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BBC National DAB coverage boosted again

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

Sky Sports 1 and 2 arrive on BT YouView

As Sky Sports arrives on YouView, BT withdraws older Vision+ platform.

The great DAB digital radio reshuffle

Magic goes nationwide; The Hits closes; Absolute stations move around

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Helicopter delivers new future for iconic London TV landmark

In the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, Londoners received ITV from it. In the 1990s it became the capital's Channel 5 transmitter site. 

Now work at the 153m tall transmitter tower at Croydon to provide a new antenna structure  has enabled the tower to continue broadcasting TV signals across the surrounding area.

Friday, 19 December 2014

RTÉ announces revised Longwave wind-down schedule

Irish public broadcaster RTÉ has confirmed a revised schedule for the wind-down of its longwave service, which will see the service on 252 kHz retained, at least in part, for two years.

Ofcom reviews pay TV regulation behind Sky Sports availability on other platforms

Nearly five years after Ofcom laid down a "Wholesale Must Offer" order requiring Sky to distribute Sky Sports 1 and 2 to other pay TV operators under strict terms and conditions, the UK regulator is to review pay TV regulation. The move could affect the availability of Sky Sports on other platforms.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The great DAB digital radio station reshuffle: what's changing?

During December 2014 and January 2015, various radio stations are moving around on DAB digital radio in the UK, bringing changes to the stations that are available in some areas.

a516digital provides an overview of the developments and a guide of what's changing for listeners:

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.
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