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Changes to ITV in the south Midlands

Oxfordshire is completely 'Meridianised' on +1 and HD from February.

BBC Three consultation:

The devil is in the detail...

TruTV now on TVPlayer

Watch the channel via a PC, on mobile or on a tablet on TVPlayer.

Monday, 26 January 2015

BBC One+1: the proposals explained

BBC Director General Tony Hall first announced BBC One+1 in 2013.
As the BBC plans to launch BBC One+1, there's been some confusion over the proposed new timeshift service.

Contrary to earlier reports, BBC One+1 is not taking the space freed up by BBC Three. Rather the service is proposed to broadcast 24 hours a day. The BBC management confirmed they had looked at making BBC One+1 a peak time service, but decided against it.

An HD version is not proposed, meaning viewers would no longer have the chance to catch up on EastEnders, The Voice, Doctor Who or Sherlock in HD as they do now via BBC Three HD.

Here's how it will work, according to the proposals:

BBC Radio Bristol Medium Wave switch-off trial

The BBC has commenced its latest Medium Wave closure trial, affecting the broadcaster's local radio station for Bristol.

Kiss DAB retune in Swindon and West Wiltshire

Dance music station Kiss FM UK will be removed from local DAB multiplexes serving Swindon and West Wiltshire from the end of the month.

BBC unveils Taster test lab for new ideas

The BBC today unveiled BBC Taster, a space for the broadcaster to develop its latest ideas for digital content and emerging technology.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Planet Knowledge goes live on connected Freeview HD devices

Factual video on demand channel Planet Knowledge has launched on connected Freeview HD devices today. 

Planet Knowledge features an extensive range of high quality factual documentaries across categories including history, nature, travel, kids, people and culture, science and technology.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Discovery reportedly to bid for football rights

Discovery Communications is reportedly planning to join the fight for the rights to show top flight football in the UK, joining BT Sport and Sky Sports, who are already planning to bid for English Premier League live matches from 2016/17 in the latest bidding rounds which are due to take place next month.

BBC Trust 'strengthens capacity' on BBC Three consultation website

The BBC Trust website has been struggling to keep up with demand following the launch of a consultation over the BBC's plans for BBC Three, BBC One+1, CBBC and iPlayer.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

BBC TV changes: nuggets of new information emerge

The launch of a four week consultation on the future of BBC Three by the BBC Trust was coupled with substantial amounts of information on the future of not only BBC Three, but also BBC One+1 and the iPlayer.

Here's are some of the new nuggets of information that have emerged, some of it high profile, and some of it hidden in the consultation's supporting documents:
 
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