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All posts by Ben Morgan

Below are all of Ben Morgan's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

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Cube Interactive - local TV bidder
Wednesday 7 September 2011 2:25PM
Cardiff

What's the deal with this Cube Interactive licence? I thought they were due to broadcast (presuming they chose to deliver TV) on channel 30 from Wenvoe? When I check the Wenvoe transmitter site, there is no record of this - only the new local frequency on channel 51 (come to think of it, I'm pretty sure both local services were once shown).

Any idea what's going on? Have Cube now been given the licence for Cardiff/Newport/Bridgend (if I remember correctly, the footprint for the channel 30 service was much smaller)?

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Cube Interactive - local TV bidder
Monday 12 September 2011 3:22PM
Cardiff

Sorry for the confusion, when referring to the channel numbers I meant for digital services.

When Cube won the award for Cardiff (http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/spectrum/spectrum-awards/completed-awards/542550_cardiff/notices/), they were assigned 542-550 (channel 30) to use for a local TV service (if they chose to go down the local TV route).

On the Wenvoe transmitter page, there is no mention of this? Have Cube chose to use channel 30 for another use? Will there be two local channels/multiplexes?

Thanks,

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Cube Interactive - local TV bidder
Tuesday 13 September 2011 11:22PM
Cardiff

Thanks for the reply. I've checked out the maps and can see the projected footprint for the local TV service from Wenvoe. What I don't understand is what's happened to Cube's original licence (on the equivalent of the analogue channel 30) - only the prospective local service on 51.

On Winter Hill for example, the MEN multiplex is shown running on C57 and the new local service on C56.

As Cube haven't launched a TV service yet are they more likely to bid for 51 and use 30 for something else, or sell it on/hand it back?

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Cube Interactive - local TV bidder
Wednesday 14 September 2011 2:10PM

Thanks Brian - I've done a bit more digging and found the following document: http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf

On page 20 there is a map of the likely coverage area provided by a DTT service on channel 30. Compare this to the one shown here: Local TV on Freeview - new Ofcom maps | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice for the channel 51 service.

Interesting.

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