Mineral spa The term is derived from the name of the town of Spa, Belgiumwhose name is known back from Roman times, when the location was called Aquae Spadanae,  sometimes incorrectly connected to the Latin word spargere meaning to scatter, sprinkle or moisten. In 16th-century Englandthe old Roman ideas of medicinal bathing were revived at towns like Bath not the source of the word bathand in William Slingsby who had been to the Belgian town which he called Spaw discovered a chalybeate spring in Yorkshire.
History[ edit ] The company, which has a history that dates back to the beginning of regular public broadcasting in the United Kingdom, was actually only formed in The assets were then split into a separate company, prior to being sold.
The domestic transmitter network was purchased by a US company, Crown Castle, when it was privatised in Subsequently, inthis was purchased by National Grid plcwhich merged in its own private communication network, the name changing to National Grid Wireless in October Transmitters used by the BBC Overseas services were sold to a new startup company, called Merlin Communications National Grid[ edit ] National Grid plc had a large internal network for the communication of its engineers serving initially the electricity companies, but subsequently, the gas industry as well.
This company developed on the back of the growth in mobile phones, and its large portfolio of tower locations. This was added to by the purchase of the former BBC network as above National Grid Wireless, as it became, led a consortium bidding for the second UK national DAB multiplex licence, but was unsuccessful.
The licence was awarded instead to 4 Digital Group in July The ITA appointed and regulated a number of regional programme contractors, and built and operated a network of transmitters.
It was modelled on ITA, in that programmes were made by local contractors while the regulator, renamed the Independent Broadcasting Authorityowned and operated the transmitters. The IBA's engineering division, which operated the transmitters as well as doing research and development, became an independent company called National Transcommunications Limited NTLalso known as "Transcom".
At this point, technical standards regulation, previously carried out in accordance with the IBA engineering "Code of Practice", seems to have disappeared from the regulatory landscape.
It ran up huge debts during the dot-com boom which crippled the company for many years.
Subsequently in JulyMacquarie sold off a substantial part of its holding and moved the remaining amount to its investment fund. Inmedia was owned by Kingston Communications and known as Kingston inmedia before being bought by the Carlyle Group in Deal completion is subject to regulatory approval in the UK and Germany.
Regulatory agreement was reached in late and National Grid Wireless was amalgamated into Arqiva. The new company employs around 2, people and operates all the TV and most of the radio transmitters in the UK BBC national and local and many commercial stations.
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