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MI
TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
Looks like some changes on one of the UKTV transponders. 4 services added and a large drop in bitrates for the FTA services.

http://digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?mux=12129&liste=1&live=69&lang=en
NG
noggin Founding member
Looks like some changes on one of the UKTV transponders. 4 services added and a large drop in bitrates for the FTA services.

http://digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?mux=12129&liste=1&live=69&lang=en


Looks like they have changed the modulation scheme as well though - as the bitrate for the transponder looks to now be 42.4Mbs when until the 19th Nov it was less than 35Mbs?

10 days later

MI
TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
Looks like some changes on one of the UKTV transponders. 4 services added and a large drop in bitrates for the FTA services.

http://digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?mux=12129&liste=1&live=69&lang=en


Looks like they have changed the modulation scheme as well though - as the bitrate for the transponder looks to now be 42.4Mbs when until the 19th Nov it was less than 35Mbs?

The FEC changed, appears they are clearing out their pan-European transponder and moving services across to save money on having two transponders now that Really, Really ROI, Home are gone and Good Food is no more.

59 days later

JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
On Drama today between the end of The Bill and the first episode of EastEnders they showed a trailer for UKTV play which, strangely, includes a clip from The Bill which looks like it was from the late 80s/early 90s, which has Seargent Cryer and a young looking June Ackland. It's certainly not from the 2004 episodes that Drama are showing, or the 2010 ones on W, it looks slightly later than the 1984-88 episodes Drama showed in 2017, but it can't be from any later than the mid-90s at best. Very strange seeing as Drama never showed these episodes, skipping forward a decade once they got to the end of 1988. Looking on UKTV Play, all they have are the last few weeks' worth of 2004 episodes from Drama, they don't even have the 2010 episodes from W. The scheudule of forthcoming episodes on Drama shows them continuing with the last few episodes of 2004 and the first few of 2005, so no sign of them jumping back to these episodes either.

The other clip in the trailer is one of Sharon and Grant from the early 90s era of EastEnders which Drama are currently showing, so including a clip of The Bill which Drama have never shown (and probably hasn't even been on UK Gold since the late 90s) seems very odd. The still picture they used was of a Rover Metro police car as well, which appeared in the earliest half-hour episodes of the show, and were long gone even by the 1998 episodes that Drama skipped forward to back in 2017, let alone their current 2004 episodes. Are they possibly going to put older episodes on UKTV Play in the near future, but not on the channel itself?
Last edited by james-2001 on 5 February 2020 4:55pm

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nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
I’ve noticed Gold seem to be using new/updated idents and break bumpers that I’ve not seen before. Same style of idents, however the bumpers seem to have fireworks as a theme (where we have seen that before?) and the logo looks a bit more glossier on the ident.
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Ballyboy Recently warned UTV Newsline
When it was uktv gold in March 2004 before the stripes. they had its ident as break bumper I think.
AW
Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I’ve noticed Gold seem to be using new/updated idents and break bumpers that I’ve not seen before. Same style of idents, however the bumpers seem to have fireworks as a theme (where we have seen that before?) and the logo looks a bit more glossier on the ident.

It's for a season of programming at 9pm. Can't remember the title for the life of me!

EDIT:

It's Weeknight Rewind: 2000s.

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Last edited by Andrew Wood on 10 March 2020 10:02pm - 2 times in total
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
This must be the 5th time they've run that "season" of programmes. And I presume it's still pretty much just Gavin and Stacey, The Office and Mrs Brown's Boys like it was the other times.
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
That plus Only Fools and Horses seem to be scheduled at 9pm this week, which looks like the same as always really.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
PA
paul_hadley London London
Surely all “seasons” on Gold are just repackaged schedules showing the same programmes in a different order?
SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I’ve noticed Gold seem to be using new/updated idents and break bumpers that I’ve not seen before. Same style of idents, however the bumpers seem to have fireworks as a theme (where we have seen that before?) and the logo looks a bit more glossier on the ident.

It's for a season of programming at 9pm. Can't remember the title for the life of me!

EDIT:

It's Weeknight Rewind: 2000s.

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I'm getting distinct ITV1 2003 vibes from that...

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BA
Ballyboy Recently warned UTV Newsline
OMG yes lol

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