100 relations: Advanced Audio Coding, Amplifier, Analog television, Arqiva, BBC, BBC Four, BBC HD, BBC Red Button, BBC Two, BoxNation, BT TV, Channel 4, Channel 5 (UK), Channel Four Television Corporation, Chief executive officer, Cliff effect, Common Interface, Copy protection, Crown Castle International Corp., Crystal Palace transmitting station, D-book, Data-rate units, Digital switchover dates in the United Kingdom, Digital television transition, Digital terrestrial television, Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, Digital TV Group, Digital video recorder, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS (sound system), DVB-T, DVB-T2, Electronic program guide, Firmware, Freesat, Freesat from Sky, Freeview (Australia), Freeview (New Zealand), Freeview (UK), Ftn (TV channel), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HDMI, High-definition television, High-definition television in the United Kingdom, High-dynamic-range video, High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding, Humax, Hybrid Log-Gamma, Ideal World, ..., Internet, IPTV, ITV Digital, ITV HD, ITV News Channel, ITV plc, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, List of television stations in the United Kingdom, Multiplex (television), Now TV (Sky plc), Ofcom, Open standard, Programme Delivery Control, Pulse-code modulation, QVC (UK), Racing UK, S/PDIF, S4C, S4C Dau, Saorview, Set-top box, Sky News, Sky plc, Sky Sports News, Sky Travel, Sky UK, Standard-definition television, Subscription business model, Surround sound, Television antenna, Television licence, Test Channel 6, The Guardian, Top Up TV, Tuner (radio), TV Travel Shop, UKTV, UKTV Bright Ideas, United Kingdom, Vestel, Virgin Media, Viva (UK and Ireland), Winter Hill transmitting station, Yesterday (TV channel), YouView, 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Paralympics, 4Music. Expand index (50 more) » « Shrink index
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a proprietary audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression.
An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that can increase the power of a signal (a time-varying voltage or current).
Analog television or analogue television is the original television technology that uses analog signals to transmit video and audio.
Arqiva is a British telecommunications company which provides infrastructure and broadcast transmission facilities in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, along with commercial WiFi and smart meter facilities for Scotland and the north of England.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.
BBC HD was a high-definition television channel provided by the BBC.
BBC Red Button is a branding used for digital interactive television services provided by the BBC, and broadcast in the United Kingdom.
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
BoxNation is a 24-hour dedicated boxing Pay television channel, operated by Boxing Channel Media and promoter Frank Warren, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
BT TV is a subscription IPTV service offered by BT; a division of United Kingdom telecommunications company BT Group, and was originally launched as BT Vision in December 2006.
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.
Channel 5 is a British commercial television network.
Channel Four Television Corporation (informally Channel 4) is a publicly owned media company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.
In telecommunications, the (digital) cliff effect or brickwall effect is a sudden loss of digital signal reception.
In Digital Video Broadcasting, the Common Interface (also called DVB-CI) is a technology which allows decryption of pay TV channels.
Copy protection, also known as content protection, copy prevention and copy restriction, is any effort designed to prevent the reproduction of software, films, music, and other media, usually for copyright reasons.
Crown Castle International Corp. is an American corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas, which provides infrastructure for broadcasting, mobile telephony and wireless broadband including small cell, traditional cell sites, rooftop sites and indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems.
The Crystal Palace transmitting station, currently known as Arqiva Crystal Palace, is a broadcasting and telecommunications site in the Crystal Palace area of the borough of Bromley, England.
The D-Book is the UK technical specification for Digital terrestrial television (DTT).
In telecommunications, data-transfer rate is the average number of bits (bitrate), characters or symbols (baudrate), or data blocks per unit time passing through a communication link in a data-transmission system.
The digital switchover is the name given to the process by which analogue terrestrial television in the United Kingdom was replaced with digital terrestrial television.
The digital television transition, also called the digital switchover, the analog switch-off (ASO), or the analog shutdown, is the process in which older analog television broadcasting is converted to and replaced by digital television.
