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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 £1,402m BBC One budget is funded by the £3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 39% of all BBC spending - that's about £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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Sometimes this happens when a set stores more channels than it can handle. This usually happens as a result of it storing the signals from more than one transmitter (where they are available). The trick is to prevent it from storing other transmitters' signals which is why I asked you which transmitter you are using.
hello.i am living in austria. ive just cancelled my sky subscription but still using the skybox for the free channel.But i cant pick up BBC.theres a bit of a picture bit not possible to view.Is this due to the size of my dish,also is there anyway i can get itv or any sport channels.any help much appreciated
James Bright Monday 23 April 2012 10:21PM Faversham
My postcode is ME13 8XU and we have previously received BBC1 Southeast (News). Yesterday and today we are being beamed BBC1 London. Our aerial is pointed to Bluebell Hill. Has Crystal Palace taken over and if so how do we get back to BBC1 Southeast?
James Bright: Your receiver has a mind of its own.
Where receivers find signals from more than one transmitter they put the duplicate channels in the 800s.
Evidently yours is one of those that knows better than the user and moves things around as it pleases. Look through the settings to see if there is an option that you can turn off to stop it from doing this.
Come Blue Bell switchover, you may find that this won't happen because its signals will be stronger. Crystal Palace completed switchover on Wednesday and so its digital signals are now much stronger.
If your box allows manual tuning, then I would run the automatic tuning scan through with the aerial unplugged so as to blank out what's stored. Then manually add the six multiplexes from Blue Bell.
Thank you. Before reading your message I retuned the receiver automatically during the rotten weather yesterday. This might have limited Crystal Palace's power here and the receiver put it in its place and reverted to Bluebell Hill. Should it happen again I will delve into those settings. Thanks again.
Near Ashford (Kent) using Dover transmitter. Swichover yesterday - full auto retuned many times and then also repeated with manual searches but BBC 1&2 both not to be found on TV (Toshiba) (but fine on 2 others). No signal at all to be found on Channel 50 where info says BBC 1 & 2 should be. CBBC and BBC radio have all retuned with no problem, as have all other non-BBC channels.
Gary: What's the model number of the Tosh? Some older models weren't built to the full DVB-T spec and won't receive signals that are in 8k mode which is what's used after switchover. 2k mode is used before, which is why non-BBC channels are still available.
Hi Dave - I think it is a Toshiba 17wlt46b. There is a wall mounting bracket covering the identification plate so I can only see as far as the 17wlt and have been Googling pictures to identify it!
I will now try to follow up your idea about the 2k to 8k which is something I have read elsewhere, but don't really understand.
I have lost my BBC1,2 and 3 channels since Wednesday 13 june. I have re-tuned but I cannot received these channels although I still receive BBC 4. Post code ME99RJ and I had a new arial installed last year. My TV is old and I don't have a manual tune option for digital. My wife has a newer TV in the kitchen and I mangaed to retune hers ok. My arial is point towards Bluebell hill
phil: Your TV may be old enough that it can't handle the 8K mode that is used after switchover. Check the list at http://www.digitaluk.co.u…ment . This list isn't necessarily complete, there may be other affected equipment that isn't on that list.
Do make sure that you're doing a full retune from scratch - some equipment will ignore channels that it thinks it already knows about, or put them somewhere else in the channel list. See TV Re-tune for guides. If you can't find a guide for your TV, look for the 'factory reset', 'first time installation', 'default setting', or 'virgin mode' option. It may be under a System or Software Update menu rather than the tuning menu.
If after doing that you still have the channels in the wrong place in the list, your TV probably can't handle the larger Network Information Table now required to describe all the services. See http://www.digitaluk.co.u…tnit for a list of equipment known to be affected.
If your TV is on either of those lists, and the manufacturer won't help you, you'll have to buy a Freeviewbox to convert it. I'd recommend buying a Freeview HD box now even if you don't have an HD TV, because new services are likely to use the same system as Freeview HD, and there may be a reorganization of the existing services within the next five to ten years that also requires it.
