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Blog-Aerial photography looking over Yorkshire Three Peaks

Posted by on July 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm

A bit of aerial photography taken from the summit of Ingleborough mountain looking back over to the Lake District and Whernside the tallest peak of the Three in the Yorkshire Dales. One of our TV aerial engineers took the video on a day off from doing the daily aerial and satellite fitting.

Blog-We were called out to the flat as they only had an old Sky satellite dish and wanted to watch Freeview

Posted by on July 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm

A few pics from a job we did on a renovation project in Kendal. We were called out to the flat as they only had an old Sky satellite dish and wanted to watch Freeview. On inspection up on the roof it was found that there was an old aerial without any cable, so we […]

Blog-TV aerial repair on a guest house in the Yorkshire Dales

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

A picture of one of our engineers doing a TV aerial repair on a guest house in the Yorkshire Dales. We were called out as the proprietor was having issues with Freeview in a couple of the bedrooms, We had to trace the fault from the aerial back to a booster amplifier in the loft. […]

A TV aerial being installed over looking the church with a George Cross flag flying

Posted by on July 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

  A TV aerial being installed over looking the church with a George Cross flag flying in the wind. We were called to repair a TV aerial that was feeding a BT box, the customer was having problems with the Freeview reception. On inspection it was found that the TV aerial was at least 25 […]

Could more channels make the free-to-air switch?

Posted by on May 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Could more channels make the free-to-air switch? The recent additions of PBS America, Really, Drama and Yesterday on Freesat may just be the start of a trend of niche channels ditching encryption and going free-to-air on satellite. On Tuesday, UKTV’s Really, Yesterday and Drama joined Freesat in a move that’s been top or near the […]

BBC announces password will be needed for iPlayer within weeks as part of TV licence crackdown

Posted by on May 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm

  BBC announces password will be needed for iPlayer within weeks as part of TV licence crackdown The BBC said it would not be using ‘mass surveillance techniques or ask internet providers for IP addresses’ / Press Association ‘By matching email addresses we may be able to identify someone who has told us they don’t […]

Two different views of television in the UK

Posted by on April 29, 2017 at 9:13 am
Video viewing in the United Kingdom. Source: Thinkbox / BARB / comScore / Broadcasters / OFCOM / IPA / Rentrak

Two different views of television in the UK   A Year in TV, the annual review from Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial television in the United Kingdom, presents the impression that television viewing remains robust, indeed dominant. An end of term report from the BBC Trust, with little to lose as its supervision of […]

TalkTalk updates YouView to next-gen softwares

Posted by on April 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

TalkTalk updates YouView to next-gen softwares TalkTalk has been steadily rolling out its next-gen YouView update to its customer base. Currently, over 150,000 customers have already received the free update, and more will be getting it soon. What’s different? When choosing what updates to prioritise, TalkTalk used customer feedback to determine the number one priority […]

4Music Launches on Freesat

Posted by on March 15, 2017 at 10:54 am

 New Channel 4Music Launches on Freesat 4Music, the music channel playing the biggest hits by the biggest artists, has now launched on Freesat. The launch takes place ahead of the 59th Grammy Awards, which will premiere in the UK on 4Music at 8pm on 13th March Viewers can tune in to enjoy live music programmes […]

Discovery will launch a second free-to-air channel in the UK this year.

Posted by on March 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Discovery Communications will launch a second free-to-air channel in the UK this year. The company’s CEO David Zaslav revealed the plan during a call with reporters to discuss Discovery’s fourth-quarter earnings. Zaslav didn’t give any further details of the new channel but stressed it will “make money” in 2017. Discovery currently has free-to-air channel Quest which is […]