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What channel will it be on the Virgin Media platform?

For reference a test card is already showing for it at Channel 436 of Freeview.

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There's numerous articles on the web confirming this channel will launch on VM, but as yet a channel number hasn't been announced.

I'd imagine somewhere in the 600s, alongside the other news channels.

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Channel is 236 on Freeview, not 436. They were supposed to launch at the end of March, but this never materialised. As Freeview have a rule that you must start transmissions within 3 months of being allocated an EPG slot number, the test transmission is probably to negate the risk of them losing their slot.

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So that'll be "I haven't a clue" then. Thanks anyway.
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@snikpoh1973 wrote:
So that'll be "I haven't a clue" then. Thanks anyway.

I don’t think GB News has either yet. If they are launching in SD VM will take a satellite feed from Astra which is used by Sky & Freesat. Neither of these have announced a channel number either, nor have any tests started. If the channel launches in HD it will require a direct feed to VMs SHE in Langley. The appearance of a static “slate” on Freeview does not mean a lot at the moment. According to some media outlets they have only just started recruiting staff.

 

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