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Discussion topic: Closure of radio channels 13/12/23

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This message was authored by Daniel0210 This message was authored by: Daniel0210

Closure of radio channels 13/12/23

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Thread created to collate posts re radio station channels closing on Sky on 13/12/23.

Wednesday 13th 

 

  • Absolute (0107) closes permanently
  • Planet Rock (0110) closes permanently
  • Kiss (0141) closes permanently
  • Magic (0142) closes permanently
  • Hits Radio (0143) closes permanently
  • Absolute 80s (0144) closes permanently
  • Absolute 90s (0145) closes permanently
  • Jazz FM (0146) closes permanently
  • Classic Rock (0148) closes permanently
  • Greatest Hits (0151) closes permanently

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This message was authored by xenon81 This message was authored by: xenon81 Answer

Re: Closure of radio channels 13/12/23

Bauer Media has removed all of its radio stations from Sky, Freesat and Virgin. These include Absolute, Kiss, Magic, Planet Rock, Jazz FM and Greatest Hits.

 

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2023/11/bauer-to-remove-all-radio-stations-from-satellite-and-cable-tv-plat...

 

You can still listen on DAB or online.

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This message was authored by spursmadfan This message was authored by: spursmadfan

Greatest Hits radio

Greatest Hits radio channel 0151 has disappeared completely. Why?

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Loss of Radio Channel

Planet Rock on Channel 0110 had just disappeared from Sky+ and the E.P.G whats happening?

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Re: Greatest Hits radio

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@spursmadfan 

See

https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/What-s-On/Changes-to-the-Sky-TV-guide-December-2023/td-p/4488943

it has closed. 


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Re: Loss of Radio Channel

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@SLD  It has permanently closed as of today along with several other radio channels 


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Re: Loss of Radio Channel

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@SLD 

See

https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/What-s-On/Changes-to-the-Sky-TV-guide-December-2023/td-p/4488943

it has closed. 


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Re: Greatest Hits radio

So how do I listen to Greatest Hits Radio now

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Re: Greatest Hits radio

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@spursmadfan wrote:

So how do I listen to Greatest Hits Radio now


@spursmadfan 

From the stations own website - 

How can I listen to Greatest Hits Radio?

You can listen to Greatest Hits Radio on your good old traditional radio - we're on FMand DAB in lots of places.

You can find us on our website, download our free app for iPhone or Android, listen on Freeview channel 716 or ask your Smart Speaker to 'play Greatest Hits Radio'.


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Re: Greatest Hits radio

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Via apps on your Smart TV, via your phone or any other internet enabled device like an Alexa or Google Assistant device, or even a radio.



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Re: Greatest Hits radio

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@spursmadfan wrote:

So how do I listen to Greatest Hits Radio now


A Duckduckgo search reveals this: https://planetradio.co.uk/greatest-hits/

 

Also see Q47 on my Sky Plus FAQ 🙂

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Re: Closure of radio channels 13/12/23

Bauer Media has removed all of its radio stations from Sky, Freesat and Virgin. These include Absolute, Kiss, Magic, Planet Rock, Jazz FM and Greatest Hits.

 

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2023/11/bauer-to-remove-all-radio-stations-from-satellite-and-cable-tv-plat...

 

You can still listen on DAB or online.

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Re: Closure of radio channels 13/12/23

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As the figures at the end of that article indicate, satellite broadcast (effectively paying per megabyte of data transmitted) is really expensive way to reach less than 4% of the audience of a station.

 

Edit: and that's the combined figure for Sky, Freesat and Freeview (digital terrestrial television) so the percentage on satellite will be even smaller.

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Re: Closure of radio channels 13/12/23

Why are these channels closing?  I always listen to either Magic or Greatest Hits and both of them are closing.   😠

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Re: Closure of radio channels 13/12/23

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@SueLynn7 wrote:

Why are these channels closing?  I always listen to either Magic or Greatest Hits and both of them are closing.   😠


The answer can be found in the links above

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Re: Greatest Hits radio

That's what I'd like to know.

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