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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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Try the new UK Free TV Freeview reception - prediction system now.

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Sunday, 29 May 2011
Jan Smith
6:29 PM

why did i lose dozens of channels overnight on May 27-28th Postcode GL11

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Monday, 30 May 2011
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Julia Burnham
4:04 PM

my freeview equipment, 2yrs old, suddenly stopped working this week, postcode CT148EA. I retuned several times but it would not stay on station, and has now stopped altogether. Any ideas why please?

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011
John Taylor
7:35 PM

I have just updated my digital TV with the latest required on-line updates. In doing so I determined that I have a poor signal strength. I have installed new aerial and booster some 3 years ago to get ahead of the switchover. I now see that my signal strength is planned to be only 50% of the current analogue and remain as poor. Is this a common issue or am I unlucky and will have to suufer after switchover with a 50% less capability(degradation) for the same licence fee
John Taylor

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Thursday, 2 June 2011

8:15 AM

John Taylor: You will receive 100% of the Freeview and Freeview HD services today. I suspect you don't have the required rooftop aerial.

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Friday, 3 June 2011
J Duke
7:30 PM

I live at YO42 1NN, east of York. For about 10 days my reception on a lot of channels has been very poor - as bad as no sound 95% of the time. This happened quite suddenly. I just did a new channel search and now my channel list misses out all the ITV and C4 stations - to about 1/4 of what I could see. My wife will definitely hassle me for this. My Aerial points at Emley Moor, after all I do live in Yorkshire. Can anyone please tell me what is going on? I have heard nothing. My TV is a good one, a recent Panasonic, so I don't think it's to do with that. I am very annoyed about this. City dwellers get sorted out as fast as a click of the finger, but stray from a city and you might as well not exist.

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Saturday, 4 June 2011
4:28 PM

IN Oakham,
Over last few days worse and wosre reception - no w no racing,no tennis - just keeps breaking up - recanned ( using factory installation) and hey, now have only got BBC channels!
So have lost coverage AND can't even watch like the olden days tele's - why don't we all go back to rabbit ears if TV is going to9 become so appaulingly unreliable

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Sunday, 5 June 2011
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