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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Source: https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018/12/13/trace-acquires-uk-music-channels-from-sony-pictures-television/

I guess Sony only bought CSC in the first place for the Pop channels then? I wonder if they'll end up rebranded as something like Sony Kids?
TM
tmf9 London London
Sony bought CSC primarily for the True Movies/Entertainment channels, which were considered to be complimentary to Sony TV/Sony Movies. They weren't interested in the kids and music channels at first, but since then the kids channels have been developed in to a very successful business.
KE
kernow
Not much of a surprise really, when you consider the number of CSC music channels which have closed in recent years.

Quote:
We are looking forward to bringing the Trace brand, touch and expertise to these 4 UK music channels as well as synergies with the rest of the Trace ecosystem.



I wonder if this will result in the remaining CSC music brands disappearing at some point?

It would be a shame if the Chart Show brand disappears, as it's been around for over 30 years, and still uses the famous headphones branding.
Last edited by kernow on 15 December 2018 6:51pm - 2 times in total
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
So quite a few areas now losing at least one of the HD muxes, including BBC Four HD.

https://www.a516digital.com/2018/12/further-freeview-channel-switch-offs.html

Freeview really should have handled this much better and not just hoped the limit on these channels would be extended. France were brutal with their DTT transition, effectively closing the SD platform and launching a HD platform and ideally that is what needs to happen here - essentially giving notice to the SD muxes a few years back and giving channels time to get on the T2 muxes, whether in HD or SD, and then as switch off approached closing the old MP2 muxes rather than the new ones.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.

24 days later

AW
Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
DMAX coming to Freeview, now in clear on satellite:

https://www.a516digital.com/2019/01/dmax-joins-freeview-in-discovery.html
:-(
A former member
Just bet me to it Razz It also killing of the Travel channel..
AW
Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Presentation-wise, having not had a look at it in quite a while, it's still the same as back in 2010:

https://theident.gallery/dmax-2010.php
:-(
A former member
what a shame there never used these idents...

KU
Kunst World News
DMAX Italy doesn't use them anymore either, sadly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQaJ8HVW7E
They use these and similar, which are more male-oriented (more in line with the channel itself)

However, they sometimes have more creative ones, especially for Christmas etc.

As for DMAX UK, I guess they want to make it general entertainment, and want to make Quest more documentary-oriented
:-(
A former member
Is this all part of the moves ahead of UK TV spilt?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Seen to be quite a lot of changes to Freeview this week and next - probably best hold off that retune until they're all done.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
KU
Kunst World News
Hopefully that won't happen anymore

I really don't want a Discovery supremacy on the documentary channels

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