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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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E4 live_tv   13   122

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon E4 page.

Official site: See the link icon E4 website.

From Wikipedia: From its launch until the closure of ITV Digital it was available as a bonus subscription channel. It became part of the Top Up TV subscription scheme until 27 May 2005, when the channel became available on Freeview, with the potential to increase advertising revenue by attracting a larger audience. E4 was also available as part of the basic Sky satellite subscription channel package, due to a long term contract with BSkyB it only became free-to-air in 2008. - link icon read more about E4 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: E4 is on multiplex PSB2 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

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

Monday, 21 March 2011
7:02 PM

I am unable to watch e4 on freeview but i can watch e4 plus 1 !!

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sarah's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
8:31 PM

I noticed that during the week E4 are repeating desperate housewives. I missed episode 23/23. When will this episode be repeated

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David's 1 post EU flag
Thursday, 14 June 2012
11:03 PM

I have tuned my freeview tv, but the only channels i get are some bbc channels. How do i get all of the entertainment channels , like e4, Dave, film4 and so on?
Thank you for the help.

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Melody's 1 post GB flag

11:40 PM

Melody: Its quite impossible for anyone to assist unless you provide your location, this in the form of a post code or one from nearby (a shop / pub etc) as the signal levels expected in your area cannot be assessed without this info, plus you may even reside in a Freeview "light" area where only PSB services are broadcast. (PSB being BBC / ITV1 / HD)

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Saturday, 14 June 2014
Ian Giddeings
3:31 PM

I suffered interference on all channels which weren't BBC (e.g. ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 etc.). A retune has now meant that I've lost all those channels. I live in Hastings Old Town.

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Ian Giddeings's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 28 May 2020
nigel jay
4:45 PM

Why do you continue to use the word FREE?
In the UK you have to have a BBC TV License to watch tv on any channel from anywhere in the world. So not FREE as the Licence costs over 150. per year. Surely you are aware of this? Please correct this as what you are saying is not true.
May i suggest you rename yourselves UK FREETV ( Except for the TV License fee)

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nigel jay's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 29 May 2020

12:07 AM

nigel jay:

This isn't the Freeview website! It's an independent help site for people with reception and technical problems.
In any case, your point is probably best addressed to your MP ;)

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Chris.SE's 4,182 posts GB flag

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