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Forum: Freeview Yesterday, 22:06
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Sutton Coldfield wasn't part of the tests,...

Sutton Coldfield wasn't part of the tests, unfortunately, but COM8 is likely to be ready and waiting to be activated.
Forum: Freesat Yesterday, 20:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By a516
Many thanks. Nice to be able to watch TV5MONDE...

Many thanks. Nice to be able to watch TV5MONDE Europe in non-Freesat mode.
Forum: Freeview Yesterday, 01:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By a516
BBC Local Radio roll-out on Freeview

As of 01/03/2015, BBC Local Radio is available in the following areas, for users with the following regional news programmes on BBC One:

BBC Radio Bristol - channel 719 - Points West
BBC London -...
Forum: Freeview Yesterday, 01:14
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
Editorial area names outweigh transmitter...

Editorial area names outweigh transmitter coverage areas, as previously discussed with regards to Grantham and the Lincolnshire editorial area. Retford being in BBC Sheffield's jurisdiction puts it...
Forum: Freeview 28-02-2015, 01:38
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
Interestingly, the 'Yorkshire and North Midlands'...

Interestingly, the 'Yorkshire and North Midlands' label lasted for short time after the split. The E Yorks and Lincolnshire editorial area doesn't cover the BBC definition of the North Midlands; the...
Forum: Freeview 27-02-2015, 22:30
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
There were no changes to D3&4 or ITV services at...

There were no changes to D3&4 or ITV services at that time. The work was solely related to PSB1 from some transmitters.

The reasons behind the changes to these and other individual transmitter...
Forum: Freeview 27-02-2015, 00:29
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
In a development that occurred since the...

In a development that occurred since the appearance of the first local radio stations on Freeview, in September 2014, the BBC advised viewers in some areas, including those receiving signals from the...
Forum: Freeview 26-02-2015, 23:28
Replies: 91
Views: 5,711
Posted By a516
They're interlinked. If you have a device that...

They're interlinked.
If you have a device that supports Connected Red Button, then the roll-out of the Red Button on Freeview HD channels means you can now access the Connected Red Button from those...
Forum: Freeview 26-02-2015, 15:46
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
Waltham DSO 2 was 31 August 2011, Belmont was two...

Waltham DSO 2 was 31 August 2011, Belmont was two weeks earlier if I remember correctly.
But there were a number of retune events ahead of DSO that started in the spring. Btw BBC East Midlands still...
Forum: Freeview 26-02-2015, 15:20
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
Much later! February 2011, according to my...

Much later! February 2011, according to my records.
Forum: Freeview 26-02-2015, 11:36
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
It was originally BBC East Midlands and ITV...

It was originally BBC East Midlands and ITV Yorkshire East.
Forum: Freeview 25-02-2015, 23:18
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
Ten years ago it was easily East Midlands TV...

Ten years ago it was easily East Midlands TV territory, but now not the case. Derby was in a similar situation 20-30 odd years ago, when East Midlands regional opts started - Waltham is for many the...
Forum: Freeview 25-02-2015, 22:32
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
Waltham is only a few miles away from Grantham...

Waltham is only a few miles away from Grantham and clearly visible on the high ground to the south west on the way into the town, so it's no surprise it's the primary transmitter for south...
Forum: Sky 25-02-2015, 20:08
Replies: 76
Views: 7,042
Posted By a516
They don't know yet. Selling spare capacity to a...

They don't know yet. Selling spare capacity to a third party or even creating another timeshift where mentioned as possibilities.
Forum: Freeview 25-02-2015, 13:21
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
BBC Local Radio is 96kbps mono*. But could be cut...

BBC Local Radio is 96kbps mono*. But could be cut to 80kbps to facilitate more streams, where needed.

*Might make sense to carry current AM opt outs on Freeview as BBC Radio Scotland does on digital...
Forum: Freeview 25-02-2015, 13:12
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
further to the earlier post-: The channel numbers...

further to the earlier post-:
The channel numbers assigned to existing local radio services also indicate an alphabetical ordering of stations from ch.719-722 in each region. Bristol on 719 and WM on...
Forum: Freeview 25-02-2015, 11:57
Replies: 196
Views: 14,513
Posted By a516
The pattern is that it is always the BBC Local...

The pattern is that it is always the BBC Local Radio sited at the location of the BBC's regional TV service.
Based on that, one would assume the full roll-out would be Bristol [Mendip], Cambridge...
Forum: Sky 16-02-2015, 23:23
Replies: 51
Views: 5,700
Posted By a516
Still there now, with full EPG albeit nothing to...

Still there now, with full EPG albeit nothing to listen to! Bizarre.
Forum: Freesat 15-02-2015, 22:16
Replies: 43
Views: 3,516
Posted By a516
Note that the increase in Sky+HD equipment will...

Note that the increase in Sky+HD equipment will include a lot of people moving from older Sky SD boxes to HD as they upgrade their TVs and older Sky SD boxes break down etc. It's not a reliable...
Forum: Radio 10-02-2015, 19:58
Replies: 249
Views: 22,581
Posted By a516
D2 coverage: Sound Digital

Proposed coverage map posted on Twitter by the BBC's James Hamilton. From last week's event at Broadcasting House:
https://twitter.com/jamesrhamilton/status/563800345068208130

Look away now if...
Forum: Freeview 10-02-2015, 18:19
Replies: 77
Views: 15,628
Posted By a516
True. Although Travel got 42, rather than a slot...

True. Although Travel got 42, rather than a slot at the bottom of the channel list because of Food Network being on 48!

There's also a small chance ITVBe+1 could leapfrog to 64, as ITV associated...
Forum: Freeview 09-02-2015, 12:21
Replies: 101
Views: 16,105
Posted By a516
STV declined licence fee money for its stations.

STV declined licence fee money for its stations.
Forum: Freeview 09-02-2015, 11:39
Replies: 101
Views: 16,105
Posted By a516
Not all local TV stations have flopped...

Not all local TV stations have flopped though.
Glasgow is doing fine without licence fee money and Nottingham is also doing good, for example.
London Live doesn't really offer anything more than the...
Forum: Freeview 08-02-2015, 22:50
Replies: 35
Views: 3,234
Posted By a516
I saw a tweet on the matter from Made in Bristol...

I saw a tweet on the matter from Made in Bristol earlier this evening. Has it been off all weekend?
Forum: Freeview 08-02-2015, 22:48
Replies: 28
Views: 5,174
Posted By a516
Last summer, the official line was 2018 for BBC...

Last summer, the official line was 2018 for BBC Two HD Wales, according to minutes on the BBC Trust website. This is around the time when DTT starts to be reconfigured to free up 700 MHz.
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