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benriggers Meridian (South) Oxford
Jon posted:
I see That's TV (in my area anyway) seem to be airing That's 70/80s music videos most of the day (not a bad thing ). I think it was just 1 hour for a while, followed by a simulcast of CBS Reality but that's no longer airing on That's TV.

Really, for a PSB service given a single digit EPG position ?

Presumably he’s a fan of 70s and 80s music.


I was just saying. I don't even watch it. Just saw it on Freeview EPG
Last edited by benriggers on 7 July 2020 8:18pm
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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Yep, that’s Manchester now has:
Jewellery Channel 9am to 3pm
That’s 70s from 3pm To 11pm (With 15 minutes of Headline news at 6pm)
That’s 80s 11pm to 9am.

Weekend is the same but no headline news.


JAS84 posted:
So local TV is now a 15 minute bulletin at a time local news is well served?
Yeah, that's dumb having it at the same time as ITV's local news. They should do it at 5pm instead.

Which apparently they are. Ashley, according to this article, that entire schedule is an hour out.
https://rxtvinfo.com/2020/local-tv-operator-cuts-local-news-to-15-minutes-a-day
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ashley b Founding member Granada North West Today
JAS84 posted:
Which apparently they are. Ashley, according to this article, that entire schedule is an hour out.
https://rxtvinfo.com/2020/local-tv-operator-cuts-local-news-to-15-minutes-a-day

I’m guessing that article is based on the That’s TV’s website’s TV guide which doesn’t seem take account of British Summer Time.

The TV guide on the Freeview website matches with what my EPG says. Of course I’ve not actually watched the channel to check, so the EPG could be an hour out for all I know.
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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Now this is odd. The Belmont transmitter had a blackout last night (caused by maintenance works)... and somehow That's TV Humber stayed on air when nothing else on Freeview did.
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/caused-tv-signal-blackout-hull-4304656
IS
Inspector Sands
JAS84 posted:
Now this is odd. The Belmont transmitter had a blackout last night (caused by maintenance works)... and somehow That's TV Humber stayed on air when nothing else on Freeview did.
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/caused-tv-signal-blackout-hull-4304656

Not that surprising, it will be on a different aerial system to the multiplexes as its transmission area is smaller
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
JAS84 posted:
Now this is odd. The Belmont transmitter had a blackout last night (caused by maintenance works)... and somehow That's TV Humber stayed on air when nothing else on Freeview did.
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/caused-tv-signal-blackout-hull-4304656


Imagine living in a world where the only channel you can get is That's TV Humber.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
JAS84 posted:
Now this is odd. The Belmont transmitter had a blackout last night (caused by maintenance works)... and somehow That's TV Humber stayed on air when nothing else on Freeview did.
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/caused-tv-signal-blackout-hull-4304656

Not that surprising, it will be on a different aerial system to the multiplexes as its transmission area is smaller


Yep,

mb21 is your friend
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NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
JAS84 posted:
Now this is odd. The Belmont transmitter had a blackout last night (caused by maintenance works)... and somehow That's TV Humber stayed on air when nothing else on Freeview did.
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/caused-tv-signal-blackout-hull-4304656


Imagine living in a world where the only channel you can get is That's TV Humber.


Is it really that bad?
EM
Emily Moore Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This week's Private Eye has a little bit about Lia Nici, previously the manager of Estuary TV in Grimsby, who is now the Conservative MP for Great Grimsby. These people always seem to land on their feet. She spoke up during a debate on BBC local programming cuts to make the point that "you can run a very high-quality local TV station for £500,000 a year".

According to the article, "from 2013-18 she ran Grimsby's Estuary TV, whose daily schedule comprised such local fare as British wrestling, old American westerns, old American comedy series and a half-hour local evening news programme shown on repeat throughout the day."

Are they actually describing Estuary TV? That sounds more like a description of the That's TV service that replaced it.

15 days later

GH
Ghost Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Ofcom has further deregulated and streamlined That’s TVs license requirements:
https://rxtvinfo.com/2020/revised-programme-commitments-for-local-channels
Can I have your attention please?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Well they won't meet any of their six new requirements either. No point at all in a local TV network if OFCOM just waves the white flag everytime they're asked to reduce local commitments.

When do the licences expire?
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Well they won't meet any of their six new requirements either. No point at all in a local TV network if OFCOM just waves the white flag everytime they're asked to reduce local commitments.

When do the licences expire?


https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/93224/Phase_1_invitation_to_Apply_for_an_L-DTPS_Licence.pdf posted:
We are awarding the local multiplex licence for the 12 years permitted by the s.244 Order [Communcations Act 2003 as amended by the Local Digital Television Programme Services Order 2012], and all L-DTPS [Local TV] licences will be coterminous with this licence. Therefore, the exact duration of each L-DTPS licence will depend on when it commences, in relation to the time that the local multiplex licence entered into force


Mustard TV seems to have been the first, March 24th 2014, although it doesn't exist as that any longer, having sold out to That's TV. With any luck it'll be put out of its misery in 2026, unless it runs out of money/Ofcom lose patience first (delete as appropriate).

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