Freeview is asking viewers to do an unprecedented two retunes in two days. But do you really need to retune twice and what happens if you don’t bother?
Ofcom has outlined its preliminary view over what should happen to the frequencies currently used to broadcast Freeview after 2030.
Freeview has confirmed four HD channels will leave the platform as capacity is cut to make way for more 5G services.
The free-to-air sports channel will leave Freeview on 30th June when its current broadcast slot expires.
Viewers will need to take action from midday on 29th June 2022 to continue receiving all available Freeview channels in their area.
TV & Radio infrastructure company Arqiva is launching the Broadcast 2040+ campaign today. The launch comes ahead of key decisions over the future use of terrestrial broadcasting frequencies.
Next week’s upheaval of Freeview channels is partially linked to a clearance of frequencies for 5G services. But it will take some time before anyone can make use of those 5G services.
Forces TV was due to lose its current Freeview slot at the end of the month. But operator BFBS has now confirmed Forces TV is closing completely.
New comedy and entertainment channel E4 Extra will take over 4Music’s current slot on the 29th June. But it’s not the end of 4Music.
Ofcom investigation finds lack of site-specific plans to deal with such major incidents and delays in communicating with affected viewers.