29 March 2005

New look BBCi arrives on Freeview

BBCi has been given a new look on Freeview. changes include a new "bridge" menu, a new logo and "fastext"-style buttons along the bottom of the screen. No new content has been added.

Switchover begins!

Two Welsh villages taking part in a digital television trial will have analogue television switched off tomorrow (except BBC Two Wales, as only BBC 2W is available on Freeview). Ferryside and Llansteffan have been trialling digital TV with free set-top boxes for months, and 98% of residents voted to be the first places in the UK to fully switch to digital.
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ABC1 tests widescreen

ABC1 has been broadcasting widescreen switching signals in preparation for carrying advertisements in widescreen from April 1. The channel has already altered its schedule in preparation for the forthcoming ad breaks.
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Xtraview appears

The Top Up TV Sampler channel has been renamed Xtraview. The channel, still connected to Top Up TV, ceased video and audio broadcasts a few days ago.
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21 March 2005

Teletext C becomes Teletext Cars

"Teletext C" has been renamed Teletext Cars on channel 56, but the service is yet to fully launch. The Teletext TV Guide (previously channel 54) has been removed from the EPG. The Top Up TV Sampler channel has also stopped broadcasting.
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19 March 2005

ITV win one slot, Channel 4 to win the other

ITV have won the first channel slot aution for a slot on multiplex D, and Channel 4 are expected to win the second slot on multiplex C. ITV will use the space to launch a replacement to pay-television channel Men & Motors called ITV4, which could launch as early as next month on Freeview, digital satellite and cable.
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09 March 2005

BBCi gets a new badge

BBCi, the BBC's text and interactive service is to be given a new look on Freeview in the next few weeks. The new logo, featuring a "red button", differentiates the service from the BBC website (formerly known as BBCi).
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03 March 2005

Another Freeview slot up for offer

Crown Castle are planning to make another Freeview channel available, this time on Multiplex C, in the next few months, according to Broadcast. An announcement on the winner of the transmission company's first auction is expected shortly: Channel 4 and ITV are the favourites to win.
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