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Full technical details of Freeview
Thursday 22 November 2018 5:04PM

700MHz clearance is the project of rolling retunes to better arrange the Freeview transmission frequencies, so they can be used in 2020 for 5G mobile data. It was blogged about here, but not integrated into the site's many features.

Having spent a whole day gathering the change information for 300 transmitters and placing them in a database table, I was able to re-code four of the UK free TV features to use them. These are the technical prediction system where all change dates are showing...

See Updates for 700MHz Freeview retunes, fixed all channels, new icons, radio fixes | free and easy for details.

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Free Sky box for pensioners
Thursday 22 November 2018 5:13PM

Marion : Sadly, the assistance scheme closed at the end of the digital switch-overs in 2012. The free equipment was to provide people with a service when the old analogue broadcasts finished.

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Sorry about the re-sent (!) emails. When the server moved the connection to SendGrid wasn't working and it went into overdrive when it restarted. I managed to stop it after 69,000 emails.

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MikeP I'm so sorry about the extra emails. I think they should have stopped a while ago.

I've fixed the system - at least I think I have - so that the changes for the 700MHz are showing up correctly.

Updates for 700MHz Freeview retunes, fixed all channels, new icons, radio fixes | free and easy

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@Andrew Murphy Thanks for the feedback. I will look into sorting those issues out shortly.

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@Andrew Murphy

Midhurt is fixed now. I had typed -48 into the system, not "48".

I'm going to look at the whole "Channel 4 in Wales" thing, I'm not sure the way it's done is the best.

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Details of Planet_Rock DAB radio station
Thursday 28 February 2019 2:06PM

David White: Scala Radio will be on DAB 4th March 2019.

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All free TV channels in the UK
Thursday 28 February 2019 2:10PM


Just to let you know that I've finally gotten around to doing the several days work it sometimes takes to get this page back up to scratch.

Not only have I built a better checking system to make sure that all the strange problems with channel names being slightly different eveywhere.

I have also updated the format of the channel listings to a more pleasing format (I hope) and changed the inline-graphics for "icon fonts", which means you can zoom in and see no pixels.

I've also updated the Which BBC regions are on satellite? | free and easy page too to the new format.

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ITV and Freeview | free and easy
Saturday 2 March 2019 11:19AM

M Lake: You need two things to get the channel: you need to be able receive the "com7" service and you also need to be able to see the HD channels (such as BBC One HD) as the channels on com7 use the same "DVB-T2' system.

68 True Crime and 69 True Crime +1 are only on Freeview in Manchester.

Freeview predictions need a full postcode, "GL52" isn't precise enough. Go to | free and easy and pop yours in.

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