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mr_vivian1,017 posts since 11 Oct 2015
UTV Newsline
I’ve always found it odd how C4 was launched to develop unique, original programmes and alternative viewpoints for underserved audiences and help develop an indie sector... and yet the very first programme they chose to air was a fairly run of the mill quiz show bought in from France that had already been tried out on air and was made by one of the dominant ITV companies! It wasn’t exactly a statement piece!


I agree, probably at the time (I wasn't even alive) everyone would have said the same thing. As odd as it is, it was a good choice because it's still on TV today.
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Hatton Cross3,245 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
But that was probably the idea.

First programme needed to look and flow on screen, as there would be extra pairs of eyes watching out of curiosity, and you didn't want a show that looked like it was thrown together at the last minute, so get a company with over 15 years (at the time) of programming making experience to make it.
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steveboswell492 posts since 8 Feb 2006
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
All4 and 4HD will be leaving Freesat on Thursday, according to an email sent out to registered users this morning:

Quote:
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.
Hatton Cross3,245 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
No - because Channel 4 are replacing 4HD with 4SD. The forth highest slot on the EPG is still protected.

Unless im wrong, I'm sure there are no Ofcom rules about which definition version of which channel has to sit in the first 5 slots of any platforms EPG.
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Markymark6,868 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
No - because Channel 4 are replacing 4HD with 4SD. The forth highest slot on the EPG is still protected.

Unless im wrong, I'm sure there are no Ofcom rules about which definition version of which channel has to sit in the first 5 slots of any platforms EPG.


Ofcom (or is it DCMS) say that the HD variants can only occupy the traditional 'SD' EPG positions if they are EXACTLY the same versions as the SD versions (i.e same adS, and regional programming).

However, rules state that only the SD versions of the five main PSB need to be carried, and be FTA