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TVPlayer launches connected Freeview service

Additional free-to-view channels streamed to viewer's homes.

Ofcom says No

London Live can't reduce its local programme commitments six months after launch.

4oD to be scrapped

Channel 4 to launch new catch-up and live streaming portal All4.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Freeview Channel Updates: September 2014

September began with changes to Freeview channel numbers and frequency changes for some channels. At the time of the retune, placeholders for several new services were added so that viewers would have the channels in their channel list in time for their launch during the Autumn.

New channels include TruTV+1, CBS Action, POP+1 and an as yet undisclosed service on channel 136 for Freeview HD owners in range of the signal that carries BBC Four in HD. Community Channel on channel 63 once again had its broadcast hours extended.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BBC WM changes for Wolverhampton DAB listeners

Listeners to BBC WM via the Wolverhampton local DAB multiplex will need to re-select the station from their DAB station list between now and the 4th October to continue listening to the station.

Ofcom says "No" to London Live proposals

London Live owner ESTV Ltd has been told by Ofcom it can't reduce its local programming commitments.

As reported in July, ESTV Ltd had requested to reduce the amount of news it had to show and wanted to downgrade its commitment to hyper-local services, which formed a cornerstone of its original application.

Asian Sound coming to Bradford and Huddersfield DAB

Asian Sound Radio will join the line-up of DAB digital radio stations in parts of West Yorkshire from 1st October 2014.

Bonanza Channel returns; this time on Sky

Classic TV channel Bonanza Bonanza is back on UK TV screens, this time on Sky.

The channel, which is operated by Canis Media, and acts as a holding channel, showcases classic US TV shows from the 50s and 60s. It's available on Sky channel 266.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Pope's car goes digital as KIA rolls out in-car DAB

The fifth biggest automotive manufacturer in the world, the Korean Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, has committed to moving to digital radio as standard across most of its Kia models in the UK, according to an announcement made today by Digital Radio UK at the IBC show in Amsterdam.

Sat operators combine to form Free TV Alliance

Three leading European free-­to-­air satellite TV operators – France's Fransat, the UK's Freesat, and Italy's Tiv├╣sat  – have come together to form the Free TV Alliance in a move to help promote the harmonisation of free-to-view satellite TV services and technology across Europe.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

TVPlayer launches on Freeview

Long-awaited connected TV service TVPlayer is launching today on Freeview channel 241 for viewers with compatible connected Freeview devices.

The service, which is operated by Simplestream, and brought to Freeview via S&T's Synapse TV platform now offers Freeview viewers new channels:

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