No more 4HD or all4 on Freesat?

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    1. True Romance

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      Just had this email, have I missed this news?

      We’re sorry to announce that All 4 and 4HD will be leaving Freesat on Thursday 22nd February, 2018.

      Channel 4 is still available in standard definition, but any recordings you have scheduled for 4HD will need to be re-set in SD (via channel 104).

      E4, More 4, 4seven and Film4 remain unaffected and can be accessed via the TV guide as usual, but the rollback guide and catch-up TV for all of the Channel 4 channels will no longer be available via your Freesat box.

      If you have any questions about these changes please read our Q&A here, and to find out where else you can watch All 4 please visit all4.com/how-to-watch

      Thanks,
       
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      Just got this email also, pretty poor. The Q&A section doesn't answer the most important question. WHY are they leaving Freesat?
       
    3. True Romance

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      Money would be my guess.
       
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      super annoyed about this. I'm guessing Sky have instigated it to give them exclusivity, they've already got Film 4 HD.
       
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      Freesat twitter are telling people that its a C4 decision and to ask them directly the reason for it.
       
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      just got the email,gutted,petition time ?
       
    7. True Romance

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      Is it worth it?
       
    8. kahlua

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      yea possibly not the decision has obviously been made some time ago,and i assume its still available on freeview.
       
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      Annoyed at this, new season of Homeland in SD... I don’t think so, I guess I’ll have to stream it instead.
       
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    10. Ensor

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      Me too, I was considering moving to Freesat if I end up having to replace my DigitalStream due to the current issues our machines are experiencing.

      No C4HD is a deal breaker for me.

      I wouldn't be surprised since C4 carries live FTA Formula 1, they probably want people to get used to SSF1HD being the only satellite channel to offer it in HD. Or am I just being cynical?
       
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      Struggling to understand how they can do this with less than two days notice? Like you say something must have been going on behind closed doors for some time.
       
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      But not just the HD issue also the roll back on demand service. :mad:
       
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      yea really short notice,this has been done for a while.
       
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      this has to be it,sky flexing its mussels,all about f1.
       
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      I'm annoyed about this too. I was about to buy another Humax box for the bedroom but I won't bother now. I've noticed a few of the music channels have disappeared lately too, and the only adult channel they had.
       
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      Maybe it's the increased competition with all the new channels on Freesat, especially the docu tv genre & those rumoured to be in the pipeline


      &/or maybe sky trying to hit back against the rise of Freesat ... wiv a deal.

      With all the new channels that have moved to Freesat from Sky or launched on Freesat. . this is an odd one.
       
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      This has to be an April Fools joke poster early.
       
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      Very little info currently on the 'net outside of the email and Freesat announcement. Nothing to suggest C4HD is leaving Freeview too.
       
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      Freeview have got this on the twitter :

      "We have no information to say that this channel will be leaving the Freeview TV platform."
       
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      The F1 battle is over so it's nothing to do with that, it disappears behind Sky's pay wall from next year. Several music channels have left the Freesat EPG recently but remain broadcasting FTA. Hopefully C4HD will remain FTA so we can use non Freesat mode.
       
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      Quite true, but it would still be to Sky's benefit if SSF1HD were to be the only channel on satellite to carry it in HD even now.

      And it's exactly the sort of underhand tactic I'd expect from a company with a Murdoch on its board.
       
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      A big step backwards. They should be switching SD Off, not HD. LOL.
      How is this even allowed?
      The UK use to be the best in programme and picture quality. Now we are so far behind it' surreal. Very poor video quality and I wont even mansion DAB quality.
       
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      How annoying we buy the kit at great expense ,and they pull a trick like this.Might as well all go back to black and white TV ,and AM radio.
      Im lucky I've got Freeview hopefully that,s safe .
      I feel sorry for people who can only watch TV by satellite dish.
      Makes me wonder would it still be available on non Freesat mode.
       
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      Very disappointed to get that email same as everyone. Like others have indicated, we're going backwards in this country.
       
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      I wouldn't ... satellite is not Freesat .. .. on satellite ..eg multi sat / motorised ... you're talking about 1000s & 1000s of channels of every genre do something like just is hardly noticed.

      UK Freesat or its epg/ platform is quite different but it's still an odd/ unexpected move.
       
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      Freesat appear to have put the EPG listing fees up - see link in post #23. Which sounds likely as other channels have gone recently but remain broadcast FTA.

      Channel 4 is probably trying to do what Discovery/Eurosport did with Sky. :D
       
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      Any really cheap deals going with Sky whilst we wait for this all to blow over?
      Or do I get a Freeview recorder?
       
    30. lance.carter

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      I'm gutted. The only worthwhile channels on Freesat are the BBC, ITV and C4 ones...and it's obviously nice to watch in HD since we've all had the kit for 10 years or so, you can't go back to SD.

      it's clearly ridiculous that C4, a not-for-profit organisation and Public broadcasting organisation can't make the budget . Equally as proposterous that Freesat can't recognise that a nfp organisation can't pay, but would rather lose the channel than re-structure it's pricing or whatever.

      Everyone seems to lose in this scenario, except Sky, which makes it even worse.

      i'm going to sit it out for a month and see if they can secure the channel again.
       

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