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CBS Drama is the home of modern drama classics. A destination showcasing irresistible primetime series and world renowned soaps. From shows that defined the genre to those that you'll be talking about in years to come, CBS Drama is a celebration of dramatic stories. We love colourful characters, compelling cliff-hangers, love stories, break-ups and happy endings. CBS Drama will make you laugh, or even shed a tear.

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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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TRUE CRIME XTRA   68 (90%) 147 134

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon TRUE CRIME XTRA page.

Official site: See the link icon TRUE CRIME XTRA website.

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Freeview multiplex: TRUE CRIME XTRA is on multiplex COM4 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Mark Braine
4:31 PM

hi when is cbs drama coming to freeview?

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Mark Braine's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 6 June 2015
5:20 PM

Just lost CBS drama from talk talk. Dallas is on tomorrow so I am mortified. I only have a tablet which does not even get demand5. PLEASE HELP SOMEBODY. THANKS. KAY

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Kay's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 28 April 2016
R Perry
7:41 PM

Why can't I get CBS drama on freeview channels 71 or 74 ?

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R Perry's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 29 April 2016
12:33 PM

I retuned my tv. Cbs drama is now on 792 and should be on 71. Anyway is not showing . I am on ch 792 and it keeps says retune to 71 which i have several time and nothing is showing. Can you please help?

Please call me on : 07908 806748


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Ann's 1 post GB flag
3:12 PM

It seems you now need Freeview HD to watch Drama. In a statement issued by the channel, CBS Drama will be changing frequency and will only be available to viewers with a DVB-T2 tuner - i.e. a device that supports Freeview HD, YouView or Freeview Play. The old version of CBS Drama is moving to 792 and will be removed shortly. Source
New channel number and frequency for CBS Drama on Freeview - a516digital

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Sharon Godber
11:23 PM

I retuned my freeview tv now I can't watch cbs drama it's saying I need hd equitment to carry on watching this channel also it's not on 71 it's on channel 792 I tried retuning again but still the same any help please

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Sharon Godber's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 30 April 2016

11:21 AM

Ann: CBS drama is now transmitted on the COM7 multiplex. You will need to be within range of a COM7 transmitter and use a tuner that supports DVB-T2 (Freeview HD) if you wish to continue viewing this channel on Freeview channel 71. Broadcasters view the COM 7 multiplex as being more cost effective than the original COM muxes which serve slightly more viewers at considerably greater cost.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
4:11 PM

R Perry: aww i am so gutted that i can no longer get the cbs drama channel.though i do get the other cbs ones,,my tv is HD ready,and i do not understand what a DVB-T2 it something i have to buy to attach to tv,if so is it dear? .i have also tried retuning several times.

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linda's 1 post GB flag

8:21 PM

linda: HD ready TV's are only fitted with DVB-T (SD) tuners, the term "HD ready" simply meaning that the viewing panel (screen) fitted into the TV is capable of displaying HD images and "not" that it can actually receive HD (DVB-T2) transmissions, said images having to be from an external input source such as a Freeview HD box coupled into the TV via an HDMI lead, a small reliable device ideal for this purpose being a Manhattan Plaza HD-T2 Freeview HD receiver at around 43.00 or so from various retailer.

By the way, you should note that said by KMJ,Derby in the posting immediately preceding your own, insomuch that you have to reside in an area where COM7 transmissions can be received, advice on this only possible if your location is known, i.e: a post code or one from somewhere nearby such as a shop / Post office.

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