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ITVBe gets ready to launch

Find out more about the new channel

CBS Action joins Freeview

Star Trek, CSI, NCIS, Cheers, Streets of San Francisco on channel 70.

4oD to be scrapped

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

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Freeview Channel Updates: October 2014

Seven months after sister channel CBS Reality appeared on Freeview, CBS Action arrived on Freeview 1st October 2014.

Monday, 29 September 2014

CBS Action gets going on Freeview channel 70


Fans of US action and sci-fi dramas from the have a new must-see channel on Freeview from 1st October 2014, with the arrival of CBS Action on the digital TV service.

Also available in homes with YouView, the channel will screen old favourites including Star Trek: The Original Series - digitally remastered and The Streets of San Francisco alongside more recent hit series NCIS and CSI. British action series Ultimate Force and classic comedy Cheers complement the schedule.

FAQ: ITVBe

ITVBe is ITV's first new free-to-air channel since the launch of the CITV channel in 2006 (timeshift channels excluded). ITVBe will become the new home of popular scripted reality show TOWIE and all its spin-offs.

Here's what you need to know about the new channel:

Irish Music added to Bonanza channel as service joins Freesat

Canis Television & Media has announced a partnership deal with Ireland West Music TV, which will see Irish music land on the new Bonanza Bonanza channel on digital satellite.

Programmes from Monday to Thursday nights at 10pm will feature Irish and American country music and will sit alongside Bonanza's usual mix of vintage US westerns, dramas and comedies.

Local TV returns to Northern Ireland

Local TV returns to Northern Ireland today when at 6pm, NVTV takes to the airwaves of the Greater Belfast area after an absence of nearly two years.

The channel was one of the few that broadcast in analogue prior to digital switchover. As BBC Northern Ireland and UTV marked the analogue switch-off with Eamonn Holmes presenting a special simulcast show, NVTV quietly slipped off air.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Bauer Media announces changes to radio stations and distribution

Bauer Media UK has revealed ambitious plans to restructure its radio stations and change the availability of stations on DAB digital radio, starting January 2015.

The move will see Absolute Radio 90s move to local DAB multiplexes and Magic go national on the national commercial DAB multiplex Digital 1 in its place. KISSTORY will launch on local DAB in several cities including London and Birmingham.

Local DAB launches in Somerset

Local DAB officially launches in Somerset today bringing listeners an additional choice of BBC and commercial radio across the county.

Listeners can tune into the new local DAB multiplex and receive five services broadcast from transmitters at Taunton, Hutton and the main Mendip transmitter. The new multiplex launch follows several weeks of test transmissions across the county on VHF frequency block 10B.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Change at the top for Freesat

Alistair Thom is to become the new managing director of Freesat from 2015, with existing Freesat boss Emma Scott leaving the company after 7 years.

Emma Scott (pictured) has overseen the growth of Freesat from the very start, initially as Launch Director at the BBC before becoming Managing Director in 2007. Freesat’s subscription free television service is now used in nearly 2 million homes.
 
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