I live near canterbury and ever since the 'switchover' I have to re-tune my tv everytime I turn it on if I want any BBC channels. All other channels are fine but not BBC ones including the kids channels. Any advice available? Thanks
julie: Is there a BBC1 in the 800s of the channel list that works correctly (and gives BBC East)? If so this indicates that your box has picked up the signal from Crystal Palace and then stores the channels in the channel list on a first come first served basis, with the result that C/P, which is not strong enough to work correctly due to the aerial pointing to Sudbury, gives you your BBC channels. To correct the situation clear the channel list, then commence a channel scan with the aerial unplugged. When the scan is past C30,about a quarter of the way along, plug in the aerial so that the scan picks up the Sudbury signals.
Terry Vale Wednesday 29 August 2012 1:20PM Bicester
I live near Bicester Oxfordshire, there is a drop out of signal now & then , i need to retune my Freeviewbox so it will pick up the Oxford transmitter, but i do not know what frequencies are used i will retune manualy so it will not pick up transmitters out side my area.
any help appricated
Hi all, I hope someone can give me a fix(for the tv).
I live about 15 miles north of Lincoln and although I didn't like it I put up with my local news comming from Yorkshire. A few days ago a black box appeared on my tv instructing me to re-tune. Being the good little boy I am I re-tuned. When I next caught my local news it was broadcast from the Newcastle area. Again nothing wrong with Newcastle I love Jordies but I would like news local to where I live.
I have tried to find out what my problem is and I have come to your site in the hope that someone will help.
Maybe my arial is lined up wrong or maybe I can manually re-tune the local stations. I don't know what my options are so any help would be appreciated.
If you're receiving from Emley Moor, then just unplug the aerial for the first 30% of the scan to miss out Bilsdale and get Emley.
However, if you're receiving from Belmont, then that is more tricky because its channels are interleaved with those of Bilsdale and so you will have to restort to manually tuning if available.
I am somewhat doubtful that you will be receiving from Belmont because its BBC is on C22 whereas Bilsdale's is on C26. So if your set tunes to the first, then it would have gone with the right one regardless.
Also, despite being relatively close, due to the terrain there appear to be some gaps in Lincolnshire where Belmont isn't so good. These being to the west of the A15 up to a few miles north of Lincoln up to Scampton as well as around Kirton Lindsey.
BBC Look North from Belmont is from Hull with Peter Levy and serves East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. I'm not sure whether Calendar still does opt-outs for Belmont (I know it did at one time, but cut-backs may have played their part).
Wow Dave that was some explanation expertly done thank you.
Earlier I looked at doing a manual search on bbc 1and it said it was on c26 so it would appear that it is picking up Emley moor and that is where we were getting our transmissions from previously. If I am correct in what you are saying I should unplug the ariel lead for the first 30% of the scan and that will cut out the Bilsdale transmitter, then push it back in and that should get all the remaining channels.
I live about 5 miles south of kirton Lindsey, west of the A15 so it all fits in with your explanation, though it does probably mean I will never be able to get the local news to where I live. Ah well at least Yorkshire is closer!
Thank you again for your response Dave it was very good of you kind regards Geoff
Thus, if you start the scan unplugged and plug in at 30%, you should be plugging in around the mid-30s.
I think you could be at Hemswell. I looked on Streetview and all the aerials appear to be on Emley Moor, whereas Hemswell Cliff's are on Belmont. The difficulty is the higher ground at Hemswell Cliff. It is unfortunate really because Lincolnshire is such a flat place which is ideal for the propagation of TV signals.
Keep your eyes peeled for east-facing aerials which means that they are pointing at Belmont.
You could always try a manual tune (if your receiver allows) to see if you can pick up anything from Belmont off the back of your aerial. For Belmont, BBC channels are on C22 and ITV, C4 etc on C25.
Did I get that mixed up!
It is c26. I believe I can do a manual scan I will try tomorrow on the channels you suggest as I am recording at the moment.
I do live in Harpswell and as you say it is under the "cliff" which is to the east of us so Belmont may be out of the question but I will have a look and see.
