Talk:Arqiva

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Notable and non-notable transmitting stations[edit]

This applies to the National Grid Wireless article too, so please see my comment in Category talk:UK transmitter sites. Harumphy 15:16, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

This is your POV, isn't it? ••Briantist•• talk 07:00, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
WP:9W WP:PAPER WP:NOT#CENSOR ••Briantist•• talk
Can we please keep this discussion in Category talk:UK transmitter sites? That way, we don't have to do everything twice in Talk:Arqiva and Talk:National Grid Wireless. TIA. Harumphy 08:30, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
No, that's not the Wikipedia way, is it? You seem to have your OWN RULES!!! ••Briantist•• talk 09:24, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
OK, you're a troll, and I'm wasting my time. Don't forget WP:3RR again on your way out. Harumphy 09:27, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Oh look! A sock puppet! ••Briantist•• talk 09:56, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
I see you avoided WP:3RR by using a sock puppet. ••Briantist•• talk 09:57, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
If you mean 81.158.24.187, that's not me, and in any case I've just reverted that IP's edit! Harumphy 10:03, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Seems a bit suspicious to me... ••Briantist•• talk 10:06, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Notable and non-notable transmitting stations[edit]

What is the criteria for being "Notable and non-notable"? ••Briantist•• talk 10:12, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Criteria is in WP:NN. --KZTalkContribs 11:06, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
There was some discussion of this about three months ago, following a batch of AfD nominations. The consensus then was that, in relation to TV broadcast transmitters in the UK, main stations (about 4% of the total) are notable and relay stations (96%) are usually not. This discussion took place in Category talk:UK transmitter sites, as well as the AfD stuff. Harumphy 11:25, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

History[edit]

Following the NGW takeover, I'd argue that the History section is a little eroneous. Doesn't the combined company now date all the way back the 1920s and earliest BBC radio transmitters such as 2LO and 5IT? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevebentley (talkcontribs) 12:43, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Red link removal[edit]

I have reverted an IP address edit that effectively removed about a quarter of the information listed, irrelevant that it contained valid information albeit currently unlisted in wikipedia. There was no call for such an edit. --Keith 18:10, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

Could someone please add the pronunciation of this company's name? The obvious origin of the name would suggest /ɑɹˈkaɪ.və/, but my brain wants me to read it as /ɑɹˈki.və/. I'm not from Britain and have never heard the company's name pronounced, as I'm sure many readers haven't, and this would be a useful bit of information to add. Thanks. Lexicon (talk) 17:08, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

I have no idea on using the wiki phonetics bit, but try this

  • AR as in ARcade
  • QI as in key
  • VA as in VAndal

Trying to understand your comment above, I think your brain is telling you right!! As for its usage, it is not a company that would feature in many conversations except by people within its line of business --Keith 20:09, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, apparently it was. I've added the phonetics as I understand them, but if anyone wants to tweak them, go for it; I used General American English, not Received Pronunciation. Lexicon (talk) 14:54, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Historical split of NTL[edit]

I have removed an edit referring to the NTL and Telewest merging. The comment is beyond the scope of this article as it occurred after the division of the original NTL operations, and has no bearing on Arqiva.

Putting it simply NTL was a originally a company owning the broadcast transmitters of commercial broadcasters in the UK. By takeover and epansion it developed a large part of the UK cable distribution service.

  • i) The broadcast transmission service was sold to Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group in 2004. By further development, this transformed into Arqiva in 2008. It is based at the original Crawley Court headquarters of the IBA Engineering division
  • ii) The cable system merged with Telewest in 2006, and subsequently, (2007) has operated under the Virgin Media name.

--Keith 20:17, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Republic of Ireland?[edit]

The opening sentence refers to tx facilities in the Rep of Ireland, yet there appears to be no evidence of any Arqiva involvement there. Remove maybe?? jxm (talk) 01:58, 22 January 2013 (UTC)