OOPS! Guess I got fooled! This was apparently an old April Fool’s joke.. Odd that its still on a BBC website as an authentic news story….
It seems scientists at Aricebo, the giant radiotelescope observatory in Puerto Rico stumbled upon signals in the 41-68 Mhz region, which happens to correspond to our terrestrial TV channels. A little digital processing and voila! Instant ReRuns from 50 years ago!
Imagine what this makes possible! All the shows that went out “live” on the air before there were even ways to record them can now be recovered!
Got a big antenna?
Read more at: http://www.rimmell.com/bbc/news.htm