Any further news on the new/old shows that are going to be shown on Challenge? Nothing on their Facebook page yet. I assume they would more than likely launch with a brand new retro look so viewers would forget about The Chase/Pointless era which has been prevalent for the last 4 or so years.
I would be very surprised if Pointless and The Chase actually disappeared from the channel or even be pruned back in the near future regardless of whether they rebrand or not. The last "retro" look they had didn't last too long.
They definitely won't be getting rid of The Chase any time soon, as it's one of their highest rated programmes.
In the most recent BARB viewing figures, an episode of the Celebrity Chase was their top rated programme, with 7 other episodes appearing in the top 15, so over half of their top rated programmes that week were The Chase.
Pointless doesn't appear at all though (in that week at least, and didn't see it in any of the other weeks I looked at). 5 of the other programmes that week were Millionaire, and the other 2 were Bullseye.