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Seeing something different? We are doing A/B testing on a new Material Design

The 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. ——— 27 comments

The next 50 things on UK FREE TV. What would you like to see?

Now that I have finished updating the code that runs UK FREE TV, I now have time to write some articles. I would be very interested to hear what you would like me to write about next.

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UK Free TV now uses friendly web addresses

I have updated UK Free TV to use modern-style web addresses, which means goodbye to ".php?" in the site web links. If this has stopped anything working for you, please tell me!

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DTG Summit: Freeview 700 MHz band for 4G very likely, BBC pay-Freeview not

I 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.

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Speculation: is BBC three going to be replaced by BBC One +1?

There is a large amount of speculation in the papers today that BBC three will be made into an online-only service in an upgraded BBC iPlayer. Does that mean that BBC One +1 will replace it on Freeview?

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9 weird ways that the weather will actually stop you watching free TV

Sometimes the picture freezes, the sound stops, and you have no TV. What could be to blame? As we are British, the best place to start might be with the weather...

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14 reasons why you should stop moaning about paying the TV Licence every day

It is a popular complaint - over the last 11 years - that this site is called UK Free TV and yet people have to pay the TV licence. I thought it would be interesting to see how we pay for free TV.

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Does the BBC or BSkyB spend more on programmes?

I am sure you know that in 2013, British Sky Broadcasting had an income of 7,255 million pounds. More or less exactly twice what the British Broadcasting Corporation gets from the licence fee payer. So, who spends the most on programmes?

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Want to see upcoming DAB transmitters or local TV areas? See UK Free TV

I have added into the system some enhancements to the maps to make DAB radio, Local Freeview TV and ITV regions easier to understand. I have also made a slight correction to the ITV regions.

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Whatever happened to Central South, Meridian Newbury and ITV Thames Valley?

With ITV reinstating the rural Border region for the 500,000 people in Cumbria, you might feel a little disappointed if you are one of the 2,500,000 people whom ITV has only two minutes a day of local news for - those in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, northern Hampshire, Wiltshire and parts of Surrey.

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Want to better understand the current TV faults? See the all new UK Free TV page

The "All transmitters with faults and engineering" page has been upgraded to make it easier to understand where the current faults are on the Freeview transmitter network.

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Welcome to the new-look UK Free TV

As a special treat for the tenth anniversary we've given the site a new look and made some changes to the layout that we hope will make it quicker and easier to find what you are looking for.

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Final mapping updates: new server, region overlaps, HTML5 radiations and pre-DSO

The mapping updates on UK Free TV have been finalised, with some new features and a dedicated new web server.

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Major update to UK Free TV Freeview reception prediction system

UK Free TV now has a new, improved system for showing the transmitters you can receive signal from - including a new graphic display system to show cross-section diagrams - and it now includes Saorview (free terrestrial TV in Ireland) transmitters.

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Improvements to aerial position information and mixed-polarity transmitters

You can now see more information about Full Freeview and public service transmitters, including the transmission height and polarity, and transmitters that provide both horizontal and vertical signals are now shown in full.

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Channel 5 HD will launch on Freeview

Reports tonight say that Ofcom have agreed that the high definition version of Channel 5 will appear on Freeview HD.

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TV region maps now show network connections and transmitter types

You can now see, for most regions, which transmitters are fed from which other transmitters, and Freeview and public service masts are indicated clearly.

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DAB transmitters, multiplexes and radio stations

I have created a new system for UK Free TV that displays information about all of the UK's DAB transmitters.

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ITV1+1, ITV1HD, BBC One HD regional services on Freeview

I 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.|

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Changes to UK Free TV

I have been running this site in my own time since July 2002. After nine years I am considering making some changes.

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Automatic comment links

A new feature - when reading comments, there are now automatically generated links to assist with understanding.

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The new Freeview prediction system - includes Freeview HD

Now with any date choice, FIVE different views, faster interactivity, aerial group filtering and better layout.

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BBC Freedom Of Information - transmitter radiation patterns

The BBC have released to me under a FoI request the transmitter radiation patterns

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Post switchover signal strength.

Stephen Phillips asked about the relative strength of the analogue and digital signals.

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