Dplay Replaces QuestOD

Dplay has become Discovery’s online platform for content from its free to air channels, replacing QuestOD. Dplay combines content from Quest, Quest Red, Food Network and DMAX, along with that from recently acquired Home and Really. Home and Really on-demand content has now been removed from UKTV Play, the equivalent streaming service of their former…Read moreRead more

More Channel Closures

AMC will become high definition (HD) only from Thursday, when the standard definition version of the channel on the Sky satellite platform will come to an end. A small number of viewers with non HD equipment will loose access to the channel. The HD version remains unchanged. Asian music service MTV Beats will also leave…Read moreRead more

More HD Conversions and Channel Closures

AMC will become high definition (HD) only from Thursday, when the standard definition version of the channel on the Sky satellite platform will come to an end. A small number of viewers with non HD equipment will loose access to the channel. The HD version remains unchanged. Asian music service MTV Beats will also leave…Read moreRead more

Streaming Service Updates

Here is a summary of some changes which are taking place on online streaming services. Freesports is joining the STV Player service, and will be available as a 24 hour online stream. For next 3 years, STV will be the exclusive advertising sales agent for Premier Sports’ online subscription services. Now TV are implementing price…Read moreRead more

Good Food to Close

Former UKTV channel Good Food is to close, with its shows to be merged into the Food Network UKchannel. Good Food is currently a pay TV channel, whilst Food Network is a free-to-air channel on all major TV platforms. Good Food was acquired by Discovery earlier this year, along with Really and Home when UKTV…Read moreRead more

UKTV/Discovery Number Shuffle Part 2

As expected, Quest has now inherited the number 12 slot on Freeview, previously used by Dave and briefly Home. Home can now be found on number 42, whilst DMAX has now been promoted the channel 37, the old number for Quest. Viewers who receive these channels may need to retune for the channels to move…Read moreRead more

UKTV Channel Number Changes

As part of the split of UKTV, some Freeview channels will be changing numbers on Monday (10th June). This is part of the deal between the BBC and Discovery, with Discovery receiving the channel number 12. Home, due to be acquired by Discovery, will take over channel 12 from Dave, which returns to its original…Read moreRead more

UKTV Splits

BBC Studios and Discovery have announced details of how UKTV will split. BBC Studios will take over Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, Yesterday and W. Discovery will take over Good Food, Home, and Really. BBC Studios will take over the UKTV Play on-demand catch up service. A 10 year deal will see the BBC content…Read moreRead more

Quest Secures MotoGP Highlights

Free to air channel Quest, owned by Discovery, has secured rights to broadcast highlights from MotoGP, and support championships Moto2 and Moto3. The coverage will also be available online via the QuestOD service. The deal starts with the 2019 season, and runs for 2 years. Quest also shows coverage or the British Superbike Championship, Formula…Read moreRead more