Quest – the new channel from Discovery – is no longer going to be on air 24 hours a day. According to news website Broadcast, Quest will now be available from 10am to midnight. The midnight to 10am timeslot will be sold off to a third-party. Quest launches on Freeview on the 14th May. At the moment Quest has only be confirmed for launch on Freeview and no other platform.
Further details for the rebranding of Paramount Comedy’s channels are now available;
Paramount Comedy 1 will be rebranded as Comedy Central on the 6th April. Paramount Comedy 1 +1 will be rebranded as Comedy Central +1 and Paramount Comedy 2 will be rebranded as Comedy Central Extra on the same day.
Living +2 will launch on Virgin Media on the 1st April according to a document on AGB Nielsen’s website. Click here for more. The channel is a two-hour timeshift of the normal Living channel. It’s not known whether Living +2 will replace an existing Virgin TV channel or be added as a completely new channel. It’s also not confirmed what channel number Living +2 will broadcast on.
Discovery Real Time Extra will be removed from all platforms (cable and satellite) to make way for a new channel called Discovery Shed. Discovery Shed will launch on the 20th March and will be available on Virgin TV from launch.
Discovery say the new channel will be “the place for men who like good old practical activities to escape to”. DIY, fishing, motoring, building and adventure will all feature on Discovery Shed.
It’s thought Discovery Shed will keep the same channel number as Discovery Real Time Extra – channel 274.
UKTV History was rebranded as Yesterday today. Their new tagline is “where the past is always present”. To pick up the new name for the channel Freeview customers might need to rescan their boxes. Virgin Media customers don’t need to do anything. Click here for Yesterday’s official website. UKTV Food, UKTV Gardens and UKTV Style are the only UKTV channels left to rebrand.