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EJ
EJNutz
According to Freeview rules, once a channel number has been allocated it must be used within 3 months or it is lost. Therefore it should launch by 18th June
JK
JK08




Launch within 12 weeks, that takes us to June 11 going from today.
SI
sigma421
According to Freeview rules, once a channel number has been allocated it must be used within 3 months or it is lost. Therefore it should launch by 18th June

Would that have to mean a launch or would a promo loop be enough?
MI
TheMike
According to Freeview rules, once a channel number has been allocated it must be used within 3 months or it is lost. Therefore it should launch by 18th June

Actually that's changed.

Freeview's latest rules came into force on 1st March. I've highlighted some of the key timeframes...

APPLICATION FOR AN LCN
Any channel provider which requires an LCN should submit its LCN application as per the process set out in Schedule 1, between eight and four weeks prior to the channel provider’s intended launch date of the channel. Applications received less than four weeks before the intended launch date of the channel will be processed, but in such cases Digital UK cannot guarantee that the intended launch date will be met.
The channel provider should:
• provide evidence confirming that its channel meets the criteria for an LCN as set out in sections 2.2 and 2.3. Evidence of a capacity agreement will be by way of a letter of corroboration from the relevant multiplex operator; and
• state which genre it believes would be most appropriate for the channel; and
• at its cost, supply Digital UK with any other information as specified in the allocation process or as Digital UK may otherwise reasonably request regarding
the channel.

The channel provider must ensure that all information provided by it or on its behalf is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Once a valid application with the relevant detail is received, it will usually take two weeks for Digital UK to allocate an LCN to the channel.

Digital UK will review the proposed genre, in accordance with Schedule 3 of this Policy.
If the channel might meet the definition of more than one genre, the following
considerations will apply, in this order:
• Whether any consumer protection issues might exist (in particular, any service which would qualify for an LCN in the Adult genre will be placed in that genre).
• Whether the channel is HD, IP-delivered, Streamed, text, interactive or radio in nature.
• The nature of the content on the channel as per our genre definitions.
If a channel is allocated an LCN and does not launch within eight weeks of the specified launch date, the LCN which was allocated to the channel may be withdrawn.

https://www.freeview.co.uk/sites/default/files/2020-09/digital-uk-LCN-policy-6-1.pdf

The rules allow a maximum 14 weeks to pass between the broadcaster being notified of their Freeview channel and launching, assuming the launch was delayed and the broadcast applied for the number exactly 8 weeks before.

Hypothetical scenario
8 weeks before: apply for channel number
6 weeks : notified of channel number
0 weeks: launch delayed
8 weeks late : launch

As per the 1st March revision of the rules, GB News would need to broadcast for at least six hours a day if the launch was delayed by more than eight weeks.

On satellite, a test transmission would normally appear up to four weeks before it's added to Sky and Freesat.
Last edited by TheMike on 19 March 2021 4:13pm
JO
Jon
JK08 posted:




Launch within 12 weeks, that takes us to June 11 going from today.

It does seem safe to say now they are going big on the ‘culture wars’ front, with a very much anti-woke agenda.
WL
W1LL
JK08 posted:




Launch within 12 weeks, that takes us to June 11 going from today.

What place does a comedian have presenting a programme on a so called ‘news’ channel?
GM
Gary McEwan
W1LL posted:
JK08 posted:




Launch within 12 weeks, that takes us to June 11 going from today.

What place does a comedian have presenting a programme on a so called ‘news’ channel?


What place does a chef have presenting a game show on BBC One? But it still happened didn't it?

Any reason as to why you're rubbishing him already or are you just out to get a reaction from people?
WL
W1LL
W1LL posted:
JK08 posted:




Launch within 12 weeks, that takes us to June 11 going from today.

What place does a comedian have presenting a programme on a so called ‘news’ channel?


What place does a chef have presenting a game show on BBC One? But it still happened didn't it?

Any reason as to why you're rubbishing him already or are you just out to get a reaction from people?

Comparing apples to oranges there. Don’t think it’s a massive ask to think news programmes should be presented by journalists and not comedians.
Jory, Ghost and CallumF gave kudos
GM
Gary McEwan
W1LL posted:
W1LL posted:
What place does a comedian have presenting a programme on a so called ‘news’ channel?


What place does a chef have presenting a game show on BBC One? But it still happened didn't it?

Any reason as to why you're rubbishing him already or are you just out to get a reaction from people?

Comparing apples to oranges there. Don’t think it’s a massive ask to think news programmes should be presented by journalists and not comedians.


Didn't stop Russia Today hiring Alex Salmond and he's certainly not a journalist is he?
CF
CallumF
W1LL posted:

What place does a chef have presenting a game show on BBC One? But it still happened didn't it?

Any reason as to why you're rubbishing him already or are you just out to get a reaction from people?

Comparing apples to oranges there. Don’t think it’s a massive ask to think news programmes should be presented by journalists and not comedians.


Didn't stop Russia Today hiring Alex Salmond and he's certainly not a journalist is he?

Ahh, yes - the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize winning, state owned propaganda machine Russia Today... Rolling Eyes
WL
W1LL
W1LL posted:

What place does a chef have presenting a game show on BBC One? But it still happened didn't it?

Any reason as to why you're rubbishing him already or are you just out to get a reaction from people?

Comparing apples to oranges there. Don’t think it’s a massive ask to think news programmes should be presented by journalists and not comedians.


Didn't stop Russia Today hiring Alex Salmond and he's certainly not a journalist is he?

Ah yes, Russia Today - the cornerstone of journalistic integrity.

Edit: Snap!
LL
London Lite Founding member
RT also had the comedian Tom Walker as Jonathan Pie.

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