I must admit I’m a little late to the party on this, but I don’t recall seeing much fanfare at the time. In fact, I suspect a lot of people probably won’t even be really aware of what it was, let alone that it closed down at the end of October. Back when it started,… Read More Farewell TopUpTV
On the Ofcom website today is a set of documents about award of the 600MHz spectrum, with a request that stakeholders notify Ofcom of their intention to apply. The headline news from this, which you’ll probably see elsewhere, is that the proposals will provide two more HD multiplexes on Freeview, with coverage of up to… Read More Ofcom’s promise of more HD is a stalking horse for a second DTT switch
According to a tweet from a516_digital, transmitter operator Arqiva has bought IP TV outfit Connect TV. This might sound like dull corporate shenanigans to many but it’s potentially quite interesting for Freeview. First, though you need to know who these people are. Arqiva operates the terrestrial transmitter network in the UK. They have their fingers… Read More More IPTV coming to Freeview – so watch what you buy
UK manufacturer of PVRs, TVonics, has gone into administration. A note on the company’s home page indicates that “Gary Bell of Bell Advisory Llp was appointed administrator to the company on 12th June 2012.” The company was one of the UK’s few home grown makers of recorders for Freeview, and produced some nice kit, with… Read More TVonics in administration
There’s something funny going on with Freeview HD – at least from the Crystal Palace transmitter. I updated my DigitalStream recorder earlier today and in common with other users noticed the time was shown in the EPG as Saturday 3rd March. So, I did a full factory reset, and still had that problem – and… Read More FreeviewHD’s leap year problem – check your timers!
While many of the video streaming services such as LoveFilm and Netflix are only to be found on the higher end TV sets from companies like LG, Panasonic and Samsung, Swiss firm Acetrax is looking to extend its reach still further. The company – which offers content on a pay as you go basis, with… Read More Inview ties up with Acetrax
If you thought that the final of Strictly Come Dancing in 3D was all you were going to get from the BBC over the holidays, you might have missed an unexpected treat on New Year’s Day, in the form of Streetdance 3D, on the BBC HD channel. I watched this mostly because it features dance… Read More More 3D on BBC HD – Streetdance