Mike - I'm really sorry; somewhere in the process of pulling together the list for the blog, the line for Warwickshire got misplaced. You'll be pleased to know that an additional transmitter for Leamington Spa is in the plan, alongside one for Nuneaton.
Roger - making changes to our existing transmitters is more difficult than you might think, not least because we face the difficulty of keeping services on-air whilst we make the changes and often co-ordinating those changes with other users of the site and neighbouring countries. We have done it in the past - Belmont was an example from last year, where we made changes to improve the coverage on the Lincolnshire coast - but it's been the exception rather than the rule to date. In your case, we're building a new transmitter at Findon; I know that's the other side of Littlehampton to you, but it might help a little bit.
Bev - as you'll see, we're working hard on both improving coverage as well as extending it to new areas, so I do understand the point you make, and you'll appreciate that we are trying to address it where we can. It's important to be clear, though: the expansion of our network with this phase isn't anything to do with switchover - it's meeting a requirement set on us by the BBC Trust for this Charter period. We expect that further expansion is likely to be required if a switchover is to be achieved.
You can also use our Reception Advice site ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception ) to let us know about faults by using the diagnostic tool. Although we do not respond to these reports individually, we monitor them on a daily basis and escalate to the relevant technical team where necessary. If a problem is found to be a widespread or on-going issue, we will put further information and guidance on the BBC Reception website.
Thank you to readers of Andy Quested’s post on the Internet blog (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/HD-Test-Card-Special) who earlier this week highlighted some picture degradation on BBC One HD in the North of England. About the same time, we also received notification of the issue thanks to people contacting the Reception Advice service. I’m pleased to report that once we became aware of the issue, my team worked with our supplier to get it fixed quickly by swapping out a single faulty encoder, which took place early on Wednesday. It’s clear though that the issue shouldn't have gone on for as long as it did and I’m looking into that.
Finally, also in response to a query on Andy’s blog, I can confirm that we are updating the references on BBC websites to the EPG numbers for our channels.
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