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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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LONDON LIVE live_tv   8 (54%)    

Local content: This is a local TV service.

Official site: See the www.londonlive.co.uk link icon LONDON LIVE website.

From Wikipedia: It also gives up-and-coming talent a chance to make their mark on a 1000-strong audience by performing live. The series is shot in HD and combines live performances from some of the worlds leading music artists with exclusive interviews. The show began as The Album Chart Show on 4 March 2006. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about LONDON LIVE on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: LONDON LIVE is on a special local multiplex broadcasting only to the London area.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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Alan C
7:50 PM

I used to get London Live
perfectly in Rickmansworth, about 2 years
ago.
Recently looked at the non-Freesat
channels and saw London Live, but it was
encrypted (why as it's available for free on
Terrestrial).

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Alan C's 1 post GB
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StevensOnln1
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10:09 PM

Alan C: London Live is a local TV channel, which has to be encrypted on satellite due to rights restrictions as it is only intended to cover the London area. This is not an issue on Freeview, as London Live is only broadcast from Crystal Palace and a handful of other transmitters in the London area.

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StevensOnln1's 3,153 posts GB
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
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Charlie Folorunsho
3:13 PM

can you watch programmes from yesterday? keen to re look at the Trump story again.

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Chris.SE
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4:00 PM

Charlie Folorunsho:

If you are in the UK, have a device with Freeview Play and an adequate broadband connection, you can select a number of programmes from various channels upto 7 days ago.

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Chris.SE's 2,570 posts GB
Friday, 15 January 2021
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Alex Mckenna
1:46 PM

After about a year of no signal here in South Woodford - the station became visible again for a few days, but has broken up again, and sometimes totally blank. I live well within the M25.. They must be on the lowest possible power, or maybe the antenna is poor..

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Chris.SE
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7:41 PM

Alex Mckenna:

Living within the M25 is no guarantee that you will automatically get good TV reception. A lot depends on the local terrain. There are a number of Relay TV transmitters in some surrounding areas of London because of that.
That said, your locale should generally be within good coverage of the Crystal Palace transmitter, but local factors can affect that - trees, hills, scaffolding on your or other very near buildings, etc. etc.

You may indeed have a problem with your aerial installation, you may be suffering from interference. Has anything changed in or near your installation or equipment in about the last 12 months?

It would be a good idea to check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction, from your locale it should be pointing roughly at a bearing of 199 degrees, that's almost SSW, with the rods horizontal. Also check that your downlead looks undamaged and isn't flapping in the wind.

Check all you coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors, check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads can be a common problem, try swapping them. See what signal strengths (if any) and quality you are getting for the multiplexes shown in your TV's tuning section, this might indicate potential issues with your aerial or downlead.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just AN individual or several multiplexes.
Make sure that you don't have any HDMI leads close to poor quality (ie. not double screened) flyleads and aerial leads, as that can sometimes cause interference.

If you happened to try retuning when there was no or a badly pixellated signal, this often just clears the correct tuning and you can, dependent on weather conditions end up picking up weak signals from other transmitters which can deteriorate as the weather changes. It would be an idea to check in your TV's tuning section that you are tuned to the correct UHF channels for Crystal Palace. They are, in the following multiplex order -

BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6, COM7 (HD), Local.
For Crystal Palace - C23, C26, C30, C25, C22, C28, C55, C35 (C means channel)
If your set doesn't have an HD/T2 tuner, you can ignore the BBCB and COM7 multiplexes.
If you need to retune, unplug the aerial first and do a full automatic retune which should clear all existing (maybe incorrect) tuning. Then plug the aerial back and ideally do a manual tune for the UHF channels listed.

If you want to know which channels are carried on which multiplex (group of channels) see -
Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview
If you provide a full postcode, we can look at your predicted reception and offer further advice including the specific direction your aerial should be pointing. If you are still having problems please provide that and more detail about your aerial installation, any splitters, & etc.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021
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John Boyce
11:07 PM

Why can I not get London live in TN147QS area on freeview?I get an intermitent signal on a "cheap"tele but so called smart tele with internet connection on the same aerial will not pick it up.

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John Boyce's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
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StevensOnln1
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3:12 PM

John Boyce: The local mux (which carries London Live) is broadcast at a lower power level to the south in order to protect against causing interference to the Midhurst transmitter in Sussex which also uses the same frequency. The local mux is also broadcast at low power on the same frequency from Croydon in order to improve coverage in South London, however it looks like the signal is not predicted to be good at your postcode.

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Chris.SE
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5:19 PM

John Boyce:

Your postcode does put you in the general direction of the signal radiated from Croydon (also on C35 - it's an SFN iirc without checking) so you may be able to pick it up reliably IF you have a "suitable" aerial. I have encountered cases where for some strange reason C35 on some aerials (Group A especially very old ones) has reduced signal reception. Do you get COM7 signals from Crystal Palace? If so, you may have a Group T/Wideband aerial and some of them don't always have the best gain lower down the channels. Do you know what type of aerial you have and how old it is?

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Chris.SE
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5:30 PM

John Boyce:

Meant to also say that according to the Freeview predictor, reception does change depending on where you are in your postcode, some very top end numbers are better.
Also with your "smart" tele, make sure you don't have any HDMI leads close to aerial and flyleads especially if the aerial and flyleads aren't high quality double screened types. HDMI can cause interference, more so to C55 (COM7).

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