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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.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013
8:54 PM

hello again i,ve done everything first time install retune delete retune unplugged Ariel factory reset another first time install but still no film4 i,ve made contact with freeview who tell me its my tv?working fine before film4 moved to ch 791

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dox's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 5 September 2013
B Bibby
5:39 PM

Over the recent weeks Film 4 has had a banner pointing out that to continue getting the service you must return. In the electronic listings it states channel 15 for Film 4 but I can no longer record the films on 15 WHY?????

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B Bibby's 1 post GB flag

6:22 PM

B Bibby: The point is, have you as yet carried out an auto-tune? because if you haven't then although Film4 will be seen on 15 it will not be from the correct transmitter hence why you cannot record it, Film4 having moved to the PSB2 transmitter as used by ITV1.

By the way, rather than carry out a standard auto-tune its always the best to carry out a "first time installation" procedure.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
8:50 PM

I have retuned film 4 but I am now unable to record films from that channel onto my dvd

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Colin's 1 post GB flag
8:57 PM

how do i do the 1st time installation procedure
to get back film 4?

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ruthless's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
6:06 PM

Hi. I have had Freeview access to Film 4 on Channel 15 until now (I have previously seen the messages about this before the end of August; no problem), But my desk Samsung (Freeview) TV is now showing no signal on Channel 15 apart from the message: "Film4 has moved. If you can see this message at channel 15 please retune your Freeview equipment". I have re-tuned the TV DV tuner three times without any success (I do have Film4+1 on C45 though!). Can anyone advise, please?

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TonyM's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 11 September 2013

7:48 AM

TonyM: If you have already retuned both of your TV's and which on most devices is generally suffice, however on some it isn't and they require a "first time installation" to be carried out rather than a standard auto-tune in order to resolve this problem, first time installation dependant on brand also being known as "factory reset" - "default setting" or some other similar sounding term.

Film4 moved from COM6 to PSB2 the same mux transmitter as used by ITV1, and if anyone witnesses the retune message whilst on 15 then this is and indication that the device receiving it has not been retuned correctly as this message is only transmitted on Film4's original location and not its updated one.

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graham james
9:54 AM

I live in the cheltenham area. I have 5 different tvs & youview box none of which can get film4. All have been retuned & tried initial installation but to no avail. But film4+1 is ok.. Please advise.

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graham james's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 15 September 2013
4:08 PM

Got film 4 again on channel 15 when i OK'd 'replace existing services' but now have no BBC channels. help!?

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JOHN HOUSTON's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
David Craig
1:49 PM

I live in Bournemouth (BH1). Film Four recently moved. I have retuned both my TVs. The new one now gets Film Four, but the older one (6 years old) doesn't get Film Four any more. What should I do?

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