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Site development/ Seeing something different? We are doing A/B testing on a new Material DesignThe recent survey pointed out that mobile users were unhappy with some of the aspects of the UK Free design. To address these issues, I have created a new mobile-first design to the site. This is being shown to half of the people using the site to find out how effective the changes are.
Site development/ Please share your thoughts about UK FREE TV
Site development/ The next 50 things on UK FREE TV. What would you like to see?
Site development/ UK Free TV now uses friendly web addresses
Site development/ Best ever emails and improved menus on UK FREE TV
Site development/ Being responsive: a better layout
Site development/ Being responsive: a better layout
Site development/ Better tweeting
Site development/ Being responsive: a better menu
Site development/ 12th birthday: six improvements to UK Free TV
Podcast and Links
Podcasts/ What next for Channel 4?
Podcasts/ Special: How To Prepare For A General Election
Podcasts/ Café Hope, Book Of The Week And Long Wave
Podcasts/ How I set up Truth Social
Links/ Freeview shutdown leaves your TV without hours of content
Podcasts/ The Future of the BBC, Radio 4 Audience Research and Miners’ Strike Series
Podcasts/ The Future of the BBC, Radio 4 Audience Research and Miners’ Strike Series
Podcasts/ Fear, threats and intimidation
Podcasts/ Covering the Royal Family, Law in Action and In Touch
Podcasts/ Live in LA! Podcast Movement: Evolutions 2024
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Site development/ FIVE limited resolution in some partsIn some parts of the country FIVE is broadcasting at only 75% resolution until the middle of the month
Site development/ Telling lies? Freeview HD needs no new aerial, nor does play/record/pause
Site development/ Improvement to "Transmission frequencies" on transmitter pages
Site development/ Mobile site version - m.ukfree.tv
Site development/ All transmitters page
Site development/ Catching up to do...
Site development/ Catching up to do...
Site development/ We Say You Pay - Richard, Judy and a huge fine.
Site development/ Yorkshire, Westcountry and Border updates
Site development/ DAB links, multiplex lists and compare TV improvements
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Site development/ Final mapping updates: new server, region overlaps, HTML5 radiations and pre-DSOThe mapping updates on UK Free TV have been finalised, with some new features and a dedicated new web server.
Site development/ Site colour code improvements
Site development/ Making a Pandorica out of BBC iPlayer images
Site development/ Site improvements continue to increase speed and popularity
Site development/ Digital Radio's future
Site development/ Quick access to your posts
Site development/ Quick access to your posts
Site development/ Channel 4 dumps Quiz Call
Site development/ Right... back for good this time
Site development/ Upgrade to sharing and comments on UK Free TV
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Site development/ No ITV2, ITV3 or ITV in East MidlandsIt seems that there are three channels missing from Freeview multiplex 2 in the Central East area.
Site development/ BBC to close 6Music and Asian Network
Site development/ Another apology...
Site development/ Updates from "licences version 7", mixed polarity transmitters, corrections etc
Site development/ Clean-up of information on transmitter pages
Site development/ The Evolution of the Connected Home
Site development/ The Evolution of the Connected Home
Site development/ I went to school with the alleged serial killer
Site development/ All BBC channels now online
Site development/ ITV4 bitrates - an answer
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Site development/ Twitter #ukfreetvA Twitter box has been added to UK Free TV!
Site development/ What will Crozier and Norman do to ITV?
Site development/ Switchover week, and FIVE on Freesat
Site development/ Can you help this poor man make up his mind about BSkyB's ITV stake?
Site development/ Transmitter symbol improvements on UK Free TV
Site development/ DAB updates
Site development/ DAB updates
Site development/ Thinking about DAB transmitter pages
Site development/ Transmitter engineering blogger
Site development/ BBC iPlayer day
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Site development/ Back again after hardware problemsMy apologies to anyone who I have had to ignore in the last week.
Site development/ Would you like your comments to also have a picture?
