Hi to all,
Realise this is a little late (10 days) but thought for those not aware I would post the IRN Advisory notice on whats happening with the Astra2A signal being its due to have a third adjustment to its original signal as engineers try to get the service back to its original 2 second delay, so for those making clocks in your Autotrack for advance scheduling in January keep this in mind!
Tuesday 13th December
RegardsMark CarneyChief Executive & Technical AdvisorDigital Hits Network LimitedDigital Hits OneHome of the Big Hits ...Online . DAB . 104.4fmwww.digitalhits.one
We are taking steps to resolve the 6 second delay of the IRN bulletin which we feel is unacceptable.
As a temporary measure, from 4pm today, stations should expect a 4 second delay to the bulletins.
In January, engineering will seek to provide an even better solution and we will keep you updated.
As before, it is best individual stations determine the delay and adjust their automation playout systems accordingly.
In the meantime, if you have any concerns, please call Platform Support on 020 7032 1235.
Friday 9th December
All Stations Using Astra 2A
Following upgrade work in the transmission equipment associated with all the Sky News channels we have been advised that the audio PID (packet identification) value changed from 661 to 701 and may have affected some of your stations’ receivers ability to receive our news bulletin.
If you are having problems receiving the IRN bulletin we believe rebooting and retuning the receiver should resolve any issues.
In addition, there has also been a change to the delay of the IRN news bulletin. The delay will depend upon the receiver used and the speed it processes our channel but in some cases the delay can be around 6 seconds.
It is best individual stations determine this delay and adjust their automation playout systems accordingly.
Please accept our sincere apologies for the changes which are beyond our control