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    Default New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    Ofcom is today creating the opportunity for TV viewers to receive up to ten additional high-definition channels through their rooftop aerial.

    The new capacity will be made available on digital terrestrial TV (DTT) by using airwaves freed up by the digital switchover, located at 600 MHz, and could triple the number of HD channels currently available on the platform.

    Ofcom will award the licence to run the new ‘multiplexes’ – the infrastructure needed to broadcast the channels – to transmission company Arqiva, the sole applicant for the licence.

    The BBC has already expressed interest in launching new HD services. These and other channels could go live in some parts of the country by early 2014.

    The move from analogue to digital TV, successfully completed at the end of 2012, cleared two frequency bands for new uses. Following consultation, Ofcom decided that one of these bands should made available for additional DTT capacity on an interim basis, as originally proposed. The other was recently auctioned for 4G mobile services.


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    Excellent stuff. A few more channels in HD can never go a miss.
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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    How can the BBC afford it? They spend all their money paying off old toffs...


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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    How can the BBC afford it? They spend all their money paying off old toffs...


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    Well they are making progress. They used to pay for old toffs to get noshed off.
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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    I wonder if we will see an 'SD License Fee' and a 'HD License Fee' ... Used to happen with B&W and Colour TV's

    There will be nothing but repeats on all of them.
    One of them is going to be a HD Beebies channel.... waste of time...

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    More info on bbc website

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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    They should have at least had an HD news channel about 5 years ago.
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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    I wonder if we will see an 'SD License Fee' and a 'HD License Fee' ... Used to happen with B&W and Colour TV's

    If they did that I bet the prices would go up yet again

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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    My kids are happy with cbeebies hd. Not sure if thats on teresstrial but its on free sat

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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by stevecoo View Post
    I wonder if we will see an 'SD License Fee' and a 'HD License Fee' ... Used to happen with B&W and Colour TV's

    If they did that I bet the prices would go up yet again
    I bet there are 10's of thousands of people in the UK who still pay for a b/w tv licence even though they have colour, I'm sure the last b/w tv sold must have been back in the 80's.

    If they do this SD/HD licence then chances are most will just pay the SD and say they don't have HD, what your saying does make sense.

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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    If you have a BW licence they send an offficer round every year just to confirm that you don't need a colour licence. Apparently there are over 100 still in use in the Bristol area.

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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    [QUOTE=Rhinoz;3740991]I bet there are 10's of thousands of people in the UK who still pay for a b/w tv licence even though they have colour, I'm sure the last b/w tv sold must have been back in the 80's.

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    I think they take the piss making blind people pay for a TV licence in the first place.

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    Isn't a blind licence 50% off?

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    Default Re: New HD channels on terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
    If you are registered blind you only have to get a black and white licence
    I never knew that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    I think they take the piss making blind people pay for a TV licence in the first place.
    I agree..... what a piss take making the blind pay for a tv licence when they can't fully use it.

    Would it really hurt to allow those with sight impairment to be exempt.

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