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Regional content: BBC nations and regions TV network - 14 English regions plus Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - for regional news. See BBC nations and regions - overview map - interactive maps. . For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon BBC One page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC One website.

From Wikipedia: The channel's annual budget for 2011/12 is 1,166.6 million.3 Along with the BBC's other domestic television stations, and many European broadcasters and some in Asia, it is funded principally by the television licence fee, and therefore shows uninterrupted programming with no commercial advertising at any time. It is currently the most watched television channel in the United Kingdom, ahead of its traditional rival for ratings leadership, ITV1. This system used a vertically-scanned image of 30 lines just enough resolution for a close-up of one person, and with a bandwidth low enough to use existing radio transmitters. - link icon read more about BBC One on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Free channel of the day: BBC One

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How is the free channel paid for?

The £1,402m BBC One budget is funded by the £3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 39% of all BBC spending - that's about £1.11 per week per person.

Is the channel live, pre-recorded, new content or repeats?

BBC One has live presentation, and both national and regional are broadcast live. In addition the daily The One Show (7pm) is live, as are sporting events. All other programmes are pre-recorded and are almost always commissioned by the BBC and having their first showing.

What's the channel's unique selling point?

The channel is customized for viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as to a lesser extent in the English regions, and has the most extensive television regional news service in the UK.

The programme schedule highlights

Weekdays has national news from 6am-9am, 1pm, 6pm and 10pm and regional news at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. There's a daily soap, Doctors at 1:45pm, and EastEnders (Mon/Fri 8pm, Tue/Thurs 7:30pm) and Holby City (Wed 8pm).

The rest of the schedule is mixed, with factual (Mon 7:30pm, 8:30pm) and entertainment and factual/entertainment mix shows (such as Motorway Cops). Thursday night has politics from 10:35pm onwards, Friday night being entertainment only.

The bits to avoid

The morning schedule of Cash In The Attic, 11:30am and Bargain Hunt, 12:15pm are formalistic.

This channel carries a subtitles service for the deaf, hard of hearing and quiet environments.

Monday, 11 July 2016
Stuart Stanton
3:55 PM Nottingham

Channels 1 & 2 (BBC1 & BBC") are pixalating? 4 of my neighbors are having the same trouble. We live in Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1GR.
Is there any reason for this?

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Richard Cooper
4:25 PM Norwich

Stuart Stanton: Hi, Stuart. There are no reported problems at the Waltham on The Wolds tv transmitter today and so you and your neighbours shouldn't be experiencing any issues. Richard, Norwich. PS study this website in more detail next time, thus making a 'self-diagnosis possible. Brian has put lots and lots of information on this website to help you to solve your own issues before asking for help.

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Thursday, 18 August 2016
Angela Murphy
6:32 AM Manchester

Unable to access BBC channel on LG Freeview TV. All other channels are being received clearly. Tried manual retune and factory reset, but still no BBC!
Contacted LG to check if there was a problem with the TV and they advised that the signal may be affected due to work currently being carried out on winter hill transmitter.
I cannot find any details of work being done that may affect my TV. My post code is M20 3FX.

Can you advise what could be the problem?

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Richard Cooper
9:28 AM

Angela Murphy: Hi, Angela. It is possible that you have lost the group of BBC channels as a result of a deterioration in your aerial or aerial cabling, which is letting the other groups of channels through, but not the BBC ones. Ask a friend who owns a multimeter to carry out a 'continuity test' on the aerial cable to ensure that is allowing a conducting path throughout its length. Inspect the 'ends' of the fly-lead from the wall to the tv, to ensure that none of the braiding strands has frayed away with the possibility of a 'short' circuit between the inner and outer conductors. Check that the coaxial plugs and/or sockets used are well connected, with no' shorts' and that the screw threads are tight, but not over-tight. Finally, how old is your aerial? If it is ten years old or more, you should consider replacing it. TV aerials don't last forever and can be replaced with a new one for under ?30 for the aerial, although if you don't fit the new one yourself or get a friend to help, a contractor would obviously charge on top for labour and VAT. Hope the above info. might help, Richard, Norwich.

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Saturday, 15 April 2017
Helen francis
5:27 PM

I I live at Sp47jx and have no signal on freeview all day
Is there a problem and how long before reception is resumed
This problem is widespread in Amesbur yWilts

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