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BBC One+1

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ST
steddenm UTV Newsline
I just came across this on the BBC website - https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/dg-bbcone-plus1 - which states that the BBC were going to launch a +1 variant of BBC One but it never came to fruition.

Would make sense for the BBC to operate a +1 service of One and Two as the other "main" channels have their variant.

What did happen to the channel.

The text from the page quoted above is below in spoiler links.

Date: 08.10.2013 Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.07
Category: BBC One; Corporate
BBC Director General Tony Hall announced today that Britain's most-watched channel will launch a BBC One +1 channel.
Speaking today, he said: “Any plan for channels starts with BBC One. Above all, BBC One needs to be on top form. It has to be the nation’s favourite channel, but also its bravest. We’ll also look to launch a BBC One +1 channel, too – it’s what audiences expect, especially younger ones, and it means people can get more of what they’ve already paid for.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, adds: "This is brilliant news for BBC One viewers, it means the content we pay for delivers even more value for audiences. In a world of increased choice, +1 will enable licence fee payers to have even more access to our broad range of programmes every day."

BBC One already reaches 80 per cent of the population on average per week, by far the biggest reach of any other channel. The backwards programme guide on YouView and Freesat is already helping audiences fit more of the best content into their busy lives. The extras audiences get through the red button and our new connected red button makes pressing red even better, bringing TV, radio and online seamlessly together on the living room TV, in the simplest way possible. And with plans to launch on a number of new platforms, including FreeView, Freesat and YouView, in the next 12 months - this is what channels will feel like, in the future.

Further details on when this new service will launch and how it will be made available to licence fee payers will be confirmed in due course.

This proposal may require approval from the BBC Trust.
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
It was vetoed on competition grounds, basically:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33328907
PF
PFML84 UTV Newsline
I wonder if 201 or 202 will ever get used on Sky then, or if they'll let a few general entertainment channels spill over for those 2 slots?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I wonder if 201 or 202 will ever get used on Sky then, or if they'll let a few general entertainment channels spill over for those 2 slots?


The overspill for entertainment is channels 457 upwards, which is why BBC Scotland ended up in there outside of Scotland IIRC. In Scotland it's on 115.

Anyway there is a gap at channels 198 and 199, and if Shed on 197 was to be shuffled up, that's another few spaces available. Quite unlikely anything else will get 201 since the 2xx block was given to the +1 channels to tidy the EPG up as opposed to the discombobulated mess that was there before.
IS
Inspector Sands
I just came across this on the BBC website - https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/dg-bbcone-plus1 - which states that the BBC were going to launch a +1 variant of BBC One but it never came to fruition.

Would make sense for the BBC to operate a +1 service of One and Two as the other "main" channels have their variant

It doesn't make much sense for the BBC to have +1 channels, the only reason they exist is to increase advertising revenue.

As said the proposal for BBC One+1 was rejected. The idea was for it to use the airtime freed up from the closure of BBC Three, extending CBBC by one hour to end at 8pm.

Instead they extended CBBC till 9 and advertised the HD airtime. That didn't get any takers and ended up being used for BBC Scotland
MI
Michael
Always hated timeshift channels - especially on channels which have the same rotating schedule anyway.
TV
iloveTV1 London London
Always hated timeshift channels - especially on channels which have the same rotating schedule anyway.


With the catch-up services, their need is very little.
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