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Arqiva wins distribution deal with Freesat

Contract renewal for Arqiva's delivery of EPG data to Freesat platform

Contract renewal for Arqiva's delivery of EPG data to Freesat p
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News from Arqiva today:

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, has secured a further contract to deliver Freesat's Electronic Programme Guide. Dual and redundant multiplexing, uplink and satellite capacity on Eurobird 1 will ensure the constant availability of the essential EPG data to over 2 million Freesat receivers across the UK.

John Bozza, Sales Director, Broadcast & Media at Arqiva, said: "Arqiva's international infrastructure and technical expertise at delivering critical transmission services provides major broadcasters with the highest levels of confidence. We are delighted that Freesat has chosen to renew our distribution contract and we look forward to maintaining the exceptional service levels they demand."

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Friday, 6 January 2012
10:15 AM

has the picture ratio changed in NW England in recent weeks? None of my standard settings are quite right.

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Ian's 4 posts GB
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Bill Bullock
12:40 PM

What is the reason for the upcoming freeview retune that we are currently being advised of

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Bill Bullock's 8 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

1:24 PM

Bill Bullock: In order to answer the question, your location is needed or the transmitter from which you get your TV.

From the post code against one of your previous postings you are probably on Crystal Palace. The reason for retuning is for the switchover from analogue to digital.

The analogue signal for BBC Two will be switched off and ITV1 analogue will take its place (on that frequency). The full power digital BBC service will be broadcast on the same frequency as what ITV1 analogue used to use.

Two weeks later, the rest of the analogues will be switched and their vacant frequencies will be used for the post-switchover high power digital services.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
1:58 PM

live in ME9 post coded area,
Can receive all channels clearly apart from ALL ITV stations , which break up pixelated and sound problems, Where as three months ago no problems. Any one any ideas please?.

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john's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

3:57 PM

john: I think that the most likely answer is to bear with it as any changes you make (e.g. aerial change) would likely to be only of benefit for the coming three months as your current aerial will probably work afterwards.

The Digital UK predictor suggests that you will have good reception with all the channels now, apart from Mux 2 which carries ITV1, C4 etc and Mux A which carries ITV3, QVC etc.

A guess as to why that might be is that the Sandy Heath transmitter uses the same channels (frequencies).

(I am assuming here that you have your aerial directed at Bluebell Hill which is to your west and that your receiver is correctly tuned to it.)

If you are on Bluebell Hill and it is tuned to Ch24 for ITV1/C4, then it might be worth trying to tune to the equivalent services from other transmitters. OK, so your aerial will be pointing in the wrong direction, and some carry different regional programming, but it might produce a more stable result until switchover in June.

It might have already have picked up other transmitters' services and you might find them in the 800s. I would see what you can find there; see if they are duplicates of the channels you are having trouble with. If you find good ones, see what transmitter they are coming from by looking at the signal strength/quality screen for the UHF channel.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
6:13 PM

hia im having a lot of interference on bb1 on freeesat from 7am to about 10-30 in the morning.the picture breaks up and some time goes of any one else getting this .

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john's 4 posts GB
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
9:09 AM

re freesat interference,hi john i regularly lose channel 101 and 104,i have had dish company out 4 times and am awaiting another call today,i have a brand new samsung 40"ue40d800yuxxu and have had this problem for 5 months,the tv was taken away for test for 2 weeks but the problem never occured whilst testing,dish people keep saying all is ok with the signal,so why is this still happening,

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phil's 3 posts GB
Thursday, 1 March 2012

8:21 AM

phil: Its nearly impossible for anything to interfere with satellite reception (via the dish anyway) except intermittent signal blocking from any high trees etc that might be located close by.

Satellite equipment is though just like any other receiving equipment, still open to suffer problems from heavy interference being picked up where its much lower operating frequencies are involved, such as in the down lead from the dish, or alternatively mains borne interference injected straight into the TV itself, although this source is more easily detected with the assistance of a LW/MW portable radio (pref on LW) "not" tuned to any station and with its volume control turned high, then it being placed very near to a power socket, as if anything of this nature occurs it will in 99% of times certainly be heard on the radio.

By the way interference can also be picked up in a down lead if you reside anywhere near to any transmission sources of a non TV or domestic radio nature, and I have even seen cases where a defective microwave oven was sending massive bursts of interference via a mains lead.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
7:53 PM

jb38.thanks for your comments.aerial company came out yesterday,both channel 1+channel 4 were missing,and came back on whilst they were here. and they are scratching there heads,they are now suggesting a bigger dish,
i have nothing blocking the dish,no trees or high buildings.i will let you know the outcome if any ??????.any idea what freesat box i should buy,record/pause/ 1 channel record another.with single feed from the dish

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phil's 3 posts GB
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