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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]



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Friday, 12 May 2023
Chris Perkins
4:08 PM

Chris Perkins: Chris
Many thanks for your comprehensive reply. Today we have had no interrupts so you may well be correct in as much as this may well be weather related. That said, I'll check out the channels as you suggest and get back to you if necessary. Thanks again for your help

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10:05 PM

Chris Perkins:

Hi. Your location with your last post actually gives a slightly improved prediction for Hannington's 6 multiplexes and including the Basingstoke Local multiplex on C32 (albeit that one is a poor prediction).

Now one thing I had intended to mention (but I had a browser hiccup and it then got forgotten), that's potential mobile phone mast interference. You are surrounded by a number of them! But more importantly, there is one not quite on the line-of-sight to Hannington but possibly within the beamwidth of your aerial and it's close by, at around 0.2km !!

You should have received a postcard from Restore TV UK although there's a number of known instances where people have not been sent them. If you haven't had one (you should have) it may be that the cell has not been upgraded (yet) to use 700MHz the band that was cleared of TV recently and sold to mobile phone operators. Whilst the data I'm looking at isn't up-to-date , it's an EE cell (which may now be shared with others) and they are most certainly likely to upgrade in due course as they bought a chunk of 700MHz.
See Contact Us and ring them on 0808-1313-800 a free call.
Tell them you are suffering interference with picture break up being frequent (I wouldn't mention it's only recent or intermittent). Ask them to send you a free filter. That filter should go between your aerial and any amplifier/splitter distribution system.
if you happen to have a masthead amplifier, they can arrange a free engineer visit to fit an external weather proof one.

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