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Now XMAS

(December 2018)

SB
SonicBen2706 Meridian (South) South Today
It looks like it's started to revert back to its usual form but still using the Now XMAS branding. Looking at the EPG this morning it hasn't showed anything Christmas related all day and is currently showing "Carol Decker's Rock Chicks Top 30"
SB
SonicBen2706 Meridian (South) South Today
Also at the same time as I noticed this earlier this morning, MTV Classic was just called MTV on Sky 356 but this has since been corrected.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
It looks like it's started to revert back to its usual form but still using the Now XMAS branding. Looking at the EPG this morning it hasn't showed anything Christmas related all day and is currently showing "Carol Decker's Rock Chicks Top 30"




VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
The radio station Heart Extra Xmas has also reverted back to normal music today sadly. Christmas is over!
RU
russty_russ Anglia (West) Look East
Now Christmas was playing non Christmas programming during the evening of Christmas Day! They still had the Now Christmas DOG up though but it was back to normal programming.

Also to Now 80s has a graphic refresh which included a change of DOG with the iconic 80s NOW logo with the pig.

MTV Rocks is listed on the EPG on SKY but is still playing VH1 Christmas output.
JB
JasonB London London
The radio station Heart Extra Xmas has also reverted back to normal music today sadly. Christmas is over!


So have the shopping channels. Christmas has finished and their Christmas sets have been disposed of and are in now sale mode.
Have you washed your hands?
RU
russty_russ Anglia (West) Look East
Of course in years gone by, the TV channels would have dumped their Christmas branding after being out between Christmas Eve to Boxing Day closedown.
JK
JKDerry UTV Newsline
Of course in years gone by, the TV channels would have dumped their Christmas branding after being out between Christmas Eve to Boxing Day closedown.

Christmas now seems not to occupy the traditional 12 days of Christmas, but rather from 1st to 26th December and then back to normality with a usual little blip for New Year's Eve and Day.
RU
russty_russ Anglia (West) Look East
I thought it stays all Christmas like until the final programme of New Years Eve night when we moan at about 1am of Oneness coming back Smile
JK
JKDerry UTV Newsline
I thought it stays all Christmas like until the final programme of New Years Eve night when we moan at about 1am of Oneness coming back Smile

BBC One yes, but other channels do it differently
KE
kernow
MTV Rocks is listed on the EPG on SKY but is still playing VH1 Christmas output.


Although MTV Rocks is still branded on-screen as VH1 Christmas, it's not showing a Christmas schedule anymore. The schedule is currently more like VH1 Classic, with most of the schedule made up of "Every Number One of the 80s" and "Every Number One of the 90s", and then in the run up to New Year's, the schedule becomes more like that of VH1 before it became an entertainment channel, with programmes like "Every Number One of the 10s So Far" and "Official Top 50 Number Ones of the Noughties".

The only other music channel still using Christmas branding is Christmas Hits, which is continuing with a Christmas schedule until December 30th.
FG
FraserGJ Wales Wales Today
Also to Now 80s has a graphic refresh which included a change of DOG with the iconic 80s NOW logo with the pig.


The iconic 80s logo only seems to be onscreen briefly at the start of each video - it's swapped for the previous Now 80s logo just after the song titles at the beginning of the video.

The new set seem smaller and much neater than the previous set. Now 90s is still using its old set but I imagine they'll be updated to match soon...

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