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All five public service channels now free to air!

It nice to see that all five of the designated public service broadcasting channels can now be viewed throughout the UK on Freeview, Freesat and Sky.

Channel 5 HD beings completes the high definition public service list.  Photograph: Shutterstock
Channel 5 HD beings completes the high definition public service list. Photograph: Shutterstock
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Here is how the HD line up looks on Freesat now.

If you can’t see the above list you need to power off and on again (on Freesat HD and Sky HD) or do a retune (Freeview HD)

Until recently you needed a Sky subscription package to be able to watch Channel 5 in high definition, the channels strangely  missing out on being free-to-air back in December 2011 [1] having being granted a license by Ofcom the month before [2]

The current list of free to air HD channels is list here -

You might need to check your Series Links on Freesat – due to the removal of Channel 5 standard defiition from the  channel guide, my personal  Freesat Freetime box needed my Channel 5 schedule recodings doing again. 





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Wednesday, 5 October 2016
7:47 AM

syno: "Any comments? "

Yes - fix your equipment!

You have specified three main stations with hundreds of thousands of viewers, total equipment redundency at the transmitters and monitored 24/7 by the transmission engineers. You have also stated that you are in a poor signal location anyway.

Losing just one multiplex is indicative of a failing antenna system. Have your aerial system checked by a competent installer

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MB's 12 posts GB
10:11 AM

Syno: You say your in a bad area for reception - put your postcode into the site, and we can see from your location if this is actually the case or not.

MB is correct - if a mux has vanished, its most likely to be a problem with the system in a home, not the transmitter.

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MikeB's 1,899 posts Gold Gold GB
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