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ITVHD Freesat Go Live 7th June.....Please Qualify their Statement below

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..............................will initially be available to viewers watching on Freesat

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Re: ITVHD Freesat Go Live 7th June.....Please Qualify their Stat

That's all it says. Nothing to qualify.

(And of course the home teams didn't - qualify that is - so gawd knows who'll bother to watch anyway...)

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..............................will initially be available to viewers watching on Freesat

In other words it's Freesat-exclusive for the time being.

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Re: ITVHD Freesat Go Live 7th June.....Please Qualify their Stat

So that's..........how many?

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Both of them, judging from the probs we've been having getting hold of boxes to receive the thing.

I've heard of a 'soft launch', but this one is quilted and infused with Aloe Vera... 

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hey, the content's there, I blame the box manufacturers...........

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Re: ITVHD Freesat Go Live 7th June.....Please Qualify their Stat

 I will be borrowing one of said Freesat HD boxes for the weekend, and trying out ITV HD for Germany v Poland on Sunday night, if not the Saturday-night game. Will report back on my first impressions....

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So anyone wanting to see Clare do her impressions of German and Polish footie players, here's the place to be on Monday morning. 

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And so it all comes back to Max Mosley...........

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user="Andrew Everard" wrote:

Both of them, judging from the probs we've been having getting hold of boxes to receive the thing.

I've heard of a 'soft launch', but this one is quilted and infused with Aloe Vera... 


I was in two well known electrical retailers on the Bank holiday weekend and both of them had Freesat promotional material tucked away in a corner. Nothing set up for demo, and sales personal who knew nothing about it and did not seem that bothered about it either. Mind you Freesat did pick some rather dumbed down retailers for intial launch.(Well 3 out of 4 anyway)

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Exactly my point. They've had ages to plan this launch, and a great opportunity to push it given the summer of sport - OK, so it could have been better if one or more of the home nations had qualified for the thing in Austria and Switzerland - and yet apart from Fiona Bruce banging on about it on the Beeb, most people have no idea what Freesat is all about.

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Exactly my point. They've had ages to plan this launch, and a great opportunity to push it given the summer of sport - OK, so it could have been better if one or more of the home nations had qualified for the thing in Austria and Switzerland - and yet apart from Fiona Bruce banging on about it on the Beeb, most people have no idea what Freesat is all about.

One issue is that for 75% of the country (the bits that can get Freeview) people will be going 'huh?' - I'll bet it's big in Comet in Wick............

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 Provided the people in Wick don't mind schlepping all the way to Aberdeen to find out about it....

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Nah, they won't be doing that. The bus is only on Thursdays.

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ITV HD is through the red button as opposed to a separate channel slot, so I'm fairly sure it'll only work on Freesat receivers.

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Any idea why it's only a red button service and not a separate channel? I'd guess to do with regions, but... 

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