Dec 272016

Audio Problem on BBC One HD during Boxing Days MOTD

Football fans went into meltdown on Boxing Day evening when a fault resulted in Match of the Day going on-air without sound on BBC One HD.

The fault appeared to primarily affect the version of BBC One HD broadcast to England, although BBC One HD in Scotland reportedly had a shorter-lived audio fault earlier in the programme. Viewers were able to watch the football highlights with sound by switching to BBC One standard definition. Satellite viewers also had the option to switch to other variants of BBC One HD aimed at viewers outside of England.
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Dec 012015

BBC One Christmas Night schedule released…

BBC One is going into a full-blown promotional blitz for its all-star Christmas programming lineup – with reveals on when Doctor Who, Sherlock and more will air.

Today’s biggest news is that Doctor Who’s festive special will bow at 5.15pm on Christmas Day (December 25). ‘The Husbands of River Song’ features the return of Alex Kingston as Professor Song and guest appearances from Matt Lucas and Greg Davies.
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Jun 302015

In a blow to the BBC, the BBC Trust rejected the proposal to launch a new BBC1+1 channel in place of BBC3 because of its likely impact on commercial rivals including ITV and Channel 5.

The corporation had intended to replace the BBC3 TV channel with a one-hour time-shifted version of BBC1, a move that concerned commercial rivals, branding it a ratings-driven move.
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Mar 222014

The BBC is making changes to its channel numbering on Sky and Freesat on Monday 24th March 2014, according to an announcement made today.

Following the change, Sky HD users will be able to watch HD versions of the four national versions of BBC One HD on Sky channels 976-979.

A similar move is expected on Freesat, but channel numbering details have not yet been provided.

976 – BBC One HD
977 – BBC One Scotland HD
978 – BBC One Wales HD
979 – BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Dec 032013

BBC One has unveiled official details of its Christmas and New Year schedule for 2013/14.

On Saturday, December 21, BBC One will air the Strictly Come Dancing final at 6.30pm, followed by the penultimate episode of fantasy drama Atlantis at 7.55pm.

Series two of Last Tango in Halifax drawing to a close at 9pm on Christmas Eve.

Doctor Who’s ‘The Time of the Doctor’ will air on Christmas Day from 7.30pm-8.30pm, preceded by Call the Midwife at 6.15pm and followed by the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special at 9.30pm.

David Jason sitcom revival Still Open All Hours will hit BBC One on Boxing Day (Thursday, December 26) at 7.45pm.

Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year Special has been pencilled in for 9.30pm on Monday, December 30

Sherlock kicks off the New Year at 9pm on Wednesday, January 1, while long-running crime drama Silent Witness launches its 17th series at 9pm on Thursday, January 2.

Dec 042012

BBC One has confirmed its primetime lineup for Christmas Day.

Hour-long Doctor Who special ‘The Snowmen’ will air at 5.15pm on December 25, with Strictly Come Dancing following at 6.15pm.

A festive edition of Call The Midwife is currently scheduled for 7.30pm and EastEnders will then transmit at 8.45pm.

The Royle Family’s Christmas special – which will see Dave (Craig Cash) plot to pitch an idea on Dragons’ Den – will then air at 9.45pm.

Both Miranda and Mrs Brown’s Boys will air their own Christmas episodes on Boxing Day (December 26) – at 9pm and 9.30pm respectively.

Other confirmed dates include the Strictly final – 6.30pm on December 22 – and the series launch of period crime thriller Ripper Street on December 30.

The final ever episode of fantasy drama Merlin will air on Christmas Eve (December 24) at 8.15pm.