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Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

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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Regional content: Channel 3 network for adverts and regional news. See ITV, UTV and STV regions - overview map - interactive maps. . For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon ITV (SD) page.

Official site: See the link icon ITV (SD) website.

From Wikipedia: The ITV1 brand was introduced by Carlton and Granada in 2001, alongside the regional identities of their eleven regional companies. However in line with other terrestrial channels, ITV1's audience share has fallen in the era of multi-channel television. ITV existed in a region-heavy form from its inception to the 2000s, although the switch was gradual. - link icon read more about ITV (SD) on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: ITV (SD) is on multiplex PSB2 in england flagEngland .

Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Rita Saville-Stones
8:00 PM

I have been unable to get anyITV channels intermittently and when I do the picture pixilated most of the time

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Rita Saville-Stones's 1 post GB

9:37 PM

Rita Saville-Stones:

There are over 1100+ TV transmitters in the UK, some have occasional faults, quite a few will be have Planned Engineering which can see signals temporarily on lower power or briefly interrupted.
To be able to advise, we need a full postcode to see what your predicted reception might be and which transmitter(s) you may/should be receiving.

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Chris.SE's 2,567 posts GB
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Emma Seaward
7:48 PM

Hello. I have been having trouble getting ITV along with a few other channels on my freeview tv for weeks now, I spoke to someone at freeview who was rude and eventually told me that the winter Hill transmitter was undergoing repairs, having looked now it seems winter Hill is working fine yet I still don't have all the channels. My postcode is bb7 1nl. Thank you.

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Emma Seaward's 1 post GB
Sunday, 17 October 2021

4:37 AM

Emma Seaward:

Hi. I'm frankly not surprised, Freeview can be quite useless at times and no help!
Winter Hill hasn't been listed for Planned Engineering for some considerable time and records of any faults a while ago will be virtually impossible to find. So what caused your problem will be impossible to say. There has been several occasions in recent time where certain weather conditions may have resulted in interference from more distant transmitters to some multiplexes.

In normal circumstances you should get excellent reception of all the main multiplexes from Winter Hill, but in the wrong circumstances you might also get reception of a relay transmitter that''a quite close to you albeit with different aerial polarisation (vertical) instead of horizontal like Winter Hill, as it's in a almost identical direction from your locale, or you might have got tuned to a more distant transmitter whose signals have now disappeared as weather conditions changed.
If you retuned when you had no signal or badly pixellated signals whether it be due to a transmitter fault, Planned Engineering or weather conditions, any of the previously mentioned could happen. If your set has an auto-retune function for no signal, disable it if you can, it's more trouble than it's worth.

Check that your aerial is still pointing in the correct direction - bearing 197 degrees, that's about 5 degrees S of SSW (compare with neighbours if need be), with the rods (or squashed Xs) horizontal.

Your best bet will be to try a retune as follows - first unplug the aerial and in your TV tuning section carry out a full automatic retune, this should clear all previous tuning from memory as no channel;s should be found.
Plug the aerial back in and then repeat the automatic retune and hopefully all your channels will be correctly restored. If for some reason that hasn't worked, check in your TV tuning section that it tuned to the correct UHF channels for Winter Hill -
The UHF channels are C32, C34, C35, C29, C31, C37, C55 (C means channel) for the main multiplexes
If it's not correctly tuned, clear the tuning again and try a manual tune for each of those UHF channels.

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