BBC SD channels to close - replaced by HD. New Information Channel 799.

Rodders53

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As reported elsewhere (Digital Spy), BBC is in process of closing most if not all SD channels on satellite next year.

The BBC is making all of its services available in HD on satellite.
As a result, standard definition (SD) services will be closing.
From early 2023 SD versions of BBC channels will not carry local programming.
Later in the year SD versions of BBC channels on satellite will close entirely.

The above relates certainly for English Regional and pan-UK channels.

Added today (so not on receivers until they are retuned updated overnight) LCN 799 BBC Information channel produces a MHEG slate (varying on the sat box SD vs HD)...

A version of LCN 799 also appears on Freeview. (But don't get too excited it reports my DVB-T Panny TV is OK... and unless that's cos it has an un-connected DVB-S/S2 HD tuner as well iside it certainly won't be. ;)

EDIT: From the horse's mouth the BBC's official statement is here https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/articles/2022/BBC-One-HD-rollout-England and it is better news than I thought!
 
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sine24

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As reported elsewhere (Digital Spy), BBC is in process of closing most if not all SD channels on satellite next year.



The above relates certainly for English Regional and pan-UK channels.

Added today (so not on receivers until they are retuned updated overnight)
Wonder if that is what scuppered my series record on world cup
 
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Rodders53

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Wonder if that is what scuppered my series record on world cup
Not likely.
Housekeeping auto tune updates overnight preserve the recording schedule aka reservations. Manual retunes delete them - but the CF has a way round that for Foxsat-HDRs.

What channel?
Series CRIDs are frequently changed by the broadcasters when they ought not be and typically affect both freesat and Freeview boxes.
 

sine24

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I might have got mixed up. On freesat box it was ITV series which did not pick up next episode this morning at 9
 
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