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Old 25-02-2005, 20:26
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Im just wondering if theres anyway on the internet that viewers can find out what ITV1 or Channel 4 transmitters are being worked on.

For example the BBC has a page on their site with details of what transmitters are being taken off air, or having reduced power on a certain day, but is there any info anywhere for ITV1/Ch-4 . On ITV1 Yorkshire and many other companies analogue teletext service the yhad a page on there with transmitter information on it, but since the reorganisation this has been discontinued.

Anyone help please???
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Old 25-02-2005, 21:05
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Originally Posted by CraigSteele2001
Im just wondering if theres anyway on the internet that viewers can find out what ITV1 or Channel 4 transmitters are being worked on.

For example the BBC has a page on their site with details of what transmitters are being taken off air, or having reduced power on a certain day, but is there any info anywhere for ITV1/Ch-4 . On ITV1 Yorkshire and many other companies analogue teletext service the yhad a page on there with transmitter information on it, but since the reorganisation this has been discontinued.

Anyone help please???
its on the regional itv websites.
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Old 25-02-2005, 21:38
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Ok Newcastle thanks for the help - I've just found them.
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Old 25-02-2005, 22:11
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In the 1960s transmitter information used to be read out on ITV on a Monday morning at around 9.30, usually accompanied by excerpts from The Mikado!

It followed Monday's Newcomers, a broadcast of all the ads to be shown on the network during the following week, screened in order of increasing length (i.e. we saw all the 7 second ads, then the 15 second ones etc.).

Eeeeeeeeeehhhh!! Thems were the days, when telly were all fields!
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Old 26-02-2005, 02:37
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Originally Posted by Newcastle
its on the regional itv websites.
Post deleted as it's already been answered above!
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Old 26-02-2005, 02:52
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I believe they are also available via Teletext - I know that the BBC's ones are anyway.
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Old 26-02-2005, 08:37
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Last place I knew about Teletext was part of the ancilliary service on P690 but that has since gone unless the page is hiding as well. However there was no transmitter news in between ORACLE's p298 service at the end of 1992 and each of the regional companies taking up an ancilliary service in the 600's towards the mid 90's.
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Old 26-02-2005, 08:48
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Wasn't the engineering bulletin on Tuesday mornings? Not sure about the 1960s - I'm talking about the 1970s and up until some time in the 1980s, because it certainly survived into the lifetime of Channel 4. I think there was a time when it was simulcast on ITV and Channel 4, then as daytime programming took over on ITV, it continued on Ch 4 only until its sad demise.

I still miss it. It was a little programme in its own right (when anything on TV at that time of day was a novelty) which often dealt with anoraky topics like transmitters and aerials. Bring it back!
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Old 26-02-2005, 08:52
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Spot: If you know about MHP and it's member services then you will find some old IBA engineering news on it's server. I think the last ever one is on there.
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Old 27-02-2005, 19:25
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Originally Posted by Spot
Wasn't the engineering bulletin on Tuesday mornings? Not sure about the 1960s - I'm talking about the 1970s and up until some time in the 1980s, because it certainly survived into the lifetime of Channel 4. I think there was a time when it was simulcast on ITV and Channel 4, then as daytime programming took over on ITV, it continued on Ch 4 only until its sad demise.

I still miss it. It was a little programme in its own right (when anything on TV at that time of day was a novelty) which often dealt with anoraky topics like transmitters and aerials. Bring it back!
It was on ITV on Tuesday mornings at 9.10. When TV-AM started up it moved to 9.15. There was a ten minute gap between TV-AM finishing at 9.15 and programmes starting at 9.25,it was something to do with the transmitters,I'm not sure exactly what. The bulletin was indeed simulcast on C4,then upgrades to the transmitters meant that the ten minute period was no longer required,so it moved to 5.50am on C4 only. I can't remember which,but it was either June or July 1990 it ended.

The BBC used to do a similar bulletin which was on BBC2 around 10.30am. IIRC that one was daily. They used to put Ceefax pages on at 10.00,then have a two minute caption/trailer with ssome music provided by the BBC Radiophonic workshop,again IIRC it was called 'Swirly'. A lot of the time after all this build up the announcer used to come on and say there was no engineering work that day!
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Old 01-03-2005, 00:59
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Originally Posted by samandmai
Thems were the days, when telly were all fields!
Still is, at least until we go HD progressive.

Sorry, techie joke...
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:31
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The ITV teletext engineering page on analogue tv is no longer operational.

And I have no "text" on ITV from Freeview.


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