Friday, 9 May 2008
FREESAT TV UPDATE.
FREESAT TV FROM THE BBC & ITV update is to answer many questions we are being asked.
The BBC have said that the Freesat would be coming our way in Spring, and although very low key a statement was made from the BBC and ITV on the 6th of May.
It is obvious that Freesat cannot be in full swing as the retailers although stocked are unable to sell all versions of the Freesat set top box.
There have been some strange comments about lack of advertising and it would not be prudent to advertise something which is not yet fully ready.
As the Freesat metadata is a completely new concept it can be expected that there will be small bugs that need to be ironed out and tweaked and the BBC and ITV are being constantly pressured to deliver a Freesat platform that will certainly deliver irrational public scrutiny.
We should all be happy that the new Freesat service will be free and likely to remain so for a very long time.
The BBC/ITV timeframe of Spring could be construed in two different ways, so playing with semantics;
Spring is in the Northern Hemisphere comprises of March, April and May....so Spring really ends on the last day of May.
You use it astronomically;
lasting from Vernal Equinox, 20th/21st March to Summer Solstice 21st/22nd June....so astronomically Spring ends on the 22nd June.
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