Channel 31 Analog Switches Off
Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:34 PM
Continuing is CTS channel 30. This is the existing digital transmitter and the transmissions use logical channel number 44.
Now there are no analog community TV transmissions in Australia.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:37 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:04 PM
Date of Expiry 12-JUL-12
And is still listed in the latest licensed broadcaster listings:
Broadcast Site Dunoon Rd TULLERA
The wikipedia page isnt cited, but was created Sept 2011 (by myself), and seems to suggest otherwise (added by another user) also:
Any source on that Alan?
Edited by nbound, 08 June 2012 - 09:27 PM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:13 PM
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Edited by GoForMoe, 08 June 2012 - 09:14 PM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:28 PM
The advertising rates are for 2003.
The digitalready website result for Tullera indicates all of the transmissions for that site. All government and commercial broadcasters are on air. There is no mention of community TV. These are shown in results for all mainland state capital cities.
It would appear that the ACMA information is very out of date.
Go for Moe
http://www.nitv.org.....cfm?loadref=68 shows that the ACT stations are terrestrial repeaters of the NITV satellite service.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:41 PM
The advertising rates are for 2003.
Do we have anything that states that LINC TV has shutdown?
Edited by nbound, 08 June 2012 - 10:43 PM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:10 PM
For further information on individual stations, including contact details and to check if you're within a Community TV licence area, select the station from the list below.
Community Television Licencees
Trial Community Television Broadcasters
Lismore (Further information not currently available)
I'm not saying it is on air or operating, but for all the official sources to say it is, then it would seem a strange oversight - especially for their licence to keep being renewed.
The reason I bring this up is because there is little confirmed path to digital for a lot of these stations - sure NITV on SBS might make a lot of these transmitters redundant - but these services have seemingly been left out of all channel planning, in the hope that some solution comes before the end of 2013.
Edited by GoForMoe, 08 June 2012 - 11:13 PM.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:33 AM
The decisions on all community TV after the end of 2013 are yet to be announced.
The digital restack will mean that all the LCN 44s will have to move from UHF to either;
an new transmitter on channel 10 or be muxed with SBS on channel 7.
It looks highly likelyor that NITV will be transmitted to all Australians through SBS either terrestrially or free to air satellite.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:30 AM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:09 PM
How can Linc TV be on air when it went broke years ago well before digital TV was a threat in the North Coast of NSW.
In Perth the demise of ACCESS 31 was caused by a big takeup of DTV. It went broke to be replaced by West TV on digital.
Note: MGV32 Melbourne
Date of Expiry 12-JAN-13
1. The transmitter operating under this licence may be used only to provide a transmission in standard definition digital mode.
2. The licensee must not transmit more than one standard definition program stream.
3. The licensee must not permit any person to use any excess multiplex capacity.
The licensee is subject to Parts 1 and 2 of the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination.
The licensee is subject to section 4 of part 1, and parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2003, as in force from time to time. For this special condition, the reference to paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Act in part 2 of the Determination should be read as a reference to paragraph 109(1)(f) of the Act. Copies of this determination are available from the Operations Branch, ACMA, Canberra or from the ACMA home page (www.acma.gov.au).
Perth WTW32 Expiry 30 June 2013, the same date as the analog switchoff
Adelaide CTS30 Expiry 04 June 2012
Sydney TSN29 Expiry 19 March 2013
Brisbane CTQ38 Expiry 31 July 2012
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:11 AM
Edited by nbound, 10 June 2012 - 10:18 AM.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:13 AM
In Perth the demise of ACCESS 31 was caused by a big takeup of DTV.
Really? Where did you get that from?
It was a lack of funding, combined with financial mismanagement according to news articles.
It wasn't directly replaced either - there was more than a year gap between the end of Access 31 and the launch of WTV.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:15 PM
At that time there was a considerable number of STBs which could not receive their signal. As people channel surf on the STB remote control they will not see any of Access TV. In addition the ACMA would not licence an DTV transmitter for them. The were trying to buy one. I do not dispute that they had money troubles but no one was prepared to throw in more money with a deccreasing audience caused by the move to DTV. You will note that WTV was not required to buy an analog channel 31 transmitter making West TV the first digital only Australian community TV station.
It took a year for the ACMA to find a new licencee for the community channel and for the setup time.
Edited by alanh, 10 June 2012 - 01:16 PM.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:21 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:35 PM
At that time there was a considerable number of STBs which could not receive their signal. As people channel surf on the STB remote control they will not see any of Access TV.
I'm still confused by your comment alanh.
As you say, they were never on digital.. so how would they be affected by problems with STB's. Are you saying that people use stb's to receive analog signals?
Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:57 PM
Access 31 was only available on analog TV. When many people plug the antenna into the set top box and the STB into the HDMI or composite video input. This makes analog reception not possible so Access 31 cannot be viewed. Similarly in digital TV, mostly the viewer has to press a button to change to analog and then similarly to return to digital.
So I am not saying people use stbs to receive analog signals, I am saying the reverse, you cannot reveive analog signals on an STB.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:09 PM
Edited by nbound, 12 June 2012 - 07:09 PM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:12 AM
I don't exactly know why it closed, however a little before this there was another country community analog station in Mt Gambier SA which closed some months before it. As I posted previously the last price list for advertising was in 2003 and this is a vital necessity for any non public funded broadcaster. This was before the country rollout of DTV.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:33 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:08 AM
3 aspirant community television stations (Perth, Adelaide and Lismore) operating with trial licences.
I presume that this would be the same Lismore based TV station as that being discussed in this thread.
Perhaps someone interested could simply phone LINC TV in Lismore on their listed number and find out the current status. And could confirm whether the schedule of programmes shown on the website is actually being broadcast.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:56 PM
Despite that, I did – out of a very mild interest – phone the station's number ( ... 9999), shortly after posting #23 above. I heard an automated message from "Shane", the same name appearing in the email address shown on the LINC TV website. I am not intending to do more.
Another obvious approach, for anyone interested in eliciting facts about any recent, current, or planned LINC television broadcasting, would be to send an email.
Edited by MLXXX, 14 June 2012 - 12:14 AM.