Digital terrestrial television (DTTV or DTT) is a technology for broadcast television in which land-based (terrestrial) television stations broadcast television content by radio waves to televisions in consumers' residences in a digital format.
Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom encompasses over 100 television, radio and interactive services broadcast via the United Kingdom's terrestrial television network and receivable with a standard television set.
The DTG (Digital TV Group) is the association for British digital television broadcasters.
A digital video recorder (DVR) is an electronic device that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device.
Dolby Digital is the name for audio compression technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby Digital Plus, also known as Enhanced AC-3 (and commonly abbreviated as DD+ or E-AC-3, or EC-3) is a digital audio compression scheme developed by Dolby Labs for transport and storage of multi-channel digital audio.
DTS (Dedicated To Sound) is a series of multichannel audio technologies owned by Xperi Corporation (formerly known as Digital Theater Systems, Inc.), an American company specializing in digital surround sound formats used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
DVB-T is an abbreviation for "Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial"; it is the DVB European-based consortium standard for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television that was first published in 1997 and first broadcast in the UK in 1998.
DVB-T2 is an abbreviation for "Digital Video Broadcasting — Second Generation Terrestrial"; it is the extension of the television standard DVB-T, issued by the consortium DVB, devised for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television.
Electronic program guides (EPGs) and interactive program guides (IPGs) are menu-based systems that provide users of television, radio and other media applications with continuously updated menus displaying broadcast programming (TV listings in the UK) or scheduling information for current and upcoming programming.
In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a specific class of computer software that provides the low-level control for the device's specific hardware.
Freesat is a free-to-air digital satellite television service in the United Kingdom, provided by joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc.
Freesat from Sky is a British satellite television service from Sky UK.
Freeview is the brand name of the digital terrestrial television platform in Australia intended to bring all of free-to-air (FTA) broadcasters onto a consistent marketing platform, to compete against subscription television, in particular Foxtel.
Freeview is a non-profit organisation providing free-to-air digital television and digital radio to New Zealand.
Freeview is the United Kingdom's digital terrestrial television platform.
Ftn (Flextech Television Network) was a British television channel from Virgin Media Television (formerly known as Flextech) transmitting free-to-air on Freeview and Virgin Media, and as a subscription channel on Sky Digital.
H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) is a block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a proprietary audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, either analog or digital.
High-definition television in the United Kingdom is available via cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial television.
High-dynamic-range video (HDR video) describes video having a dynamic range greater than that of standard-dynamic-range video (SDR video), which uses a conventional gamma curve.
High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC) is an audio coding format for lossy data compression of digital audio defined as an MPEG-4 Audio profile in ISO/IEC 14496-3.
Humax (휴맥스) is a consumer electronics company.
Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a high dynamic range (HDR) standard that was jointly developed by the BBC and NHK.
Ideal World is a TV shopping channel in the UK whose sister shopping channels include Ideal Extra, Create and Craft and Craft Extra.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.
Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
ITV Digital was a British digital terrestrial television broadcaster which launched a pay-TV service on the world's first digital terrestrial television network.
ITV HD is a British free-to-air high-definition television channel operated by ITV plc, the company which is contracted to provide 11 ITV services across the UK.
The ITV News Channel was a 24-hour television news channel in the United Kingdom which broadcast from 1 August 2000 to 23 December 2005.
ITV plc is a British media company based in London, England.
ITV2 is a 24-hour, free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc.
ITV3 is an entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom that is owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc.
ITV4 is a British television station which was launched on 1 November 2005.
This list of linear television stations in the United Kingdom refers to television in the United Kingdom which is available from digital terrestrial, satellite, cable, and IPTV providers, with an estimated more than 480 channels.
A multiplex or mux (called virtual sub-channel in the United States and Canada, and bouquet in France) is the popular term used for the grouping of program services that are sub-grouped as interleaved data packets for broadcast over a network or modulated multiplexed medium, which are split out at the receiving end.
