There are changes going on to the 58 full-Freeview transmitters that have "switched over" to digital only transmission and are carrying the high power digital services.
By a modification to one of the parameters used for broadcast (the "forward error correction") the capacity of the multiplexes increases by 12.5%, which is sufficient for an additional standard-definition channel to be broadcast.
The changes will not allow for an extra channel until all of the transmitters have been changed - the current plan has the last transmitter required for ArqB to have an extra channel upgraded on 23rd November.
In the dairy below, 19 transmitters have an ArqA mode change, and 8 have changes to SDN.
|Bristol Ilchester Crescent||October|
|Bristol Kings Weston||October|
|My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound o||1|
|My ITV/C4 Freeview channels have disappeared - what can I do? Is it my SCART ca||2|
|I have now lost all signal can you tell me what the problem might be?||3|
|Is it possible to receive freeview cahnnels via a broadband internet connectio||4|
|My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected||5|
|Should the UK close down the TV networks to allow for more mobile broadband?||1|
|UK Digital switchover ends - Northern Ireland completes on 24th October 2012||2|
|The last day of analogue television in the UK - goodbye PAL||3|
|2 days left of analogue television - goodbye teletext||4|
|3 days of analogue to go - goodbye to NICAM 728||5|
|Changes to Saorview frequencies and power levels, 24th October 2012||6|
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