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Freeview retunes early 2018

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  1. grahamlthompson

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    Due to 700MHz clearances some of us will need to retune in the next few months,

    http://www.a516digital.com/2018/01/freeview-changes-for-bbc-four-hd-and.html

    http://www.a516digital.com/2017/11/freeview-frequency-changes-where-and.html

    Wed 10 Jan 2018 10:58:35 #1 |
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    Next year (Apr-Jun) for me according to Digital UK.

    Wed 10 Jan 2018 16:13:40 #2 |
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    A complete guess. Guessing BBC-4-HD/Cbeebies will move to PSB-3 for me 7th March 2018. If correct it will be the first time I can get the above on my Freeview-kit as I use Lark Stoke.

    Wed 10 Jan 2018 16:24:42 #3 |
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    Looks like March 21st for Crystal Palace. 3 Muxes moving, the Com 7 & 8 to the SFN and the local one getting a small signal boost at the same time.

    Wed 10 Jan 2018 20:28:40 #4 |
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    aldaweb - 1 hour ago  » 
    Looks like March 21st for Crystal Palace.

    The move is spread over two dates. First BBC 4 HD will start broadcasting on its new mux and then on a later date the broadcast of BBC 4 HD will be switched off from COM 7.

    For Crystal Palace BBC 4 HD will be on just on its new mux before 21st March.

    From the 1st link in the first post the example given has just 1 week of overlap where both muxes will transmit BBC 4 HD. In the example given the overlap starts about 4 weeks before the COM7/8 frequency switch. If the same applies to Crystal Palace then COM 7 from Crystal Palace will cease broadcasting BBC 4 HD around the 28th February.
    But that is not what the http://www.a516digital.comlink link appears to state.

    The http://www.a516digital.comlink appears to state that all moves of BBC 4 HD will occur on 11th to 17th January not just the early adopters of CH 55 & 56.

    Wed 10 Jan 2018 22:01:44 #5 |
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    grahamlthompson - 5 hours ago  » Guessing BBC-4-HD/Cbeebies will move to PSB-3 ...

    That would please a few, including me.
    Any reason why you guess it would be PSB3 over COM8?

    Wed 10 Jan 2018 22:10:36 #6 |
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    Luke - 1 hour ago  » 

    grahamlthompson - 5 hours ago  » Guessing BBC-4-HD/Cbeebies will move to PSB-3 ...

    That would please a few, including me.
    Any reason why you guess it would be PSB3 over COM8?

    Only that the link stated that the destination multiplex wasn't identified. COM 8 is the obvious destination, why not say so ?

    Wed 10 Jan 2018 23:35:35 #7 |
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    I thought PSB3 was full? Where would the space come from to move it there?

    Thu 11 Jan 2018 10:17:14 #8 |
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    gomezz - 23 minutes ago  » 
    I thought PSB3 was full? Where would the space come from to move it there?

    Improved encoders ? There's only two places BBC4-HD could go, COM 8 (the obvious choice) or PSB 3. If it's going to COM 8 why not just say so ?

    Thu 11 Jan 2018 10:42:55 #9 |
  10. black knight

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    If it was going to PSB3 then surely the BBC would have announced it as being available nationwide?

    COM8 makes sense as it's not full and the switch can be made without too much fuss. IE: Only those would can get BBC4-HD would need to know, and obviously they can already get the tempoary muxes.

    Reading the article, it seems the move will be made today, the further retunes later are for the 700Mhz clearance and when COM 7&8 get moved to CH55 & 56 across the country.

    Thu 11 Jan 2018 11:19:04 #10 |

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