TCM ends it's free-to-air status

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  1. PhilipVass

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    Received this e-mail from TCM (Turner Classic Movies) the other day:

    "Thank you for your e-mail. TCM will no longer be free to air on SKY, but will become part of their Family Pack.
    The reason for doing this is to bring TCM in line with Turner's other entertainment channels and will enable us to deliver an effective service and better control of our signal.

    TCM is available as a paid package on SKY, Telewest and Ntl. Please see our website tcmonline.co.uk for further details.

    If you wish to subscribe to TCM please call one of the following cable & satellite providers:
    SKY: 08702 40 40 40
    Telewest: 0800 953 5383
    Ntl: 0800 183 1234
    We apologise for any inconvenience caused and trust you will continue to watch TCM - the home of unmissable movies.


    Jo
    To visit TCM please click on the link <http://www.tcmonline.co.uk> "



    To receive the channel on Sky you need a minimum subscription to the Family Pack.

    Cartoon Network/TCM (TNT) were FTA during analogue days but CN went subscription as soon as Sky Digital launched.

    This now ends all hope of Freeview ever seeing a film channel. :(
     
  2. Starburst

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    Other channels use SKY subcription revenues to subsidise the cost of DTT carriage, while it may be a long shot TCM could do the same.
    I am sure that they would get higher ratings from the 2million + with Freeview than the 8million with dsat.
    They would however have to vastly expand their selection but they do have the catalogue to do it.
     
  3. Azrikam

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    This is also being discussed in the "Movies and TV" forum, in case you're interested.
     

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