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BBC Knowledge was an early BBC digital television channel, available by cable, satellite, or terrestrial digital broadcasting, providing a strong programme of documentary, cultural and educational television. It launched on 1 June 1999 broadcasting 6 hours of educational material a day. On 17 November 2001, the channel began broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At the same time, BBC Knowledge moved from the SDN multiplex to the BBC multiplex on the DTT service.

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      16.05.2001 05:28
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      If you're a fan of the BBC but you're into the documentary type programmes, then this channel will be right up your street! I love this channel, I also love the BBC (infact see my opinion on that too!). Im currently studying A-level physics, chemistry and biology. So some of the programmes the BBC Knowledge channel show really come in handy! Some of the programmes are really, really interesting. An example is that of "Guide to the Solar System" - that series was basically what it sounds like it was! It covered different aspects week-by-week. Some of the things covered were also really detailed, and informative. Unfortunately this programme isnt on at the moment - and to make matters more annoying, I missed the last in the series episode!! Of course, BBC Knowledge isnt entirely based upon Space. There are tonnes of different topics shown on BBC Knowledge, its just physics, chemistry, biology and space happen to be my favourites! The only disadvantages Ive found with BBC Knowledge is the fact that it is seriously addictive, which is not a good thing when you've got lots of homework to do and exams coming up! Definately for all people wanting to increase their brain capacity!

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        11.08.2000 03:47

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        This channel BBC Knowledge is one of a range of the New Digital Channels available from the BBC. Some old documentaries are shown and there is new programming added to supplement this channel. The channel itself has some strange times especially at the weekend. Again you have most probably seen this programming on BBC1 and BBC2 so like me I think you would only watch this channel if there were nothing on it. You will not find much info at all on this channel I dont think the BBC Press dept has much interest in promoting it.

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        08.07.2000 16:54

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        Presumably, the hidden agenda here is to wait until sufficient of the population have had their old TV sets dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age, then move all those obscure but worthy Open University and Schools programmes across from their valuable slots on BBC2. I first watched BBC Knowledge when they had their Dunkirk Day, which was an interesting run of documentaries about that period of the war. There was hardly any original programming, but the BBC has plenty of material in its 40 year archives that deserves another outing.

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        17.06.2000 19:40
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        BBC Knowledge is one of the new digital channels from the BBC which basically repackages old documentaries with some new material thrown in for good measure. It sounds rubbish but you can actually discover some real gems that were obviously buried in late night BBC2 or opposite 'Eastenders' 1st time round. Each day has a theme such as history, the arts, business and they then show 3 or 4 programmes related to the topic on a cycle throughout the day. It is also one of the 1st channels to start to utilise the digital technology by letting you find out further info via your remote control whilst watching. My only gripes with the channel is that it isn't on long at the weekend - which is when I have time to watch it - and it can be hard to find out when programmes are on as most newspapers and TV mags don't carry much info on the channel. It won't become a channel you watch all the time but you might just see a great show you missed 1st time

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