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a516326 posts since 29 Jan 2010
Central (East) East Midlands Today
CBeebies HD and BBC Four HD are now testing on satellite ahead of their imminent launch.
Astra 2F, 11024 H, symbol rate 23000, FEC 2/3.

BBC Four HD now showing an HD simulcast of BBC World News Today.

I don't think its manually tunable on Sky boxes, as its the transponder with BBC RB HD on it.
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Stuart5,734 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I thought BBC Four/CBeebies HD wasn't due for launch until early next year?

I'm assuming BBC Three HD will take the 143 LCN on the Sky EPG, replacing BBC Alba who presumably as a PSB would get first dibs on the next vacant slot.

However, I wonder whether the BBC would be allowed to buy the 144 LCN from Discovery (DMAX) for BBC Four HD? It might not go down well with TV Licence payers if it was expensive.

It would be a shame not to have all the BBC HD channels next to each other in the entertainment genre.
gottago1,875 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
I thought BBC Four/CBeebies HD wasn't due for launch until early next year?

I'm assuming BBC Three HD will take the 143 LCN on the Sky EPG, replacing BBC Alba who presumably as a PSB would get first dibs on the next vacant slot.

However, I wonder whether the BBC would be allowed to buy the 144 LCN from Discovery (DMAX) for BBC Four HD? It might not go down well with TV Licence payers if it was expensive.

It would be a shame not to have all the BBC HD channels next to each other in the entertainment genre.

Will they not be taking advantage of the HD channel swap given that they've got no regional variations to worry about? No need for such a high slot if so.
harshy4,833 posts since before January 2003
I thought BBC Four/CBeebies HD wasn't due for launch until early next year?
That is still true, these are literally just tests we could see all of them popup as tests, they've just made a random decision to test the CBeebies/BBC Four output first.
WillPS2,002 posts since 2 Mar 2006
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I thought BBC Four/CBeebies HD wasn't due for launch until early next year?

I'm assuming BBC Three HD will take the 143 LCN on the Sky EPG, replacing BBC Alba who presumably as a PSB would get first dibs on the next vacant slot.

However, I wonder whether the BBC would be allowed to buy the 144 LCN from Discovery (DMAX) for BBC Four HD? It might not go down well with TV Licence payers if it was expensive.

It would be a shame not to have all the BBC HD channels next to each other in the entertainment genre.

Will they not be taking advantage of the HD channel swap given that they've got no regional variations to worry about? No need for such a high slot if so.

Personally, I hope not - as a Sky HD viewer without an Extra + or HD subscription I find it most annoying having to find the HD variants of Channel 4 etc. in the mid 200s.
Markymark2,606 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I thought BBC Four/CBeebies HD wasn't due for launch until early next year?

I'm assuming BBC Three HD will take the 143 LCN on the Sky EPG, replacing BBC Alba who presumably as a PSB would get first dibs on the next vacant slot.

However, I wonder whether the BBC would be allowed to buy the 144 LCN from Discovery (DMAX) for BBC Four HD? It might not go down well with TV Licence payers if it was expensive.

It would be a shame not to have all the BBC HD channels next to each other in the entertainment genre.

Will they not be taking advantage of the HD channel swap given that they've got no regional variations to worry about? No need for such a high slot if so.

Personally, I hope not - as a Sky HD viewer without an Extra + or HD subscription I find it most annoying having to find the HD variants of Channel 4 etc. in the mid 200s.


Don't understand your point ? It makes sence for the BBC/Sky to initate a swap, and have BBC 3 HD appear
on the same EPG position as BBC 3 SD (only for HD boxes)

That's exactly what UTV have arranged for themselves for Northren Ireland Sky HD boxes, UTV HD is
on Ch 103. Pity the Beeb haven't opted to do the same for BBC 1 and 2 NI HD, (and for that matter also in Wales and Scotland)
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bilky asko3,001 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I thought BBC Four/CBeebies HD wasn't due for launch until early next year?

I'm assuming BBC Three HD will take the 143 LCN on the Sky EPG, replacing BBC Alba who presumably as a PSB would get first dibs on the next vacant slot.

However, I wonder whether the BBC would be allowed to buy the 144 LCN from Discovery (DMAX) for BBC Four HD? It might not go down well with TV Licence payers if it was expensive.

It would be a shame not to have all the BBC HD channels next to each other in the entertainment genre.

Will they not be taking advantage of the HD channel swap given that they've got no regional variations to worry about? No need for such a high slot if so.

Personally, I hope not - as a Sky HD viewer without an Extra + or HD subscription I find it most annoying having to find the HD variants of Channel 4 etc. in the mid 200s.

Channel 4 HD is on 230 whether or not you're paying for + and/or HD.
thegeek3,272 posts since before January 2003
London London
harshy posted:
That is still true, these are literally just tests we could see all of them popup as tests, they've just made a random decision to test the CBeebies/BBC Four output first.
I'm sure there's a good reason for it rather than just being 'random'.
bilky asko3,001 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
harshy posted:
That is still true, these are literally just tests we could see all of them popup as tests, they've just made a random decision to test the CBeebies/BBC Four output first.
I'm sure there's a good reason for it rather than just being 'random'.

What?! So there was no coin with BBC Four and CBeebies on one side and BBC Three and CBBC on the other?