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Two new Freeview channels - almost everywhere

A nice match between the BBC and Arqiva will provide two full time Freeview channels.

A nice match between the BBC and Arqiva will provide two full t
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If you are using, or will use a Public Service (small relay) transmitter, please look away now.

For everyone else, the removal of the BBC News Interactive and one Interactive channel has an upside.

The BBC is selling the capacity used by these services to provide two more slots to the commercial market. This means two more channels in areas that have not switched over yet.

At the same time, Arqiva is adding two more full-time video streams (TV channels) over Multiplexes ARQA and ARQB, for those regions that HAVE switched over.

This means, in effect, that as soon as next month there could be two new full-time channels on Freeview.

No doubt it will be ITV3+1 or More4+1+1, but we can hope. Perhaps Yesterday will expand again?

(The most watched non-premium, non-Sky, non-plus-one channels are 0.6%: Living TV; 0.4%: Comedy Central, G.O.L.D., Hallmark, Sci-Fi Channel, Watch; 0.3%: Alibi, Nick Jr, Nicktoons; 0.2%: Boomerang, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Challenge TV, FX, Good Food, Nickelodeon.).

Which two channels would YOU like on Freeview next month?

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Tony Mchendry
3:38 PM

Alibi would I think be a very popular choice.

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Tony Mchendry's 1 post GB
Sunday, 22 May 2016
7:22 AM

Alibi is watched most days and nights in my home, it is the only reason that we pay for Sky

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Jim's 1 post GB
Sunday, 24 July 2016
Sue Barr
9:43 PM

Please can we have Alibi all the time? It's the only channel I miss from Sky.

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Sue Barr's 1 post GB
Chris Welton
11:45 PM

I would like to know how I can access Alibi. At the moment I have Freeview and Freesat and
unlimited broadband on a Sony Bravia TV.

Thank you for any suggestions.

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Chris Welton's 6 posts GB
Monday, 25 July 2016
1:54 PM

Chris Welton: Alibi is not available on Freeview or Freesat. It is available as part of a Sky or Virgin Media subscription or via online services such as TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free and others.

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StevensOnln1's 253 posts Silver Silver GB
Monday, 22 August 2016
Bob Loader
9:30 AM

Since the latest Windows 10 upgrade, my BT Home Page only partially appears. I reinstalled Win 10 & the page worked fine until this upgrade was reinstalled & then the problem re-occurred. I use Edge as the browser & BT as my broadband provider.
Have you any ideas why this happens please?

I am able to get to my emails via Google easily.

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Bob Loader's 35 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Richard Cooper
9:52 AM

Bob Loader: Hi, Bob. Have you tried 'Settings'>Display and 'Settings'> Personalisation'? I've had issues with the Google Search Page Display since Olympics started and Google was putting 'Google Doodles' on this page. No issues until I installed the Anniversary Update. By the way, I use Mozilla Firefox as my default browser and have done for several years. You could download it for free and give it a try. Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 440 posts Gold Gold GB
Bob Loader
9:59 AM

Richard Cooper: Thanks Richard, I will try it.

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Bob Loader's 35 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
R. Mays
3:42 PM

Alibi would be agreat addition on Freeview. Can you get it on BT Tv please?

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R. Mays's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
1:15 PM

R. Mays:

It would be best to ask BT TV that question.

This website is not connected with any broadcaster so does not determine what services are available on any transmitter.

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MikeP's 1,145 posts Gold Gold GB
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