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The best of British film-making, US independents, Hollywood blockbusters, guilty pleasures, foreign films and cult cinema. Great films you know, great films you don't.

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Film4 live_tv   14   300

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info Film4 page.

Official site: See the www.film4.com link icon Film4 website.

From Wikipedia: edit Programming Film4 did not originally focus on broadcasting blockbusters, but nowadays broadcasts many mainstream Hollywood movies. The channel frequently has themed nights or seasons in which a number of films centred around one genre, director or actor are shown. As Channel 4 also owns a film production company, Film4 Productions, it shows many of its in-house productions. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about Film4 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Film4 is on multiplex PSB2 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .


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

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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Howard Parkinson
10:21 AM

Just installed new (2019) Panasonic led TV purchased in France. It has a satellite tuner. Completed a scan of the Astra 2 (28.2E) satellite. Brings up all channels except Channel 4 and Film 4, as far as I can see. Done a manual scan for the specific frequencies, still refuses to bring up Film 4 or Channel 4. Signal strength and quality are at 100%. Baffled?

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Howard Parkinson's 1 post FR
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
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Geoffrey Date
10:02 AM

Can I pause a film or fast forward a film when watching film 4 iplayer?

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Geoffrey Date's 1 post GB
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StevensOnln1
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10:30 AM

Geoffrey Date: I'm assuming you mean the All 4 catchup service, which has on demand programming from Channel 4's various channels (iPlayer is the BBC's catchup service). I've never watched any films on All 4, however you can certainly pause and fast forward/rewind on all their other programmes so I would expect that to be available on films too.

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Monday, 23 November 2020
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Bob Parker
7:56 PM

As from 22/11/2020 I cannot get a picture on Film4 - screen is black but sound is perfect. Film4+1 works perfectly. I am tuned into the Craigkelly transmitter in Fife and all other channels appear to be working perfectly. I have tried re-tuning (both manually and auto) to no avail. Any suggestions please

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Chris.SE
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10:58 PM

Bob Parker:

The Craigkelly transmitter is currently listed for Planned Engineering (with Possible weak signal at times).
It's quite probable that this has a bearing on your issue, a technical problem related to it may even be the reason for the maintenance.
The Film4+1 channel is on a different multiplex. See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings for which channels are on which multiplex, the UHF multiplex channels at Craigkelly in the order PSB1-3, COMs4-7, Local are -
C27, C24, C21, C29, C31, C37, C55, C32 (C meaning UHF channel).

I would think the picture would return without any further retune, but you could always try a manual retune for the D3&4 (PSB2) multiplex on C24 if you like.

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