The set-top boxes required to access the new Top Up TV Anytime service will begin being sent out to customers from Monday, December 4. Boxes should be sent out on a first-registered, first-served basis. The move coincides with the launch of BT’s rival Freeview-plus-broadband "on-demand" service, BT Vision.
30 November 2006
27 November 2006
Teletext Games has appeared on Freeview channel 103. The channel will feature Keno, Roulette and Face-Up Hold’em from “the New Year”. It is currently broadcasting some (rather tinny) audio alongside a placeholder. Teletext Games can be found on multiplex A.
16 November 2006
Film4+1 has replaced the Quiz Call channel on Freeview. It can be found on channel 32. Quiz Call programming is still available on FTN and overnight on Five. Film4+1 is a temporary measure, filling the capacity until Channel 4 launch a new channel in the slot.
13 November 2006
BBC Parliament is now available in full, widescreen on Freeview. The channel had only been accessible as a quarter-screen feed due to space-sharing with the BBC News Multiscreen service on DTT. You may need to re-scan your digital box to see the change: the existing quarter-screen service will move to channel 305. Until then, the service is still temporarily available in quarter-screen.
11 November 2006
08 November 2006
Placeholders for radio stations Heart and Radio Music Shop have appeared on Freeview channels 728 and 729, respectively. As yet, there is no data or audio being broadcast. The stations are being carried on multiplex 2 (ITV/Channel 4).