The transmitters are built and services have their encoders and connectivity. The only thing continuing to cause delays to this multiplex is chronic telecom distribution delays to the transmitters.
Our contingency is satellite distribution which has required links to be put in place, this has caused some extra work but these are ready to go at Ridge Hill and Malvern. It is not possible for us to use satellite at Bromsgrove, and so this transmitter will have to wait for its telecoms lines before it can go live. This is expected in the coming weeks although delivery dates haven’t proved to be terribly reliable.
With this plan we are planning to commence “barker” audio from the start of the November with live audio tests likely to be running in the lead up to the new proposed launch towards the end of November.