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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.

Friday, 17 June 2011

8:54 PM

Harry Pollard: Mux ArqB which carries Film4 is currently using C67, which is shown as no reception at your location. You are expected to get this mux back from 14th September 2011 when the frequency changes to C48. You will then temporarily lose MuxC (Sky News etc) from this date until 23rd November 2011. The Digital UK postcode checker shows the reception of the COM muxes from Sandy Heath deteriorating somewhat in 2012. If this proves to be a problem good reception of the COM muxes should, by then be available from the Oxford transmitter.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Harry Pollard
11:41 PM

KMJ,Derby: Many thanks for the explanation.
Sky and Virgin must be pleased , I know a lot of my neighbours have gone over to Sky 9we are not in a cable area) because of all these problems.

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Harry Pollard's 2 posts GB flag
Harry's: mapH's Freeview map terrainH's terrain plot wavesH's frequency data H's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Nick Scott
11:09 AM

I have recently lost Film 4, ITV4 and all the non BBC radio stations when I did a retune on one of my freeview boxes, as I was getting a no audio visual message. However my TV with freeview built in is still ok and receiving all the channels. They are both using the same aerial. I am near Royston SG8. Regardless of above comments about new aerials I can say that they were there and now they are gone and I have not changed anything

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Nick Scott's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 2 August 2011

7:07 AM

Nick Scott: It is a bit hard to say without a full postcode. Please can you see Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice for general help.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Monday, 8 August 2011
TS, Kesgrave
1:59 PM

We get good reception on all the Freeview channels now, since Sudbury switched over, but we are missing EPG for ArqA and ArqB. Is there a reason for this?

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TS, Kesgrave's 1 post GB flag

9:01 PM

TS, Kesgrave: Yes, this is because "Arqiva B will remain on its pre-switchover channel (50+) until late 2011, and then temporarily move to channel 63 (at 2.2kW ERP), before adopting its final allocation of channel 56 during mid-2012".

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Thursday, 1 September 2011
8:21 AM

I have retuned my freeview box twice and each time I have no Film 4 on C15. Can I manually tune it in without a complete retune which loses all my timers ?

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Hugh's 3 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

2:20 PM

Hugh: Check your box's manual for how to retune manually, or see TV Re-tune . We need a full postcode to see which transmitter you're using and therefore which frequency to select.

I would expect the whole of multiplex D/ArqB to be missing - Yesterday, Film 4, 4Music, VIVA, ITV4, and a bunch of shopping channels. If you're just missing one channel, see if it's in the 800s. If so, see if the box is listed at…tnit .

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Friday, 2 September 2011
6:16 PM

I am in postcode NG5 1GA and a few months ago bought a freeview box which was was great. I had to do a re-tune recently and have lost 'yesterday' and film4 which is very disappointing. I seem to have gained other channels, but they are of no interest to me. Is there anything I can do to regain these 2 channels ? Or is there a technical reason why they say that there is no signal ?

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Roza's 1 post GB flag
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Sunday, 4 September 2011
Neil Stanley
7:28 PM

I have in the last week lost film 4 reception all thought all the other programs are I watch are still at full strength including HD chanels.

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