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Birmingham and Oxford local television providers selected by Ofcom

Ofcom has chosen the winners from four bidders to provide local TV to Birmingham and three in Oxford.

Ofcom has chosen the winners from four bidders to provide local
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Today, Ofcom licences two more local television services.

They are:

For Birmingham, City TV ( City TV Broadcasting - Bringing you an urban intelligence to local television) beat bids from Bham TV, Made in Birmingham and YourTV Birmingham.

For Oxford, That's Oxford won over the Oxford 8 and Oxford 8 Live bids.

The services are due to start in the next few years, and will appear on Freeview channel 8 and Sky 117.

The coverage areas for the local TV services are shown here:



You can find out more about local TV locations here:

Local television on Freeview - ukfree.tv



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Comments
Saturday, 10 November 2012
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trevorjharris
11:00 PM

What amazes me is that Ofcom did not insist that Local broadcasting should be in HD at least on satellite. HD has become the norm for millions of viewers and yet we are going to have to put up with an obsolete system for years to come.

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Sunday, 11 November 2012
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don
8:58 PM Billericay

Hi Trevorjharris, To tranmit a program in HD (mode 256-QAM 3/4) instead of the proposed local TV SD mode (mode QPSK 3/4) requires 14.3 dB extra transmitter power or a 27-fold power increase for the same coverage area. As lower transmitter power translates directly into lower investment in transmitters, feeders, antennas, power supply infrastructure, installation and lower running costs, this was done to make the start up of these companies viable in the first place. The transmission mode can upgraded later if revenues permit.

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Monday, 3 December 2012
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andrew
2:36 PM

total waste of space
yet more vacuous low quality amateur rubbish.
they should be scrapping channels not adding more.

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