Thank you again for your help Dave Kind regards Geoff
Hi again Dave Tried pulling the arial lead for 30% and it has worked. It has now defaulted back to channel 44 and Yorkshire.
I had a look at the signal strength of channel 22 and it wasn't good at all, so that is a no goer.
So again my thanks for getting me back.
Kind regards Geoff
Using Technomate and following the 28 Sept switch I have low signal in BBC HD on 10.487 which will not allow the tune to pick up these channels. ITV HD is fine on Video but no sound. Possibly a PID setting problem?
i live in morpeth my post code is ne611uj im currently recieving all freeview channels with no problems apart from bbc1 and bbc2 , the channels are stuttering and pixceling, ive tried retuning a few times but nothing seems to fix it i have two other televisions and all the freeview channels work perfectly on their can anyone suggest what could be the problem?
rosalyn thew: Although the Morpethrelay is very low powered its still possible to suffer from slight signal overloading problems when located at just over 1 mile away from the transmitter, and the fact that the other TV's work OK could just be because their tuners aren't quite so sensitive hence can cope with that type of problem.
You haven't mentioned anything about your aerial, but if you can borrow a set top aerial then you should try a test using that, although when you mention you are using two other TV's then is a powered splitter being used? if it is then try by-passing it whereby the aerial going into it is coupled directly onto the problem TV's aerial lead.
My post code is M28 1SG which is about 10 miles from Winter Hill transmitter ( I can see the mast from my roof) and about 40 miles from the north wales moel-y-parc transmitter. Since the digital change over I have experienced random signal loss for periods up to 3 seconds on BBC1. (All other channels are rock solid). I replaced the aerial and the problem remained, I have purchased a new Full HD ready tv and the problem remains, I have since had another aerial installed (high gain 32 element) and the problem remains. Cost to me so far c £800. BBC denies any transmitter problems, aerial fitters can offer no solution. Can anybody help. Perhaps I have a multi channel tuning issue as has been described in the notes I have read on this site so far.
I live within scope of both Winter Hill and Bacup sub tramsitters and although I have successfully retuned both my cheap-end of market Freeview digi-boxes, I have also tried retuning my NOVA STICK PC which is USB connected to a PC I have apparently "lost" all BBC channels and some others can anyone suggest whether this is a problem which can be resolved or if I am "stuck with it" as I do not wabnt to retune to the very limited Bacup sub transmitter?
hi, we have lost all bbc channels since 10th april. all other channels ok. retuned countless times and they come back for about 2 minutes then they go again. tv is philips model no. 42pfl5522d/05. we live postcode m13 0rd
Looks as if we have a "local" problem with Winter Hill transmissions for mainly BBC and some orher channels, obviously I am not the only one suffering from this situation since the retune on 10th April and yes I have attempted several retunes on the Nova Stick what I cannot understand is that my cheap Freeview recepotors appear to be OK? But what is the solution do we need to complain to BBC after all they are only down the road at MEDIA CITY?
brian: It depends on what's meant by "then they go again", because once a TV or box has been tuned it should never require retuning again unless a notice to this effect has been seen, as any time that selecting a channel results in a blank screen its usually always due the signal received being on the weak side to the extent that its hovering near to the receivers signal level cut off threshold and is jumping in and out of same, and NOT because of the channel having been lost from the tuners memory.
That said, in some older equipment (and not that much so) if more channels are picked up during multiple rescans than the tuners memory capacity can hold then they just drop out again as soon as the TV or box is switched off, this being why that its always advisable to carry out a complete factory reset (default setting or first time installation) before carrying out an auto-tune, this in your particular TV being called "reinstall all services".
Thanks jb38: As far as Michael's comment is concerned I was of course reflecting on others who have commented that they could not appear to retune their equipmemt to Winter Hill's transmissions since 10th April or more to the point the equipment would not retune. After we did not ask for the transmission changes to occur and of course filters may yet be necessary on some equipment! I have in fact just succeeded in receiving all channels on my Nova Stick by entering the Hauppage program on my PC and removing all EPG records and station logs and then rescanning which has worked!