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Freeview children's channels next to adult channels

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CerealShopper Fri 03-Feb-17 14:40:44

Could they have not put them a bit further away from each other?

ghostyslovesheets Fri 03-Feb-17 15:01:04

Don't let kids have the remote

Dong subscribe to the adult channels

Job done

ghostyslovesheets Fri 03-Feb-17 15:01:51

Haha dong 😂 My phone is trying to be funny!

Don't obviously

PebbleInTheMoonlight Fri 03-Feb-17 15:04:28

Adult content is post watershed so shouldn't be visible or has to have a pin to access when little ones are watching TV...unless you're raising nocturnal beings.

PippilottaViktualia Fri 03-Feb-17 15:05:42

You can delete channels...

SpongebobRoundPants Fri 03-Feb-17 15:07:17

They are also near the religious channelsshockshockshock

TheCustomaryMethod Fri 03-Feb-17 15:11:47

Is this directly through Freeview or via another provider.

On my Freeview TV, the news channels come between Children's and Adult - 127 is the last Children's channel, news is 130 - 135 and Adult starts at 171.

There may be regional variations but it might be worth trying a reload of your channel list - I'm almost sure the order of channels was changed at some point to stop the scenario you describe.

TheCustomaryMethod Fri 03-Feb-17 15:12:59

^ first sentence should have been a question, not a statement.

CerealShopper Fri 03-Feb-17 15:29:50

I have recently bought Now TV, but I'm pretty sure it was the same with plain old Freeview.

I will try deleting the porn channels, as we don't watch them, but my main issue is with my 6yo seeing the channel names really.

OlennasWimple Fri 03-Feb-17 15:34:17

I know what you mean and YANBU

Not in the UK, so the system is a bit different, but within two clicks of scrolling through the "what's on" guide it's possible to go from a kids channel showing cartoons to very very adult content. On at all times of the day (no watershed here), and the titles of the films are definitely and completely not suitable for young eyes. And I'm very far from prudish!

TheCustomaryMethod Fri 03-Feb-17 15:37:32

The list of names on normal Freeview isn't explicit - I'm not sure there's anything there that that would corrupt a child who simply read the channel name. Perhaps it's Now TV that the issue is with, rather than Freeview (no idea what their adult channels are called)?

172Smile TV2Adult chatMidnight to 5am
173Smile TV3Adult chat10pm to 5am
174Babestation BSXAdult chat11pm to 4:45am
175PartyAdult ChatMidnight to 7am
176Blue Kiss TVAdult4am to 5am
177Babestation 2Adult5am – 6am
182xxXpanded TVAdult3am to 6am
184Sin TVAdult

CerealShopper Fri 03-Feb-17 15:40:29

Yes, in the UK the kids tv and porn is essentially on the same page <clutches at pearls> and I don't see why they can't be sited elsewhere.

CerealShopper Fri 03-Feb-17 15:43:10

Customary you're probably right - it's the fact that I know what they are I suppose, dd has no idea

SpongebobRoundPants Fri 03-Feb-17 15:45:49

During the day I don't think they play anything though? It just says we will be back a X o'clock.

I promise I didn't just click on one

TheCustomaryMethod Fri 03-Feb-17 15:48:49

Perhaps it's because peak viewing takes place in the evening, and it would be inconvenient for everyone to have to scroll through a sequence of children's channels that had shut down, in the middle of searching for entertainment.

(I'm just suggesting a possible rationale there, by the way - I personally don't mind at all how the channels are arranged, because I'm not a 'surfer' - I only switch on for specific programmes and always type in the channel number manually).

TheCustomaryMethod Fri 03-Feb-17 15:51:48

If your DD asks what's on 'Babestation' you could just say you didn't know - I genuinely don't have a clue what's on half the 80 or so ever-changing Freeview channels my TV receives! confused

HelenaGWells Fri 03-Feb-17 15:52:38

I'm fairly sure that sky had a setting where we could totally remove them from the
Listings but I've no idea if Now TV does.

Yukbuck Fri 03-Feb-17 15:58:23

I actually just turned my free view on just to check this out and previous posters are correct. Most said they will be on air from 10. I've no idea how much is shown mind you. I've never watched!

TheCustomaryMethod Fri 03-Feb-17 16:00:27

My TV will let me select which channels the guide brings up, but I think that's a feature of the TV rather than Freeview itself - it might be worth checking the manual to see if your TV has a similar feature. Mine's a very basic 22" Samsung, so I'm guessing it's a fairly common function.

barinatxe Fri 03-Feb-17 16:07:12

It would make more sense to move children's channels further apart from adult content, but as others have said, the adult channels are only broadcast at times when most normal children will be in bed.

Try free-to-air satellite (not Freesat) if you think the ordering on Freeview is bad. Channels are muddled up all over the place. If you plod through the channels in order, it slowly descends into a regular pattern of shopping / gambling / Islamic cleric / softcore porn (those channels where you are supposed to ring up to speak to the woman lazing on a bed in her underwear) / Islamic sermon / virtual roulette wheel / softcore porn / Islamic cleric / softcore porn - you get the idea.

Grinchatchristmas Fri 03-Feb-17 16:09:43

I only said the same thing to my husband the other day. I know you can delete them but why put them so close to the children's channels in the first place?

OlennasWimple Fri 03-Feb-17 16:20:56

Flicking through available programmes on now (again, not in the UK), I can go from Lake Placid Vs Anaconda straight to MILF Tricks Teens to 18YO Asian Opens Wide For... to Drill My MILF Pink Until She Scre... to Weekend Warm Up on MTV shock

(The ... is where the full title is not visible on the preview screen)

TheCustomaryMethod Fri 03-Feb-17 16:23:19

Blimey! Is it late at night where you are, Olennas?

CerealShopper Fri 03-Feb-17 16:40:21

Who the hell comes up with these titles!!

CerealShopper Fri 03-Feb-17 17:49:16

Well, I have tried deleting the offending channels but can't fathom out how to do it.

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