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Television Service (Radio Links)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a full statement on steps taken by the B.B.C., or proposals which they are now contemplating, regarding the provision of radio links for extending the television services throughout the country.

The Post Office and not the B.B.C. will be responsible for providing links from London to additional B.B.C. television transmitting stations in the provinces. Both radio and cable links are being provided between London and Birmingham. A tender for the provision of the radio link has just been accepted. The Post Office Engineering Department has also been conducting experiments in the relaying of television signals in various places but it has not yet undertaken or planned any relay link for the purpose of carrying programmes for broadcasting to the public other than that to Birmingham.