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Heart TV & Capital TV Leave Freesat

And possibly Sky too... (October 2018)

DM
DeMarkay London London
Having been one of the first ever students of The Global Academy in Hayes, I was lucky enough to visit Global HQ in LSQ several times over the course of my two years there and I got to see, first hand, how Global are re-shaping the business.
JM
JamesM0984
Probably not making much, if any, profit for Global in all honesty, and not having carriage on Freeview and Virgin won't have helped.

Bauer have always been a bit further ahead of the curve with TV channels to complement their brands, going back to Emap's various clones of The Box.

That said, the two Global channels were programmed like radio stations, with some sweet audio processing, longer but fewer ad breaks, and playlists that mirrored the radio content.
CA
Caly123 Wales Wales Today
This is YouTube footage of both closedowns:


I enjoyed doing #iWANT on Capital TV. Shame that it's gone. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
Having been one of the first ever students of The Global Academy in Hayes, I was lucky enough to visit Global HQ in LSQ several times over the course of my two years there and I got to see, first hand, how Global are re-shaping the business.

What is the purpose of it?
KE
kernow
Probably not making much, if any, profit for Global in all honesty, and not having carriage on Freeview and Virgin won't have helped.

Bauer have always been a bit further ahead of the curve with TV channels to complement their brands, going back to Emap's various clones of The Box.

That said, the two Global channels were programmed like radio stations, with some sweet audio processing, longer but fewer ad breaks, and playlists that mirrored the radio content.

I expect Heart and Capital TV will have got reasonably good ratings on Freesat, for the last few months at least, given that they were the only remaining mainstream music channels left (following the loss of the Box channels, most of the CSC channels and Vintage TV earlier this year, leaving just the Vault and Keep it Country as the only other channels), but this obviously wasn't enough to save them.

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