Create And Craft was on air for the first time on Freeview yesterday. However, their official launch isn’t until Monday 6th July.
Create And Craft was supposed to launch on Freeview this morning, but it hasn’t appeared. The official Create And Craft website has also changed it’s “1st July” launch advertisement to say “Launching Soon”.
The advertisement on their website says it will launch on channel 36. However, the ticker underneath their logo says it will be on channel 22, which is Ideal World’s current channel number on Freeview.
Update 01/07/2009: According to a post on the CraftTelly message board, the launch of Create And Craft on Freeview has been delayed “for technical reasons” and will launch on the 6th July.
Update 02/07/2009: A placeholder for Create And Craft has now appeared on Freeview channel 36. The channel is yet to launch.
Create And Craft – another channel from the same group as Ideal World – will be launching on Freeview next week. The channel will become available on Freeview from the 1st July.
The official website for Create And Craft says live programmes will be on Monday-Friday from 8am to 1pm on channel 36.
It’s not clear whether the channel will just air prerecorded segments and infomercials during weekends or whether they have simply only bought the channel space for Monday-Friday, and the other free capacity on that DTT stream will just go to another broadcaster.
The channel placeholder has not yet appeared on channel 36.
More news on this launch as we get it.