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New channel CCXTV launching 15th April

CCXTV launches on Wednesday 15th April, on Freeview.

JB
JasonB London London
JAS84 posted:
Huh? According to this it launches on channel 95 on 26th Feb. Also, Sewing Quarter becomes Shopping Quarter and Now 90s becomes Now 70s.
https://www.freeview.co.uk/26-feb-2020-channel-changes


Sewing Quarter has been Shopping Quarter for a while now.
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CA
Capybara Granada North West Today
JAS84 posted:
Huh? According to this it launches on channel 95 on 26th Feb. Also, Sewing Quarter becomes Shopping Quarter and Now 90s becomes Now 70s.
https://www.freeview.co.uk/26-feb-2020-channel-changes


Sewing Quarter has been Shopping Quarter for a while now.

Judging by the fact that Now 90s has already become Now 70s, and Sewing Quarter is already Shopping Quarter, AND the Freeview link does say 2020, we can assume that CCXTV was supposed to launch on the 26th of Feb, but for whatever reason didn't happen.

I did notice it appear on channel 95 on Freeview, but all they have been broadcasting is an MHEG slide with a white background and black text saying "COMING SOON". Would that not mean that they are EPG squatting?
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TVVT (previously TVPerson) Granada North West Today
Wednesday’s schedule on CCXTV

07:00 Create & Craft
10:00 Welcome to CCX TV
10:30 Dalia Lama: Enlightened
11:30 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
12:00 Nicole Kidman: The Girl From Oz
13:00 The Pain Behind the Fame
13:30 Pele: The King Of Football
14:30 Dalia Lama: Enlightened
15:30 Where Were You?
16:00 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
16:30 The Pain Behind the Fame (x2)
17:30 Muhammad Ali - Fighting Spirit
18:30 The Bold & The Beautiful (x2)
19:30 (90 minute slot)
Wednesday: Remembering 9/11
Thursday and Friday: The Magic of Audrey Hepburn and The Veil
21:00 In Deep (Wednesday and Thursday), The Beatles: Parting Ways (Friday)
MI
TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
JAS84 posted:
Huh? According to this it launches on channel 95 on 26th Feb. Also, Sewing Quarter becomes Shopping Quarter and Now 90s becomes Now 70s.
https://www.freeview.co.uk/26-feb-2020-channel-changes


Sewing Quarter has been Shopping Quarter for a while now.

Judging by the fact that Now 90s has already become Now 70s, and Sewing Quarter is already Shopping Quarter, AND the Freeview link does say 2020, we can assume that CCXTV was supposed to launch on the 26th of Feb, but for whatever reason didn't happen.

I did notice it appear on channel 95 on Freeview, but all they have been broadcasting is an MHEG slide with a white background and black text saying "COMING SOON". Would that not mean that they are EPG squatting?



You're all reading too much into this.

The Freeview update for 26th Feb clearly said
Quote:
CCXTV will appear on channel 95 - keep an eye on this channel for when programmes will start.

...the site said that before 26th Feb. It deliberately launched on 26th Feb as a placeholder, which it is allowed to do for a period of time. Under Freeview channel allocation rules it now qualifies to swap numbers with C&C as it goes live.

Other EPG changes listed there did happen on that date.
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IN
Interceptor
CCXTV launches on Wednesday 15th April, on Freeview.

It will broadcast 7am - 10pm daily on COM5/ARQ-B (a slot currently used by NOW 70s).

It's expected to swap places with Create & Craft on the EPG so that CCXTV will be on 23 and Create & Craft will be on 95.

Programmes include a simulcast of Create & Craft 7am-10am each day and the following main shows:

- Where Were You?
- The Bold and The Beautiful
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- The Pain Behind The Fame
- Great British Ghosts
- Crime Inc
- In Deep
- The Veil
- Dalai Lama: Enlightened
- Nicole Kidman: The Girl From Oz
- Pele: The King of Football
- Muhammad Ali: Fighting Spirit
- Marilyn Monroe: Fascination
- The Beatles: Parting Ways
- The Magic of Audrey Hepburn



That line-up reminds me of Film24. Some of those programmes were actually shown on Film24 in the past.


