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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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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon Film4 page.

Official site: See the 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. - link icon read more about Film4 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Film4 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.

Saturday, 21 April 2012
Helen Russell
7:10 PM

All of a sudden film4 has disappeared. Running on freeview Sudbury transmitter. All tv's running off the same ariel. Sony bravia and humax no longer show film4 (no channel 15) after trying full rescan and individual scan (63). Upstairs Sony bravia running off same ariel appears unaffected showing film4. Seems too much of a coincidence that this is not connected to the latest digital switch though it should not have impacted our area post code CO5

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Peter Bowler
6:06 PM

Film 4 and ITV4 have disappeared since the re-tuning exercise on April 18th. Received digital channels via FreeView perfectly well before April 18th with a year-old digibox. Now most of the good channels have disappeared despite re-tuning daily.
How much taxpayers money has this all cost?

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Percy Verance
9:01 PM

Our postal code is DA17 5PD and we, too, have lost channels 12 (history) & 15 (film) - our two favourites. So much for the wonders of digital! Will these problems EVER be rectified? Not a rhetorical question, nor unreasonable! Just my observations but we are sending spacecraft beyond the outer reaches of space as we know it, whilst down here countries are invaded with hostility, children are dying of diarrhoea and TV channels disappear. I dont want to know why, I want someone I can trust to say, Leave it with me and Ill make sure it never happens again. Will the worlds ignorant and overpaid powers that be, please get their acts together! Or give me the job.

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Dave Lindsay

9:10 PM

Percy Verance: Short answer: "Probably not"

Long answer: As the problem is likely to be within your own system, then it is your responsibility and therefore if you do not wish to do anything to try and solve the problem then the likely answer to your question is that the problem will not be fixed.

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Percy Verance
10:37 PM

Hello Dave. Thank you for your prompt reply. Apologies for being cynical but... that's the extent of digital TV, is it? DIY! I was nurtured on ink wells, mental arithmetic and The BBC Light Programme. Please tell me how to overcome my TV channel problems and retrieve our favourites in a way that this pensioner can understand and I will do my best. My parents and I await in anticipation and we thank you :-)

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Percy Verance
11:24 PM

Stop Press! I have received an email from UK Free TV saying that I will need to perform a 'first time' retune when we get up for breakfast tomorrow morning (25/04/12). Brillo and thank you. I will do my best. I and my octogenarian and nonagenarian parents eagerly anticipate the return of our favourite channels. Someone out there speaks and behaves human being for which we are grateful. We hope that all our Christmas Eves have come at once. We will keep you posted.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Dave Lindsay

1:03 AM

Percy Verange: Let us know how it goes.

Cynical is OK. I was taking you at your word; that you didn't wish to know what the problem was.

Clearly if you wish to fix it, then you will have gathered some degree of knowledge of what the problem was having carried out rectification.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Thursday, 26 April 2012
11:18 PM

my free view channels are dissapered i tried twice but didnt get anything plz tell me ho i can fix. thanx

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Sunday, 29 April 2012
stewart forbes
1:05 PM

why cant i recieve film 4 new freeview tv installed and tuned in 4 times

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2:13 PM

stewart forbes: Its not really possible for anyone to answer a reception query without knowledge of where a person is located, (pref: post code or one from nearby) as the signal level expected from whatever transmitter cannot be assessed without this info.

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