Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Freeview HD query


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2013, 21:11
Rossby41
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 599

Wasn't there meant to be a 5th freeview HD channel in the pipeline. If I remember interested Five weren't interested.
Rossby41 is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 04-07-2013, 21:25
tomee
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,943
Wasn't there meant to be a 5th freeview HD channel in the pipeline. If I remember interested Five weren't interested.
I believe there may be as many as 10 freeview HD channel coming in 2014.
tomee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 21:39
chrisy
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Beds (Sandy Heath TX)
Posts: 8,440
Wasn't there meant to be a 5th freeview HD channel in the pipeline. If I remember interested Five weren't interested.
It's currently being used by "BBC RB 303 HD".
chrisy is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 21:43
tomee
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,943
It's currently being used by "BBC RB 303 HD".
Only till 8th July.
tomee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 22:18
MeMeMeI
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 943
Five do not appear interested and the BBC has tried to sell the space for the HD channel 3 times with no buyer, some on here infer this is because the costs of the channel transmitters make it too expensive.

The extra HD channels by 2014 (to be temporary, .and designed to encourage HD receiver buying)
are a idea promoted by ITV,BBC and Ofcom..
MeMeMeI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 08:53
technologist
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: London
Posts: 6,162
are a idea promoted by ITV,BBC and Ofcom..
NOT ITV ... Ch4 and the BBC and Arqiva
technologist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:30
MeMeMeI
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 943
NOT ITV ... Ch4 and the BBC and Arqiva
Your right It should of been CH4 and yes Arqiva is involved but it also needs Ofcom to agree.


​Two new Freeview multiplexes that could add up to 30 new TV channels are up for grabs with a starting price of £180,000 a year.

The new services would carry up to 10 high definition TV channels or 30 standard-definition signals to more than half of UK homes.

They’re being offered as part of Ofcom’s plan to make Freeview more efficient before it hands

http://recombu.com/digital/news/the-...ew_M11084.html
MeMeMeI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:49
Nigel Goodwin
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Derbyshire
Posts: 38,097
The new services would carry up to 10 high definition TV channels or 30 standard-definition signals to more than half of UK homes.
So making Freeview a three tier system - even worse than the existing two tier system
Nigel Goodwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:56
MeMeMeI
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 943
So making Freeview a three tier system - even worse than the existing two tier system
Three tier how?

And there is nothing wrong with the present system either
MeMeMeI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:07
DragonQ
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 4,246
Yeah where is this third tier? Existing HD boxes will see the new HD muxes.
DragonQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:09
David (2)
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: North Wiltshire
Posts: 16,116
really?
Bad enough having locations right now that can only get half the channels - and most of the new stuff that launches is not on this core service either. With some parts getting even more channels than the current full freeview service - well lets just confuse people even more than they already are!


Please, will some tory strip down freeview to just 3 national DVB-T2 multiplexes - you should be able to sell off the 700Mhz band as well by doing that, and get people to buy new HD TV's and boxes. One nice simple system.
David (2) is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:13
Nigel Goodwin
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Derbyshire
Posts: 38,097
The proposed new HD multiplex is only going to be available on a smaller number of transmitters, not even the small number that currently have the full six multiplexes.


And there is nothing wrong with the present system either
Depends where you live
Nigel Goodwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:25
lstar337
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Somersets Mighty Mendip Tx!
Posts: 8,996
really?
Bad enough having locations right now that can only get half the channels - and most of the new stuff that launches is not on this core service either. With some parts getting even more channels than the current full freeview service - well lets just confuse people even more than they already are!
What's confusing.

You get what you get. That is how it's always been.
lstar337 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:26
Mickey_T
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,808
The new muxes are going to be low power too, which will probably make the channels prone to the sort of break up I had pre DSO.
Mickey_T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:31
technologist
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: London
Posts: 6,162
In the UK the government determined that PSB DTT should have coverage broadly comparable with ATT - and got a system which actually give slightly more coverage -
and this is about 4% population coverage MORE than DSAT ....
But the COM broadcasters could not afford the Transmission costs so only about 3% population LESS than DSAT can receive COM DTT .

Although it is very unfortunate for those few % of people who want COM DTT they are getting far more on DTT than they even got on ATT
... and most have a DSAT option.

The 600Mhz Muxes are there to drive DTT HD uptake and enables the two publicly owned broadcasters
(interesting that - the commercially owned (PSB) broadcaster has different views)
to deliver HD services to 60 to 70% DTT viewers.... (and thus likely the DSAT as well) ...

With the aim of driving adoption so that there is a T2 changeover which will give 100% of their (main) channels in HD
to 98.5+% of UK population on DTT- which is about 6/7ths of all UK TV sets

seems very sensible!!!

Although I think the society equalisation that universality can give is a welcome trend
- the demand from everyone for universality of service in media is a strange trend
- as none of the other services are as universal! (think mains drainage!) ...
technologist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-07-2013, 17:24
LinearCandidate
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 27
The new muxes are going to be low power too, which will probably make the channels prone to the sort of break up I had pre DSO.
I wouldn't be so sure of that seeing as DVB-T2 is much more robust than DVB-T, even at low power!
LinearCandidate is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:47.