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- MON 5TH DEC (8.05PM)
HbbTV tests on Saorview
- MON 5TH DEC (8.20PM)
Tie-break results in unusual end to Mastermind
- TUE 6TH DEC (6.30AM)
ITV threatening to drop news commitments, reports The Guardian
- TUE 6TH DEC (2.05PM)
Broadcast 2040+ calls on Government to protect broadcast TV
- WED 7TH DEC (10.50AM)
BBC One South HD now testing on satellite
Monday 5th December
8.05pm HbbTV tests on Saorview
HbbTV testing is under way on the Saorview platform in Ireland.
Testing appears to have started last month, on channel 50, multiplex 2. A static version of the 2RN test card is being transmitted on this channel.
The addition of TG 4 HD last week means there’s no longer sufficient capacity to transmit the animated version of the 2RN test card. It had been radiated on channel 51, multiplex 1.
8.15pm Tie-break results in unusual end to Mastermind
A relatively unusual tie-break situation on tonight’s edition of Mastermind meant there was no time for full closing credits.
Tuesday 6th December
6.30am ITV threatening to drop news commitments, reports The Guardian
ITV could abandon its commitment to make news output if the government does not pass a law to protect British television channels from streaming services, according to leaked guidance drawn up for ministers.
Civil servants warned the culture secretary, Michelle Donelan, that ITV could choose to abandon its status as a public service broadcaster unless legislation is passed urgently.
UPDATE: on the day this story is run by The Guardian, ITV dropped its early evening national and regional news programmes, due to an overrun of World Cup coverage.
2.05pm Broadcast 2040+ calls on Government to protect broadcast TV
Broadcast 2040+ has written to DCMS Secretary Michelle Donelan calling on the Government to provide a clear commitment to protecting broadcast TV and radio services to 2040 and beyond.
EXTERNAL LINK: Broadcast 2040+ letter to Secretary of State.
Wednesday 7th December
10.50am BBC One South HD now testing on satellite
Test transmissions for BBC One South HD are currently running on satellite (in the slot where RTÉ One was observed last week – in the clear).
Details: 12168V, SR 27500, FEC 2/3, SID: 1204.
UPDATE: BBC South Today was broadcast on this channel in HD later in the day.
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