10 July 2008

Gems TV launches on Freeview... again!

Gems TV have launched on Freeview channel 44... despite the fact they already broadcast on Freeview channel 43! It appears that the shopping channel has taken over the slot previously occupied by The Jewellery Channel between 19:00 and 21:00, but they have had to launch these new hours on a new channel number because their original slot (09:45 to 12:45) is located on a separate multiplex. It's not technically possible for a single LCN (channel number) to be associated with streams from two different muxes, hence the addition of "GemsTV1" tonight.