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Yesterday, Drama and Really joining Freesat this month

I'm very pleased to say that three of the UKTV channels will be joining Freesat very soon.

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UKTV, which is a commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc and who provide 11 branded channels have announced today that three of their channels will be on Freesat "later this month".

 

UKTV’s CEO Darren Childs said, "We work hard to secure platform deals that give more people our channels, and ultimately grow UKTV’s footprint. Freesat viewers will be able to watch gripping history shows on Yesterday, some of Britain’s finest, critically-acclaimed drama content on Drama, and unbelievable real life stories on Really. As UKTV continues to invest heavily in new shows, there’s never been a better time to have access to our channels."

But...

I can't help wondering why Dave hasn't made it though…  



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Saturday, 5 December 2015
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Chris Weir
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10:44 AM

Will these channels also be available on Sky No Card (fsfs)?

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Sunday, 6 December 2015
Richard Johns
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12:07 PM

This is excellent news. Drama is my favourite non Freesat channel. Maybe Gold will follow eventually?

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Monday, 7 December 2015
Ian
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5:56 PM
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Yes Dave is on Freeview but not Freesat. The same goes for Quest.

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Briantist
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6:05 PM

If you want to compare Freesat and Freeview channels - see here - Compare all free TV channels in the UK .

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Briantist
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11:47 AM

Channels are live on Freesat - can someone confirm if they work on Sky without the card in the slot?

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sharealam
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3:28 PM

Freeview Update: Viewers may need to retune to continue receiving Horror Channel from lunchtime on 10th December 2015

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js
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5:24 PM

Briantist: 'Yesterday' will be unavailable in the case where the 'no-card' bouquet is in use. Haven't got a working sky box at present, so can't check, but, ages ago, I tried pulling the card out and power cycling, in an unsuccessful attempt to rid the box of its regionalisation, the objective being to get it to use the 'no-card' bouquet.

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jb38
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6:05 PM

js: Yes, you are quite correct on this point. I decided to try another test by disconnecting the box from the mains supply then removing the card from same before powering it up again, findings being, that although Drama and Really still worked OK the box did not recognise 537/538 as being a channel, reinstalling the card (a standard non-sub viewing type) restoring both.

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js
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6:47 PM

jb38: Thanks. Good to have that verified.

Another anomaly is the ITV region on 103 being Central West. ITV London should be available for Audio Description. It is available in all the regions on 973 for that reason, but appears to be absent on this bouquet.








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