Happy New Year: 2012 Roundup

Happy 2013 everyone, and welcome to a new year!

2013 promises to be an interesting year for digital TV and radio in the UK, and as it’s the first day of a new year, it’s always good to take stock and see what’s happened in the last twelve months.

Rather than present you with a summary of the stories we’ve covered, we’d like to point you in the direct of our free podcast. In a show released today, Carl, Pete and Kelly look back at an unusual year of TV, Radio and Tech in the UK. The show lasts 30 minutes and includes a summary of what we’ve covered, where we’ve been, and what the future holds

FrequencyCast LogoIf you’re new to our podcast, or maybe you’ve not even dabbled with podcasts before – it’s an online radio show that you can download and listen to at your leisure. We try to make our shows both interesting and informative, and we have a bit of a laugh along the way. Shows are free, and researched by the team here at Radio and Telly, so why not give FrequencyCast a try?

You can listen online, or download our shows onto your computer, tablet, smartphone or mp3 player, and we’re also available on most streaming Internet radios. Check out the show, called FrequencyCast, at www.frequencycast.co.uk/latest.html. If you have an iPod, iPhone or iPad, you can get all of our shows for free from the FrequencyCast Podcast page on iTunes.

Some of the stories covered in 2012:

  • Movie service Netflix launched in the UK
  • On-demand TV service Fetch TV went into administration
  • The threats to Freeview of interference after the 2013 launch of the 4G data networks
  • BBC’s Panorama uncovered an alleged plot to scupper itvDigital
  • BT outbids ESPN for the rights to show Premier League football in 2013
  • YouView finally launches – just two years late!
  • BBC local radio stations switch off AM radio, in preparation for a digital radio switchover
  • The UK Nova filesharing site bites the dust
  • And the big one…. The completion of the Digital Switchover, spelling the end for analogue TV and Ceefax

In our latest show, we also mention some Freesat and YouView news, plus answer questions on BT Vision and look at some stats on how the UK watches TV. In previous shows, we’ve featured interviews and features on a range of topics including YouView, Star Trek, The Gadget Show, Freeview, Sky, amateur radio, sport, smartphones and local radio.

We’d love it if you’d take a listen to Show 83, which is our look back at 2012. We’d love to know what you think, and we’d love it even more if you become one of the show’s regular listeners. Our team works very hard at creating these little radio shows, and we hope you like what you hear.

More details: www.frequencycast.co.uk

Happy New Year, all!

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