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Freeview Retune Day

Some channels change numbers on Wednesday 3rd September 2014.

Sky Sports News HQ App launches on Now TV

Viewers no longer need Sky Sports pass to watch channel.

Sky channel number changes

You'll need to remember some new channel numbers...

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Children's channel POP prepares for wider Freeview availability

Changes in the availability of children's channel POP on Freeview look set to bring the channel to further householders with either Freeview or YouView.

A placeholder for the timeshift version of the channel has appeared across most of the UK on channel 76, 48 hours before it moves to channel 126 as part of wider changes to the Freeview service on the afternoon of the 3rd September.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Bauer Media Radio in Freeview frequency change

Changes in the availability of children's channel POP on Freeview look set to bring the channel to further householders with either Freeview or YouView.

A placeholder for the timeshift version of the channel has appeared across most of the UK on channel 76, 48 hours before it moves to channel 126 as part of wider changes to the Freeview service on the afternoon of the 3rd September.

DAB+ tests commence in Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool area

Listeners in parts of Cheshire, Merseyside and North East Wales are invited to search out a new test station, which is broadcasting in the new DAB+ standard.

MuxCo's Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool multiplex, which carries local radio stations including Dee on DAB is home to a DAB+ test, which sees children's radio station Fun Kids on air alongside radio stations broadcast in 'original flavour' DAB.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Localised technical changes to BBC Freeview services announced

Technical changes to BBC services in parts of Cumbria, South Yorkshire, North East Derbyshire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire mean that viewers will need to retune on 3rd September or risk losing channels including BBC One.

Coinciding with wider changes on Freeview on Wednesday 3rd September 2014, viewers in the affected areas who use Freeview or YouView may lose access to the BBC's standard definition TV channels and national radio stations.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Further coverage boost for BBC DAB

The BBC has over the summer added further transmitters to its national DAB digital radio network, working towards its goal to cover 97% of the population by the end of 2015.

Sky Sports News HQ App made available to Now TV Box owners

Sky has made Sky Sports News HQ available to Now TV subscribers who don't have the sports pass ahead of football transfer deadline day.

From today, those who access Now TV through the Now TV Box and have an active Now TV pass – sports, entertainment or movies - will be able to watch Sky Sports News HQ through a dedicated app on their homepage.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Notts TV celebrates positive viewing figures

Local TV broadcaster Notts TV is celebrating three months on air with research showing 385,000 viewers have tuned into the channel since its launch.

Research conducted by JRA revealed that 189,000 people watch Nottingham's local channel every week and 69% of viewers will watch several times a week.

Capacity for new terrestrial TV services available from mid-November

Arqiva manages TV transmitter sites and some Freeview capacity
Capacity to launch new TV services via digital terrestrial TV will be available from mid-November 2014, with interested broadcasters invited to express their interest now.

 
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