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Freeview removes com8 channels

As part of the long-term plans for Freeview, two temporary Freeview HD transmissions, were due to be removed yesterday. However due to the ongoing CV-19 working conditions, only com8 has stopped broadcasting. This means the loss of a Channel 4+1 HD, 4Seven HD, TJC HD and four +1 channels.

Some Freeview HD channels removed.    Photograph: Shutterstock
Some Freeview HD channels removed. Photograph: Shutterstock
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These channels could be received in about 77% of UK homes.    This means there are 15 channels left on com7.  According to reports com7 will now continue “for the foreseeable future”[1]

 

 

I have once-again aligned the data here on ukfree.tv with the official list of Freeview channels, at https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings

 

 

 

 

[1] https://www.cai.org.uk/index.php/contact/news/17-dtt-freeview-updates



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Thursday, 2 July 2020
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Philip Broomhead
6:39 AM
Nottingham

Hello.
I receive my Freeview from Waltham.
Looking at your updated details for March 2020 I was surprised not to see Channel 29 listed. I have got the full details to hand.

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Chris.SE
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1:10 PM

Philip Broomhead:

The site owner is aware that a number of pages are not up-to-date as he's been unable to keep up with all the 700MHz clearance changes. Occasionally some updates are being done.

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Chris.SE
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1:26 PM

Briantist:

Slight typo there Brian, CBeebies is on 206. You've listed the temporary interim simulcast on COM8 after the retune before COM8 closed.
Also Pick+1 on 92 has gone, it may be in the list and is on the EPG but not broadcasting, see https://www.freeview.co.uk/18-jun-2020-pick-plus-one-channel-change

Based on the information I've been given, COMs 7&8 were never due to close yesterday (your note at the top of the page) as there was no revised licence published agreeing that, as Arqiva wanted a later date. The only licences ever listed recently were a revised one last year in July which still had the 2026 end date
and the new one https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0034/197197/Mux-E-interim-licence-20200617.pdf

The COM8 closure was a commercial decision https://ukfree.tv/extras/inreplyto/922572 and contains the statement I was given.

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