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Topic # 31109 4-Mar-2009 23:05
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Anyone know what is going on. Their stream is off air and i've heard that they are also no longer broadcasting on Sky's Digital service.

Just hoping this might be time for a switch to freeview.




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  Reply # 199310 4-Mar-2009 23:24
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I have never managed to get the streaming to work, not for a couple of weeks anyway.

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  Reply # 199314 4-Mar-2009 23:49
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Seems to be dead as the web streaming has been either down or off and on in the last two weeks I have tried (direct connecting too which reports it's dead) I just scanned the satellite and cannot find a trace of it except for that holding page.

The holding screen on sky looks very "let's get this up quick" so I have my fears, Hope someone on the know can shed some light.

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  Reply # 199318 5-Mar-2009 00:17
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http://www.spareroom.co.nz/2009/03/04/alt-tv-no-longer-on-sky/

Since 5pm, Sky’s channel 65 has displayed a message reading “Alt TV is No Longer Available on Sky”. The last song aired was The Doors’ “The End”.


sounds ominous




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  Reply # 199332 5-Mar-2009 07:00
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I just tried their stream now and got something, however on Sky there is the message "Alt TV is no longer available on sky"

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  Reply # 199339 5-Mar-2009 07:57
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I think they announced quite some time ago it was being taken off.... cant remember where I saw/heard it though.




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  Reply # 199420 5-Mar-2009 16:04
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http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4793&Itemid=36

According to this article ALT TV will be on Feeview in 3 weeks.

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  Reply # 199432 5-Mar-2009 17:01
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Is the stream still located at the address  "60.234.80.250" I cannot connect and have not been able to in the two weeks I have tried, nor cn I connect through the webpage.

I'll set the STB to scan those airwaves for ALT TV's return! (I love my dreambox)

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  Reply # 199533 5-Mar-2009 22:56
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Seems to be broadcasting from: http://www.alttv.co.nz/live

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  Reply # 199553 6-Mar-2009 01:03
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My bad, It's working perfectly from my uber-reliable house connection.



could not get it to work at all at another destination and friends due to what seems a hijacked DNS somewhere in teh intarweb ("searchportal.information.com" is coming up in the traces instead though this site is blocked on my machine (eeePC) at hosts level hence never seeing it. hmmmm)

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  Reply # 199609 6-Mar-2009 13:34
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Considering some of the same people are involved in ALT TV that are involved in George FM and George was recently sold to MediaWorks, maybe they have also sold off ALT to other interests and this is part of a cost cutting/clean up (ie: moving to Freeview)?

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  Reply # 199634 6-Mar-2009 15:39
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would be great if they get it off sky and on to freeview. Then I might be able to watch it.
Does anybody know - sattellite? terrestrial?

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  Reply # 199699 6-Mar-2009 23:41
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Rumor is Alt TV is done.

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  Reply # 199706 7-Mar-2009 01:13
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ALT OFF


Cult television channel Alt TV was pulled off Sky Television on Wednesday night with shares in the
company now held by its financiers at Easy Factors.


Sky issued a statement yesterday that the arrangements for Alt TV to appear on Sky were no longer viable.


It appears that suggestions the company would continue on Freeview or find a trade buyer have come to nothing. Its future was not clear but two of its former directors - Oliver Driver and Thane Kirby - have roles within MediaWorks.


Driver is the presenter for the TV3 breakfast show Sunrise while Kirby is programme director at MediaWorks' recently acquired George FM.


Other former shareholders are former Sky Television executive David Kennedy and Ricky Newby.



source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10560218




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  Reply # 199737 7-Mar-2009 11:59
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Maybe Mediaworks will buy ALT too and put it on one of their Freeview frequencies to honour their commitment to new channels.

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  Reply # 203648 27-Mar-2009 01:47
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I have it on good authority that alt-tv is now toast.

And the chris is no longer making coffee at unitec and has apparantly gone off to wellington so even if they did come back, it would be pretty lame.




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