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bkman1990624 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
I am surprised that this does not have a thread about this already.

http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/pbs-america-to-launch-on-freesat/

It will be on Channel No. 160 when launched on the platform. A list of the documentaries is included in the link above.

This channel is simply a great addition to Freesat viewers all around the UK and Ireland. Cannot believe this was a subscription channel on Sky only four years ago. Time has passed on so fast it doesn't seem like a long time tbf.
noggin12,682 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Let's hope they up the bitrate or improve the encoding. The picture quality is pretty dreadful, and they don't seem to be able to cope with 4:3 content properly.
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Stuart6,693 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I've occasionally come across this channel when perusing the documentary genre on Sky.

It sometimes has decent programmes, but is sometimes shown in 'stretchy-vision' on a SkyHD box, so needs manual intervention to change it to 4:3 on an HD TV.

It's certainly a good addition to Freeview, as I am about to spend 2 weeks house/dog-sitting in deepest Cheshire, where my Sister only has Freeview. Shocked
rob6,993 posts since 7 Apr 2001
Meridian (South) South Today
I've occasionally come across this channel when perusing the documentary genre on Sky.

It sometimes has decent programmes, but is sometimes shown in 'stretchy-vision' on a SkyHD box, so needs manual intervention to change it to 4:3 on an HD TV.

It's certainly a good addition to Freeview, as I am about to spend 2 weeks house/dog-sitting in deepest Cheshire, where my Sister only has Freeview. Shocked


It's not on Freeview, it's on Freesat .
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