Canis Retail Television operates a Freeview multiplex licensed channel in the Greater Manchester area, which offers broadcasters the opportunity to broadcast licensed channels. The regional DTT capacity can handle six video streams (channels) operating 24/7 and offers broadcasters DTT capacity at a much lower cost per household than national multiplex coverage.
Transmission facilities are based at Arqiva’s Winter Hill site, the principal site used for ITV and Granada in the North West of England. Channels allocated a video stream on the multiplex will have their own LCN (Logical Channel Number) which, if you are an entertainment channel, you are likely to enjoy a prominent position in the 50s or 60s on the Freeview EPG in the Greater Manchester area. Channels need to be able to successfully deliver content or a signal to Canis Television & Media/Arqiva at Winter Hill and an easy option is to take an existing broadcast feed.