Some viewers in the West Midlands may need to retune their Freeview receivers on the 1st June 2016 in order to continue receiving all BBC channels. Technical changes are being made to the signal from The Wrekin transmitter, as well as transmitters in Bromsgrove and Lark Stoke, which will affect BBC standard definition channels on Freeview.
Some Freeview viewers in the Gib Heath area of Birmingham may see temporary disruption to their TV service on Tuesday, 7 June as a local transmitter is relocated. Currently positioned at the top of the Norfolk Tower block in Lodge Road, the Gib Heath relay is being moved to neighbouring James House in Newtown Drive following notice of plans by Birmingham City Council to redevelop the existing site.
The ever-moving feast of aerial changes for 700 MHz clearance goes to 160,000 households this month as Ofcom announce further consultation with stakeholders on the project. The Government is considering whether there is a case for making public funding available to support viewers and wireless microphone owners with these changes. It has requested advice from Ofcom on the effects the changes will have on stakeholders, the options for addressing these effects and the associated costs.
In these uncertain times one thing is certain – you can never be sure how a trade show is going to register with those who register! We need not have feared the outcome of this year’s visit to the National Motorcycle Museum for ‘Evolving connectivity 2016’.
Another milestone in CAI history was recorded at the end of January when a visit from City & Guilds to Communications House, the CAI’s Watford HQ, led to confirmation that a major percentage of the CAI’s Education and Skills programmes would be carrying the City & Guilds logo on certificates issued by the CAI. A global leader in skills development, the City & Guilds Group connects skills and jobs so people and organisations can progress. Made up of City & Guilds, ILM and City & Guilds Kineo, they work with education providers, businesses and governments in over 80 countries, to provide work-relevant education and training.