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Ftn
Launched 15 January 2003
Closed 1 October 2007
Owned by Virgin Media Television
Audience share 0.2% (0.0% for Ftn+1)
(August 2007, [1])
Replaced by Virgin 1
Timeshift service Ftn+1
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Channel 20
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 153
Channel 154 (+1)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 122
Channel 123 (+1)
UPC Ireland Channel 129

Ftn (Flextech Television Network) was a television channel from Virgin Media Television (formerly known as Flextech) transmitting free-to-air on Freeview and Virgin Media, and as a subscription channel on Sky Digital. The channel broadcasted between 6pm and 6am daily. It launched at 6pm on 15 January 2003, six hours after neighbouring Freeview channel, UKTV Bright Ideas, also partially owned by Virgin Media Television. For other uses, see FTN. Ftn (Flextech Television Network) is a television channel from Virgin Media Television (formerly known as Flextech) transmitting free-to-air on Freeview and Virgin Media, and as a subscription channel on Sky Digital. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Virgin Media Television (formerly known as Flextech) is a British television company and is entirely owned by the British cable company Virgin Media (previously known as NTL and Telewest) and acts as its television programme production arm. ... This article is about the television channel. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... UPC Ireland N.V. is Liberty Global Europes operation in Ireland. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... Virgin Media Television (formerly known as Flextech) is a British television company and is entirely owned by the British cable company Virgin Media (previously known as NTL and Telewest) and acts as its television programme production arm. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UKTV Bright Ideas (previously known as UK Bright Ideas and originally UK HomeStyle) is a digital television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom, part of the UKTV family of channels. ...


Ftn's schedule featured entertainment and reality programming, and also programming from other Virgin Media Television cable channels, such as Living, Living2, Bravo, Bravo 2, Trouble, and Challenge. This provided a preview to Freeview viewers of what the other Virgin Media channels offered, in a similar fashion to BSkyB's Sky Three, a channel also on Freeview. Virgin Media Television (formerly known as Flextech) is a British television company and is entirely owned by the British cable company Virgin Media (previously known as NTL and Telewest) and acts as its television programme production arm. ... Living is a British television channel owned by Virgin Media Television. ... Living2 (formally LIVINGtv2) is a British television channel owned by Virgin Media Television. ... Bravo is a British television channel, owned by Virgin Media Television. ... Bravo 2 is a British TV channel that launched as Player on March 2, 2006. ... Trouble is a television station in the UK and Republic of Ireland, owned by Virgin Media Television. ... Challenge is a British digital TV channel owned by Virgin Media Television. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sky Three is a television station from BSkyB broadcasting to the the UK, designed to accompany their existing Sky One and Sky Two subscription channels. ...


Ftn +1 launched on Sky and Virgin Media on 9 August 2007. Despite being a one hour timeshift, Ftn +1 only broadcasted from 7pm until 1am, as Live Roulette TV which was shown on Ftn from 12am till 3am could not be rebroadcast an hour later for legal reasons. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...


Closure

It was announced in the summer of 2007 that Virgin Media Television were to launch a new channel, Virgin 1.[1] The new channel launches on Monday 1 October 2007.[2] The channel is intended to be Virgin Media's attempt to rival Sky One. This article is about the television channel. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


As a result of the launch of Virgin 1, it was revealed that Ftn would close, leaving its EPG positions on Sky, Virgin Media and Freeview to Virgin 1.[3] This article is about the television channel. ...


Ftn closed on Monday 1 October 2007 at 6am, with Virgin 1 launching at 9pm on the same day.[4] is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


Also, Virgin 1+1 took the place of Ftn+1.


References

  1. ^ "Virgin Media Television announces Virgin 1", Virgin Media Press Office, 12 June 2007. Retrieved on 2006-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Virgin 1 launch date announced", Digital Spy, 18 September 2007. Retrieved on 2006-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Launch of Virgin 1 on Freeview", Freeview.co.uk. Retrieved on 2006-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Ftn/Virgin 1 schedule (1 October 2007)", Radio Times. Retrieved on 2006-09-19. 

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