Digital Terrestrial, new channel changes in 5 regions: here’s where

Five Italian regions have been affected by the channel changes of two MUXes: here are the new broadcasters transmitted and where.

In the last few days, while waiting for the arrival of the second generation Digital Terrestrial DVB-T2, there have been other changes of broadcasters on two MUXes, following the numerous movements of the past weeks. The two MUXes affected by the changes are in fact Studio 1, which broadcasts in Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, and Rete 55, which broadcasts only in Lombardy. Studio 1 had already registered other changes in the first half of March, with the addition of La 9 Nord (LCN 76) and its duplicate called La 8 (LCN 81). It is precisely these two broadcasters that record the minor changes: an almost imperceptible change in the identifier from LA9 to LA 9 NORD and from LA8 to LA 8. Few people will notice this change, also because on the same MUX Studio 1 there are much more substantial variations.

MUX Studio 1, the new channels

Starting from MUX Studio 1, there is the entry of Fascino TV, which broadcasts with H.264 encoding at LCN 231. Fascino TV does not currently have its own programming, but is a duplicate of the programming of Donna Shopping Canale 235, already present on the national MUX of Rete A.

Always in the MUX Studio 1, Bike TV present at LCN 259 disappears: going to this LCN, in fact, we now see a sign that warns us that the broadcaster has switched to the HbbTV standard, i.e. hybrid digital TV (here is our in-depth analysis on what the HbbTV standard is), and consequently can only be tuned in via the Internet by connecting the decoder or the TV to the home network.

MUX Rete 55, the new channels

Since a few days inside MUX Rete 55 Malpensa Channel has been broadcasting again, at LCN 669 (and with Channel ID 669). This station should not be confused with Malpensa TV, already present at LCN 194 but actually broadcasting La Grande Italia (already present at LCN 254).

The station SestaRete disappears from LCN 188. It is a Piedmontese broadcaster that used to broadcast also in Lombardy and now it is visible only in Piedmont.

On the MUX Rete 55 we signal the arrival of VCO Azzurra TV (LCN 658 and H.264 encoding). This is another Piedmontese station that also broadcasts (only at certain times of the day) the schedule of Swiss TV RSI La1.