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gottago2,848 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Interestingly all the Home and Really stuff is still on UKTV Play despite changes to other parts of the UKTV site.

EDIT: Although actually the channel's websites remain active, you just can't click through to them from other UKTV pages now.
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08tom647 posts since 24 Nov 2007
As said before the deal completed yesterday that mean discovery today have made some channel changes on Freeview.

Quest 37 > 12
DMAX 42 > 37
Home 12 > 42

I thought discovery might have been a little more cleaver and put Really on 12 and Quest on 17. I know QVC is on 16 but with More4 and Dave on 18 and 19 and both channels have similar content the audience that Quest could pick up would be in that area. And Really being on 12 would catch the Pick and E4 audience. I not sure how TLC does but Discovery could have merge really into it and launch TLC on 12. That way they would have two major tv brand high up the epg.

Interestingly all the Home and Really stuff is still on UKTV Play despite changes to other parts of the UKTV site.

EDIT: Although actually the channel's websites remain active, you just can't click through to them from other UKTV pages now.


UKTV still owns a lot of the content and have a short term deal with discovery. So I expect some shows will be removed but those channels with the content will remain with a change of name.
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Jon7,985 posts since 11 Apr 2005
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As said before the deal completed yesterday that mean discovery today have made some channel changes on Freeview.

Quest 37 > 12
DMAX 42 > 37
Home 12 > 42

I thought discovery might have been a little more cleaver and put Really on 12 and Quest on 17. I know QVC is on 16 but with More4 and Dave on 18 and 19 and both channels have similar content the audience that Quest could pick up would be in that area. And Really being on 12 would catch the Pick and E4 audience. I not sure how TLC does but Discovery could have merge really into it and launch TLC on 12. That way they would have two major tv brand high up the epg.

Yes, because the male audience will only flick between a couple of channels, won’t be more likely to watch channels 1-5 and won’t be constantly tapping in the old channel number for Dave out of habit.
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08tom647 posts since 24 Nov 2007
In the short term maybe but people would get use to the new Channel numbers. Also from my experience women tend to flick more than men. So if men are bored then they likely press up and down until they find something. Not everyone but a lot do it. Also if people load the guide Quest is more likely be seen on 17 than 12.

Quest is already established and discovery could have had another mainstream brand high up the epg.

But I get the points made by others. Anyway the changes have been made and can’t be changed till next June if I understand the Freeview rules right. So end of discussion.
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London Lite10,666 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Any updates?


UKTV has split as of Monday.

Discovery now own Good Food, Really and Home, but UKTV continue to host their websites (links to T&C's etc link to Food Network with a contact address at Discovery for viewers) and VOD is on UKTV Play.

UKTV continues as a subsidiary of BBC Studios with the other channels. The direct links to Good Food, Really and Home have been removed.
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