Good news from Geneva – the future of terrestrial broadcasting in Europe is safe for now, thanks to the decision at WRC-15 to keep the UHF band exclusively for DTT services. As the EBU reports, this means that terrestrial broadcasting – which means Freeview in the UK – will be safe, with a review of… Read More Freeview wins in the battle of Geneva
I’ve mentioned WRC here before, and today the meeting has opened in Geneva, with 3,800 delegates from over 160 member states and more than 130 organisations represented. But what is it, and why should you care? To help explain, I thought I’d provide a summary, together with some useful links. The quick summary is that… Read More WRC – The story so far
The news today has been full of the attack on TalkTalk and the potential security breach, which may yet cause havoc for a lot of people. We don’t entirely know yet, but the list of information that may have been stolen is enough to allow people to impersonate some users, or perhaps even reset passwords… Read More TalkTalk hack doesn’t affect Blinkbox, they say very quietly
There’s a generalisation, known as Betteridge’s Law, that states that any headline ending in a question mark can be answered by the word “No.” Normally, of course, it’s about something a little more exciting than whether or not you should buy the latest telly tech. But I’m sure there will be lots of people rushing… Read More Should you buy a 4K television?
If you’ve read some of my recent pieces about the BBC, you’ll probably be aware that there’s a consultation going on, and a Charter Review is due soon. The deadline for responding to the government’s consultation is TODAY, 8th October. If you haven’t responded, please do so as soon as you can, by following this… Read More Time to have your say on the BBC
My recent post on the new rules for Freeview has prompted some questions about how much longer people will be able to carry on using their first generation Freeview kit. To recap, from January 2017 all Freeview kit that’s sold will have to support HD. The first thing to say is “Don’t panic.” That absolutely… Read More When will your Freeview box stop working?
At an event in London this morning, with the DTG and Freeview, a significant announcement finally happened – and not before time in my view. From January of next year, all Freeview labelled TVs above 32 inches will have to have support for HD and DVB-T2. From January 2017, that will apply to all Freeview… Read More A long awaited move to T2