We are currently looking at an end July/mid-August launch for this multiplex although BT main spine distribution delays could impact on this.
The multiplexing software/hardware is built, and the hardware & electrical installation at transmitter sites is largely in place for our launch transmitters at Churchdown Hill and Stockend Wood. Connectivity to the multiplex is also largely in place.
The biggest obstacle at the moment is that currently all distribution work by BT is on hold because of serious BT issues with ducts. Work is planned for the 17th July which may rectify this. This affects feeds to the transmitters and although our transmission subcontractor has arranged that commissioning can be undertaken regardless, until this is resolved we won’t have a firm launch date.
Some pictures of the equipment are below: