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UKTV's Drama to be on Freeview 20

Drama, which starts on 8 July 2013, will be on Freeview channel 20.

Drama, which starts on 8 July 2013, will be on Freeview channel
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Drama, the new channel from UKTV (see New channel coming to Freeview - Drama from 8 July) will cause a few number changes for Freeview homes.

If you use Top Up TV, you will find that Home will move to channel 54, and GOLD will shift up six places to 26.

This means there will be room for the new Drama channel at number 20 (contrary to expectations that it would displace Dave Ja Vu at 25).

UKTV's other channels Dave at 12, Really at 17 and Yesterday at 19 do not change.

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Monday, 24 June 2013
Nicholas Willmott

10:59 PM

What, if anything, is happening to Really, which I think is at LCN 20 or thereabouts?

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Charles Stuart

11:26 PM

Really is Channel 17.

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Saturday, 29 June 2013

8:56 PM

What chanel will this be on for Sky?

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Ian's 497 posts GB flag
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Wednesday, 3 July 2013
12:25 PM

Presumably this will NOT be on Freeview Lite

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Andy's 9 posts GB flag

12:39 PM

Andy: Of course not, UKTV has no public service obligation unlike BBC/ITV/C4/C5.

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Michael's 358 posts GB flag
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3:53 PM

Winter Hill Transmitter region.
I am in the OL7 post code area and have a severe signal variation (poor-zero) on Pick, Dave, Sky News etc. with some complete loss of signal.

Also less severe signal variation (normal-zero) and program disruption on BBC 1-4 BBC News and Parliament etc.

ITV = NORMAL service with very slight signal variation.

Completed a factory reset with no changes to the problem.

But the frequency areas are close together:
Sky News etc at 698.0MHz (Worst reception)
BBC 1-4 etc at 706.0MHz (still problems)

Is it likely that there is interference, over the frequency range, covering the chanels I'm having problems with?

Kind regards

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Andrew's 1 post GB flag

6:02 PM

Ian: On Sky, the channel usually keeps the same slot, but Channel 534 is in the "documentary" section, and this is "entertainment".

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Thursday, 4 July 2013

4:37 PM

drama channel on channel 20 retune required

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sharealam's 226 posts EU flag
Saturday, 13 July 2013
6:32 PM

We have 3 TVs in our house. I retuned them to pick up the new channel Drama, which appeared on channel 20. 2 of the tvs retain Drama when powered off, the 3rd does not, channel 20 returns to whatever was there before I retuned it. Any ideas folks?

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Chris's 1 post GB flag

7:16 PM

Chris: Dependant on the model of TV you are referring to it might be the case that its tuners memory capacity has been exceeded whereby its unable to retain the channel when the set is powered off, therefore I would advise you to first of all carry out a "factory reset" then follow this by carrying out another auto tune.

By the way a factory reset is also known as "default setting" or "first time installation".

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