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first of all flags are more problem than they're worth when it comes to templates like this - given that NI does not have an official flag, do you choose the Ulster Banner or Union Jack as both are used to represent it?
secondly, if we're going to dramatically alter the structure of the template I think a discussion should be had. The current form I personally think is the best, as it gives a breakdown of the channels by genre and if they are current stations. If you are to go ahead with the changes that were made then the channels included in the template would have to be reduced - removing most of thosse planned channels among others. I agree that the template is a bit long, but it is well laid out meaning it is still of use to someone who has no background of television channels on the island of Ireland, and is easily manouvered around.