ABC1 closing down

ABC1 closing down

There is some bad news for 8 Simple Rules fans in the U.K. today, ABC1, the U.K. broadcaster of 8 Simple Rules from Disney, has announced it will be closing down next month.

Lack of space on the main Freeview platform meant it could only broadcast between 6AM and 6PM. Disney has not decided wether to sell their Freeview slot or give it to one of their Disney channels.

The future of 8 Simple Rules in the U.K. is today unknown. 

Posted on September 7th 2007 19:58 in Show.

Comments (20)

Anonymous United Kingdom, 00:51 7th Feb 2009.
could the people who bye the channel put 8 simple rules back on we all love it
SHAWN United Kingdom, 21:33 7th Mar 2008.
I LOVE THIS PROGRAM I LAUGHED 1000000S OF TIMES, PLEASE PLEASE GOD BRING IT BACK ONE DAY AND PLEASE RENEW ABC1. THANKS !!
soangry United Kingdom, 22:44 9th Feb 2008.
I think it's a disgrace.. there are so many freeview slots that aren't being used or allocated to crappy jewellry shopping channels.. either ABC are liars or the whole freeview setup is corrupt and ripping off the viewer.
sammeh United Kingdom, 22:54 10th Dec 2007.
The only time its on now is on a sunday at 11am and im in work...im seriously gutted.
chelsea United Kingdom, 16:31 26th Oct 2007.
so will abc1 be selling the channel like ity says up the top
naomi United States, 14:44 23rd Oct 2007.
im soo upset i cnt watch it nemor
Amy United Kingdom, 16:42 21st Oct 2007.
btw everyone although 8 simple rules is no longer being shown on abc1 it is on channel 5 at 11.00 am on sundays. although u cant watch it as much somethings better than nothing. It used 2 make b laugh i will miss that programme so much, the actors and the whole show was just bril!
Michael Jackson United Kingdom, 18:52 3rd Oct 2007.
NO!!!
neil United Kingdom, 16:46 2nd Oct 2007.
hope fully some other channel will show it it was funny
admin United Kingdom, 20:24 29th Sep 2007.
DVDs are likely to be released here eventually, but nothing is confirmed yet. As for another TV station, I think its unlikely.

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