Quest is to makes its high definition debut on Freeview.
It’s been confirmed the new HD simulcast will launch on Freeview HD channel 114 during the course of Tuesday 14th August 2018.
It will will also be available on YouView (BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet TV) and EE TV homes on channel 114, subject to the Freeview coverage restrictions.
No idea how I missed this! But tonight at 9:00pm sees the first episode of the brand new TV documentary series from Channel 5.
The series follows railway workers on the Great Western Mainline against the background of the largest modernisation on the route in generations.
There are also major incidents, huge sporting events, as well as the day-to-day challenges of running one of Britain’s busiest stations.
The launch of FreeSports on Freesat has been delayed. Should have been launched today on channel 252.
But it did launch has planned on Freeview/YouView channel number 95. You need a device that is compatible with Freeview HD or Freeview Play.
More information be be found over at www.a516digital.com/2017/08/faq-new-sports-channel-freesports.html.
WOW! the BBC iPlayer has just got even better! Since it’s now allowing viewers to start watching a programme on one device and finish on another.
Right now it’s only available to viewers with YouView devices (which I have), but is but rolling out to other connected TV devices, including set-top boxes, streaming media devices and games consoles, over the coming weeks and months.
For more information check out www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/iplayer-performance-january and www.a516digital.com/2017/02/bbc-pins-and-pairs-iplayer.html.
Some great news, if you love Channel 5. At long last Channel 5 HD is joining both Freeview and Freesat. It’s due to join providers tomorrow (Wednesday 4th May).
I for one, can’t wait to get to watch Neighbours in HD at long last!
Some YouView users are now able to access some of Freeview’s streamed Internet channels in a long-awaited development.
Motors TV on channel 240, Vintage TV on channel 242 and RT Documentary via channel 135 are now available on Humax Retail Boxes and BT YouView boxes.
This is on top of YouView adding the Netflix app a number of weeks back.
More information can be found @ www.a516digital.com/2014/11/youview-adds-three-of-arqivas-connect.html.
At long last the UK connected TV platform YouView has added the BBC’s Connected Red Button service. Which means that viewers will also be able to access an increased choice of video and streaming content across news, sport and weather by pressing the red button (on BBC SD channels only) on their YouView remote control while watching BBC TV channels.
Also means when major sporting and music events are running, the red button is also your window onto all the live streams that aren’t being broadcast on any of the BBC’s traditional channels.
Just wish it had been ready in time for the Glasgow 2014 Games! But hey, it’s here at long last! 🙂
Here are some screen dumps of the BBC’s Connected Red Button service.
More information can be found @ www.youview.com/news/2014/10/23/youview-adds-new-bbc-iplayer-and-bbc-connected-red-button-to-line-up/.
Here is some great news if you like motorsport coverage. From October 9th Motors TV will be available to all regular free-to-air households across the UK via Freeview channel number 71.
But right now it’s unclear what multiplex it will launch on. If it launches on COM7 multiplex, you will need compatible Freeview HD equipment or a YouView box.
Got to say I am loving the extra HD channels that I can now watch via my Freeview HD tv and YouView box. Out of CBeebies HD, BBC FOUR HD, BBC NEWS HD, Al Jazeera English HD and Community Channel HD. I have a feeling I will watch BBC NEWS HD the most.
To find out when and if your area will get the extra HD channels. Check out the “Coverage Checker” at www.digitaluk.co.uk.
Maybe I need to get out more. But I can’t wait till this Tuesday (25th March 2014), when my local transmitter starts broadcasting more Freeview HD channels :).
I can look forward to getting, CBeebies HD, BBC FOUR HD, BBC NEWS HD, Al Jazeera English HD and Community Channel HD.