Site development/ Blue Peter sunk by Ofcom quiz report
Site development/ No encyption for Freview HD, Freeview HD extended
Site development/ Ofcom - UK Digital Terrestrial Television Transmitter Frequency and Site Data
Site development/ Holiday 2011
Site development/ Holiday 2011
Site development/ Want to see where a point on a line of sight on a map? Click on UK Free TV!
Site development/ get_iplayer to return
Site development/ Prediction system update
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Site development/ Want faster mobile access to free TV information? I have made a number of changes to the UK Free TV website to make it work better for the now quite large number of mobile devices that use the site.
Site development/ Apologies...
Site development/ Mobile site under test
Site development/ Post switchover signal strength.
Site development/ Liberals don't like Freeview Lite
Site development/ BBC HD channels on Freeview - dealing with some issues
Site development/ BBC HD channels on Freeview - dealing with some issues
Site development/ All channels page updated
Site development/ Transmission frequencies better format and show 2013, 2015 and 2020
Site development/ Video of Samsung Freeview HD TV
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Site development/ 'Rawlplugs in handbags' channels face reportThe parliamentary report into TV Quiz channels will report at 10:30am, Thursday 25 January 2007
Site development/ What's coming up
Site development/ GMTV: Another ten million quid quiz rip off?
Site development/ A few problems fixed
Site development/ Who is responsible for digital switchover?
Site development/ So far, so good
Site development/ So far, so good
Site development/ Paying Sky for free public service television channels
Site development/ Clarifications...
Site development/ QuizCall's Number is Up
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Site development/ ITV Play: Michael Grade wins two million quidWould you like to take a guess how much tax you get back when you donate £7.8 million to charity?
Site development/ UK Free TV and all five browsers
Site development/ A question for Freeview user in Scotland
Site development/ Why has the BBC given away 75% of a Multiplex to the commercial sector?
Site development/ BBC Freedom Of Information - transmitter radiation patterns
Site development/ Channel 4 HD free-to-air testing on Eurobird 1
Site development/ Channel 4 HD free-to-air testing on Eurobird 1
Site development/ Progress report - BBC FOI and my shoulder!
Site development/ BBC FOI transmitter data - first draft
Site development/ What will you be doing in for new year 2020?
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Site development/ Lots of fixes and updates to UK Free TV including Astra 2E and ComuxToday I have updated the UK Free systems to make some updates and corrections. If you have any comments or additions, please let me know in the comments below.
Site development/ Mendip and Winter Hill corrections
Site development/ An update
Site development/ Four brand new mapping sections
Site development/ The new Freeview prediction system - includes Freeview HD
Site development/ Changes to switchover frequencies in Meridian, London and Northern Ireland
Site development/ Changes to switchover frequencies in Meridian, London and Northern Ireland
Site development/ Upgrade to comment location features
Site development/ New "Reads and Feeds" page
Site development/ Improvements to aerial position information and mixed-polarity transmitters
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Site development/ Improvements to Freeview transmission mode informationFollowing the changes to the commercial multiplexes that are now being rolled out over the main 80 transmitters, I have improved the information shown on the site.
Site development/ The return of the regional television maps
Site development/ Back again...
Site development/ Freeview Light and Radio comparison pages
Site development/ Radio 4 for those with hearing loss?
Site development/ Does the BBC or BSkyB spend more on programmes?
Site development/ Does the BBC or BSkyB spend more on programmes?
Site development/ Transmitter map updates are coming - soon
Site development/ Update to transmitter location information
Site development/ Some UK Free upgrades
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Site development/ ITV1+1, ITV1HD, BBC One HD regional services on FreeviewI have updates the site to show correct details of the regional services on ITV1+1, ITV1 HD and BBC One HD as these may not be quite what you expected.|
Site development/ BBC TWO HD, some thoughts
Site development/ Maps and radiation patterns
Site development/ Welcome to the blog!
