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Hello! I'm here asking for your help once again, please!
A: There's a documentary about the history of footbal on TV tonight.
B: Oh, I'll tell Tony, he's mad for football. What time is it on?
A: IT'S /IT'LL BE on at 7.30, I think. On Channel 5.
(from a multiple-choice exercise)
I'd rather say "it'll be" - even if it is a tv programme which is being referred to - because it is the personal opionion of the speaker ("I think").
But the present simple also sounds natural to me. What would you suggest?
Do you agree? Thanks a lot beforehand!
In BrE, we invariably use the present tense to refer to the broadcast time/date/channel of anything on TV or radio.
It's on tonight.
It's on at 8.
It's on on Wednesday afternoon.
It's on Channel 4.
It's on Radio 6 this Saturday evening.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
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