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The new Freeview prediction system - includes Freeview HD

Now with any date choice, FIVE different views, faster interactivity, aerial group filtering and better layout.

Now with any date choice, FIVE different views, faster interact
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The new Freeview prediction system - beta - is here. Finally!

If you visit Freeview reception - UK Free prediction you now get a much more detailed page to help you with any reception issues.

As before you can see this page with a postcode, the system will shortly also allow the input of national grid references, or latitude/longitude references.

Firstly, you can get a prediction for any number of dates by selecting the appropriate tab at the top.

Five different views

There are five different views

  • By direction: this will show the various directions your aerial might point and the services you can receive from the transmitters in that direction.
  • Received signal strength: this shows the information ordered by signal strength, to help you find the strongest signals.
  • By frequency: this lists broadcast frequencies from C21 to C68, showing the services on each. This view can be used to find potential interference or to help with digital region overlap areas.
  • Service names: this lists the services that you can receive, each ordered by the strongest signal.
  • Transmitter names: and finally an alphabetical list of the transmitters with the services listed by broadcast frequency.

Aerial group choice

When you first visit the page you will see the services received by a "wideband" aerial, now you can also select the other aerial groups to see how that will effect reception.


For the moment it is not possible to resolve postcodes in Northern Ireland (BT) or the Isle of Man. Apologies for that.

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Friday, 6 May 2011
Sarah Kerr
10:56 PM

We are not receiving any BBC digital programmes on a regular basis. We just get a message saying no signal. On the rare occasions that it comes back it is very fractured. This happened over Easter, last weekend and several days this week. Then it works again! We have missed many programmes that we really wanted to see, and have been able to watch some on i-player later -but that is not really the point. This only affects BBC tv and digital radio.

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Saturday, 7 May 2011

7:08 AM

Sarah Kerr: If your aerial is set on Huntshaw Cross (rods horizontal) MuxBBCA is on C62-. Check that your receiver is tuning to this frequency rather than weaker alternatives earlier in the scan. Make sure that you do not have a Sky box or games console with the RF output set around C61/C63. Also check that all cables and connectors are in good order.

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Monday, 9 May 2011
Danni Luo
7:31 PM

i living in southampton SO14 3GU, my freeview tv cannot find ITV1/2/3 and channel 4. what other channels work fine. I tried several times already.

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John Lees
7:40 PM

I'm on Ridge Hill transmitter, line if sight on a clear day. I can now only get ITV West on Channel 3 by reloading all the programmes every time, or by leaving the Philips DTR 210/05 box constantly on. If I switch it off,Channel 3 has disappeared!
One of my two new Dion boxes from Tesco kept ITV West for a while but today it's back to ITV Midlands on Channel 3 ! The other new one gives only Midlands ITV on Channel 3, not ITV West at all. What on earth is going on? It is extremely frustrating - as is the fact that we here in Cheltenham are denied BBC's Points West and have to suffer the Midlands news !
I am really despairing at these changes!!

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

5:33 PM

Danni Luo: You should have no problems with reception at that address, please can you see the Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice page?

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

7:25 PM

John Lees: The Ridge Hill transmitter provides two version of Multiplex D3+4, one for the ITV West region on C29 and one for Central on C25.

The BBC do not provide two services.

Your box will put one version of ITV1 on the 3 position and the other on 803, or something in the 800-899 range.

Different boxes will do different things, some will put the stronger signal on 3 and the weaker on 803, and other will put the one on the lowest frequency on 3 and the higher one on 803.

If you want to choose your BBC region, you will need to point your aerial at another transmitter, or use Freesat where you can watch all BBC region services - see Which BBC regions are on satellite? | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Saturday, 14 May 2011
A Rowe
10:40 PM

I live on the Shropshire/Powys border, between Welshpool and Newtown, and up till a few days ago, was able to receive most channels with a Freeview box. However, for several days now, I've no longer been able to get ITV, ITV 2, Channel 5, ITV2, Channel 4, Channel 4+1 etc. In fact, all I can get is BBC channels. Please could you advise?

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Sunday, 15 May 2011
A Rowe
8:42 AM

Sorry, ignore the above - just realised, I needed to re-tune once more: all's well now. (The power of sleep!)

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Monday, 16 May 2011
john milne
3:06 PM

I live in postcode area AB43 6SS
Ive retuned my reciever many times and Im getting less channels every there are only 18 channels.

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5:12 PM

john milne: You are only expected to get the Freeview Light channels from Durris. Even after the "power up" on 15th June 2011, you are not expected to receive the other channels with any degree of reliability.

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