Apologies for the lack of updates here recently, personal commitments have got in the way.
Firstly, some housekeeping. Sister website Scott’s Radio Site will be closing at the end of May. Digital TV UK remains unaffected, but will be accommodating additional radio content, mostly relating to DAB radio, going forward.
Secondly, I’m monitoring the situation over at fellow TV website RXTV Log. That website took over some parts of a516digital when that website closed, initially running a social media news feed, before becoming a full website. ‘RXTV Dan’ had, on the most part run a successful website, and proved to be a strong competitor despite lacking some of the content which a516digital used to provide.
However, its has become apparent that RXTV Log has transferred to new ownership. Updates have slowed to a halt, and when they do occur, many updates come at once. The quality of the website does appear to have slipped. This has therefore given me a renewed enthusiasm, and updates will gather pace.
I have developed a mini action plan, which is as follows:
- Transfer digital radio content over from Scott’s Radio Site.
- Complete TV channel lists, including the creation of regional Freeview channel lists for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
- Recommencement of news provision, most likely from mid-June.
These are the priorities going forward, and the website will be assessed against these at key stages. Additionally, due to the ever increasing numbers of streaming services, the website will focus on connected services such as Freeview Play and key catch up services (BBC iPlayer, All4, ITV Hub), and will no longer cover services such as Britbox, Disney+, and TV Player.