Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12193 Members
65 Forums
72625 Topics
978659 Posts
74 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
105 registered (3richard, 16 invisible), 1703 Guests and 196 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Trump 1336
Parking Charges 1162
Question Time 517
Something to get a drone off a roof! 482
Paypal help 458
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry 410
Paper Recycling. ? 402
Problem With Wifi 384
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 362
Tasering Again 320
New General Forums
Cigarettes in Packets of 20's
by granny
04:02 PM
Personalized fines for speeding .
by venice
12:00 PM
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
20th Jan 2017 8:02pm
Jets
by cools
20th Jan 2017 12:14pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Trump
by CVCVCV
0 seconds ago
Police Convoy
by fish5133
23 minutes 27 seconds ago
Cigarettes in Packets of 20's
by fish5133
28 minutes 1 second ago
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by j_demo
35 minutes 4 seconds ago
Children's home on the Overchurch
by venice
Today at 05:54 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by snowhite
Today at 04:11 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
Today at 03:59 PM
New icon for sky?
by venice
Today at 02:29 PM
Musicals
by granny
Today at 01:37 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#171266 - 8th Sep 2007 9:54pm ABC1 Axed
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Originally Posted By: Digital Spy
ABC1, the general US entertainment channel from Disney, is to close down next month.

Speculation that the channel would be pulled from Disney's lineup of UK channels started earlier this week on the Digital Spy forums after edits to various articles on Wikipedia indicated that ABC1's demise was imminent. One forum member spotted a page edit that indicated advertisers had been informed that the station would be closing in October, which has now been confirmed.

ABC1 broadcasts from 6am to 6pm on digital terrestrial TV but 24 hours a day on other platforms. John Hardie, Walt Disney TV's executive VP and managing director in Europe, the Middle East and Africa told Broadcast that ABC1's "inability to get access to a Freeview primetime spectrum" and a corporate decision to "focus on the Disney brand" resulted in a decision "that it was best to move on."

At this stage it has not been confirmed what will happen with the slot occupied by ABC1 on Freeview, although discussion and speculation is already underway. The channel launched on September 27, 2004, initially only on Freeview. It later gained carriage on Telewest, NTL, and, in 2005, Sky.

Can't say im surprised tbh, its a shit channel.

Digital Spy Report

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#171274 - 8th Sep 2007 10:24pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: MattLFC]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
gutted I watch it quite a bit of the gtime for old episodes of scrubs and 8 simple rules.

will it still stay on freeview?
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#171275 - 8th Sep 2007 10:28pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: BMW Joe]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Its been axed Joe wink

They cant broadcast a channel on any platform that isnt in service lol.

Top
#171311 - 8th Sep 2007 11:24pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: MattLFC]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2987
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Thank god for that.. What a shit channel that is.. Absolute Bullshit Channel (ABC tease ) sorry for lame line but seriously ive never ever watched it not even on VM..
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#174595 - 26th Sep 2007 11:06pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: SoundLad]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2987
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
ABC1 is going to be Virgin 1 as i think they have brought the bandwidth which occupied that channel so we have Richard Branson trying to pop his cherry on Freeview know damnn!!!!
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#174608 - 26th Sep 2007 11:33pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: SoundLad]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
i actually like it. for the same reason as joe. i discovered scrubs on it. only thing was the ads popped on every few mins and you would have to watch them to see the last 20seconds of the program you was getting into

Top
#174618 - 27th Sep 2007 12:02am Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: Wheels]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21002
Loc: Wirral
If its Virgin 1 which starts

1st Oct 9pm
then it goes like this smile

21:00 Criminal Minds
22:00 The Riches
23:00 Penis Envy
00:00 Dog the Bounty Hunter

OMG later on it gets worse
GAME SHOW: Bullseye
Time: 04:40 to 05:05 (25 minutes long)

Then
DRAMA: Knight Rider

Well that's one Launch i'm not going to miss.
And i'm a VM Customer lol
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#174761 - 27th Sep 2007 7:15pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: Mark]
fordsteve Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Jan 2007
Posts: 2126
Loc: wirral bromborough
you not the only one lol but think i might give that a miss but knight rider is on so will have to think raftl
_________________________


Top
#174764 - 27th Sep 2007 7:44pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: Wheels]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: whelan
only thing was the ads popped on every few mins and you would have to watch them to see the last 20seconds of the program you was getting into


same here - really pisses me off the way they do the adverts mad

its like after the titles, then in the middle/towards the end.
just seems like ads evry 2 mins.

