Transmitter Changes - Wales, 14 November

Following a decision by Ofcom, spectrum in the 700MHz UHF band currently used for digital terrestrial television (DTT) is being reallocated for the development of future mobile services. Some DTT multiplexes will be moving to new broadcast frequencies as a result of this change.

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Atmospheric conditions increase risk of Freeview reception trouble

High pressure will provide the perfect conditions for disruption to Freeview this week, especially in western areas.

Atmospheric conditions will allow TV and radio signals to travel further than normal, causing increased interference. The worst affected areas include Wales, SW and NW England. For a brief time, reception issues could temporarily spread to cover areas further east, before the high pressure gives way at the end of the week.

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Derby region-corrector TV relay on the move

A Freeview relay transmitter which primarily provides a correct regional service for parts of the East Midlands city is on the move.

The Derby relay offers some households in the area the option to switch to East Midlands local news on BBC One and ITV, instead of the West Midlands-based service that is widely available.

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Freeview retune for parts of the Anglia region

Viewers in parts of the Anglia region need to retune Freeview today following overnight frequency changes.

In the western half of the region, across parts of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire, services including Sky News and Dave have changed frequencies overnight. There have also been changes affecting some HD channels.

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#IndustryNews Digital UK has been asked by the UK multiplex operators to lead the technical co-ordination of changes at TV transmitters across the UK for the 700MHz clearance programme. An overview of clearance is available on the @FreeviewTV website at freeview.co.uk/clearance.

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