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Old March 21st 18, 09:48 AM posted to
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Default Blackhill return confusion

On Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:27:35 +0000, Mark Carver

On 21/03/2018 10:04, Scott wrote:
I would ask a similar question to Max about Blackhill.

At the moment COM7 and COM8 are on channels 32 and 35. Will these be
moving up to the mid fifties, and if so why if they are clearing the
top part of the band?

Yes, Black Hill COM 7 and 8 will move to 55/56 in September this year.

Why can they stay where they are? Presumably because it's a SFN, I

Although everything above Ch49 is going, there's a guard band at 55/56
that is still allowed for broadcasting until 2022.

Does this mean the likes of BBC Four and BBC News HD will be lost in
2022 or will there be a plan to assimilate them into the main
multiplex? Or indeed will there be a move from DTB-T1 to DVB-T2?

Will the frequencies be the same as Crystal Palace to create a single
frequency network (with other transmitters involved also of course!)?


What are my prospects of getting these channels with a Group B aerial
and genererally excellent reception conditions?

You might just get away with Group B, (which ends at Ch53) Black Hill
is in an identical position to Sutton Coldfield, where COM 7/8 moved
two weeks ago.

If not, will there be a new wideband aerial optimised for the TV
channels that remain?