK programme service. But its sounds interesting! Full Ofcom update can be seen here: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tvlicensing/tvupdates/monthly/200703

Slightly off topic question, why do ofcom license channels not aimed at UK audiences. Is it because you can pick them up in the UK from other countries, through a specialist dish or whatever?
 

Starburst

Novice Member
It's for a UK HD channel, content and launch date not yet announced nor if it will be on sat and cable.

This link posted over at DS.
 

JimmyT

Active Member
It's for a UK HD channel, content and launch date not yet announced nor if it will be on sat and cable.

This link posted over at DS.

It does suggest on the ds link that it will be ok Sky HD, although that maybe guesswork on their part. I guess it makes sense when the SD version is already on Sky. Amazing that they are putting together an HD channel when Sleeper Cell wasnt even broadcast in widescreen on FX.
 

Starburst

Novice Member
Amazing that they are putting together an HD channel when Sleeper Cell wasnt even broadcast in widescreen on FX.



It makes some sense, a complete upgrade in playout facilities in one step instead of two or three as most broadcasters seem to be doing. FX in the US are moving to HD on DirecTV so it may also be a corporate home office decision as a branding exercise.
 

JimmyT

Active Member
It makes some sense, a complete upgrade in playout facilities in one step instead of two or three as most broadcasters seem to be doing. FX in the US are moving to HD on DirecTV so it may also be a corporate home office decision as a branding exercise.

Good news anyway, the more HD channels the better
 

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