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Channel One to close, Challenge to come to Freeview

Changes to Freeview after Sky buys VTV channels

Changes to Freeview after Sky buys VTV channels
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Sky is closing one pay and one free channel from the portfolio it bought from Virgin TV, because they match channels already provided by Sky.

Bravo and Channel One (which was Virgin 1 and before that FTN) will close.

This means that the Channel One slot on Freeview will be replaced with the quiz show channel Challenge.

Challenge is now in the Freeview guide on 46. If you can't see it yet, please follow these instructions on your set-top box or Freeview TV: My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong -

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Sunday, 10 July 2011
6:25 PM

Hi can you help my mother loves challenge tv she is 87 and can only receive if in the day time. Come 6.00pm a message comes up to say no more coverage until next morning. What is the reason for that. She lives in Pembrokeshire, West Wales

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Val's 2 posts GB flag
Sunday, 17 July 2011

6:29 PM

Val: In Wales Challenge timeshares with ITV2+1, and is only broadcast during the daytime.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

6:30 PM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: Thanks for the info about TNG.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Saturday, 30 July 2011
4:37 PM

any way i can get challenge tv after 6pm in south wales at all

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karl's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 2 August 2011

7:41 AM

karl: Yes, you can pay Sky or Virgin for a subscription to watch the channel on satellite/cable.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
5:51 PM

since the channel moves last week I keep losing sky news and relevant channels in the section 59,have retuned auto and manual,have had aerials checked out so no problems all other channels are ok lovely picture, live in south east kent,any ideas please

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mavis's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

6:07 PM

mavis: I gather you are receiving from Dover transmitter as it broadcasts Sky News on C59.

C59 is the highest channel used by Dover and is therefore picked up last when the TV carries out its scan. What is probably happening is that your TV is storing signals from other transmitters before it gets to Dover (which uses the higher channels) and that these other signals are filling the memory and leaving it without memory to remember C59.

Dover's lowest channel is 48 and the automatic tuning scan runs channels 21 to 69, so have the aerial lead unplugged for the first 50% so as to avoid finding some signals that are lower down (and occupying the memory).

If it gives UHF channels as it scans, plug in about C45.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Friday, 27 January 2017
1:07 PM

Will channell 87 keep iy country be returning to freeview

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JOHN DALY's 1 post GB flag

2:18 PM

JOHN DALY: Keep It Country are apparently off air while they change service providers (this is very unusual as such changes would normally take place behind the scenes with only a few seconds of interruption) and will apparently be back on air by 1st February, possibly earlier. See the article linked below for further info.

Keep It Country off-air during service provider change - a516digital

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StevensOnln1's 3,647 posts GB flag
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