I guessing this is the deal agreed and we are now in the final stages of that deal going through. Once it has I expected more channel changes from discovery like quest moving to channel 12.
Dave and Yesterday have been running ads about the move. Home is not I guess because it’s temporary. Really and Home still displaying the UKTV logo but I’ve not seen many cross channel ads across soon to be BBC and Discovery channels.
Anyone know the date when UKTV will officials be split?
Have to say it’s a shame Dave has dropped so far down. I guess it will have some sort of effect going forward. Discovery have done well out of this.
Odd that they are bothering to put Home on 12 if its only temporary. Couldn't they have left the channel swapping until everything was cleared and ready to go so Quest (most likely) can just go straight to 12 and Home can move/close/merge at the time.
Isn't Home essentially being sold to Discovery along with its EPG slot, meaning that they have had to do it in two phases? When the BBC get Dave they wouldn't have been able to sell the slot, whereas the arrangement now means that Discovery can swap Home with Quest when both channels are under 100% common ownership.
I am no expert but my guess is the BBC agreed to move Dave so that the deal could go through for less. If they wanted EPG 12 then it would have cost them more.
I guess they done this swap to tie up the loose ends before the deal completes. If the deal was done then it would have been difficult to move channels because they are two separate broadcasters and that probably goes against a Freeview rule and it stop anyone squatting or making money out of someone else channel place.