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Channel 4 HD will replace S4C HD in Wales on Freeview HD on 1 December 2012

As S4C HD is being closed to save money, Channel 4 HD will be broadcast in the province from the start of December

As S4C HD is being closed to save money, Channel 4 HD will be b
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Today Ofcom have agreed to the replacement of the S4C Clirlun HD service with Channel 4 HD.

This is because the budget of S4C has been cut, and will be under future pressure as the service is to be funded by the BBC.

From the start of December, Channel 4 HD will be broadcast on Freeview HD in Wales for the first time.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012
10:47 PM

Good news! At last the majority of viewers in Wales are being catered for instead of a tiny minority. I dread to think how much the S4C service cost per viewer.

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Martin's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
4:10 PM

Whilst Martin is correct and I will also welcome C4 HD to Wales, surely there are more than enough English language channels available to prevent criticism of the only Welsh language service available?

Before you ask, I'm not a Welsh speaker nor a regular S4C viewer but I do live in a free country, part of which speaks their National language of Welsh.

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Paul's 4 posts GB
Nicholas Willmott
5:18 PM

They will still have S4C standard definition all over Wales.

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Nicholas Willmott's 80 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Friday, 16 November 2012
Marc Lipsedge
7:59 PM

i want to watch the rugby on S4C please can you tell me what channel it is on on FREEVIEW thanks

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Marc Lipsedge's 1 post GB
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Tom Halsall
9:47 PM Stockport

I live at SK12 1HY in Stockport area and I keep losing Channel 4 to a Welsh programme. I can get Channel 4 by keying in 8 instead of 4. Sometimes I can get no response from keying in either4 or 8. Retuning sometimes does not work. What should I be doing.Do I need a new set?

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Tom Halsall's 1 post GB
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Dave Lindsay
10:01 PM

Tom Halsall: Evidently your TV is tuning to one of the transmitters in Wales, probably Moel y Parc. From the Welsh transmitters S4C uses logical channel number (LCN) 4 and Channel 4 is on LCN 8.

The signal strength screen should help you identify what you are picking up.

For Winter Hill ITV1, C4, C5 etc are on C59 whilst Moel y Parc is on C39 (if it gives frequencies in MHz, these are 778MHz and 618MHz respectively).

Running the automatic tuning scan with the aerial unplugged and then plugging in around 55% should avoid Moel y Parc whilst being connected for Winter Hill.

If the set retunes itself when unattended, then this may or may not be an issue. If it turns out to be, then look to see if there is a setting that can be disabled, something along the lines of automatic update or add new channels automatically.

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