Site development/ Recommended reading
Site development/ Tenth years anniversary - what should we do to celebrate?
Site development/ Tenth years anniversary - what should we do to celebrate?
Site development/ Operation time!
Site development/ Teletext test - which transmitters work?
Site development/ Saorview updates
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Site development/ Changes to UK Free TVI have been running this site in my own time since July 2002. After nine years I am considering making some changes.
Site development/ Is this the most far-flung Freesat advert?
Site development/ iPad - what the ASA said about Apples iPhone ads
Site development/ Few site updates
Site development/ Freeview retune - poor public service transmitters deal
Site development/ Channel 5 +1 to launch early December on Freeview and Freesat
Site development/ Channel 5 +1 to launch early December on Freeview and Freesat
Site development/ Updates to Engineering information
Site development/ Another beta - FM, LW and MW radio transmitters section
Site development/ UK Free TV is ten years old today
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Site development/ Popular misconceptions 3: looking back at DG Greg DykeIn the third in this short series of posting about historical BBC decisions, I today reproduce a few paragraphs about Freeview, free satellite and DAB from the autobiography of Greg Dyke, once famed for bring rodents to breakfast television, and now the chair of The Football Association.
Site development/ Do you need faster radio transmitter maps? See UK Free TV
Site development/ Happy new year...
Site development/ Automatic postcode fixes
Site development/ New navigation system for UK Free TV
Site development/ Do we need quiz channels?
Site development/ Do we need quiz channels?
Site development/ Mid-switchover details added to the Selkirk page
Site development/ Apologies for UK Free down this morning
Site development/ New features for "My Settings" box and the "Newsbucket"
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Site development/ Regional News QuestionHow would you prefer one hundred and fifty million pounds of your money to be spent?
Site development/ ITV Play replaces Men and Motors
Site development/ Ofcom: We Say You Pay a million and a half...
Site development/ Kenneth Clark's Civilisation HD
Site development/ DAB multiplex pages now have coverage maps
Site development/ Coming up.. digital switchover who's who and Stephen Fry and some Rhinos
Site development/ Coming up.. digital switchover who's who and Stephen Fry and some Rhinos
Site development/ Christmas help is here...
Site development/ Sales - Freesat and Freeview reductions!
Site development/ A few speed improvements
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Site development/ MPs slam Quiz TV channelsThe official committees of MPs who scrutinize the media for parliament have reported back today about Quiz TV, and they find much to concern them.
Site development/ Ofcom publishes Northern Ireland and Tyne Tees switchover data
Site development/ Change from "Share this" to "Like"
Site development/ New look for the daily reading list.
Site development/ Modifications made to aerial group markings
Site development/ Changed multiplex names in shutdown notes
Site development/ Changed multiplex names in shutdown notes
Site development/ Various corrections and updates for Freeview HD, local TV and so on
Site development/ UK Free TV mobile site
Site development/ Channel 5 HD will launch on Freeview
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Site development/ BBC Radio 6 Music is essential!I think that BBC Radio 6 is important part of the way the BBC supports the UK's musical cultures.
Site development/ Popular misconceptions 1: looking back at "Broadcasting in the Seventies"
Site development/ Comments map
Site development/ Auto location
Site development/ ITV not coming out to Play today
Site development/ Switchover process - clarification of details
Site development/ Switchover process - clarification of details
Site development/ DAB maps - another update
Site development/ Want better aerial to Freeview transmitter terrain plots? Check out UK Free TV!
Site development/ Updates made to frequencies for transmitters
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Site development/ Minister considers TV premium calls banShaun Woodwood, the UK's minister for broadcasting, said he would ban all premium rate TV phone ins if broadcasters did not clean up their act.
Site development/ Links now show with icon
Site development/ Want to see upcoming DAB transmitters or local TV areas? See UK Free TV
Site development/ Welcome to the new-look UK Free TV
Site development/ Problem with engineering information
Site development/ Sorry for my absence
Site development/ Sorry for my absence
Site development/ Merge Sky News with The Times?
