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Josh886 posts since 21 Dec 2014
Al Jazeera Eng HD is no longer live on LCN 108 and is now an SD-only service of LCN 235.
My tweet was read out on BBC Four's Eurovision coverage and Rylan Clark-Neal replied to it. That's all.
kernow1,232 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Chart Show Hits has rebranded to Global Hits, although it's still got the Chart Show logo.

Unlike previous rebrands (such as Chart Show Summer and Christmas Hits), I'm guessing this will be a permanent rather than a temporary rebrand, as I can't see any reason for this one being temporary.

I hope this isn't the start of them phasing out the Chart Show brand following the sale to Trace at the end of last year, as it really would be the end of an era if that ever happens.

Looks like the rebrand was only temporary, as Global Hits has now rebranded back to Chart Show Hits.
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kernow1,232 posts since 18 Jan 2006
I've noticed that the listings and programme name DOGs for Chart Show Chats have today changed to "Can We Have A Chat", although it hasn't affected the graphics in the programmes yet.

Can't really understand why they've done this, as "Can we have a chat" isn't quite as catchy, and doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as "Chart Show Chat"

Having said that, today's changes together with the fact that Chart Show Chats have survived the various schedule changes since Trace took over shows that they are here to stay (for now at least).

Today's change does make me wonder if it's part of their plan to phase out the Chart Show brand prior to a rebrand, as Chart Show Chat was the only programme left in the schedule which still included "Chart Show" in the name, but if that is the case, the recent rebrand of Global Hits back to Chart Show Hits would contradict that, which makes it very difficult to work out what their plans actually are.

EDIT: Looking through the rest of the schedule, it would appear that this name change is linked to changing all of their listings to more informal/'chatty' programme names, which I don't really agree with, but is a sign of the times I suppose. For example, "Big Hits" has changed to "Yo...What's Good?", "New Music Now" has changed to "It is what it is...New Music" and "Top 10" has changed to "I Got A Text! Top 10"
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