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Rex (previously MetalGearRex) 1,544 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Blaze's launch has also led to other side effects occurring on COM4 - ITV2+1 has an hour cut from the schedule - it's now operating from 6am to 3am. Not sure where the hour will go to though. ITV4 and ITVBe timeshifts are now to operate on the remainder of ITV2+1 capacity, Be+1 for 4am and 4+1 for 5am, before switching to ITV2+1.

Edit: Blaze+1 is eating in on Blaze capacity - 3am to 4am - with listings identical to the main channel, rather than timeshifted. Indicates that it's a placeholder with the aim of gaining capacity in the future, as speculated before.

Will add in for the latest changes on COM4 with regards to Blaze's launch.
Last edited by Rex on 20 September 2016 8:12pm - 2 times in total
Rex (previously MetalGearRex) 1,544 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Full arrangements of what's happened today now Blaze has launched:
ITV2+1 takes a hit - The Store, ITVBe+1 and ITV4+1 have snagged a hour out of the stream each from 3am to 6am.

Blaze has taken capacity from The Store to fully launch on LCN 83, Blaze+1 takes up Blaze capacity between 3am and 4am.

Note that ITV4+1 has moved to ITV2+1 capacity, TJC now has an entire stream to itself.
Last edited by Rex on 21 September 2016 11:46am
Brekkie32,337 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I guess then no fee at all it paid for the EPG slot (unlike Sky I think), leading to these ridiculous middle of the night 1 hour +1 channels which are just holding slots for channels which may never launch. Really time Freeview put an end to the practice either by having a minimal number of broadcast hours (as Sky do) or a fee for EPG slots (as I'm sure Sky do).
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