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Various corrections and updates for Freeview HD, local TV and so on

I have been somewhat distracted from the rather necessary job of checking the UK Free TV database recently. I am pleased to say that, despite it being 22 degrees C outside, I found the time to fix a whole heap, as they say, of small issues.

Well, it took you long enough!  Photograph: Shutterstock
Well, it took you long enough! Photograph: Shutterstock
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Here are the corrections I have made.

There was a database table doing some caching that I had forgotton about: this resulted in the incorrect country for the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter. This bug has been court and fixed.

Sometimes you might want to look at the Digital UK data for a given transmitter: the postcode listed on the top of each transmitter page is now a link to Digital UK.

Local TV data was out of date. This is now corrected and fixed. You can see Local TV for the full list of information. Specifically the on-air dates have been updated to:

In addition the Freeview HD com7 dates have been adjusted, thus:

  • Tacolneston: on air
  • Sandy Heath: on air
  • Rowridge: on air
  • Pontop Pike: on air
  • Divis: on air
  • Craigkelly: on air
  • Black Hill: on air
  • Bilsdale: on air
  • Belmont: on air
  • Mendip: on air
  • Crystal Palace: on air
  • Sutton Coldfield: on air
  • Winter Hill: on air
  • Emley Moor: on air
  • Wenvoe: on air
  • Waltham: on air
  • Oxford: on air
  • Ridge Hill: 08/04/2014
  • Bluebell Hill: 08/04/2014
  • Caradon Hill: during 2014
  • Beacon Hill: during 2014
  • Fenton: during 2014
  • Darvel: during 2014
  • Caldbeck: during 2014
  • Moel-y-Parc: during 2014
  • Sheffield: during 2014
  • Angus: during 2014
  • Durris: during 2014
  • Hannington: during 2014 on air.
  • Fenham: during 2014

And I have also added in the changes to Freeview allocations for 48 Movies4Men and 66 CBS Reality amongst others.

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

12:12 AM

Kris : In addition to that said by MikeB, although the Ridge Hill transmitter could possibly be located at around 13 miles or so away from the area referred to, then as the signal from the aerial would appear to be feeding a total of four outlet points is the splitter being used for the purpose of feeding these outlets a powered or non-powered type?, because in most situations it should really be powered. You should try temporarily connecting one of the sets suffering from poor reception into the outlet point used by one of the two thats perfectly OK, if it still fails to receive properly then carry out the procedure as mentioned in MikeB's 3rd paragraph down, the Mux channels used by Ridge Hill being as follows. / 28 (BBC) - 25 (ITV) or 29 (ITV West) - 22 (HD service) - 21 (SDN / ITV3) - 24 (Pick TV etc) - 27 (4Music etc) - 32 (COM 7 HD) - 34 (COM8 - if in operation).

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