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  1. SBS is pleased to announce an Australia wide upgrade to their Digital service on 29th January 2008, which in-brief is the installation of state of the art equipment. This new equipment will permit SBS to increase the resolution of its High Definition program and provide 7 day Electronic Program Guide information. In keeping with a responsible environmental policy this will result in less power consumption and a more compact hardware system. Secondly and most importantly this upgrade will allow SBS the capability of providing different service offerings into metropolitan and regional areas. As a result of this work, some viewers may lose their ability to view SBS services on the normal channels. These viewers should set their receiver back to default mode and rescan. It is recommended that all viewers capable of viewing High Definition programs rescan their receiver. AUSTRALIA WIDE DIGITAL UPGRADE Thursday, 29 January 2009 In order to better cater for specific audiences throughout Australia, SBS is upgrading its play-out system. The primary change is a move from broadcasting to 7 different markets to broadcasting to 12 different markets across Australia. The new equipment being installed also permits SBS to increase the resolution of its High Definition program and to provide 7 day Electronic Program Guide information. This change has many implications for us as a national broadcaster. We can now more closely tailor the programming and advertisements to suit the locations and needs of audiences in the respective market areas. Technically, this change involves variations to our Transport Stream IDs as the 12 markets are introduced, as well as some modifications to our Service IDs. In the past SBS HD services had the lowest Service ID in each transport stream. The HD services will be moved so that they are no longer the lowest Service IDs in each stream. This change also allows us to overcome a problem posed by a small number of set top boxes which, upon the detection of a change in the Transport ID, search for the lowest Service ID in the stream to restore the service. In the past standard definition boxes in this situation found the HD service and hence leave the viewer with a blank screen. In future they will default to the SBS standard definition service. The HD transmission format has already changed from 576p to 720p. The new Transport IDs and service IDs are as follows: Transport Stream IDs Sydney - 768 Melbourne - 784 Perth - 800 Brisbane - 816 Adelaide - 832 Regional NSW - 848 Darwin - 864 Regional VIC - 880 Tasmania - 896 Regional SA - 912 Regional WA - 928 Regional QLD - 944 Logical Channel Numbers and Service IDs Service Logical Channel Number Sydney Melbourne Perth Brisbane Adelaide Regional NSW SBS 3 769 785 801 817 833 849 SBS HD 30 774 789 805 821 837 853 SBS2 32 770 786 802 818 834 850 SBS3 33 772 787 803 819 835 851 SBS4 34 773 788 804 820 836 852 Radio1 38 782 798 814 830 846 862 Radio2 39 783 799 815 831 847 863 Service Logical Channel Number Darwin Regional VIC Tasmania Regional SA Regional WA Regional QLD SBS 3 865 881 897 913 929 945 SBS HD 30 869 885 901 917 933 949 SBS2 32 866 882 898 914 930 946 SBS3 33 867 883 899 915 931 947 SBS4 34 868 884 900 916 932 948 Radio1 38 878 894 910 926 942 958 Radio2 39 879 895 911 927 943 959 The above tables will soon be available on the SBS website (www.sbs.com.au) Summary At 5am (EDST) on the 29th of January 2009 new transport streams will apply in Tasmania, Regional WA, Regional SA, Regional Qld and Regional Victoria. All transport streams will have Service ID changes to the SBS HD, SBS 2 and SBS 3 services and a new Service ID for SBS 4. For further information, please feel free to write an email to technical@sbs.com.au
  2. This note has been placed by SBS Transmission Services to ensure your continued viewing. SBS is reconfiguring the transport streams to its digital transmitters in the Wyong and Newcastle areas. These changes may cause some digital receivers to cease recognising SBS services, if this does occur, then the receiver should be rescanned. The digital transmitting sites, at which the changes will occur about midday Friday 24 October 2008, are 1. Mt Sugarloaf covering Newcastle and Hunter River (Ch 38) 2. Cooks Hill covering Merewether (Ch 38) 3. Centenary Lookout covering Kotara (Ch 38) 4. Wyrrabalong Trig covering Wyong (Ch 38) 5. Gan Gan Hill covering Port Stephens (Ch 31) 6. Rossgole Lookout covering Upper Hunter (Ch 64) 7. Coorei Hill covering Dungog (Ch 61) 8. Mt Douglas covering Vacy (Ch 30) Enquiries call 1 800 500 727 Regards, SBS Transmission Services
