Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by MartinImber, Jun 14, 2002.
4 bids now 2 Pay 1 FTA 1 FTA with pay element
for more info
Anyone who gives that poor monkey a job!
Definitely the BBC. They have by far the best FTA channels and have an apparent commitment to widescreen.
Where's the running Squirrel?
Have a look here http://www.itc.org.uk/latest_news/press_releases/release.asp?release_id=605
Hopefully all three MUX's will be pay tv and kept out of the BBC's hands.Don't really want to see fta.
Six bids.Don't know where the four came from.
DTB,DTA,Freeview plus,SDN,Crown Castle and Free To View LTD.
There are two pairs of bids- eg BBC and Crown Castle are linked, as are DTA and Freeview+
DTA = ITV & C4
Anyway why not BBC?
From the ITC
I accept your point on paired bids .
News that each broadcaster will be limited to 4 channels sounds very promising. This will enable an increase in signal strengh which may well provide us with a stable quality picture (something we were promised in the begining!)
I'm going to send the link to the ITC - any final votes?
The ITC has been seeking opinion on what people would like to see for some weeks now.Go to the site and have a look.There is an e mail link to send comments to.
Edit:- To let them know that DTA ltd is your prefered bid here is the link mailto: email@example.com
When are the results due? I will be having Sat or Terristal FTV soonish and would like to know the outcomebefore choosing.
Just back from holiday!
3 days to go BBC are favourites
I'm just wondering why so many votes for the BBC, are they offering a better service technically(picture quality/sound etc)?
Having looked at all the bids on the itc site (www.itc.org.uk) I can see nothing worth buying a digi box for in the BBC's/Crown Castles bid.
No doubt if they do win they'll also be asking to increase the licence fee, again!
DTA's bid on the other hand has much better choice of channels and the option for pay tv for a small charge.
Martin you say the BBC are favourites is that just from this poll, or official favourites from the ITC ?
For anyone who hasn't seen it here is the BBC C/C content.
Total DTT platform proposition
BBC News 24
spare for C4
QVC / S4C
tbc / S4C2
B C D
6 BBC Radio Services
Sky Sports News
Commercial Radio (tbc)
An entertainment channel (tbc)
A music service (tbc)
An interactive service (tbc)
Whoopy Doo.I can hardly contain myself.
Partly from the poll, partly from newspaper reports
APAX are very unlikely, SDN is too much like Ondigital, DTA are tainted with Granada and Carlton (I used to own a Carlton - got an Omega now)
So BBC is favourite!
Now to contact EMAP - Music channel - anamorphic and no logos please!
This poll was sent to the ITC and they only had a couple of hundred emails
So this poll did help to get us BBC!
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