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Two new Freeview channels - almost everywhere

A nice match between the BBC and Arqiva will provide two full time Freeview channels.

A nice match between the BBC and Arqiva will provide two full t
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If you are using, or will use a Public Service (small relay) transmitter, please look away now.

For everyone else, the removal of the BBC News Interactive and one Interactive channel has an upside.

The BBC is selling the capacity used by these services to provide two more slots to the commercial market. This means two more channels in areas that have not switched over yet.

At the same time, Arqiva is adding two more full-time video streams (TV channels) over Multiplexes ARQA and ARQB, for those regions that HAVE switched over.

This means, in effect, that as soon as next month there could be two new full-time channels on Freeview.

No doubt it will be ITV3+1 or More4+1+1, but we can hope. Perhaps Yesterday will expand again?



(The most watched non-premium, non-Sky, non-plus-one channels are 0.6%: Living TV; 0.4%: Comedy Central, G.O.L.D., Hallmark, Sci-Fi Channel, Watch; 0.3%: Alibi, Nick Jr, Nicktoons; 0.2%: Boomerang, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Challenge TV, FX, Good Food, Nickelodeon.).

Which two channels would YOU like on Freeview next month?



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Wednesday, 11 July 2012
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Jack
9:13 PM

I think we have two many +1 channels now we have 4seven that should be it.Bring a sky channel onto freeview or a movie or comedy channel mabye use channel8 slot there isnt anything there

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A1batman
10:46 PM
Sandbach

I have a central range aerial on my roof aligned to the Wrekin transmitter, and can get all programs on mux's PSB1, PSB2, COM4, but not mux's COM5 & COM6. The TV's indicated signal strength and quality for rf channel 41 is 63% and 66% respectively. All programs on this frequency tune in okay, whereas the sig level and strength for rf channel 44 is only 61% & 58% but no programs are found. Is this likely to be due to the lower power output level for mux COM5 although it's indicated as being the same output level as COM4 which gives me no problem. Is the power output going to be increased from the indicated 10Kw in the near future?
Kind regards from A1batman.

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Dave Lindsay
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10:52 PM

A1batman: You've posted this question on another page which I've answered:

The Wrekin B transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Saturday, 24 August 2013
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Steve P
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7:48 PM

Does anyone understand that post?

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Friday, 6 September 2013
Briantist
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4:35 PM

Jakob and Saskia: It is not likely that either Kix or Popgirl will be on Freeview,

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Friday, 2 May 2014
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bill mcbeath
10:25 AM

I would like to see alibi and TV gold on free view next month

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Saturday, 30 August 2014
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cane
11:35 AM

comedy centrael and cartoon network

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MikeB
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11:50 AM

cane: Since those channels have a nice relationship with Sky, its unlikely...

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Sunday, 11 January 2015
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steven smitlh
12:20 PM

can we get gold on freeveiw soon

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