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Freeview channel listing changes 19th September

On 19th of September, some Freeview channel numbers will change and a retune may be required. Most noticeable changes are Dave and Yesterday to change places (19 and 12), plus Gold and Really (20 and 17). There are further possible … Continue reading

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Post digital switchover Berkshire

February and April digital switchovers came and went for Hannington and Crystal Palace in Berkshire, has it meant trouble free reception for all?   Well, yes and no.   Whilst overall signal strengths have improved, meaning that customers in bad … Continue reading

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Astra 1 Analogue signals to disappear at the end of the month

If you are at present watching Eurosport on Astra 19.2 on an old analogue receiver, then it’s time to think about upgrading your receiver to a digital model.   Eurosport¬†Germany is available free to air on the same satellite and … Continue reading

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Hannington digital switchover passes without major issues

The final analogue switch off for Hannington (Meridian and BBC South) passed by in February without major issue, some customers had problems re-tuning their TVs and Freeview boxes, most were easily sorted. Some Freeview boxes and TVs however, were unable … Continue reading

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F1 series 2012, don’t want to subscribe to sky, but want to watch the races?

As Formula One fans will know, not all races will be shown free to air on the BBC, as Sky have the rights to half of them and non-subscribers will be left out in the cold. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/race-calendar/ Well all is … Continue reading

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Many customers concerned about digital switchover

With information about the switchover arriving through pensioners’ letter boxes, many are worried how the switchover will affect them. For the Berkshire area, people will be receiving their signals from Hannington or Crystal Palace, or local transmitters linked to either … Continue reading

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French analogue channels on Atlantic bird to cease broadcasting November 29th

For those of you still watching these channels on an analogue receiver TF1 etc, now is the time to start thinking of an alternative. By far the easiest solution is to obtain a Fransat card and compatible receiver from one … Continue reading

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Oxford transmitter switchover begins Wednesday 14th September

For all of those in West Berkshire receiving their TV from Oxford transmitter, the analogue switch off begins Wednesday the 14th of September. BBC 2 will be switched off and one multiplex will move over to a vacant frequency, this … Continue reading

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Switchover dates released for Meridian viewers in Berkshire

The digital switchover dates have now been released for the Meridian transmitter group, covering Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and Hampshire.   The main transmitter for the Reading and Berkshire area for Meridian ITV and Southern BBC is Hannington (between Newbury and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 1towatch Blog

Hope you will find the posts herein helpful, I will attempt to keep you abreast of what’s going on with digital TV through your aerial, or by satellite.   1towatch   The banner photo is the view from the rooftops … Continue reading

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