38 thoughts on “Update Scan – 13/09/12”

  1. I wonder if Capital and Heart were to go on 507 and 508 too as were both to launch today but now postponed a couple of weeks until the 27th.

  2. Channels moving up on the EPG, Buzmuzik, Bliss… soon Showcase and Information TV…

    Might EPG slots have been sold? Is this the very first EPG re-shuffle on fressat?

    Music section was suspicious anyway, with so many gaps.

  3. Also from Sept 19th: INFORMATION TV becomes 401 from 402 ;
    SHOWCASE becomes 400 from 403. So guess they are just filling in some of the gaps.

  4. Kokua said:
    Channels moving up on the EPG, Buzmuzik, Bliss… soon Showcase and Information TV…
    Might EPG slots have been sold? Is this the very first EPG re-shuffle on fressat?
    Music section was suspicious anyway, with so many gaps.

    most likely Channel4 had plans to put its(part owned) music channels there, but now they seems to have been crawling back to sky with film4 HD and more4 HD launching there…

  5. Its unwatchable as the bitrate is so poor, it looks like the lowest res youtube video stretched to full screen.

  6. Can we get any sort of conformation that More4HD and Film4HD are going exclusively Sky… the article on Digital Spy mentions sky but not Exclusively

  7. Liamo said:
    Can we get any sort of conformation that More4HD and Film4HD are going exclusively Sky… the article on Digital Spy mentions sky but not Exclusively

    Just seen this, maybe there’s some non-disclosure agreement about their availability elsewhere as it’s wrapped up with Sky on demand inclusion too. Bad news if they do run to Sky but they’ve their own transponder to fill so seems a bit odd to me. We all know how twisted Sky’s marketing and press releases are, take the BBC Olympic feeds for example! Nothing mentions exclusivity or HD sub inclusion.

  8. It says on Techradar that Film4 HD is already on Virgin Media and it is so obviously its not exclusive to Sky.

  9. Flyer said:
    Its unwatchable as the bitrate is so poor, it looks like the lowest res youtube video stretched to full screen.

    Rubbish, it looks like VHS with all that edge enhancement. Another music channel, just the job.

  10. I did laugh at the edge enhancement, it looks like theve run it through an embossed filter.

    I struggle to watch anything that looks that bad, even if it is in my field of interest.

  11. Richard Crichton said:
    It says on Techradar that Film4 HD is already on Virgin Media and it is so obviously its not exclusive to Sky.

    That’s true, forgot about Virgin. Still I bet if behind a paywall then Sky have paid C4 hansomely for the privilege of keeping these channels off freesat.

  12. Hi is there any chance that freesat boxs will allow you to go on YouTube
    And when is 5pn demand and 4od coming

    Thanks

  13. After the success of the Olympics coverage maybe another push is needed to fta channels that arent on the Freesat epg – there are quite a few that could be possible targets. OK not all of them would interest everyone, but any additions raise the Freesat profile another notch

  14. Dave w said:
    Hi is there any chance that freesat boxs will allow you to go on YouTube
    And when is 5pn demand and 4od coming
    Thanks

    I don’t see why not.There is a good chance they will if they are anything like smart hub tv’s and blu-rays.It depends what apps they get.
    *On Demand TV from BBC iPlayer and ITV Player with 4OD and Demand 5 launching before Christmas.

  15. Dave w said:
    Thanks Eamonn
    I have a humax pvr but may consider changing

    But the Samsung is not Freetime so won’t get 4OD and Demand5.

  16. Tom Wylie said:
    what is the latest position with STV – is it on FreeSat?

    If your referring to the HD version, and I assume you are, then not yet. It’s tunable in non-freesat mode at 10936V, SR23000, FEC 8/9, label 3855, but not yet on the EPG. Why is a mystery as ITV resolved their differences with STV Months ago.

  17. Dave w said:
    Ano they have done this for a while but why dose
    SKYs freesat boxhave more channels than our freesat box

    Perhaps because they have included all the rubbish channels which we can have if we want to in non Freesat mode. I have over 350 channels on my Manhattan Freesat box.

