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Topic # 129041 2-Sep-2013 08:34
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Looks like Al Jazeera English  will be launched on FV  on CH16 on November 01. 2013

http://www.nzdtv.com/forum/showthread.php?4852-Al-Jazeera-English-Launched-in-New-Zealand-%96-First-Sky-Then-Freeview





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  Reply # 888079 2-Sep-2013 08:59
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Nice, better than that other waste of space shopping channel they added a week ago

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  Reply # 888083 2-Sep-2013 09:12
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Yeah this is quite good, will be looking forward to it. It's always good to get some news from another "point of view".

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 888103 2-Sep-2013 09:38
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Would have been nicer if it was BBC World News

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  Reply # 888113 2-Sep-2013 09:50
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Hmm... so Sky will have it on the satellite but encrypted and it will be FTA but only on Freeview UHF.
Freeview satellite viewers miss out again.

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CYaBro: Hmm... so Sky will have it on the satellite but encrypted and it will be FTA but only on Freeview UHF.
Freeview satellite viewers miss out again.


Lame government that instigated Freeview should have imposed a "must carry" so that UHF and satellite Freeview has the same channels.

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  Reply # 888134 2-Sep-2013 10:10
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If it's unencrypted on Sky satellite, wont that make it available to freeview sat users?

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  Reply # 888135 2-Sep-2013 10:13
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Sorry - ignore that..."encrypted" .. reading too quick..

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  Reply # 888672 2-Sep-2013 22:41
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Bananabob:
CYaBro: Hmm... so Sky will have it on the satellite but encrypted and it will be FTA but only on Freeview UHF.
Freeview satellite viewers miss out again.


Lame government that instigated Freeview should have imposed a "must carry" so that UHF and satellite Freeview has the same channels.


Once the old analogue signals are switched off (and everyone's transitioned on to digital TV), hopefully more attention will be put into improving the service. 

I think Freeview has another 1 or 2 UHF mux that's not being assigned.. and perhaps Sky's recent move of opening up their Prime signal is a sign of more cooperation with Freeview that gets better use out the limited satellite space they both have.  

It may have another advantage for Sky if those sort of moves help stave-off the regulators (especially if there's a change in Government next year).

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  Reply # 888696 3-Sep-2013 04:28
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old3eyes: Looks like Al Jazeera English  will be launched on FV  on CH16 on November 01. 2013

http://www.nzdtv.com/forum/showthread.php?4852-Al-Jazeera-English-Launched-in-New-Zealand-%96-First-Sky-Then-Freeview



And you know something odd i posted as above on Freeviews Facebook page and the posting mysteriously disappeared. I guess it was because I didn't pimp or mention freeviewforum.co.nz!







 


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  Reply # 888729 3-Sep-2013 08:45
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Bananabob:
Lame government that instigated Freeview should have imposed a "must carry" so that UHF and satellite Freeview has the same channels.


And we would have less channels since the cost of satellite freeview is so high

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  Reply # 888858 3-Sep-2013 11:39
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Am happy to see Al Jazeera is coming to Freeview on 1 November. It's a good news channel to have and hopefully others will follow. Glad Sky hasn't contractually locked it down to be a Sky only channel.

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  Reply # 890212 5-Sep-2013 11:26
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I wonder which mux it will be put on. Probably Kordia's... but there ain't much space...

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  Reply # 891071 6-Sep-2013 19:29
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This is the best news I've heard since the demise of Stratos.

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  Reply # 891491 7-Sep-2013 22:57
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Great news but a shame it isn't FTA on DVB-S as well.




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