There's a Canis Media vibe about all this, who were the ones that did the schedule for Film24, before selling their Sky EPG position to Sony.

Canis Media may have orchestrated the evolution of The Big Deal to Sony Movie Channel on Freeview, enabling a transfer of Freeview channel 32 from Cellcast to Sony, whilst evading LCN selling rules.

This could well be the start of a 'sale' of the highly desirable Freeview channel 23 by Ideal Shopping Direct.

This seems most likely to me too. If The Big Deal/MovieMix template is anything to go by then expect the output to be a complete shambles until the slot arrives with its eventual owner.
GO
gottago London London
Well here's a channel trailer. Not quite sure why they're going hard on The Bold and The Beautiful. There's absolutely no appetite for US soaps in the UK. And nor should there be, they're truly awful.



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TVVT (previously TVPerson) Granada North West Today
The logo reminds me of the old Challenge logo.
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Also, I don’t mind the logo and branding but the announcer is a no from me. Note that despite the logo saying “CCX TV” they seem to refer to it as simply CCX.
Last edited by TVVT on 12 April 2020 3:13pm
MI
TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
Well here's a channel trailer. Not quite sure why they're going hard on The Bold and The Beautiful. There's absolutely no appetite for US soaps in the UK. And nor should there be, they're truly awful.




But the soap will be cheap to buy in and achieves the purpose of filling a channel that will be ditched the moment another broadcaster buys the channel and secures channel 23.
CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
But the soap will be cheap to buy in and achieves the purpose of filling a channel that will be ditched the moment another broadcaster buys the channel and secures channel 23.

It definitely has the feel of a channel created for EPG switching purposes.

For the benefit of anyone who doesn't already understand how the move works. Imagine at the start you have...
No. 12: Channel a - owned by broadcaster x
No. 55: Channel b - owned by broadcaster y

Broadcaster x wants to sell their number 12 slot to y but can't due to rules. So x waits until a new slot becomes available (No. 42 in this example). They buy this slot and launch a new channel 'c'.

Then whilst following the rules they swap the positions of channels 'a' and 'c', resulting in...
No. 12: Channel c - owned by broadcaster x
No. 42: Channel a - owned by broadcaster x
No. 55: Channel b - owned by broadcaster y

With the first swap done channel 'c' is then sold off to broadcaster 'y'. This is then followed by broadcaster 'y' swapping the positions of their channels 'b' and 'c' to give.

No. 12: Channel b - owned by broadcaster y
No. 42: Channel a - owned by broadcaster x
No. 55: Channel c - owned by broadcaster y

With the EPG positions all switched channel 'c' has fulfilled its purpose. Chances are it'll be closed down and become a "channel 'a' +1" channel.

Similar past swaps have included the community channel, and more recently with the UKTV/Discovery split.
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PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
The selection of programmes they shown in that trailer is a rather odd mix for one channel. The shots of 2 celebs from awards shows many years ago mixed in with random news stories, long running, trashy US soaps doesn't fit in with history/news docs they are showcasing either. This looks like it will definitely be a channel that immediately gets hidden or deleted on my telly, along with the shopping, religious, EPG squatting channels that already are hidden/deleted.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Well here's a channel trailer. Not quite sure why they're going hard on The Bold and The Beautiful. There's absolutely no appetite for US soaps in the UK. And nor should there be, they're truly awful.




But the soap will be cheap to buy in and achieves the purpose of filling a channel that will be ditched the moment another broadcaster buys the channel and secures channel 23.

Do we think Ideal World tried to bulk buy soap to cash in on the panic buying but one of their buyers bought The Bold and the Beautiful by mistake? Very Happy
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DB
dbl London London
Well here's a channel trailer. Not quite sure why they're going hard on The Bold and The Beautiful. There's absolutely no appetite for US soaps in the UK. And nor should there be, they're truly awful.




Impressions from that promo: cheap and nasty

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