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Why did the BBC just use 1.1 Million TV Licences to buy UKTV from Discovery?

"This is our largest ever content sales deal. It will mean BBC Studios and Discovery will work together to take our content right across the globe through a new world-beating streaming service" Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, said in a statement. ——— 13 comments

New Freeview Mobile App Launching in January 2019

UK's largest TV platform launches mobile one-stop-shop for the nation’s most watched content

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ITV and Freeview

In the days before 18th Jan, the share price of ITV plc dropped when US-bank Merrill Lynch issued a doubtful report on the future of traditional broadcasting in Europe.0

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Freeview 2024?

The announcement yesterday from Digital UK about the future of Freeview is intriguing. What does it mean for the future* of free television in the UK?

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New and improved Freeview radiation patterns

I'm very pleased to announce that the list of the radiation patterns - the diagrams that show the power levels for each direction from a transmitter - have returned in an improved format. In addition UK Free TV now has 528 new patterns received in the last month from Ofcom under a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Freeview modes - a simplified explanation

How is it possible to broadcast high definition television or more standard definition services on the same physical wavelength?

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Travel Channel and Film4+1 comes to Freeview, Film4 to Freeview Light

Two welcome developments for Freeview today. The popular Travel Channel (already on Freesat 405 and Sky 251) starts an evening service, and Film4 moves to all UK transmitters, bringing more choice to homes with the limited Freeview service.

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Two new Freeview channels - almost everywhere

A nice match between the BBC and Arqiva will provide two full time Freeview channels.

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More Freeview capacity - COM7, COM8 and COM9 - in the 600MHz band

Ofcom has announced provisional plans to reuse part of the television spectrum that was saved at digital switchover for ... more digital television.

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Kiss Fresh and True Entertainment on Freeview

This week is a busy one for Freeview channel launches. To add to Film4+1, we have a new radio station and a popular Freesat channel.

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