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Who is going to pay for millions of new aerials?

Ofcom's new frequency plan - and their planned digital dividend depends upon many more people having to buy a new TV aerial. So who will pay the bill?

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18 new channels on Freesat starting Thursday

Another set of channels are about to join the Freesat line up.

61 comments “John Bod: It isn t scrambled, if you can see BBC1 HD on your EPG (Freesat 108) but nothing appears on your TV/box when selected, then that s inclined ”- jb38

Self-help relays

UK Free TV now lists the "Self-help" relay television transmitters.

10 comments “Hi Brian, Im unable find a commitment or any information from any of the concerned bodies regarding the status of these self help relays during the di”- Mark Aberfan Aerials

New switchover details published

Ofcom has published updates to the post-switchover frequency plan

3 comments “Have I read this right? Porlock is to broadcast at 5 watts? That s ONE FIFTH of the current analogue strength.How on earth am I going to pick that”- Mark

Free Sky box for pensioners

The Digital Switchover Help Scheme will be handing BBC money to Sky for 75+ year olds, disabilities and blind households.

69 comments “Jeanette: The question has been asked before, and the answer is no. Best suggestion is to check what connections are available (dish, aerial, cable), ”- MikeB

How digital television works

A reasonably straightforward description of how digital television such as Freeview, Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media, Top Up TV and BT Vision actually works.

36 comments “This Digital thing is like the TV Times Brian, I never knew there was so much in it lol. Great explanation at the top of the page, well written so tha”- Ron Lake

BBC "Delivering Quality First" changes to transmissions

There will be changes to satellite, BBC HD, Medium Waves and Long Wave services at the BBC due to the "Delivering Quality First" cuts

54 comments “Des Collier: Many people listened to radio Luxembourg through the night. Mind you it was totally different 50 years ago, children had bed times, pubs ”- KMJ,Derby



17 comments “a heron: Although the Durris transmitter is indicated as being able to provide excellent reception in Fraser Street and surrounding areas, this may no”- jb38

Broadcasting territorial exclusivity with a decoder card is contrary to EU law

Judgment in Cases C-403/08 and C-429/08 Football Association Premier League and Others v QC Leisure and Others Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd

29 comments “better hurry up KB, this market has been moving with signed disclaimers for a while now. briantist ? of topic slightly but, how would this affect th”- lan from notts

The BBC wants to stop paying Sky ten million pounds a year for EPG listing

A few weeks after I brought the subject up, the BBC have announced that their supply of programming and EPG information to Sky should be free, because the public service channels are more than half of what people actually watch on Sky.

63 comments “Steve -Well if anyone s getting a free ride it has to be SKY in that they are re-broadcasting content from the BBC without payment! The BBC unfortunat”- Les Nicol

Some Wales switchover dates finalized

The Preslei, Kilvey Hill and Carmel transmitter switchover dates announced by Digital UK


Channel 4 would like to turn Sky "retransmission fees" into programming

The Channel 4 corporation has joined the BBC, ITV plc and Channel 5 in asking Sky to remove the fees that the satellite gatekeeper charges the public service providers for their schedule data.

60 comments “Briantist: Audio description is a secondary mono stream that starts and stops as required. That s true of SD services as well as HD services. For HD, ”- Mike Dimmick
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