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Updates and info on the DTT platform (October 2016)

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Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
Liking the new TV themes ad:
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
There's a slight issue with the EPG for ITV HD on Monday where there's no data for 24 hours from 0830.

40 days later

LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
NOW 80s has popped up on COM8, LCN 88.
HA
harshy Founding member
It’s my go to music channel it’s great it’s now on an aerial.
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
It’s my go to music channel it’s great it’s now on an aerial.


The PQ is a lot better too, compared to the low bitrate mess I've seen elsewhere.

12 days later

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Custard56 Recently warned London
Is anyone else now seeing Freeview channel slots in the 9000s? (e.g. Gems TV on channel 9021) Have just retuned and an additional 16 slots in the 9000s have appeared.
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Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
I would guess it is how your box handles overspills for channels picked up from another region, though usually it is the 800s.

Would love though for Gems TV and all the shopping channels to be bumped to the 9000s.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JO
Josh
BT Showcase HD has shutdown on LCN 115. I don't blame them - nothing was really shown on the channel apart from sports results and loops.
Fan of the media industry from the UK.
BC
Blake Connolly Founding member London London
JoshX posted:
BT Showcase HD has shutdown on LCN 115. I don't blame them - nothing was really shown on the channel apart from sports results and loops.


Well, not exactly nothing - Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup football, rugby, tennis, sailing, BT Sport Score and some AMC shows. But the channel closed in April.
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Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
Although remained on the EPG and was still showing the barker. They could have shown the CL final on it if they wanted too.

Presumably the bandwidth now goes towards the extra SD Wimbledon channels that will be on the mux.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Don't think they ever showed any tennis on it live, the little tennis they did show last year was a day later. They showed replays of the Miami and Indian Wells finals (Jo Konta winning the former).
Tennis on telly | Hello, good evening, and remain indoors.

153 days later

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Worthwhile noting that the first transmitter to lose COM 7 and COM 8 completely following 700 Mhz clearance has been announced - Beacon Hill (Torbay and environs) will see the services shutdown in early 2019. Seemingly international clearance is not available for the site to use the temporary SFNs being established as an interim measure to continue services for a couple more years on those two muxes elsewhere. This doesn't bode well for other sites in the SW due to switch later next year either.

(A516 Digital)

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