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JA
JAS84
There's no guarantees they'll stay on air - they could just take the programming and the more prestigious EPG numbers.
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TellyTime
UKTV Play consists of Dave, Drama, Really and Yesterday.

Even if Yesterday was one of the channels that ends up with Discovery, it wouldn't be logical to close it. It could easily continue with a revised content offering.
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nwtv2003
JAS84 posted:
There's no guarantees they'll stay on air - they could just take the programming and the more prestigious EPG numbers.


This and the fact Discovery would get at least one if not two Freeview slots. Either to keep, make one of their channels FTA or bring the likes of Quest higher up on the EPG.
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Stuart
UKTV Play consists of Dave, Drama, Really and Yesterday.

On Sky, the channels behind the pay wall are also included in the UKTV Play service.
http://i63.tinypic.com/14d3ar4.jpg
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TellyTime
UKTV Play consists of Dave, Drama, Really and Yesterday.

On Sky, the channels behind the pay wall are also included in the UKTV Play service.
http://i63.tinypic.com/14d3ar4.jpg


Yes I'm aware of the Sky and Virgin Media catch up services that use the UKTV Play brand.

The point is, there would be no reason to close the service upon the channel split.
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kernow
UKTV Play consists of Dave, Drama, Really and Yesterday.

On Sky, the channels behind the pay wall are also included in the UKTV Play service.
http://i63.tinypic.com/14d3ar4.jpg


Yes I'm aware of the Sky and Virgin Media catch up services that use the UKTV Play brand.

The point is, there would be no reason to close the service upon the channel split.


If UKTV is split up, UKTV Play will not survive in its current form.

The channels which go to Discovery (if they survive) will probably end up as part of Discovery On Demand, and the BBC may decide not to keep what's left as a standalone service (it may continue as UKTV Play, but as part of BBC iPlayer).
MR
mr_vivian
It's a bit of a backwards step to separate everything. As a viewer I'd want to have everything together and if it's behind a paywall it should be disabled for me but it should still be visible if I wanted to upgrade.
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Stuart
If UKTV is split up, UKTV Play will not survive in its current form.

The channels which go to Discovery (if they survive) will probably end up as part of Discovery On Demand, and the BBC may decide not to keep what's left as a standalone service (it may continue as UKTV Play, but as part of BBC iPlayer).

I don't understand your logic.


The remaining elements of UKTV will belong to BBC Studios, under the commercial UKTV brand. I am not sure why they would discontinue the 'UKTV Play' portal for those. It would be an odd decision if they did.

It couldn't be part of BBC iPlayer for very obvious reasons that it was a commercial operation.
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JA
JAS84
Isn't S4C also a commercial operation? That's on iPlayer.
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Jon
JAS84 posted:
Isn't S4C also a commercial operation? That's on iPlayer.

The reason behind that has been explained. It’s part commercially funded part funded by the licence fee and commercials aren’t shown. UKTV will remain totally commercially funded.
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chrisdafur
Quote:
Discovery set to swoop on Dave slot

Quest could be catapulted up the EPG as UKTV carve-up gathers pace


https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/uktv/discovery-set-to-swoop-on-dave-slot/5134394.article
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JAS84
Can't read anything more than what you quoted. If you have access, please quote the entire article.

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