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All posts by John Higham

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I receive my freeview signal via a local relay. Quality has always been very patchy especially for those multiplexes that are transmitted at half strength or less. Whenever there is a transmitter/relay fault with a multiplex at the weekend it is rarely fixed before Monday.
Why are some multiplexes half strength or less? Patchy coverage taints the Freeview product, creates bad word-of-mouth and alienates viewers. It also lets down all those businesses who believe their television adverts are reaching more people than they actually are. Wouldn't it make more sense to increase all the multiplexes to full strength, enhancing the Freeview product in terms of quality, word-of-mouth and advertiser confidence?
And easier fault reporting (e.g. by text or facebook) together with rapid transmitter/relay repairs ought to be at the core of the Freeview business instead of being treated as an afterthought, especially at weekends.

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