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  #1577829 21-Jun-2016 18:29
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Bananabob:

 

Groucho:

 

Bananabob:

 

Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.

 

 

This scenario would be awesome!  Imagine the gems they could roll out which I'm picking will have minimal licensing rights now.  Get Smart, The Munsters, The Addams Family etc...

 

 

 

 

Yes - there is a whole heap of classic TV programmes that could do with reruns. As could the films from the 1940s and 1950s and even the 1960s.

 

The cost of these gems must be minimal as I have seen some on the likes of CUE and some other regional channel 

 

 

Indeed. I'd love to see some of the 80's sitcoms like Cheers, Charles In Charge, Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Who's The Boss, Growing Pains, etc.





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  #1577833 21-Jun-2016 18:38
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Love Property Brothers show on Choice and was thrilled when heard this was coming. Great to hear will be an on demand option as I had found a sneaky way via Plex to watch the HDTV Channel (not everything works but lots did) and stream it to tv. So to know can soon watch it all good news.


 
 
 
 


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  #1578361 22-Jun-2016 14:40
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Groucho:

 

Bananabob:

 

Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.

 

 

This scenario would be awesome!  Imagine the gems they could roll out which I'm picking will have minimal licensing rights now.  Get Smart, The Munsters, The Addams Family etc...

 

 

Hey! That was the Tv1 Saturday morning line up around 1981! right after What Now

 

 


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  #1578367 22-Jun-2016 14:46
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Apsattv:

 

Groucho:

 

Bananabob:

 

Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.

 

 

This scenario would be awesome!  Imagine the gems they could roll out which I'm picking will have minimal licensing rights now.  Get Smart, The Munsters, The Addams Family etc...

 

 

Hey! That was the Tv1 Saturday morning line up around 1981! right after What Now

 

 

And for that very reason I think a retro channel would work really well.  There's a huge generation advertisers are chomping at the bit to get to but that same generation are sick of continual renovation, reality and other generic crap on TV.

 

You only have to think of a name of a TV show from that era and you often have that theme tune playing in your head.  Something that pretty much doesn't happen anymore.


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  #1579040 23-Jun-2016 14:10
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Looks like a place holder channel is now present on DTT using the same multiplex as Choice TV

 

 - SID 1508

 

 





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  #1579054 23-Jun-2016 14:35
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Groucho:

 

Apsattv:

 

Groucho:

 

Bananabob:

 

Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.

 

 

This scenario would be awesome!  Imagine the gems they could roll out which I'm picking will have minimal licensing rights now.  Get Smart, The Munsters, The Addams Family etc...

 

 

Hey! That was the Tv1 Saturday morning line up around 1981! right after What Now

 

 

And for that very reason I think a retro channel would work really well.  There's a huge generation advertisers are chomping at the bit to get to but that same generation are sick of continual renovation, reality and other generic crap on TV.

 

You only have to think of a name of a TV show from that era and you often have that theme tune playing in your head.  Something that pretty much doesn't happen anymore.

 

 

 

 

Yes a retro channel is just what we need!


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  #1579160 23-Jun-2016 18:32
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We already have the Jones channel for retro - not free-to-air but it's there.

 

I communicated with Choice TV and they are not changing their line up - the new channel will merely complement it.

 

Also Bravo starts soon, replacing FOUR. How much reality TV do we need?


 
 
 
 


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  #1579251 23-Jun-2016 20:38
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RustyViewer:

 

We already have the Jones channel for retro - not free-to-air but it's there.

 

I communicated with Choice TV and they are not changing their line up - the new channel will merely complement it.

 

Also Bravo starts soon, replacing FOUR. How much reality TV do we need?

 

 

Obviously - we haven't got enough - But I guess that is what we can expect in the future for FreeView


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  #1579300 23-Jun-2016 23:52
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openmedia:

 

Looks like a place holder channel is now present on DTT using the same multiplex as Choice TV

 

 - SID 1508

 

 

On Whariti, the 1508 placeholder is on the fourth mux (530000 HZ, Apna, Al Jazerra, Radio NZ National, ...).  It seems to be transmitting a second copy of Choice as a test signal.  It will be channel 17 when it starts:

 

http://realscreen.com/2016/05/25/blue-ant-scripps-to-launch-hgtv-in-new-zealand/


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  #1579307 24-Jun-2016 00:12
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richms:

 

Choice has real issues with frame cadence when I last looked at it, was totally unwatchable. Like playing a PAL DVD on a PC or a 20+ year old systems converter.

 

I think the problem comes from that TV studios are still monitoring things on small screens with no motionflow and other processing, so things they do to stuff up don't show up on big screens with decent amounts of processing going on.

 

 

I have never ever been a sky subscriber and have since day one been a freeview viewer via Tivo.

 

I can say that we have never had had a issue with Choice TV as far as viewing quality goes.





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  #1579949 25-Jun-2016 09:39
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Bananabob:

 

Groucho:

 

Bananabob:

 

Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.

 

 

This scenario would be awesome!  Imagine the gems they could roll out which I'm picking will have minimal licensing rights now.  Get Smart, The Munsters, The Addams Family etc...

 

 

 

 

Yes - there is a whole heap of classic TV programmes that could do with reruns. As could the films from the 1940s and 1950s and even the 1960s.

 

The cost of these gems must be minimal as I have seen some on the likes of CUE and some other regional channel 

 

 

If someone sets up a retro chnnel here there's even less of a chance seeing these programs on NZ Netflix.  Just do and excersize  compare these programs with Netflix US and NZ.  None on NZ  most likely due to Sky  having the rights for Jones and Zone.





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  #1580247 25-Jun-2016 17:48
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Sky do not buy EXCLUSIVE rights to every single thing out there. Most stuff on Jones! is ex CBS Studios international and ITV and BBC for the U.K stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1580427 26-Jun-2016 09:32

Quick scan shows no placeholder yet in Gisborne. Anyone know if they will broadcast in the JDA areas?.


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  #1580663 26-Jun-2016 19:26
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There are lots of neglected classic TV shows that have not seen the light of day for years, even on Jones.


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  #1581526 27-Jun-2016 21:08
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HGTV is up and running.  I have it set up on my MythTV box with a temporary manual EPG download.  Now I need to get proper EPG working.  It looks like some of the series/episode data is not the same as it was for the same programme on Choice, so I may get a bit of unwanted re-recording happening.  MythTV is also telling me that it will "record later" for a couple of progammes.  So it looks like the decision to put HGTV on a different Wharite mux from Choice and Prime is going to be a bit of a pain.  I might need to add a fourth DVB-T tuner somehow.


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