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Freesat/ A tale of a two Freesat boxesI must admit from the start that I have got a new Freesat box for all the wrong reasons. The existing box I bought only when the last one overheated a few summers ago.
Free TV 2020/ Want to start your new 24-hour news channel on Freeview? A simple guide!
700Mhz clearance/ Freeview will not survive another 16 years
Future Freeview?/ Time to replace Regional News with BBC Constituency reporters
700Mhz clearance/ Final Freeview retunes to allow 5G mobile at 700MHz listed
Future Freeview?/ Freeview research on the value of public service broadcasters during lockdown
Future Freeview?/ Freeview research on the value of public service broadcasters during lockdown
Cord Cutting UK/ 4+: Channel 4 ad-free for 4 pounds a month after free trail
Cord Cutting UK/ Killing Eve, and killing Dirk
Freeview news/ Why did the BBC just use 1.1 Million TV Licences to buy UKTV from Discovery?
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Links/ BBC's Prince Philip coverage breaks UK TV complaints recordBBC One and BBC Two dedicated Friday evening's programming to Philip, and their ratings fell as viewers switched off altogether, turned to streaming services or watched shows such as Gogglebox on Channel 4.According to an internal BBC complaints log seen by the Guardian, an unprecedented level of viewer feedback was received over the weekend, meaning the coverage appears to have elicited one of the most negative reactions to BBC programmes ever seen. Almost 400 people wrote in to complain that Prince Andrew had featured despite his association with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein and refusal to answer questions posed by the FBI.A further 233 people complained that BBC presenters were not wearing sufficiently respectful clothes, with viewers complaining that not all newsreaders were wearing black - an echo of the controversy over the burgundy tie worn by Peter Sissons when he announced the death of the Queen Mother in 2002.And in a sign that the BBC is destined to be criticised by all sides, 116 people wrote to the corporation over the weekend to complain that it was making it too easy to complain about its coverage. - www.theguardian.com
Podcasts/ 11/04/2021
Links/ Prince Philip death: BBC and ITV viewing figures plummet amid wall-to-wall royal coverage
Links/ BBC flooded with complaints over Prince Philip death coverage
Links/ Permission to Break Format - Matt Deegan Writes
Podcasts/ #153 - BBC Four Goes Archive Only; Spotify Buys Locker Room; Time Out Revenues Fall
Podcasts/ #153 - BBC Four Goes Archive Only; Spotify Buys Locker Room; Time Out Revenues Fall
Links/ What does the arrival of GB News really mean for the UK?
Podcasts/ Reddit and the anti-establishment
Podcasts/ Radiodays Asia - event special
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Cord Cutting UK/ Will BritBox survive in a Netflix world Commercial broadcaster ITV said on Wednesday it would team up with the BBC, its long-standing public broadcasting peer, to create a British rival to Netflix called "BritBox" - Feb 27 (Reuters)
Future Freeview?/ Rebuilding Freeview High Definition from 2019 onwards
BBC Charter 2017/ Want to know how much the BBC spend in England, Scotland, Wales and NI per home?
BBC Charter 2017/ What would you like to see on Freeview in place of BBC three?
Radio/ Super new feature: What radio can I get? Radio prediction+mapping now on UK Free
BBC Charter 2017/ BBC salami-slicing returns to overnight services?
BBC Charter 2017/ BBC salami-slicing returns to overnight services?
Future Freeview?/ When will your favourite Freeview TV shows move to subscription streaming TV?
Cord Cutting UK/ Quiz: How many TV Science shows are on the BBC right now?
Future Freeview?/ We will still need Freeview in 2042
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700Mhz clearance/ Will I need a filter when the 5G mobile broadband services start in 2020?Over the last six years some Freeview users have had to fit special filter devices to the back of their Freeview television sets to deal with overloading signals caused by 4G mobile broadband. When 5G broadband starts in mid-2020, will this happen again?0
at800 Freeview retunes/ When will I get a new Freeview aerial because of even more mobile broadband?
BBC Charter 2017/ BBC future: make sure you make the deadline
DAB Multiplexes/ SDL National DAB multiplex
Future Freeview?/ Who is still watching TV?
High definition/ Will we ever have Freeview Ultra HD or Freesat Ultra HD?
High definition/ Will we ever have Freeview Ultra HD or Freesat Ultra HD?
General/ Why are there so many +1 channels on TV?
BBC Charter 2017/ How would you cut £613m from the BBC budget?
at700 Freeview retune/ Upcoming Freeview transmitter changes 2017 to 2020
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at700 Freeview retune/ Freeview 2017-2020 mapMap of 700MHz clearance programme
BBC Charter 2017/ #GreatBBC campaign launched
Future Freeview?/ How long will Freeview and Freesat continue?
Future Freeview?/ Just how free is UK television?
High definition/ Channel 4 abandons Freesat HD in TWO DAYS
BBC Charter 2017/ S4C and Welsh Exceptionalism?
BBC Charter 2017/ S4C and Welsh Exceptionalism?
Freeview news/ New and improved Freeview radiation patterns
BBC Charter 2017/ Goodbye BBC Red Button!
Cord Cutting UK/ Is the UK television marketplace of 2019 ready for Disney+ and Apple?