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DTT Changes 29th July 2020

29th July 2020

  • LCN34 - Merit begins broadcasting (2100-0000) and has moved from COM4/SDN to COM7.
  • LCN 89 TogetherTV+1 goes off air between 2100-0000to make way for Merit on COM7.
  • LCN 98 –NEW Country Music Entertainment (G_MAN)Manchester only
  • LCN 211 – Ketchup following demerge from YAAAS! 
  • LCN 212 – Yaaas!relaunches as a standalone service.
This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 8th July 2020

8th July 2020

LCN34 – NEW Merit launched (COM4/SDN mux) providing evenings only home and garden programmes
LCN58 – ITV3+1 has moved from LCN34 (COM4/SDN mux)
LCN78 – Reintroduced Now 70s in the Manchester area only (G-MAN mux)
LCN97 – ITVBe+1 has moved from LCN58 (COM4/SDN mux)

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 30th June 2020

30th June 2020

LCN 23 – CCXTV moved from COM5/ArqA mux to COM4/SDN mux.
LCN 78 – REMOVED: NOW 70s from COM5/ArqA mux.
LCN 85 – Hochanda moved from COM4/SDN mux to COM5/ArqA mux.
LCN 94 – NEW: Ideal Extra (Local/COMUX) received by some homes only.
LCN 681 – REMOVED: ADULT Studio 66 [old version] from COM4/SDN mux.
COM8 multiplex signal switched off at all previously serving transmitters.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 20th June 2020

20th June 2020

In line with Ofcom rules and broadcaster carriage contracts ending in June, Arqiva have cleared tthe COM8 temporary multiplex today (22 June 2020) to make way for future mobile telecoms services.

Some (primarly+1)TV services have closed permanently, some have migrated to COM7 - the other temporary HD mux that will continue for the forseeable future until Ofcom serves notice on Arqiva to vacate.

(nb: some services will run temporary slates on COM7 and COM8 until 30 June 2020 before fully disappearing)

LCN 55 - CLOSED 5Star+1 (COM8/Arq D mux)
LCN 56 - CLOSED 5USA+1 (COM7/Arq C mux)  - Slate runs to end of month
LCN 64 - FreeSports has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN 67 - CLOSED CBS Reality+1 (COM7/Arq C mux)
LCN 69 - CLOSED CBS Justice+1 (COM8/Arq D mux)
LCN 74 - Shopping Quarter has moved from COM7/Arq C mux to PSB3/BBC-B mux
LCN 83 - Now 80s has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN 89 - Together+1 has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN 93 - PBS America+1 has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN 96 - Forces TV has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN106 - BBC Four HD has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN 109 - CLOSED Channel 4+1 HD (COM7/Arq C mux) - Slate runs to end of month
LCN 110 - CLOSED 4seven HD (COM7/Arq C mux) - Slate runs to end of month
LCN 111 - QVC HD has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN 112 - QVC Beauty HD has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN 114 - Quest HD has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.
LCN 115 - CLOSED TJC HD (COM7/Arq C mux)  Slate runs to end of month
LCN 205 - CBeebies HD has moved from COM8/Arq D to COM7/Arq C mux.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 26th May 2020

26th May 2020

  • NOW 70s has closed on Freeview LCN78. (COM5-ArqA multiplex)
  • Together has resumed normal broadcast hours still at LCN88 (COM5-ArqA multiplex)

Also please be aware that 4Music and 4seven will end dual transmission on old and new Freeview multiplex frequencies tomorrow 27 May.  They will only be available at on the COM5-Arq A multiplex at LCN29 and LCN47.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

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