BBC regions on Sky Digital

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  1. andyk

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    I have a question.
    Since ITV started broadcasting on Sky Digital, we can get the various different regions by tuning in to different frequencies etc.

    Why don't the BBC do the same? I can definitely do without "UK Today". Or maybe the BBC do and I just don't know how to get the local channels?

    Thanks for any info.
     
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    This question keeps cropping up. It is all down to copyright. This means if BBC Wales show a rugby match it is only for Wale and then BBC RNgland does the same it is only for England and the same for Scotland/Northern Ireland. It is done via the postcode. However, rumpur has it that the BBC may go same way as ITV so keep watching.

    hope this helps.

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    I'd like to see regional BBC as well :) I think it is probably due to an issue more important than copyright - money! Or bandwidth to be precise. A regional Digital BBC service would require a separate feed for each one, so that's 10x then bandwidth we have now, assuming there are 10 regions(?). This could be the reason it took ITV 3 years to get on, and subjectively it seems the've solved this multi-region issue by using more compression than some other channels.

    ITV itself isn't really multi-region - you get your local on 103 based on postcode (as gbmitie said) plus "surrounding" in the 900s - only techo-savvy people with frequency info can add the others...

    There is one aspect of BBC that's multi-region, "local news" on analogue teletext :rolleyes: Saying that, if BBC subsequently transmit all regions, will they use the same method as ITV??
     
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    Is it possible to receive RTL on Sky Digital/Does any one have the freq. etc.
     
  6. gbmitie

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    This is a strange question and u may need to explain what u mean a bit further but SKY is located at 28%E and broadcasts in NDS encryption. RTL, as far as I am aware is on 19.2%E and broadcasts in a totally different form of encryption, cryptoworks. The SKY box is a sealed unit and u need a dedicated sky card to view.

    If you are starting out u need to buy a magazine called What Satellite and have a good read. All details on frequencies are posted at the back.

    Hope this helps.

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