I wondered if Sandringham area was actually in the Belmont region? As nearby Hunstanton is isn't it?
Appreciate an overlap but assumed YTV must still cover it? At least on terrestrial
The strongest signal in that area is provided by Belmont. This is where the story of the three North Norfolk
BBC 1 and Anglia only relays emerges. One of the side effects of Belmont being reallocated to YTV in 1974, was north Norfolk suddenly were in the wrong ITV region. There were protests from viewers, backed by Anglia
and as a result, and as part of Anglia's new franchise agreement in 1982, three relays were built to provide
BBC 1 East and Anglia to these areas. BBC 2 and C4 were not carried, so viewers had to retain two aerials.
The Kings Lynn relay covers Sandringham.
There's a story the HM had also applied pressure to get 'East Region' news, dunno how true that is.
Since DSO the relays carry all three PSB muxes, so they are 'Freeview Lite' status.
I don't think there is any requirement for 'YTV' to cover the area, any more than Granada need to cover North Wales for example, but I suspect with the usual 'region stretching' on big stores they covered yesteday's accident ?
Belmont BBC 1 was in the 'North Region' since in opened in 1966. Of course 66-68 it carried regional programmes from Manchester
Last edited by Markymark on 18 January 2019 7:30am