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Saturday sees Man United play Chelsea in the FA Cup Final at 17:15. Don't miss out on this weekends biggest game on @BBCOne & @btsport. If you're not viewing ready contact a CAI installer who can assist - getmeviewing.org.uk.

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Did you know @SkyUK are the only broadcaster in the world to televise the Royal Wedding live in Ultra HD. Don't miss out on the Royal event due to bad signal find your local TV installer at getmeviewing.org.uk #RoyalWedding2018 #ultrahd

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The Royal Wedding of Harry & Meghan takes place this Saturday & will be televised on @BBCOne @ITV & @SkyUK 🏰💕 independent.co.uk/arts-entertain…. If your television's not 'wedding ready', contact a reputable, competent & reliable CAI installer who can assist - getmeviewing.org.uk 📺📡

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May 2018 brings more Freeview changes for southern England

Viewers in parts of southern England will need to retune Freeview from Wednesday 2nd May to restore any missing channels.
 
Engineering work at the Rowridge (Isle of Wight) transmitter, a number of its relays and the Salisbury transmitter will result in a number of services changing frequencies. As a result of the work, some services will be down overnight before returning on-air during the course of Wednesday. For viewers in the Solent area, receiving directly from the Rowridge transmitter, this change will only affect Freeview HD users. Both standard and high definition channels are affected on some relay transmitters. The move is part of the UK-wide scheme to prepare the 700MHz frequency band for 5G internet services; currently the frequencies are used for Freeview.

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Evolving Connectivity 2018 - The Review

Declared an unprecedented success, the CAI’s Evolving Connectivity 2018 show attracted top decision makers to the only national exhibition dedicated to the signal reception and content distribution trade.  Since the 1980’s the CAI annual gathering has attracted and welcomed exhibitors showcasing the latest and most innovative products on the home connectivity and signal reception market.  More importantly it drew CAI members from all over the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to meet each other and experience how their business would be affected by the massive changes in audio visual delivery.

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Freeview retunes: Areas affected this summer are announced

The national scheme to clear Freeview channels from frequencies earmarked for future 5G services will reach new areas this summer.  During July, parts of Kent and East Sussex will be affected. At the beginning of August, the Suffolk and Essex area will have a further retune due to another set of changes at the Sudbury transmitter.  Then from Mid-August into September, the first frequency changes and associated retunes will begin to affect Aberdeen and the central belt of Scotland.  Changes over the water in Scotland will force the first Northern Irish relay in Bellair to undergo a frequency change, ahead of changes across Northern Ireland in 2019.

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Counting down to Evolving Connectivity 2018

We’re less than one month away from our industry’s only national show.

Evolving Connectivity 2018 – 'Media Delivery of the Future’ – highlights all that is new and will be new for content delivery across the UK.  For 40 years the CAI has led the signal reception trade.  From simple UHF aerial installation, MATV distribution through the advent of satellite and SMATV to IRS and now the massive growth of moving pictures via internet protocols. 

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Sky EPG Number v Transponder Listing is Available for Members

The latest 'Sky EPG Number v Transponder Listing' can be found in the 'Downloads' section of the 'Members only' area of the website - https://cai.org.uk/index.php/services/downloads/members-only/technical-reference-material/117-sky-epg-number-transponder-listing. To download and view the document, members must be logged in. 

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Midlands Freeview reception problems possible early October

Engineering work will affect the reception of some Freeview channels in the Midlands during the first week of October.  Work on Sutton Coldfield transmitter, serving the West Midlands, plus parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire, is expected to result in a temporary loss of some channels, or produce weak signals.  Depending on the weather, work is due to take place between 5th and 7th October 2017.

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CAI Cable Certification & Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The CAI is circulating a letter to remind all CAI cable certification holders that as from the 1st of July 2017 the new CPR Regulations come into force.   These regulations cover cables used permanently in buildings and civil engineering structures and made available on the market from 1st July 2017.  Any existing stock held that has been placed on the market before CPR became applicable can continue to be sold without CPR credentials. (Each batch of cable is treated as a separate product for the purposes of CPR, so any new deliveries after 1st July will need CPR credentials) 

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Keynote Talks from Evolving Connectivity 2017

Following on from the tremendous success of this year’s show a number of members have asked if they could again view the material presented.  We are therefore building a folder of all the available presentations as we receive them.  This is also an opportunity for members who were unable to attend to view to gain an overview of what they missed. (Please note you need to login is as member to view these downloads and some of the functionality may have been lost that was possible on the day of delivery following the conversion to a pdf document). View & Download Seminar Presentations.

CAI membership category for Home Networks & Connectivity

home networks and connectivity

With data networking around the home becoming more popular, as well as providing linear TV, a number of CAI installer companies are taking advantage of the a new category of membership available to members.  The ‘Home Networks & Connectivity’ category hopefully will attract more single dwelling installer members involved in networking, although these members will require an upgrade of category and therefore a small subscription rise related to the scale of the business. 

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CAI partners with Construction National Magazine to offer new member benefit

construction nationalCAI has been a regular editorial contributor to Construction National magazine and the magazine’s website www.constructionnational.co.uk is currently receiving over 270,000 hits each month of which some 7,000 are unique visits. The audience for Construction National includes contractors & developers, consultants, house builders, Government departments, quantity surveyors, architects and educational establishments.

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The CAI Gala Awards Dinner Dance 2017

arden hotelThe CAI will be holding our Gala Awards Dinner on the evening of Tuesday 25 April 2017 at the Arden Hotel & Leisure Club, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EH.

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‘Getmeviewing’ goes live!

getmeviewing websiteThe Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI) is celebrating another major milestone in its 38 year history by today launching its new consumer website dedicated solely to the viewer and listener needing help with signal reception and networks.

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New - ‘getmeviewing’ web from the CAI

getmeviewing websiteThe Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI) as the UK’s leading trade association for the home entertainment installation industry is about to launch a major new initiative with the viewer and listener in mind.  The CAI has for 38 years been the first choice reference point for broadcasters, government and the construction trades when advice is needed on signal reception and network distribution around the home or business.

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