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Ski TV channel (and Snow TV channel) launches on Freeview

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I don't think this has previously been posted here, but recently a new free Ski TV channel launched on Freeview, available for those with a smart TV with an internet connection. Freeview Channel 271 is the Channelbox multi-channel data service which currently has 17 channels, including the Ski TV channel. I've had a quick look and it seems to be showing mainly North American originated skiing TV coverage. https://advanced-television.com/2020/12/16/ski-tv-channel-launches-on-freeview/

As the link says, SkiTV originated in Australia. Channelbox has its own twitter account: https://twitter.com/channelboxtv

Edit: The Snow TV channel has also now been added to the Channelbox lineup.


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Tue 9-02-21 12:48; edited 1 time in total
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@Alastair Pink, Good shout. Happy
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Thanks I’ll take a gander
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I've got Roku, I think. Must have a look. Fair few various snowboarding free channels I've found; little skiing as yet.
Never sure whether I like watching ATM or just feel insanely jealous and sad.
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"Service not available" and before anyone asks. Yes, it is a modern tv, connected to an aerial and the internet.
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Just gave it a try and although it is listed as Data Only, it loads the program selection screen and Ski TV can be watched. It started off a a bit pixelated but soon shorted itself out Very Happy
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@Timc, it's working for me (I get my Freeview service from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter). Do you get the Channelbox menu come up with a choice of 17 channels (including France24 as a matter of interest)?
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Timc wrote:
"Service not available" and before anyone asks. Yes, it is a modern tv, connected to an aerial and the internet.


Same for me. Sad
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@ster, do you get the Channelbox menu come up as shown in @PowderAdict's post?
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@Alastair Pink, No, just the white text on black background. Mendip transmitter I think.
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Weirdly, I can view it through my Smart TV itself, but if I try using my YouView (Humax) set top box it says I need to connect to the internet.
Both the TV & the s.t.box are connected to the router using Ethernet cables so I can't understand why it doesn't see the connection on the s.t.box
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Alastair Pink wrote:
@ster, do you get the Channelbox menu come up as shown in @PowderAdict's post?


I get a message about it not being compatible with my receiver (an old Humax). Odd as I can get other internet only freeview channels.
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Not available for me - 271 shows in the listings as Channelbox, current 'programme' listed as "Smart channels for Connected TV", but is only bringing up a "No Signal" message. I'm on a smart TV, which has generally been brilliant, and not struggled to load anything.
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As an aside, one of the 17 channels in the Channelbox offering is OANPlus. For those people who don't know, it's a US TV channel that attracts Trump supporters, QAnon conspiracy theorists etc. Out of curiosity I just had a quick look yesterday evening. It was a discussion with some woman who was claiming that Trump won the US election with 80 million more votes than Biden! I don't think I'll bother watching again. Laughing Laughing
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@Alastair Pink, so I’m not missing much? wink
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@ster, indeed. Madeye-Smiley
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271 didn't show in the guide, but when I typed in 271 on the remote it came up.
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It did not work through my freeview recorder box but does directly from my smart TV.
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@Timc, We are on Mendip transmitter and can get it here.
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My Virgin TivO box has a completely different channel on 271 Puzzled
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works here. just type 271 for channel. didn't check freeview listings.
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Strange, my 2013 Samsung gets it my 2021 Samsung doesn't. The wonders of modern technology Madeye-Smiley Madeye-Smiley Madeye-Smiley
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Timc wrote:
Strange, my 2013 Samsung gets it my 2021 Samsung doesn't. The wonders of modern technology Madeye-Smiley Madeye-Smiley Madeye-Smiley


Yes, there'll probably be some subtle technical difference regarding the way Channelbox streams its data and the hardware in your two different Samsung models. That's apart from the fact that some people may not be able to receive it because their Freeview transmitter isn't actually carrying it yet. Madeye-Smiley
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Got it! There’s also Snow TV next to Ski TV
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Had the same issue as @fixx and other earlier, (says channel name but just blank screen) refreshed channel list earlier which didn't sort it, but just checked again and now working.
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Kennyboyo wrote:
Got it! There’s also Snow TV next to Ski TV


Yes, that seems to be a new channel which was only added yesterday! I've just gone to it and caught the end of some freestyle skiing from New Zealand which was being commentated on by Ed Leigh! That ties in with the fact that Ed was in New Zealand before he moved to Laax in Switzerland to present the current series of Ski Sunday.

Incidentally I noticed that both Snow TV and Ski TV have a button displayed at the start at the top RH corner indicating that the picture is HD, if you press the blue button on your remote control you can toggle it to SD, which might possibly help if anyone is getting problems with the picture freezing due to low data rate on their internet connection.

P.S Ski TV currently showing a travel item on Hochgurgl and Obergurgl. Smile
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@Alastair Pink, Ed lives in New Zealand
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@Richard_Sideways, ah, I didn't know he was mainly based in New Zealand, thanks for that. Of course at the moment he's living in Switzerland during the duration of Ski Sunday.
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Alastair Pink wrote:
@Richard_Sideways, ah, I didn't know he was mainly based in New Zealand, thanks for that. Of course at the moment he's living in Switzerland during the duration of Ski Sunday.


he did make a point of saying it in Ski Sunday & that he was not there illegally!
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@Mr.Egg, yep! Madeye-Smiley
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Snowsartre wrote:
My Virgin TivO box has a completely different channel on 271 Puzzled


You need to be on Freeview, not Virgin.
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Episodes of Ski TV - based and hosted in the Australian resorts, but featuring European and North American resort reports - used to appear on the Travel Channel on the Sky system.

Is this the same programme?
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@LOTA, probably, I never watched the Travel Channel (because I don't have Sky!)
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fixx wrote:
Not available for me - 271 shows in the listings as Channelbox, current 'programme' listed as "Smart channels for Connected TV", but is only bringing up a "No Signal" message. I'm on a smart TV, which has generally been brilliant, and not struggled to load anything.


Oooh it's now working for me! This morning was the first time I tried it again - got the full selection menu, and have been able to select and load Ski TV Smile Yay!
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@fixx, That's what I was getting too - will have to retry
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