Site development/ Does the "Teletext Test" work?
Site development/ Hosting company failure
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Site development/ DTG Summit: Freeview 700 MHz band for 4G very likely, BBC pay-Freeview notI was fortunate to win some tickets to the annual meeting of the Digital Television Group at the DTG Summit today. The theme of the day was "co-allocation", a rather innocuous term for handing over the Freeview transmission bandwidth to mobile phone operators. We also learnt how advanced the plans are for Freeview to be equipped for a conditional-access to replace the TV Licence and saw the latest Freesat and YouView equipment.
Site development/ Multiplex names, frequencies and power level highlighting
Site development/ Improvements to UK Free TV transmitter mapping launched
Site development/ Mobile site - an update
Site development/ Want a clearer search or information about missing Freeview light channels?
Site development/ Tuesday March 23rd
Site development/ Tuesday March 23rd
Site development/ UK digital TV transmitters radiation patterns
Site development/ Which? video shows shop staff knowledge
Site development/ Box software updates
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Site development/ DAB coverage map improvementsThanks to everyone for their feedback, the maps have been changed slightly.
Site development/ 300,000 pound fine for Five's Brainteaser
Site development/ Better multiplex listing icons plus Storeton Wales and Caldbeck Scotland details
Site development/ Jeremy Paxman: how can we trust TV?
Site development/ Want to find the most up to date information? Introducing UK Free TV Live!
Site development/ Free channels of the day
Site development/ Free channels of the day
Site development/ Compare the free TV channels on the different systems.
Site development/ Changes to the "Frequency Information" section of the transmitter pages
Site development/ Clarification of engineering information
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Site development/ Popular misconceptions 2: looking back at "Extending Choice"Today we review a BBC document from 1992: Extending Choice, which looked forward to the age of digital broadcasting and took a look at CNN and Sky News with envious eyes.
Site development/ Small change the UK Free comments system to help improve site performance
Site development/ Speculation: is BBC three going to be replaced by BBC One +1?
Site development/ Removal of Channel 5 and B transmitter mapping artefacts
Site development/ Can you help?
Site development/ Want EVEN better ADVANCED aerial to Freeview transmitter terrain plots?
Site development/ Want EVEN better ADVANCED aerial to Freeview transmitter terrain plots?
Site development/ PARAS - Professional Aerial Riggers Against The Sharks
Site development/ A few improvements
Site development/ ITV Play digital channel axed
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Site development/ Site speed improvementToday, UK Free TV has started using a second web server, to increase the speed of page loading.
Site development/ Digital Britain Report: radio
Site development/ Digital Britain Report report
Site development/ Digital Britain - providing for everyone
Site development/ Digital Britain Report - why ITV regional news?
Site development/ Freeview HD will be 1080p25 and 1080i25.
Site development/ Freeview HD will be 1080p25 and 1080i25.
Site development/ At a funeral - Wednesday
Site development/ Local TV on Freeview
Site development/ Analogue off tonight from Selkirk and relays + FIVE on Freesat
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Site development/ DAB transmitters, multiplexes and radio stationsI have created a new system for UK Free TV that displays information about all of the UK's DAB transmitters.
Site development/ Notes on power increase values
Site development/ Windows 7 Media with interactive BBC Wimbledon
Site development/ Comparison of analogue and digital signal levels
Site development/ Want to report Theft TV to the police?
Site development/ Two million pound fine for GMTV
Site development/ Two million pound fine for GMTV
Site development/ Brighton bus stop index
Site development/ Back again
Site development/ Freeview retune day - how was it for you?
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Site development/ A happy MMIX to everyoneI would like to thank everyone who has contributed to UK FREE TV this year.
Site development/ Whatever happened to Central South, Meridian Newbury and ITV Thames Valley?