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Neil Jones6,478 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Genome was built by scanning the listings from the Radio Times, so its entirely plausible that the CBBC and CBeebies channel wasn't published until October 2002. or it wasn't published in the region(s) that have been scanned, although I'll be honest I'm not entirely sure how the regions things works for the Radio Times and national networks, but I'd have thought by 2002 if a listing appeared in one region it appeared in all of them.

The earlier CBBC Repeats as far as Look and Read are concerned from earlier in 2002 are here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20070109111504/http://www.lookandread.myby.co.uk/dates/cbbc.shtml

"The digital CBBC channel launched on February 11th, 2002 - just in time for the winter half term. When half term was over, they started showing schools programmes during the day", so it looks like it started Feb 25th 2002 until, as previously discussed.
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TellyTime232 posts since 9 Jan 2017
looks like sky news changed it's location on NOW TV'S tv guide


Yes it's moved back up, now in 4th place.

In case it's of interest, this is the order that the channels would appear based on their current share of viewers across all platforms...

Sky News
Sky One
Sky Witness
GOLD
FOX
Comedy Central
Sky Atlantic
Sky Crime
Discovery
Sky History
National Geographic
SYFY
MTV
Sky Arts
Sky Comedy
Sky Documentaries*
Sky Nature*

* no data for these yet.
Rolling News1,510 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Another thing I have noticed is that say Huw’s out being used for the 5/6 and 10 - the studio presenter is different for the 5, 6 and 10. I recall a while back it being someone for the 5 and the same person for the 6 and 10.


I wouldn't be surprised if either 9/1 becomes same presenter, with Victoria Derbyshire presenting 10-1 from Studio C, then 5/10 becomes the same presenter. 6 could be paired with 8pm & 11pm bulletins


If anything its more likely it will be 1/5 and 6/10.
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JF World News (previously JPF) 273 posts since 21 Nov 2018
HTV West Points West
Another thing I have noticed is that say Huw’s out being used for the 5/6 and 10 - the studio presenter is different for the 5, 6 and 10. I recall a while back it being someone for the 5 and the same person for the 6 and 10.


I wouldn't be surprised if either 9/1 becomes same presenter, with Victoria Derbyshire presenting 10-1 from Studio C, then 5/10 becomes the same presenter. 6 could be paired with 8pm & 11pm bulletins
ToasterMan (previously BeanosOnToast) 212 posts since 17 Feb 2016
Granada North West Today
Class TV did have continuity (and DOG), during the blobs era.

Blobs mk1 era (2002-05):

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That's the first time I've seen a purple background version of the Class TV ident, I know once the colour coding per channel system was introduced in June 2002, the bug pattern backgrounds were changed to blue, (the colour of the CBBC Channel).

The earliest Class TV listing comes from November 4th, 2002 on Genome, but as it's missing CBeebies and CBBC Channel listings pre-October 26th, did Class TV launch with the channel or shortly after?
Jon8,622 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
Does this do litterally anything that the current voice assistants doesnt do with Ok Google and Alexa? Whats the point?

To simplify it a bit. Presumably at the moment if you ask it to ‘play Radio 1s’ it could give you a multitude of Radio 1s from all over the world. As I say that’s an over simplification as that request would almost certainly give you ‘BBC Radio 1’ but I hope you get the general gist.

At the moment if I ask Google to play a show from BBC Sounds and I just say ‘OK google play show name’ it’s unlikely to work so you have to ask ‘ok google open the BBC’ then make your request. So in that respect it would be much easier if BBC could have their own activation word on these services.

I guess an analogy would be the difference between having to search for something on Google that’s on the BBC website over their own search engine, only it’s a lot easier to find the content on a browser than a voice activated service where as a smart speaker only really has one chance to give you the right thing.