TV Channel One no longer on Foxtel

Discussion in 'Media and Entertainment' started by Daytripper, Feb 22, 2011.

Put it out there
  1. Daytripper

    Daytripper Club Legend

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Bolton,Clippers,Falcons,Mariners
    Joined:
    Oct 03
    Posts:
    15,687
    Location:
    Reebok Stadium
    Just found out today that Channel One is only available to those with either a HD television or the Foxtel HD package.

    No announcement. Nothing.

    When I rang Foxtel, they weren't even aware of it happening.

    Pathetic decision.

    (Log in to remove this ad.)

  2. ABitWoofy

    ABitWoofy Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Aug 08
    Posts:
    1,279
    Location:
    Melbourne
    been like that for a while now
  3. Daytripper

    Daytripper Club Legend

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Bolton,Clippers,Falcons,Mariners
    Joined:
    Oct 03
    Posts:
    15,687
    Location:
    Reebok Stadium
    Then why have we been able to watch things like the netball up until as late as last week ?
  4. ABitWoofy

    ABitWoofy Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Aug 08
    Posts:
    1,279
    Location:
    Melbourne
    you prob watched it on free-to-air. The sunday arvo netball match is on ch 10 IIRC
  5. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Club Legend

    Collingwood
    Other teams:
    Denver Broncos, PHX Suns, Mariners
    Joined:
    Mar 06
    Posts:
    10,911
    Location:
    Earth
    its because the standard def channel became channel 11 which is 131 on foxtel
  6. Daytripper

    Daytripper Club Legend

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Bolton,Clippers,Falcons,Mariners
    Joined:
    Oct 03
    Posts:
    15,687
    Location:
    Reebok Stadium
    We had One and Eleven running side by side for a while.

    Eleven is just entertainment pretty much, isn't it ?
    So all the sports shows on One have disappeared (for those that don't have HD)
  7. doodlefeatures

    doodlefeatures Debutant

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Dec 04
    Posts:
    1,618
    Location:
    at home
    One SD became 11 on Jan 11, and for a couple of weeks before that it had a message saying '11 starts on Jan 11 and One will be HD only'
    One SD and 11 have never existed at the same time, on Foxtel cable it went from channel 531 to channel 131 when One SD became 11
  8. Daytripper

    Daytripper Club Legend

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Bolton,Clippers,Falcons,Mariners
    Joined:
    Oct 03
    Posts:
    15,687
    Location:
    Reebok Stadium
    I hear what you're saying but we were definitely able to watch both channels as late as last week.
    Maybe, they missed my subscription out or something ?
  9. TheStinger

    TheStinger Club Legend

    St Kilda
    Other teams:
    Penguins, Aston Villa, Adel Utd.
    Joined:
    Apr 09
    Posts:
    12,353
    Location:
    Barcelona, Catalonia.
    Yeah that's great. You are missing one channel. Meanwhile those with satellite miss out on all of them. i feel for you man, I really do.
  10. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Club Legend

    Collingwood
    Other teams:
    Denver Broncos, PHX Suns, Mariners
    Joined:
    Mar 06
    Posts:
    10,911
    Location:
    Earth
    Late Dec to early Jan all ch531 said was 'eleven coming soon', once 'eleven' launched, 531 disappeared and became 131.
  11. doodlefeatures

    doodlefeatures Debutant

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Dec 04
    Posts:
    1,618
    Location:
    at home
    So you were getting One on ch 531 and 11 on ch 131?

    (Log in to remove this ad.)

  12. Andre

    Andre Club Legend

    Port Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Sep 02
    Posts:
    10,937
    Location:
    Adelaide
    FTA's loss. I'm sure there are plenty with ratings boxes, who like myself rarely turn to FTA because they are too slack to do a deal with foxtel to be on there for satellite. ABC and SBS manage to have all their channels on foxtel (satellite). FTA need to pull their fingers out and do the same.
  13. Daytripper

    Daytripper Club Legend

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Bolton,Clippers,Falcons,Mariners
    Joined:
    Oct 03
    Posts:
    15,687
    Location:
    Reebok Stadium
    Yes...
  14. deck

    deck Team Captain

    Collingwood
    Other teams:
    Liverpool, SF 49ers, FSU
    Joined:
    Aug 04
    Posts:
    2,283
    Location:
    Melburn
    Can't see how that would be possible. Foxtel feed the signal direct from 10 and that would be HD since mid december. Foxtel would have to reprocess the signal and convert to SD themselves which they don't do.
  15. hardcore_hawk

    hardcore_hawk Team Captain

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Feb 06
    Posts:
    420
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Get the HD channels they are AWESOME!
  16. NMFCMUFC

    NMFCMUFC Team Captain

    North Melbourne
    Other teams:
    MUFC - MVFC - Socceroos.
    Joined:
    Apr 08
    Posts:
    1,616
    Location:
    Melbourne
    They are expensive.
  17. doodlefeatures

    doodlefeatures Debutant

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Dec 04
    Posts:
    1,618
    Location:
    at home
  18. hardcore_hawk

    hardcore_hawk Team Captain

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Feb 06
    Posts:
    420
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Don’t understand why people spend 2 grand on a TV then watch SD channels it’s like buying a Ferrari with a Toyota engine?