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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
ABC1 closed September 26th 2007, the channel only lasted three years:


Believe the stream was later reused for Playhouse Disney.
JF
JetixFann450
ABC1 closed September 26th 2007, the channel only lasted three years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVjJZHz3C2s

Believe the stream was later reused for Playhouse Disney.

I think it's odd how Disney were hoping to get better coverage on Freeview but just couldn't because the space that was there was heavily limited. Then again, it wouldn't be the first time Disney has attempted some sort of terrestrial coverage for one of it's channels (see: Sky Picnic, predates NOW TV and originally was intending to have The Disney Channel broadcast from 6am to 6pm)
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KU
Kunst
ABC1 closed September 26th 2007, the channel only lasted three years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVjJZHz3C2s

Believe the stream was later reused for Playhouse Disney.

Playhouse Disney + (+25 min, later becoming +1hr)
IT
itvblocks
Has to be this one from TCC where they even told their viewers that it would be back tomorrow!

JA
james-2001
And the website stayed on line for around 7-8 years afterwards as well.
IT
itvblocks
And the website stayed on line for around 7-8 years afterwards as well.


Which can still be viewed on the Wayback Machine.
RD
Roger Darthwell

At least it's coming back now Wink
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DV
dvboy
dvboy posted:
Quiz channel Cash House closing down in 2006
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIvpaoW0i-Y

What channel was that on (or was it just its own channel?), I’ve never heard of it.

I can't remember but it was on Sky somewhere deep down the EPG.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
dvboy posted:
dvboy posted:
Quiz channel Cash House closing down in 2006
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIvpaoW0i-Y

What channel was that on (or was it just its own channel?), I’ve never heard of it.

I can't remember but it was on Sky somewhere deep down the EPG.


"Telecoms TV's Cash House", whatever that means: https://tvforum.uk/forums/post381720#post-381720 and https://tvforum.uk/forums/post1029524#post-1029524 (and follow up posts) suggest it was Friendly TV, who got themselves into all kinds of trouble and generated car-crash TV.
BR
Brekkie
ABC1 closed September 26th 2007, the channel only lasted three years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVjJZHz3C2s

Believe the stream was later reused for Playhouse Disney.

Don't think a channel since has played around with the ad structure to the extent they did, which is a shame in a way.
MK
Mr Kite
Not a station but Alan Towers' resignation from the BBC was pretty rock 'n roll...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=es7K3LnVtW4
WH
Whataday Founding member
Contrast Southern's closedown with the far more dignified demise of TVS:

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