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Markymark7,301 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
DUK has been subsumed into Freeview's operations, sadly. Announcements will therefore be much rarer now.


Yes, though that's only a very recent assimilation (last month), none of the 700 MHz events (that have been running since Easter 2017) have had much publicity. Some friends in Dorset received or saw nothing in advance (or afterwards) to indicate their retune in March. In the end I typed out some key points for retune day, and they printed out my mail, and passed it around the village pub !
noggin14,632 posts since 26 Jun 2001
There was this yesterday, but only tells half the story


Yes, Quite, and Social Media posts are no use at all for folk that don't use Social Media, the best means of delivery are messages on the,... err..... telly itself ! Mad


Yep - quick mention on the BBC and ITV regional news in those areas that are going to experience the changes is by far the best route. Increasingly the BBC regional news at 1830 is the most watched slot of the day on BBC One.
Markymark7,301 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
There was this yesterday, but only tells half the story


Yes, Quite, and Social Media posts are no use at all for folk that don't use Social Media, the best means of delivery are messages on the,... err..... telly itself ! Mad


Yep - quick mention on the BBC and ITV regional news in those areas that are going to experience the changes is by far the best route. Increasingly the BBC regional news at 1830 is the most watched slot of the day on BBC One.


I don't think there was any mention last month on BBC South Today, the night before Midhurst did its 700 MHz shuffle Sad
TheMike52 posts since 12 Jan 2019
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Here's another posting, in the aftermath of the recent changes in North East England.

Interestingly, the digitalbitrate scanner at Bilsdale records the LCN for Teesside TV as 7, not 8...



Markymark7,301 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Here's another posting, in the aftermath of the recent changes in North East England.

Interestingly, the digitalbitrate scanner at Bilsdale records the LCN for Teesside TV as 7, not 8...



Local TV brings in a whole new level of muppetry ! I think London Live is the only local TV service in England on Ch 8, the rest are Ch 7 ? Deckchairs and Titanic anyway.
Last edited by Markymark on 27 November 2019 11:53am
TheMike52 posts since 12 Jan 2019
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Here's another posting, in the aftermath of the recent changes in North East England.

Interestingly, the digitalbitrate scanner at Bilsdale records the LCN for Teesside TV as 7, not 8...



Local TV brings in a whole new level of muppetry ! I think London Live is the only local TV service in England on Ch 8, the rest are Ch 7 ? Deckchairs and Titanic anyway.

That's York is on 8, as a result of using a transmitter site (I can't remember which) in the direction of Emley Moor, as Emley Moor carries Leeds on 7. Carlisle is also 8, because of Caldbeck Scotland carrying BBC Alba on 7.
Markymark7,301 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
It was on a water tower in the same direction as Emley Moor.
http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/askham-bryan.php
However it appears to have moved site to the Askham Bryan college when it became That's York - but is not on the MB21 site that I can see.


No, Bilborough was the site that the York local mux ended up using, there was a last minute change of plan

http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/gallerypage.php?txid=2254

As for the EPG allocation, you can have the same allocation for local services using the same site or in the same area.

Hannington carries two muxes, one for Reading, the other for Basingstoke. During a scan, I'm asked whether I'm 'Berks and North Hants-Hants' or 'Berks and N Hants-Berks' !! If I select the former I get That's Hants on Ch 7, and That's Thames Valley on 800, or the latter vice versa
TheMike52 posts since 12 Jan 2019
Central (East) East Midlands Today
It was on a water tower in the same direction as Emley Moor.
http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/askham-bryan.php
However it appears to have moved site to the Askham Bryan college when it became That's York - but is not on the MB21 site that I can see.


No, Bilborough was the site that the York local mux ended up using, there was a last minute change of plan

http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/gallerypage.php?txid=2254

As for the EPG allocation, you can have the same allocation for local services using the same site or in the same area.

Hannington carries two muxes, one for Reading, the other for Basingstoke. During a scan, I'm asked whether I'm 'Berks and North Hants-Hants' or 'Berks and N Hants-Berks' !! If I select the former I get That's Hants on Ch 7, and That's Thames Valley on 800, or the latter vice versa

But older receivers (even some 5-6 year old ones) don't do that, so I understand why in some areas channel 8 is used to avoid confusion.

I seem to remember the local TV licence holders all agreeing to move to one single channel number ( 8 ) across the UK in a Digital UK consultation discussing what should happen to the ex-BBC Three number, only for them to split between 7 and 8 just weeks later.
DJGM2,701 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
Liverpool TV has very recently appeared on channel 7 on my Sony Bravia TV with Freeview HD built-in. Although there's no signal, which isn't that surprising since I live in a suburb of Greater Manchester, near Bury!
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