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zeebre12137 posts since 31 Dec 2017
Could Movies 24+ be next in line for a rebrand. They hardly need 2 channels showing basically the same movies. Was Movies 24+ always a different channel? I presumed it was a +1.
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kernow1,474 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Could Movies 24+ be next in line for a rebrand. They hardly need 2 channels showing basically the same movies. Was Movies 24+ always a different channel? I presumed it was a +1.


Movies 24+ was originally a +1.5, i.e. a 90 minute timeshift channel.
Capybara185 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today
Now 70s has launched on Freeview (replacing Now 90s)

https://www.rxtvlog.com/2020/02/now-70s-launches-on-freeview.html

What is the point in this channel on Freeview anyway? Why would the company benefit from a channel that's only on air from 5-7 am? Surely all this is doing is costing them unnecessary money, and for what? Just so they can say "We have a Freeview channel".
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Neil Jones6,194 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Now 70s has launched on Freeview (replacing Now 90s)

https://www.rxtvlog.com/2020/02/now-70s-launches-on-freeview.html

What is the point in this channel on Freeview anyway? Why would the company benefit from a channel that's only on air from 5-7 am? Surely all this is doing is costing them unnecessary money, and for what? Just so they can say "We have a Freeview channel".


Freeview channels are like gold dust, even if it is at some unGodly hour like 5am.. It gets you more viewership than being behind the paywall on Sky will, since there you're fighting against 400 other channels and being buried behind everything else.
benriggers789 posts since 19 Sep 2005
Meridian (South) Oxford
Now 70s has launched on Freeview (replacing Now 90s)

https://www.rxtvlog.com/2020/02/now-70s-launches-on-freeview.html

What is the point in this channel on Freeview anyway? Why would the company benefit from a channel that's only on air from 5-7 am? Surely all this is doing is costing them unnecessary money, and for what? Just so they can say "We have a Freeview channel".


Channel is actually on from 7am-10pm.
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toby lerone 2016495 posts since 13 Jul 2016
UTV Newsline
Now 70s has launched on Freeview (replacing Now 90s)

https://www.rxtvlog.com/2020/02/now-70s-launches-on-freeview.html

What is the point in this channel on Freeview anyway? Why would the company benefit from a channel that's only on air from 5-7 am? Surely all this is doing is costing them unnecessary money, and for what? Just so they can say "We have a Freeview channel".


Freeview channels are like gold dust, even if it is at some unGodly hour like 5am.. It gets you more viewership than being behind the paywall on Sky will, since there you're fighting against 400 other channels and being buried behind everything else.


The reason why they have a proper slot for 5am-7am is to keep higher up the EPG. If they didn't have the 2 hours they would be in the streaming only channels around 260 such as Spotlight TV, Racing TV etc.

See more at:
https://www.rxtvlog.com/2019/10/now-90s-streams-back-to-freeview.html
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Brekkie33,948 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
It is a practice Freeview should have put an end too but their Freeview EPG management has always been poor. It would be good to see any channel broadcasting 3 hours or less a day, especially only overnight, kicked to the 140 overspill section.
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