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Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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BBC Four HDaccount_box live_tv   106 (76%)watch_later 116watch_later 107watch_later

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info BBC Four HD page.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018
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Keith Lindop
3:01 PM
Glasgow

@ Simon Cole where is it you live ?

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MikeB
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3:46 PM

Simon Cole: if there is a retuned, that would explain it. And the person that asked your location is right - without it, we have no idea what your supposed to get.

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Simon Cole
6:03 PM

Keith Lindop: As I said in my first post I live on Hayling Island from which I can see the Rowridge transmitter.

I had a look at a friend's house a quarter of a mile away and they now do have BBC 4 HD, they did not yesterday, but several of the other HD channels have now disappeared.

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StevensOnln1
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6:57 PM

Simon Cole: COM7 moved to UHF channel 55 at Rowridge this morning, which could account for the loss of some HD channels at your friend's house if they haven't yet retuned.

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Simon Cole
11:35 PM

Further investigations show I have lost all channels on com7 and com8. Looking through other forums there are many other people who have the same problem in the Rowridge area. I am also getting the feeling that other transmitters around the country are showing similar behaviour.

Technical issues aside, what is the reasoning for removing 24 Freeview channels from the Rowridge subscribers and when/if will these services be returned.If you do not know do you know who I should be communicating with?

A month of two ago I spend ?250 on a new Freeview box. Were I to have known that this was going to happen I would have bought a Freesat box.

Many thanks for whatever help you can give me.

Simon

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Thursday, 3 May 2018
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John
9:26 AM
Burntwood

js: HI thanks for responding - I've done the scan - how can I publish the report on this site? Forum seems to be text only.

Thanks

John

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R Murchie
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9:40 AM
Eastleigh

Simon Cole: The reason for all this disruption is money, as usual, the government trying to screw as much as possible from the mobile phone companies for releasing bandwidth. As part of this exercise COM7 and 8 have been moved up to RF channels 55 and 56 which group A aerials will not receive, so like you I have lost these HD stations from Rowridge.

Ofcom authorised these changes in frequency and sent me unhelpful replies to my complaints on this subject - like other public utility regulators they seem to be on the side of the provider rather than the consumer. Freeview has a free helpline (0808 100 0288) but is not very informative although there is money available, in theory, for aerial work in certain circumstances. There will be further changes at Rowridge through 2019 and I know many people locally, some elderly, who are exasperated by this insensitive behaviour by Ofcom, BBC, UKDigital and Freeview.

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Simon Cole
10:34 AM

R Murchie: Ofcom sure make it difficult to communicate with them. Their current methods are:

Wait in a queue on the phone
Wright to them via the post
Visit them in London

Do you have an e-mail address for them I can use?

Thanks,

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StevensOnln1
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11:14 AM

Simon Cole: No channels have been removed from Rowridge. If you cannot restore the missing COM7 & COM8 channels by retuning then you most likely have a Group A aerial which is not designed to receive the new frequencies these muxes have moved to. If you don't have satellite or cable you may be eligible to have a replacement wideband aerial fitted free of charge, which can be arranged by contacting the Freeview Advice Line (see link below).

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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MikeB
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2:46 PM

R Murchie: so you ring them, and then what?
The frequencies are being moved and the spectrum is being cleared. And if you have a mobile phone, you will likely be making use of those.

Digital transmission means we can do more with less, and T2 tuners will confirm that. So there will be further changes. But the bulk of people have had no or few problems - retunes have probably been striaghforward for the bulk of households, apart from those whose aerials need replacement, etc.

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