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Short notice: All4 and 4HD to leave Freesat

Feb 2018 21 23:23

Post by thecaretaker » Wed, 21st Feb 2018, 11:23pm

Post by thecaretaker by thecaretaker Feb 2018 21 23:23

We’re sorry to announce that All4 and 4HD will be leaving Freesat on Thursday 22nd February, 2018. We remain committed to bringing Freesat customers the very best content and hope to see the channels return soon.

When are they leaving?
C4 HD and All4 will be removed on Thursday 22nd February.

What about other Channel 4 channels?
Channel 4 SD, E4, More 4, 4seven and Film 4 are unaffected by the changes and remain available to watch as usual via the TV guide.

How do I reset my recordings from 4HD to 4SD?
You will need to manually reset any recordings on Channel 4 SD from 104 (120 in Wales) in the TV guide.

Can I still watch old recordings from 4HD?
Yes you can. All recordings set before February 22nd will remain saved to your hard drive.

Where else can I watch All4?
All4 is available to watch on other devices, including desktop and mobile.

https://www.freesat.co.uk/news/all4-4hd-leave-freesat/

From Channel 4

We appreciate that viewers have received only a few days' notice from Freesat; Channel 4 provided notice to Freesat in line with its contractual commitments. This followed the notification by Freesat of major changes to its charging structure, significantly increasing Channel 4's costs, which ultimately takes funding away from our investment in British programmes. To reduce the overall burden of these costs and make internal savings, we have withdrawn All 4 and Channel 4HD while we consider our long term relationship with Freesat.

Please note that the availability of Channel 4HD and All 4 on other platforms is unaffected and Channel 4HD remains available on Freeview, YouView, Sky and Virgin Media. Meanwhile All 4 can be accessed via our website, and a number of other devices such as iOS and Android apps, or on Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, YouView, Freeview Play, Roku and Now TV boxes, Chromecast, Playstation 3 and 4, Xbox One and 360, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 10.

In the meantime, our other channels on Freesat remain unaffected and continue to be available (Channel 4 SD, E4, More4, 4Seven, Film 4 and the associated +1 channels)
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Re: Short notice: All4 and 4HD to leave Freesat

Feb 2018 21 23:40

Post by thecaretaker » Wed, 21st Feb 2018, 11:40pm

Post by thecaretaker by thecaretaker Feb 2018 21 23:40

Freesat bosses have dismissed claims by Channel 4 that they sought to impose “a very significant cost increase” on the broadcaster for continuing to carry the High Definition version of its main channel and the All4 catch-up app.

On Tuesday it was revealed that both services would leave the platform this week, with Channel 4 blaming its decision on a rise in the fees levied on broadcasters whose channels and apps appear on Freesat’s programme guide.

In a statement it claimed: “Freesat is changing its charging structure, leading to a very significant cost increase for Channel 4, which ultimately takes funding away from our content investment budget.”

“To reduce the overall burden of our Freesat costs and make internal savings we have regrettably given notice to withdraw All4 and C4 HD while we consider our long term relationship with Freesat.”

However Freesat has now denied that any attempt was made to increase the fees charged for All4’s inclusion.
The subscription-free platform is owned by the BBC and ITV and levies a fee on broadcasters whose channels and apps appear on its programme guide.

It says that overheads have outstripped income “for many years,” prompting it to review the fees paid by broadcasters so that they “reflect the value that channel partners derive from the platform.”

While the cost for 4HD was set to rise, Freesat insists “the fees charged for Channel 4’s On demand service All4 have not changed” and says it was “surprised Channel 4 decided to remove this service from the platform”.

It added: “Freesat’s aim is not to make a profit from these changes but simply to cover its operational costs.

“We believe that the redistribution of fees for broadcast channels makes it a fairer system for all our partners.
“Channel 4 remains an important partner for Freesat and we hope our customers are able to enjoy All4 and 4HD on Freesat again soon.”

Freesat competes against Freeview Play and YouView which also offer a mix of free-to-air channels and catch-up apps and the removal of All4 could place it at a significant disadvantage.

While the decision to pull the app will deliver savings for Channel 4, the broadcaster risks looking as if it’s seeking to gain leverage over the platform by weakening its appeal to consumers.
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