  18. Dave w said:
    Ano they have done this for a while but why dose
    SKYs freesat boxhave more channels than our freesat box

    Do you REALLY want the Freesat epg filled up with all the low budget c*** that litters the nether regions of Sky’s epg??

    There are dozens of slapper on a sofa, shopping channels selling tat, and religious rubbish that Sky can keep.

    There are actually relatively few fta channels on the Sky epg that arent on the FS system that would be popular additions to the Freesat epg.

  19. Thanks for your help and advice
    I was just thinking of a few of the good channels not on freesat
    Like — pick tv-Sony tv-challenge and may be 2 or 3 more but I do agree there’s loads of rubbish on there 🙂

  20. Dave w- you can get loads of channels in “non-freesat” tuning mode. Only notable ones that are really missing are Quest/Dave, shouldn’t be a problem to receive them if you have Freeview though. Most noticeable/best ones in “non-freesat” include Sly News/Pick tv/Challenge/Africa Channel/Record TV(Brazil)/Travel Channel/Horse+Country/Sahara 1 and a variety of others if they take your fancy. As a side-note I’ve noticed that the amount of sport available on Freesat is increasing all the time- i.e. Bundesliga highlights now every monday night on ITV4, BBC Alba showing live lower league scottish football regularly, similarly to S4C with their Welsh leagues coverage. Something for everyone with Freesat

  21. Dave w said:
    Thanks for your help and advice
    I was just thinking of a few of the good channels not on freesat
    Like — pick tv-Sony tv-challenge and may be 2 or 3 more but I do agree there’s loads of rubbish on there

    Pick and Challenge are easily available in non Freesat mode. Just store as a favourite if you have a Manhattan. BTW I don’t consider they are good channels.

  22. roger mellie said:
    Dave w- you can get loads of channels in “non-freesat” tuning mode. Only notable ones that are really missing are Quest/Dave, shouldn’t be a problem to receive them if you have Freeview though. Most noticeable/best ones in “non-freesat” include Sly News/Pick tv/Challenge/Africa Channel/Record TV(Brazil)/Travel Channel/Horse+Country/Sahara 1 and a variety of others if they take your fancy. As a side-note I’ve noticed that the amount of sport available on Freesat is increasing all the time- i.e. Bundesliga highlights now every monday night on ITV4, BBC Alba showing live lower league scottish football regularly, similarly to S4C with their Welsh leagues coverage. Something for everyone with Freesat

    Alba shows Scottish premier league football as well but not live.

  23. Richard Crichton said: Pick and Challenge are easily available in non Freesat mode. Just store as a favourite if you have a Manhattan. BTW I don’t consider they are good channels.

    Pick does show Stargate Universe and Star Trek Next Generation so there are some intelligent shows. Picture quality seems good as well but the HD version of STNG is not yet being broadcast.

  24. Dave w said:
    Thanks for your help and advice
    I was just thinking of a few of the good channels not on freesat
    Like — pick tv-Sony tv-challenge and may be 2 or 3 more but I do agree there’s loads of rubbish on there

    Sony TV is ftv not fta, and thats probably just a precursor to them joining the pay bouquet at the end of a years “probation”.

  25. kevin ver1 said: Pick does show Stargate Universe and Star Trek Next Generation so there are some intelligentshows. Picture quality seems good as well but the HD version of STNG is not yet being broadcast.

    True but you have to put up with all those awful Sky adverts. Bear in mind that they are Sky barker channels to get you to subscribe.

  26. Richard Crichton said: True but you have to put up with all those awful Sky adverts. Bear in mind that they are Sky barker channels to get you to subscribe.

    Cue to put the kettle on. 90% of those ads put me off subscribing to Sky. A case of believing it could be better.

  27. Well it’s one back on SKY cos if there giving a few channels
    To get people to subscribe . We get the channels and don’t subscribe 🙂

  28. Karra said:
    Admin, channel 505 is spelt Buzmuzik by the way.

    Jeff C
    freesat is fine ,any new channels are to the good I would like to have a look at non freesat channels but are having trouble tuning these in

  29. Why did the channel Record tv (brazil) went missing on freesat? anyone knows? I retuned my freesat box and there is a few new channels but the one I usually watch at first had bad or no signal and now went missing. Anoying, should I join Sky? :S

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