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Topic # 128657 18-Aug-2013 13:18
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Just heard a rumour that TV3 Plus 1 is going off air - can any one confirm or deny?

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  Reply # 880551 18-Aug-2013 13:43
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This would be really unfortunate because I like being able to get home late and watch stuff without having had to set the recorder up beforehand.

Having said that I might be able to live with it if they use the freed up bandwidth to improve the quality of the main TV3 feed on Freeview satellite.

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  Reply # 880557 18-Aug-2013 14:08
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I think they have an obligation to use it or loose it dont they?
If they shut it down they would either have to replace with something else or sell off the frequency.

Would be a pity - TV1 + 1 and TV3 +1 are useful when 2 things are on at the same time.

Where did the rumour come from?




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  Reply # 880560 18-Aug-2013 14:20
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Not to mention TV2+1 replacing U...






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  Reply # 880574 18-Aug-2013 15:12
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robjg63: I think they have an obligation to use it or loose it dont they?
If they shut it down they would either have to replace with something else or sell off the frequency.

Would be a pity - TV1 + 1 and TV3 +1 are useful when 2 things are on at the same time.

Where did the rumour come from?


Heard it from my wife who read it on a Trade Me Forum

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  Reply # 880577 18-Aug-2013 15:28
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Bananabob:
robjg63: I think they have an obligation to use it or loose it dont they?
If they shut it down they would either have to replace with something else or sell off the frequency.

Would be a pity - TV1 + 1 and TV3 +1 are useful when 2 things are on at the same time.

Where did the rumour come from?


Heard it from my wife who read it on a Trade Me Forum


And we all know accurate information on trade me forums are /sarcasm mode off



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  Reply # 880578 18-Aug-2013 15:31
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gregmcc:
Bananabob:
robjg63: I think they have an obligation to use it or loose it dont they?
If they shut it down they would either have to replace with something else or sell off the frequency.

Would be a pity - TV1 + 1 and TV3 +1 are useful when 2 things are on at the same time.

Where did the rumour come from?


Heard it from my wife who read it on a Trade Me Forum


And we all know accurate information on trade me forums are /sarcasm mode off


That is why I thought I would ask on a more informed forum!

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  Reply # 880724 18-Aug-2013 21:08

Not a chance of TV3+1 going off Freeview. I saw no threads on trademe regarding this. Link?

Maybe confusion is caused by the lack of Home and Away on 3 and the H+A Omnibus.

Have heard that 1+1 (ch7) and 2+1 (ch6) will swap to create an order to the lineup...




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  Reply # 882990 22-Aug-2013 19:06
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+1 channels are pretty much free ad revenue, so I think it'll stay...

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  Reply # 883118 23-Aug-2013 04:41
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Aren't TV3 in some sort of financial strife? Maybe would not be surprising if they were scaling things back. Guess it depends on whether the revenue it generates sufficiently covers the operating cost.

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  Reply # 883119 23-Aug-2013 05:53
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Bananabob:
robjg63: I think they have an obligation to use it or loose it dont they?
If they shut it down they would either have to replace with something else or sell off the frequency.

Would be a pity - TV1 + 1 and TV3 +1 are useful when 2 things are on at the same time.

Where did the rumour come from?


Heard it from my wife who read it on a Trade Me Forum


Next time mention that in the first post please so I don't waste my time reading more of this thread

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  Reply # 883154 23-Aug-2013 08:23
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They should replace is with TV3 MINUS 1.

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Reply # 883206 23-Aug-2013 09:29
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Klipspringer: They should replace is with TV3 MINUS 1.


Well if you stick to watching the +1 then you automatcially have the -1  !    :-)



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  Reply # 883356 23-Aug-2013 12:56
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Goosey:
Klipspringer: They should replace is with TV3 MINUS 1.


Well if you stick to watching the +1 then you automatcially have the -1  !    :-)




No, you have the 0.  The -1 would be showing programming an hour earlier which would be impossible.

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  Reply # 883375 23-Aug-2013 14:03
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Satch:
Goosey:
Klipspringer: They should replace is with TV3 MINUS 1.


Well if you stick to watching the +1 then you automatcially have the -1  !    :-)




No, you have the 0.  The -1 would be showing programming an hour earlier which would be impossible.

Be good for the Lotto draws though...

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  Reply # 883678 23-Aug-2013 22:43
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PottsyNZ: +1 channels are pretty much free ad revenue, so I think it'll stay...


I'm reasonably certain that broadcasters get extra revenue from ads that play on +1 channels.


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