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Mendip transmitter - January 11th retune required

If you use the Mendip transmitter (but not the relays) for your digital television reception, you will need to retune - again - on January 11th.

If you use the Mendip transmitter (but not the relays) for your
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At the moment, viewers using the Mendip transmitter are unable to subscribe to Sky Sports 1 and 2 via BT Vision and/or Top Up TV - see BT Vision, TUTV, Sky Sports 1+2 and the Mendip transmitter -

To deal with this, on 11th January 2011, Multiplex D will change from being broadcast on C59+ in 16QAM mode, and switch to be the "normal" Arqiva B multiplex (10kW ERP) on C67 in 64QAM mode.

It will stay there until it moves to C52 on 28 September 2011. This date also sees Multiplex COM4/SDN move from C62+ to C48 and COM5/ARQA move from C56+ to C56.

In summary - if you use Mendip - even if you don't use Sky Sports, you must retune again on 11th January 2011.

When you retune - use a "first time installation" or do this - My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong

Note: This event is not part of the digital switchover process, and is not being managed by Digital UK, but by Arqiva and ITV.

If you have any questions, please call ITV on 0844 881 4150.

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Gareth Smart

9:47 PM

What retune is required on the 28th then and why do we need to re-tune?

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11:52 PM

Gareth Smart:As mentioned at the top of the page, MuxA changes frequency to C48, MuxC becomes Mux ArqA on C56 and Mux ArqB changes frequency to C52.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Douglas Smith
8:25 AM


In my snail mail to ITV I detail
"another Mendip multiplex service change scheduled for 28-01-2011"
Sorry but this should read
'another Mendip multiplex service change scheduled for 28-09-2011'
Sorry for any confusion that this has caused.

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Douglas Smith's 3 posts GB flag
8:27 AM

So, this change was supposed to allow us to get Sky Sports 1 & 2. Got them OK last weekend, but last night we lost them altogether. Did a full scan and went down from over 100 channels to 80. Can't they leave well alone?

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Trish's 4 posts GB flag
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10:59 AM

Hi, What doe's EPG stand for.?

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Keith's 2 posts EU flag
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11:04 AM

Keith: Electronic Programme Guide.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
12:51 PM

Hi, Thanks for that Brian.

I am KM Aerials of Taunton.

Kind regards Keith..

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Keith's 2 posts EU flag
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3:01 PM

In BA1 one of my tv's with freeview built in is ok, has sky sports 1 and 2 and itv3 but another with a wharfedale STB has lost itv3 and doesn't have sky 1 and 2 and some channels have gone into the 800's, some say no signal. Will have another go later, maybe:o(

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Ann's 11 posts GB flag
8:07 PM

I have retuned my nearly new Samsung digital tv and now seem to have lost a load of channels. Most of these I rarely use, but some are much more important. Eg I can no longer get Film 4. How do I fix this?

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