Lots of fixes and updates to UK Free TV including Astra 2E and Comux
I was wondering when you were going to fit Astra 2E in to UK Free TV. Photograph: Shutterstock
Today I have updated the UK Free systems to make some updates and corrections. If you have any comments or additions, please let me know in the comments at the end of this page.
With the launch of the Astra 2E satellite
, the services that were on the Astra 1N satellite have now migrated, so the 1N satellite can shuffle over to join the rest of the Astra 1 satellites at 19.2 degrees east.
You can see all the latest information at Satellite footprint maps
Local TV on the frequency maps page
Thanks are due once again to Dave
Lindsay for pointing out the lack of local TV
coverage maps on the signal maps pages - such as C29 (538.0MHz) after switchover
I am happy to confirm that these pages now show the Comux Freeview
local TV coverage areas as well as I know them.
Site images and caching
I have changed the software and servers that are used to provide all the images for UK Free TV. A number of technical changes - such as better browser caching directions and removal of URL parameters from static resources make the site quicker to navigate from page to page.
Comux and the local TV system
As you can see from this example from the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter
page, the quazi-national stations (Bonanza Bonanza) that appear on ALL of the Local TV multiplexes are showing on UK Free TV.
Local TV at Winter Hill
I've had a general clean up of the data driving the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
I have removed the "channels
with no number" from the GIM multiplex
, and added in Fire Hit TV
The three local multiplexes now have working icons (and you can see the Bonanza Bonanza channel
Split in Right hand column of Twitter feed
I have split the feed from Twitter from the Live Updates box. You can now see more clearly if there has been a new fault reported, or new Zeitgeist post been made, as they are not trumped by the data from Twitter.
I'm please to note the arrival of Channel 5 +24
and Quest +1