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BBC TWO HD, some thoughts
Tuesday 19 July 2011 5:38AM

Personally i would not encourage Local HD or ultra localisation optouts (4 or more regions) dynamic in HD as it completely a waste of bandwidth even if more space appeared.

In the BBC case it should be one channel or upto 4 to cater for the nations.

Perhaps they should bring back UK Today that was on BBC News 24 afew years ago

Then turn it into a 4 region service when space permit (NI, Scotland, Wales and England).

England will be the one to suffer less favorablely as the other nations already have 1 news/political service but they could theorically follow what they did with the Sport highlights for league football with England being split in 2 or 3 regions when I rarely watched it.

ITV1's going the way that in time likely they not need the upto 11 HD feeds (LOL) leaving around 4 - UTV, ITV, ITV Wales and STV

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BBC TWO HD, some thoughts
Tuesday 19 July 2011 5:56AM

BBC Three/CBBC, BBC Four/CBeebies and even BBC News in HD come after 2013 should really get preference before any regional opt gets a HD simulcast that about 23 hours a day is the same.

For about a hour HD as probably many feel is particular with the English Regions would be a waste that see better as a England wide BBC One HD 'England Today' Show that contains the main news of the English Regions and they could add prompt to send from BBC One HD to the regional SD version.

Expect that been thought many times tho never acted on as they could theory start on BBC One HD with a UK Today show!

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BBC TWO HD, some thoughts
Tuesday 19 July 2011 6:17AM

Ian would making BBC 1 national like the current BBC Three/CBBC basically and shifting the regional variations from BBC 1 the BBC 3 shift same problem elsewhere (when it goes HD)!

The Full BBC Region Service should be in SD only with a limited HD verions (4 nation programmes)

Better if they made it so that it automatically switches back and forth helping a HD viewer or even look into perhaps 'locally' (in the box) upscale SD broadcasts.

Upscaled SD has to be better than having either one HD broadcast that not relevant (being from SW England and watch London) or using limited space for HD simulcasts that bring as little as 1 hour of variation a day and in case of ITV different Adverts!

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BBC TWO HD, some thoughts
Tuesday 19 July 2011 6:49AM

Agree Alan with your HD EPG except reservations on 58 S4C HD.

S4C SD currently happen to use 4 so in Wales assumely it would prefer Channel 4 HD 54 (x4). Doubt they (S4C) like to be given the x8 even if Channel 4 (England, Scotland and NI) SD in Wales is 8.

Agreed S4C being 56+/58 would be better and simplify things on 54 as well as those in England-Welsh co reception areas if S4C happy with 8/58!

58 'Nation HD' (S4C HD & BBC Alba HD)

53 also include non ITV1 plc regions UTV and STV).

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May as well make the whole UK Network a SFN.

Leave 1 'Local/Regional' Multiplex (the local TV including the BBC/ITV Variations

= more efficently used bandwidth and more choice along with still 1 instead of 6 local UHF numbers that been allocated (remaining will be UK/National).

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A change to DVB-T2 (used for Freeview HD) or even its successor H2.65 is more than capable to be used to cram more SD services instead into smaller amount of space at current quality.

Problem is existing devices are not upgradable.

They should really considered doing what possible to put everyone on Freesat as standard and lobbied Virgin Media to create an 'Free' tier (Freesat/Freeview).

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Would it be better sense to have 1 combined 59/60 one.

Sooner TVs in Europe restrict the higher UHF the better!

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For the South West region instead of the West Country East/West naming farce if they want to have ab unified South West named identity then the naming convention ITV South West (West) and ITV South West (East) would be better!

Else bring back the ITV West name!

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Until BBC Spotlight (BBC South West) named "BBC South West x" x=Today/Tonight/Weekend

ITV could call its pan South West PSB commitment "ITV South West Today/Tonight"

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These 20 cities are more than what O2 and Vodafone has publicised for launch and estimations by the end of the year!

Both Networks have commited to Leeds and London for launch day with a few extra.

This suggests O2 and Vodafone may hoping to launch in more areas before 1 October!

Notble exceptions for 4G 800 Cardiff, Bristol and Belfast not like EE 4G 1800 treatment as being amongst the launch city list!.

Three and EE 4G on 800 are behind Vodafone and O2 who playing catch up. Three by October from EE will be given a batch of 1800 spectrum!

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