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Challenge is the home of contest. It offers cult shows, world famous quiz formats, innovative new game shows and superb TNA Impact Wrestling action. From original UK commissioned content to iconic classic shows from the past, there's something for everyone.

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Challenge   48 (90%) 152 146

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

Official site: See the link icon Challenge website.

From Wikipedia: The channel mostly transmits repeats of programmes acquired from UK terrestrial channel archives e.g. From its launch on 1 September 1993 to 2 February 1997, the channel aired shows from a mixture of genres, mainly sitcoms, game shows, dramas and entertainment. It was claimed that the channel produced more original series worldwide than any other cable or satellite network. - link icon read more about Challenge on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Challenge is on multiplex COM5 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

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

Thursday, 3 October 2013
3:17 PM

Hi, I'm staying in the Algarve. Up until Tuesday we could watch Challenge TV and Challenge TV +1. But as of yesterday we are only receiving the red 'no signal' image. Do you know of any reason why we should have only lost Challenge (all other freesat channels are working).

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Mal's 1 post IT flag
Sunday, 5 January 2014
c williams
12:48 PM

Thanks for a great channel, watched loads over Christmas. Two quiz shows I would like to see are: Tom Oconnors cross wits, and one that was hosted by Diddy David Hamilton using a computer keyboard, sorry cannot remember the name. Favourite program, Ninja Warrior. Many thanks.

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c williams's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 2 August 2014
8:25 PM

I have freesat and have been very pleased with it. But I can't pick up the Challenge channel which I watch on Sky and boring they it may seem to some we like to watch the old "Millionaire" programmes. My postcode is EX34 0PL if that makes any difference. I have a Hannspree TV and a Plaza DS100 Freesat HD Box.
Any ideas?

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RBunting's 1 post GB flag
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8:53 PM

RBunting: Challenge on Freesat is on EPG / LCN programme number 145, if this number is not seen on your listings then carry out a first time installation on your box, this procedure requiring you to enter your post code, the reason for being to enable you to view the news channels / services appropriate for your location.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 25 September 2014
9:29 PM

we love barrymore and strike it rich on challenge tv and only wish they would show my kind of people by barrymore one of the best shows on tv then i think a lot of show hosts were jealous of his success and all people concerned made sure he never made anymore

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mick's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 27 June 2015
10:58 AM

I have lost Challenge 145 on Freesat any ideas?

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Daniels's 1 post GB flag

3:46 PM

Daniels: The problem will most likely be resolved by carrying out another Freesat scan, as the device you are using possibly requires its EPG listings refreshed.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Saturday, 9 January 2016
adrian gardiner
8:23 AM

Hi, I was the winner of the first Endurance uk show and would love to either watch it again or possibly get a dvd of it to show my children.
Can you help please?
Adrian Gardiner

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adrian gardiner's 1 post GB flag

4:14 PM

adrian gardiner:

This website could not directly help but you might be better contacting the show's original broadcaster. Or perhaps trying…_UK, Endurance UK (Outro) - YouTube or perhaps There may be other website with suitable offerings.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
6:07 AM

adrian gardiner: Did you ever end up finding the footage?

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