Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The last BBC broadcast standby test?

The last BBC broadcast standby test?
This post was first posted on 10/01/2009 and moved to this new page on 14/07/2009)

On the 12th of January 2009 at 3:00am-4:00am on BBC1 and 4:30am-5:30am on BBC2, the beeb will carry out its annual TV signal power-cut test.
Once a year the BBC's UHF 625 line analogue transmitters are tested for power-cuts and selecting an alternative TV signal path.
As the first main UK analogue transmitters will be turned off before next January 2010 in Scotland, it may be the final test for the whole UK network.
BBC News on BBC1 will be replaced by testcard J and the speaking clock during this test.
For more information, see the UK Free-TV blog at;
http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051527
This post was first posted on 12/01/2009 and moved to this new page on 14/07/2009)

The above testcard test was carried out on BBC1/BBC2 analogue terrestrial TV only.
So if you where viewing BBC1/BBC2 on Freeview digital or analogue/digital satellite then you would only see the normal TV programs and not the testcard.
See the video at;
http://markagius.co.uk/webpages/videos.htm?Video=8
(Click on 'The last testcard standby test', to load video)

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