Now TV (presented as NOW TV) is a telecommunications company with operations in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and Italy.
The Office of Communications (Y Swyddfa Gyfathrebiadau), commonly known as Ofcom, is the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.
An open standard is a standard that is publicly available and has various rights to use associated with it, and may also have various properties of how it was designed (e.g. open process).
Programme delivery control (PDC) is specified by the standard ETS 300 231 (ETSI EN 300 231), published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.
QVC UK is a television shopping channel broadcast in the United Kingdom.
Racing UK is a British television channel with 37 racecourses as shareholders.
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) is a type of digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment to output audio over reasonably short distances.
S4C (from the Welsh Sianel Pedwar Cymru, meaning "Channel 4 Wales") is a Welsh-language British public-service TV channel broadcast throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.
S4C Dau (Sianel Pedwar Cymru Dau, meaning Channel Four Wales Two) was a free-to-air British television station owned by S4C which, until 2010, broadcast coverage of the National Assembly for Wales at the Senedd.
Saorview is the national digital terrestrial television (DTT) service in Ireland.
A set-top box (STB) or set-top unit (STU) (one type also colloquially known as a cable box) is an information appliance device that generally contains a TV-tuner input and displays output to a television set and an external source of signal, turning the source signal into content in a form that then be displayed on the television screen or other display device.
Sky News is a 24-hour international multimedia news organisation based in the UK that started as a 24-hour television news channel.
Sky plc is a pan-European British media and telecommunications company headquartered in London.
Sky Sports News (SSN) is a 24-hour sports news television channel in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Nordic countries.
Sky Travel was first launched on 3 October 1994 (and later in 2003 relaunched as Sky Travel Shop) and showed extensive programmes about travel, adverts for travel agencies, and documentaries, with Sky Travel Shop being the adverts for travel agencies.
Sky UK (formerly British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB and Sky) is a telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom.
Standard-definition television (SDTV or SD) is a television system which uses a resolution that is not considered to be either high- or enhanced-definition.
The subscription business model is a business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to a product or service.
Surround sound is a technique for enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with additional audio channels from speakers that surround the listener (surround channels).
A television antenna, or TV aerial, is an antenna specifically designed for the reception of over-the-air broadcast television signals, which are transmitted at frequencies from about 41 to 250 MHz in the VHF band, and 470 to 960 MHz in the UHF band in different countries.
A television licence or broadcast receiving licence is a payment required in many countries for the reception of television broadcasts, or the possession of a television set where some broadcasts are funded in full or in part by the licence fee paid.
Test Channel 6 was an experimental television channel jointly operated by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
Top Up TV was a pay TV service in the United Kingdom launched in March 2004, operating on the digital terrestrial television platform.
A tuner is a subsystem that receives radio frequency (RF) transmissions like radio broadcasts and converts the selected carrier frequency and its associated bandwidth into a fixed frequency that is suitable for further processing, usually because a lower frequency is used on the output.
TV Travel Shop was a British television channel that sold holidays.
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster, jointly owned by BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide) and Discovery, Inc. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between BBC and Thames Television.
UKTV Bright Ideas was a digital television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom, which was part of the UKTV family of channels.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
Vestel is a Turkish home and professional appliances manufacturing company consisting of 18 companies specialised in electronics, major appliances and information technology.
Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom.
Viva (stylised as VIVA) was a music television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland, owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe.
The Winter Hill transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications site on Winter Hill, at the southern boundary of the Borough of Chorley, and above Bolton in Greater Manchester, England.
Yesterday is one of the UKTV network of television channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
YouView is a hybrid television platform in the United Kingdom, developed by a partnership of three telecommunications operators and four broadcasters.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
The 2012 Summer Paralympics, the 14th Summer Paralympic Games, and also more generally known as the London 2012 Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that took place in London, United Kingdom from 29 August to 9 September 2012.
4Music is a music and entertainment channel in the United Kingdom and available on some digital television providers in the Republic of Ireland.