Rumours – abc1 or The Hits leaving Freeview on October 1st?

There are rumours flying around the Internet at the moment that either abc1 or The Hits are closing (on the Freeview platform at least) on the 1st October. The Hits is expected to be replaced by a Channel 4 music channel, and abc1 may be going to make way for Virgin 1 to be 24 hours when it launches soon. abc1 closing could mean UKTV Bright Ideas being able to move to their old slot, freeing up space for Virgin 1 (the current UKTV Bright Ideas slot and Ftn timeshare the same feed at the moment). Nothing has been confirmed or denied at the moment, so watch this space.