1Earlier this month, BizAsiaLive.com reported that New Vision TV (ARY World) was testing a timeshift channel off the Sky platform. In a further update to this, BizAsiaLive.com can exclusively reveal that the service will be added to the Sky EPG towards the end of April.
The New Vision TV +1 tests are currently showing EPG data of programmes running on the main service but an hour later. It is rare for a news channel to broadcast a +1, which has got many speculating that the channel will be used as a placeholder until Ofcom clears New Vision TV’s second service. It is rumoured that the new channel will be of an entertainment genre with programmes from ARY Digital.
With the way things stand, New Vision +1 is expected to launch on Sky EPG 863 on or around Friday 21st April – whether it will remain a +1 news service or changed to an entertainment channel remains to be seen.
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