That Virgin 1 sounds shite, but if its showing knight rider constantly, I'll be hooked

Seriously, I'll delete every other channel on my freeview - Knight Rider rocks.
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#174769 - 27th Sep 2007 7:55pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: BMW Joe]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21002
Loc: Wirral
5am Knight Rider frown
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#174775 - 27th Sep 2007 8:14pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: Mark]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
I'll be up at 4, had my breakfast, wide awake ready for the viewing of the mighty adventures of kitt and michael laugh
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#174780 - 27th Sep 2007 8:21pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: BMW Joe]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Havent they got rid of Ftn to make way for this?? frown

Top
#174789 - 27th Sep 2007 8:46pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: MattLFC]
fordsteve Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Jan 2007
Posts: 2126
Loc: wirral bromborough
not to sure mate i have not checked will have to look
_________________________


Top
#174794 - 27th Sep 2007 8:52pm Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: fordsteve]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
I heard Virgin 1 was just taking all the good stuff off Ftn and then adding a bit of other stuff to it, to make the channel. (Ftn was owned by Flextech [Flextech Television Network] alongside the likes of Trouble and Living, who in turn were owned by Telewest, but since the merger with NTL its all Virgin Television now)

So Virgin 1 is supposed to be basically an uprated Ftn.

Shame though, Ftn is a very good channel, even if it is mainly old stuff they show, and I have a feeling that Virgin will wreck it by placing too much US shite on there.

Top
#174896 - 28th Sep 2007 1:30am Re: ABC1 Axed [Re: MattLFC]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Digital Spy have an official report on it being pulled now:

Originally Posted By: Digital Spy
Disney has pulled general entertainment channel ABC1 off the air earlier than expected.

Previous reports had indicated that the channel would be pulled next month, but at noon today - 3 years exactly since it launched - ABC1 ceased broadcasting on cable, satellite and digital terrestrial.

The channel initially launched on Freeview but was unable to secure primetime broadcasting hours due to capacity constraints. It later became available on cable and, in 2005, Sky, but Disney executive VP and managing director for Europe John Hardie earlier this month cited a focus on the Disney, rather than ABC, brand as well as the lack of a primetime window on Freeview as reasons to close the channel.

Digital Spy Report

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Cigarettes in Packets of 20's
by granny
Today at 04:02 PM
New icon for sky?
by venice
Today at 11:21 AM
Police Convoy
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:51 PM
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
22nd Jan 2017 4:06pm
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
22nd Jan 2017 5:03am
For Sale & Free
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by Matt98
Yesterday at 10:36 PM
Ariston hifi amplfier vgc 35
by montyz
Yesterday at 12:39 PM
Technika 42" smart tv
by vw_kyle
Yesterday at 09:38 AM
LCD/Plasma wall bracket - 10
by DavidB
22nd Jan 2017 2:16pm
Childs solid wood bed
by Mike_Hoylake
22nd Jan 2017 1:01pm
Featured Member
Registered: 17th Jul 2011
Posts: 7560
Newest Members
Helena, ajsmith66, aw2010, Largeloaf32, techgran
12193 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
19th Jan 2017 11:16am
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Police Convoy
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:51 PM
Repose en Paix Gordon Kaye
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:08 PM
Brides Flown In
by granny
21st Jan 2017 11:16pm
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
20th Jan 2017 6:14pm
Trump
by cools
20th Jan 2017 4:16pm
New Enthusiast Forums
New icon for sky?
by venice
11:21 AM
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
22nd Jan 2017 4:06pm
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
22nd Jan 2017 5:03am
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
New icon for sky? 121
Cigarettes in Packets of 20's 79
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4 65
Personalized fines for speeding . 12
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 8:08am
Sunset Tue 4:40pm
Local Time Tue 7:16pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .