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BBC News is Britain's most watched news channel, providing live coverage and analysis of the most important breaking and developing stories - both within the UK and from around the World.

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How to Watch: BBC News HD

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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon BBC News HD page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC News HD website.

From Wikipedia: - link icon read more about BBC News HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

About BBC News HD

Free channel of the day: BBC News Channel

BBC News Channel, Freeview 80, Freesat 200, Sky 503 and watch online

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How is the free channel paid for?

The £61.1m BBC News channel budget is funded by the £3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 1.7% of all BBC spending.

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

The BBC News channels is a live broadcast, with some pre-recorded shows in the weekend schedule, which are pre-empted when there is serious breaking news.

What's the channel's unique selling point?

The most popular television news channel in the UK from the most respected and trusted news broadcaster.

The programme schedule

Shares with BBC One for Breakfast (6am-8:30am) another main daily bulletins (1pm, 6pm, 10pm). The rest of the daytime schedule is a combination of rolling news (back-to-back bulletins) and breaking news (live events), with mainly rolling news overnight.

The bits to avoid

As a single UK-wide channel, there is no TV regional news service, but a text round-up can be found by pressing the Red Button.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

4:06 PM

Mike: Sorry, but my budget barely stretches to a basic radio, so high end hifi is more of a distant dream than reality! I'm on serveral forums, but none for hi end hifi.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag

4:13 PM

Mike: OK - I checked the postcode against digital UK - Coverage Checker - Detailed View - your 36km away, with indications of excellent signal on all mux's - so checking that signal stength check sounds like a good idea.
If you search for 'too much of a good thing' on the website, you can what the problem might be - if the signal is too high, in effect the tuner goes deaf, hence the breakup, etc. Worth looking at the other muxes as well, it could be that the others are close to the limit, but HD channels tend to get hit first.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag

4:30 PM

MikeB: there isn't too much signal in formby, I was working around the corner the other day and com 7 was about 20dbuv down on the other multiplexes what I was getting was channel 31-45dbuv, channel 49-65 dbuv, channel 50-67 dbuv, channel 55-63 dbuv, channel 56-55 dbuv, channel 58-64 dbuv and last 50-66 dbuv. This was with a wideband aerial so with a grouped aerial it would be worse a faulty coax and you would be lucky to get com 7.

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Mazbar's 384 posts GB flag

6:08 PM

Mazbar: Thanks for that. It shows that there is no 'one solution' - you just have to narrow it down to what it might be!

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Thursday, 21 January 2016
12:05 AM

Thanks to you MikeB / Mazbar for taking the time. I've just found out the 'booster facility has been activated on my LG tv ! Maybe this explains some signal overload? However I'll check my coaxial cable and see if any water has crept in.

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Monday, 18 July 2016
Nigel Ian Archer
6:27 PM

I stay in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, my neighbour receives several more freeview channels than me. With doing some research, I found that all the missing channels are on the multiplex com 7. My aerial is pointing in the opposite direction (180 degrees). Does my aerial need changing direction to pick up the missing channels.
I am not sure of what transmitter I'm pick my signal up from.

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Nigel's: mapN's Freeview map terrainN's terrain plot wavesN's frequency data N's Freeview Detailed Coverage

7:22 PM

Nigel Ian Archer: Do you receive any HD channels on numbers 101-105? The Digital UK Trade link under your post shows that there are several possible transmitters which should be receivable at your postcode. It also shows the compass bearing of each transmitter from you, so you should be able to work out from that which transmitters you and your neighbour are each using.

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StevensOnln1's 3,638 posts GB flag
Monday, 2 April 2018
7:08 PM

Is BBC News HD still broadcasting? Its dropped off my freeview box in Sidcup, using a communal aerial for my flat. Also lost London Live (ex channel 9 I think). Went to parents, also in Sidcup, they have a house with a large external aerial, and they don't have also have nether channel anymore, they also lost 96, Forces TV (I never was able to pick that up in my flat anyway)

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Trevor's 1 post GB flag

10:59 PM

Trevor: BBC News HD is on the COM7 multiplex which changed frequency at Crystal Palace on 21st March and is now found on UHF channel 55. If you cannot restore your missing channels by retuning you need to get in touch with whoever is responsible for maintenance as the communal aerial system may need adjusting, or the aerial itself may need replacing if it isn't a wideband type.

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Thursday, 5 April 2018
Dave W
12:46 PM

There must be engineering work being done on COM7 UHF channel 55 at Crystal Palace right now, because for the past two days I can't receive it in Epsom. COM8 UHF channel 56 is OK.

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