Im in Newcastle upon Tyne. There was a recent freeview update (Wednesday 13th November 2019) which means that HD channels such as BBC 1 and ITV now show local (ie Tyne and wear) broadcast. All freeview needed to be retuned.
How do I update my Virgin Box? I can see there is a thread from 2011 about this but working on the assumption this is now possible?
That's always been the case. BBC 1 HD when regional news is on just gives a holding screen and on ITV we get Granada news but I thought the recent freeview update would allow regional in HD.
Provision of ITV HD regions is down to the transmission company Arqiva. Providing the Freeview local HD feed to Pontop Pike, Bilsdale & Chatton from Tyne Tees studios is one thing. There is no local input of channels to Virgins network now as there was in analogue days, so the relevant feed has to be provided to Virgins super headend at Langley (near Heathrow Airport). You may be waiting a while longer.
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