  3. This note has been placed by SBS Transmission Services to ensure your continued viewing. SBS is reconfiguring the transport streams to its digital transmitters in the Wyong and Newcastle areas. These changes may cause some digital receivers to cease recognising SBS services, if this does occur, then the receiver should be rescanned. The digital transmitting sites, at which the changes will occur about midday Friday 24 October 2008, are 1. Mt Sugarloaf covering Newcastle and Hunter River (Ch 38) 2. Cooks Hill covering Merewether (Ch 38) 3. Centenary Lookout covering Kotara (Ch 38) 4. Wyrrabalong Trig covering Wyong (Ch 38) 5. Gan Gan Hill covering Port Stephens (Ch 31) 6. Rossgole Lookout covering Upper Hunter (Ch 64) 7. Coorei Hill covering Dungog (Ch 61) 8. Mt Douglas covering Vacy (Ch 30) Enquiries call 1 800 500 727 Regards, SBS Transmission Services
  4. SBS DIGITAL TELEVISON in BRISBANE and the GOLD COAST SBS wishes to advise that, as a result of on-going investigations, a SFN timing issue has occurred due to the antenna pattern change at Mt Tamborine. This timing issue has created a mush zone around and north of Mt Tamborine. A mush zone is an area where the receivers are unable to reliably decode the digital signal due to the delay between the received signals being greater than the guard interval. The timing at the Currumbin transmitter was changed on 12 March 2007 after lunch to eliminate this mush zone. SBS would appreciate feedback from viewers in the Tamborine area if their reception has improved. SBS is committed to restoring digital service to those who lost it as a result of the November antenna change. This is the first stage of the total solution. SBS Transmission Services technical@sbs.com.au phone 1 800 500 727 (9am to 5pm – Mon to Fri Sydney time)
  5. SBS DIGITAL TELEVISON in BRISBANE and the GOLD COAST SBS wishes to advise that, as a result of reception complaints and the following measurements and investigations, a decision was made to change the antenna at the Mt Tamborine Transmitter from the metropolitan to the regional for its digital service. This change occurred in November 2006. The antenna change has resulted in no SBS digital signals from this site reaching the Brisbane service area. Those reported digital reception complaints in the Brisbane service area have now been resolved. Also as a result of this change, viewers to the north of Mt Tamborine transmitter site who were receiving its signal may now have lost their service. SBS regrets any inconvenience caused by the loss of the service. SBS is endeavouring to restore the digital service and will provide further information as it becomes available. SBS Transmission Services
  6. SBS DIGITAL TELEVISON in BRISBANE and the GOLD COAST SBS wishes to advise that, as a result of reception complaints and the following measurements and investigations, a decision was made to change the antenna at the Mt Tamborine Transmitter from the metropolitan to the regional for its digital service. This change occurred in November 2006. The antenna change has resulted in no SBS digital signals from this site reaching the Brisbane service area. Those reported digital reception complaints in the Brisbane service area have now been resolved. Also as a result of this change, viewers to the north of Mt Tamborine transmitter site who were receiving its signal may now have lost their service. SBS regrets any inconvenience caused by the loss of the service. SBS is endeavouring to restore the digital service and will provide further information as it becomes available. SBS Transmission Services
  7. SBS wishes to advise Wollongong viewers that due to planned maintenance work, that there will be interruptions to the SBS digital television service from Brokers Nose on Sunday 14 January 2007 between 6 am and 11 am. SBS Transmission Services
  8. SBS is currently investigating these issues. We would appreciate any information from viewers who are experiencing the intermittant dropout of their SBS digital service. Pls call 1800 500 727 and ask for the transmission department.