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From Wikipedia: The channel's annual budget for 2011/12 is 1,166.6 million.3 Along with the BBC's other domestic television stations, and many European broadcasters and some in Asia, it is funded principally by the television licence fee, and therefore shows uninterrupted programming with no commercial advertising at any time. It is currently the most watched television channel in the United Kingdom, ahead of its traditional rival for ratings leadership, ITV1. This system used a vertically-scanned image of 30 lines just enough resolution for a close-up of one person, and with a bandwidth low enough to use existing radio transmitters. - en.wikipedia.org read more about BBC One on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).
Freeview multiplex: BBC One is on multiplex PSB1 in England Scotland Northern Ireland Wales .
The ÃÂ£1,402m BBC One budget is funded by the ÃÂ£3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 39% of all BBC spending - that's about ÃÂ£1.11 per week per person.
Is the channel live, pre-recorded, new content or repeats?
BBC One has live presentation, and both national and regional are broadcast live. In addition the daily The One Show (7pm) is live, as are sporting events. All other programmes are pre-recorded and are almost always commissioned by the BBC and having their first showing.
What's the channel's unique selling point?
The channel is customized for viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as to a lesser extent in the English regions, and has the most extensive television regional news service in the UK.
The programme schedule highlights
Weekdays has national news from 6am-9am, 1pm, 6pm and 10pm and regional news at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. There's a daily soap, Doctors at 1:45pm, and EastEnders (Mon/Fri 8pm, Tue/Thurs 7:30pm) and Holby City (Wed 8pm).
The rest of the schedule is mixed, with factual (Mon 7:30pm, 8:30pm) and entertainment and factual/entertainment mix shows (such as Motorway Cops). Thursday night has politics from 10:35pm onwards, Friday night being entertainment only.
The bits to avoid
The morning schedule of Cash In The Attic, 11:30am and Bargain Hunt, 12:15pm are formulistic.
This channel carries a subtitles service for the deaf, hard of hearing and quiet environments.
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Paul Dyson Tuesday 28 May 2013 5:21PM Lytham St. Annes
I live in postcode FY8 2AL area and ubtil recently (about 3 weeks ago) had no problems in receiving BBC1 & BBC2 on my Luxor TV with built in Freeview.
I have tried resetting the TV to re tune the channels but this has not worked. There does not appear to be an option to do a manual re tune or ability to add a channel.
Has there been any recent issues experienced by others? Is there a solution? I suspect (but don't know) that the signal will come from Winterhill.
Paul Dyson: As your postcode resolves to a block of flats I suspect that you might be using a communal aerial system and therefore that if the issue lies with it then it is only the party responsible (e.g. landlord) that can do anything to put it right.
Communal aerial systems are sometimes filtered so as to only allow through channels (frequencies) used by the designated transmitter. In the case of Winter Hill, BBC standard definition (PSB1) and COM5 (Pick TV, Dave, Sky News etc) are on previously unused channels hence for that reason it may require adjustment.
my bbc programmes won't tune into the tv even after a number of retunes and a reset to factory conditions all
other programmes appear ok it is a relatively new panasonic used in the bedroom
and very little used using the same aerial connection as the main tv which is ok
We have just had our tv aerial adjusted to point towards Belmont, so we can receive Lincolnshire news. It has just been on the news channel and it appears to have Yorkshire news, DoncasterHull area. Is the weekend news different to news in the week ? My postcode is DN21 3DF. Many thanks
Sandra M Norton: Belmont serves East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, on BBC1 the news is broadcast from Hull. ITV shares whole output with Emley Moor at weekends, but does have a Belmont opt-out section on weekdays. South Lincolnshire is served by the Walthamtransmitter on BBC East Midlands, East Midlands today includes some items for Lincoln and Skegness areas.