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You have the mux names incorrect in the frequency table for 27th Feb 2018.

You have two lots of com7 and com8 muxes listed. The ones incorrectly placed at channels 33 and 35, should be ArqA and BBCB respectively.

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MikeP: That's not the reason that local content is not carried in HD.

The HD playout is only available on Nations not regions. So Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland *do* get their own regional content in HD including local news.

However, there are no regional variations for HD in England and the entire English BBC HD playout is a single BBCB mux feed from Crystal Palace. If the channels were fixed bit rates, the local regions could switch their single fixed bit rate channel the MUX to their local feed (rather than the crystal palace feed) exactly like they used to do in the days of fixed bit rate SD channels for Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. However, they can't do that with stat muxed channels because the bit rate is transient and depends on the instantaneous bit rate of all the other channels carried by that mux.

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