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Well for some reason, the frequency changes of 61 and 62 to 49 and 50 has completely knocked out my signals of Sutton Coldfield on 43 and 46.
I don't know why this should be the case as 49 and 50 aren't anywhere really that near to 43 and 46.
At least I can still get The Wrekin for the Midlands even if I can't get SC.

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Thursday 11 April 2013 6:54AM
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Well for some reason, the frequency changes of 61 and 62 to 49 and 50 has completely knocked out my signals of Sutton Coldfield on 43 and 46.
I don't know why this should be the case as 49 and 50 aren't anywhere really that near to 43 and 46.
At least I can still get The Wrekin for the Midlands even if I can't get SC.

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Tuesday 11 June 2013 8:44PM

I've often wondered why the Freeview channel Movie Mix is exactly the same channel as More>Movies on Sky?

Why call a channel one name on Freeview and another name on Sky/Freesat when they are all essentially the same channel?
Would anyone know who can tell me?
Hope to hear from someone who can explain this.
Thanks. (SJ294530) 

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I thought Shrewsbury and Telford were proposed to run local TV channels.
Were the companies with applications for licences rejected by Ofcom or something?
Could they re-apply or anyone else apply for a licence in the future?
And how soon could the winning licence get on the air? (SJ294530) 

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The Calendar North and South areas on the map look like they should be called Calendar West and East.

Also, if I was to split up STV more equally considering how close Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee are together compared to Aberdeen, I'd perhaps have an STV Inverness (to also serve the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland Is and other northern Scottish islands), STV Aberdeen, STV Dundee and STV Glasgow (to also service Edinburgh) services. Maybe at a later date more local services could be added like an STV Fort William. (SJ294530) 

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I once asked:
I thought Shrewsbury and Telford were proposed to run local TV channels?
Were the companies with applications for licences rejected by Ofcom or something?
Could they re-apply or anyone else apply for a licence in the future?
And how soon could the winning licence get on the air?

Could somebody tell me please?
Thanks. (SJ294530) 

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Has any announcements been made yet as to which services will switch to local DAB multiplexes and which services will cease on DAB altogether when the West Midlands regional multiplex closes next week and when the North West regional multiplex closes in about 5 weeks?

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Thanks for that Mark.
I will miss Real XS when it closes in the North West. Presuming it'll still be available on 106.1 FM in Manchester but the reception isn't great from my area. Not to worry too much, I can still listen to it on my WiFi radio anyway. I did wonder about Gold in the North West and the regional Smooth Radios in both regions too, considering there is a national feed on D1 National and regional DAB feeds that simulcast the FM service from 105.7 from Sutton Coldfield and 100.4 from Winter Hill.

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When does Manchester and Liverpool change their current blocks from 11C & 11B respectively to 10B & 10C respectively?

Is it when the North West regional multiplex closes on 24th September?

Or will it be on a date yet to be announced when London 3, Plymouth and Humberside also change their frequencies or will each area change frequency on separate dates to each other by the end of the year or something?
Anyone know this at all?

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Mark,
It already says on the map at the top that Manchester will move from 11C to 10B.
When the North West regional multiplex closes, 12C will no longer be used in the region.

I have to admit though with 10D in North Wales overlapping into 10C and 10C in Liverpool overlapping into 10B in Manchester, it does seem bad planning as there could be less interference if the frequencies between them were further apart by not being on consecutive frequency blocks (10B, 10C and 10D) so near to each other.

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