- My Satellite Setup
- No setup at present
- My Location
- Consett, Durham
Who is actually watching these "Made In..." stations anyway?
I asked Meridian a few years ago why the local news spot did not show the weather for the Poole area. They claim their coverage is aimed at the south east from Southampton on.All local tv via satellite is doomed due to the poorly thoughtout stradegy of going with encryption thinking that they will make more revenue
But due to Brexit & Government austerity measures more & more people are turning to FreeSat & FreeView ;)
Strange thing is that my local tv station is for Cambridge fta via Sandy Heath DTT Multiplex via cable as the DTT is too weak I have watched it a few times for the Cambridge Music Festival ect very poor re news ect,
The strange phenoma exists with the re-transmission of ITV-1 HD for Essex we get Medrian version for Kent via the Sandy Heath transmitter even the VM cable transmit this ITV-1 HD version to Essex homes
So I watch ITV-1 Anglia HD & ITV-1 London HD versions via satellite as they are more relevent to us Essex folk than what is happening is Ashford & Brighton,
I think that the powers to be do not have a clue hence the demise if Local TV
Twas a Jeremy Hunt* vanity project and a lot of people in the media industry were saying that it was doomed to failure before any of the station licences were awarded. *How he was let loose on something as vital as the NHS is beyond me.Notts TV is continuing on FreeView - but if it was the free BBC money that was basically paying for their satellite links their financial position must be perilous. They wont last much longer as an independent service.
Over in Norfolk once the BBC money ran out Mustard TV sold out to Thats.... TV. That was just a few weeks ago.
Local TV is a joke. The viewing figures are terrible, they stations keep asking for changes to their licences as local programming is too expensive and the only thing keeping most off them going in the first 3 years is the BBC handouts.
More nails being banged into the local tv coffin - Notts TV becomes the latest station to get its programming commitments changed
Sad news.More nails being banged into the local tv coffin - Notts TV becomes the latest station to get its programming commitments changed
Ofcom allows Notts TV to streamline programme commitments - a516digital