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BBC National DAB coverage boosted again

New transmitters boost coverage in Norfolk, Devon, Dorset, Gtr Manchester & Coventry

BBC Bristol added to Freeview

Third local radio station in England to go live on Freeview.

The main Sky TV channels for the equivalent of a fiver a month

Now TV's gift vouchers for new and existing customers now available

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Parts of the Peak District added to local DAB coverage area

Bakewell - known for its bridge, puddings and now DAB
A third transmitter is to be added to Derbyshire's DAB digital radio multiplex on Friday, enhancing reception of local DAB in parts of the Peak District, including Bakewell.

Aviva Premiership Rugby 'for everyone' from BT Sport

BT Sport is offering a selection of Aviva Premiership Rugby games available for free for everyone with Sky, BT TV or access to the internet over the Christmas and New Year period.

Local DAB launches in North Yorkshire

  • Late addition of fourth transmitter bringing coverage to Scarborough.

UPDATE Local DAB digital radio services have launched in North Yorkshire today in the final new DAB multiplex launch of the year.

Broadcast from transmitters at Acklam Wold, Bilsdale and Harrogate Hildebrand and late addition Oliver's Mount, the new local DAB multiplex will provide 700,000 listeners in and around Harrogate, Malton, Ripon, Scarborough, Thirsk and York with three local stations: BBC Radio York plus DAB versions of commercial stations Minster and Stray: More Minster and Stray FM (Stray Extra).

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Notts TV launches VoD service

Local TV station Notts TV has launched a video on demand service, allowing viewers to catch-up on some of the channel's main programmes.

BT launches Sky Sports 1 and 2 on YouView; is closing Vision+ platform

  • But no news about Sky Sports 5, which was available on Vision+.
BT has officially announced the launch of Sky Sports 1 and 2 on its YouView service, following tests at the end of last week.

The launch follows a Competition Appeal Tribunal verdict last month in BT's favour, which means Sky is forced to provide Sky Sports 1 and 2 on a "Wholesale Must Offer" basis on BT's YouView service. BT and Sky would need to reach a commercial deal for the other Sky Sports channels to appear on BT YouView.

Monday, 15 December 2014

The puzzling news that Tiny Pop is coming to Freeview

COMMENT A number of media websites including Broadcast, C21 Media and Digital TV Europe are carrying the Sony Pictures Television press release that children's channel Tiny Pop is coming to Freeview from January...

Ofcom seeks feedback on PSB findings

Ofcom has launched a consultation on the state of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) as new research reveals that 77% of viewers are "satisfied" with programmes on the PSB channels, up from 69% in 2008, despite a drop in overall viewing hours and a reduction in the amount of money spent on programmes.

London DAB reshuffle as new Kiss stations launch

Kiss Fresh is now available on London DAB
In London, a number of stations on DAB digital radio have changed frequencies and two new stations have launched, as Bauer brings its two Kiss offshoot stations to the capital's airwaves.

Affected listeners may need to change their DAB radio presets and rescan their DAB radios if stations are missing.

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