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johnnycool

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Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« Reply #1515 on: April 16, 2021, 02:42:42 PM »
BBC Radio Ulster (and Radio Foyle) are shutting down their Medium Wave transmitters within the next few weeks...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/articles/2021/next-phase-of-changes-to-some-local-bbc-radio-medium-wave-services

...considering that their GAA coverage has been limited to Medium Wave for many years now, it'll be interesting how they handle its coverage in the future - I dread to think that it might be online only.  :-\

DAB?

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« Reply #1516 on: April 16, 2021, 04:01:40 PM »
DAB?

Possibly. The BBC do that over in some parts of England on soccer matchdays to provide coverage for various teams e.g. one team covered on FM, another on DAB, and sometimes another on MW if available. I don't recall Radio Ulster having ever done this in the past though, most GAA & rugby live commentaries have been MW & online only.

One problem for DAB-only commentary is that Radio Ulster & Radio Foyle's DAB coverage in the north is less than 90% of the population - there's also coverage via Freeview & satellite, but of course these aren't portable.
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« Reply #1517 on: April 23, 2021, 04:38:30 PM »
Is there any plan for TV coverage? NOW TV have a 3 month deal if you sign up before Monday. I expect there will be some games on Sky as usual?
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« Reply #1518 on: April 23, 2021, 07:03:13 PM »
Radio Foyle (792 kHz) and BBC Radio Ulster (1341 & 873 kHz) confirmed shutting down on MW on 6th May.
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« Reply #1519 on: April 24, 2021, 09:29:06 AM »
Radio Foyle (792 kHz) and BBC Radio Ulster (1341 & 873 kHz) confirmed shutting down on MW on 6th May.

What will that mean for live commentary of GAA matches?

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« Reply #1520 on: April 26, 2021, 09:33:52 AM »
Is there any plan for TV coverage? NOW TV have a 3 month deal if you sign up before Monday. I expect there will be some games on Sky as usual?

Not league games.