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nwtv20038,280 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
Wouldn't that be two different sets of transmission controllers? TVX was owned by Richard Desmond's Northern and Shell until a couple of years ago.



How did stuff like that work? Living was owned and operated by Flextech and wasn’t, in a similar way that Playboy TV used to appear after Sky Sports 3 ended, even though Playboy was not owned or ran by Sky. For that matter Nick Jr was shown on Sky Sports 3 downtime for a while too.
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fanoftv7,967 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
By utilising ITV Be it saves on broadcast costs for a standalone channel. It could work well in a similar way to how Milkshake does for Channel 5, plus with ITV Be skewing to a young female demographic, many may have young kids who will find the service useful. Of course, it could be used just until Christmas to capitalise on toy advertisements.

Interesting but logical move to launch LittleBe, though surely would have made more sense at the beginning of the holidays so older and younger children could be covered across the two strands.


Possibly, but I imagine that they will have left it in September due to holidays.
Inspector Sands13,005 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Wouldn't that be two different sets of transmission controllers? TVX was owned by Richard Desmond's Northern and Shell until a couple of years ago.

It probably was once the channels became seperate in the digital era, but in the analogue days it was one TX suite doing the whole 24 hours. They just played the end of UK Living, put up a caption saying 'The Fantasy Channel is next' and then played TVXs first programme

How did stuff like that work? Living was owned and operated by Flextech and wasn’t, in a similar way that Playboy TV used to appear after Sky Sports 3 ended, even though Playboy was not owned or ran by Sky. For that matter Nick Jr was shown on Sky Sports 3 downtime for a while too.

In the case of TVX, Thames/Pearson part owned (along with the BBC) UK Living so did its playout... and TVX just contracted them to do their channel too. They'd s just end their schedules and programme tapes to them
Stuart7,185 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Tiny Living, use to be a good channel back in the day with its brookside reruns Laughing

What? They used to show merseyside rape, murder, kidnap and marriage breakdown on a channel for toddlers? Shocked

I suppose Hayley Cropper's assisted suicide a few years ago on Corrie could also be portrayed as an 'LBTQI/Cancer learning event" for LittleBe viewers while they come to grips with holding a crayon.
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fanoftv7,967 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
i also like how there are launching to the day kids go back to school


It makes sense. For multi children families with the older children at school parents will be more inclined to put on pre school programmes. Though from experiences of being around friends with their kids they tend to opt for iplayer/YouTube/Netflix to find programmes that they like on demand.
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