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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon ITV4 page.

Official site: See the link icon ITV4 website.

From Wikipedia: ITV4 is a British television station which was launched on 1 November 2005. The channel has a male-oriented line-up, including sport, cop shows and US comedies and dramas, as well as classic ITV action series of the 1960s and 1970s. ITV4 is broadcast on digital terrestrial, satellite, cable and IPTV platforms. - link icon read more about ITV4 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Sunday, 17 June 2012
Dave Lindsay

6:19 PM

Neil: I should point out that Reigate and Crystal Palace are nearly north east.

The predictor suggests that Midhurst and Heathfield could be possible and these are south west and east south east respectively. For both, aerials are horizontal.

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Friday, 22 June 2012
elinor stagg
4:57 PM

Used to be able to get ITV4 and Film 4 can no longer get either, live in Portishead North Somerset, any helpful suggestions?

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Sunday, 24 June 2012
colin campbell
11:52 AM

I have lost com5 and com6 totally from heathfield. will this change on 27th

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Saturday, 30 June 2012
Les Beynon
8:52 AM

Digitlaluk said that itv4 only transmit from the main transmitter in the area and not the relay stations that most of there a reason for this that is either temporary or permanent

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Dave Lindsay

1:07 PM

Les Beynon: The reason is because ITV4 is carried on one of the Commercial multiplexes. A multiplex is a digital signal that carries multiple services.

The operators of the Commercial multiplexes (known as the "COMs") can choose where to transmit from. As they are run purely for profit the have opted to invest in 81 of the largest transmitter sites (largest by viewer population). This gives them a 90% coverage of the population.

For them to transmit from the 1,000 or so small relays like Newhaven would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding 8.5% of the population to their potential viewer-bases. When the objective is to sell advertising which they show to as many viewers as possible at lowest possible cost, it is easy to see why they aren't interested in the relays.

The multiplexes that Newhaven carries are the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) ones. The Commercial broadcasters have no "Public Service" obligation which is why the UK now has this two-tier terrestrial transmitter network.

Freesat is probably your best bet for additional services, including ITV4.

See here for a comparison of full Freeview vs Freesat:

Compare TV | - independent free digital TV advice

ITV3 IS on Freesat, despite its logo appearing on that page.

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Friday, 13 July 2012
Simon Gest
3:38 PM

Hello I live in Rainham Kent and the existing main aerial is pointing to Bluebell Hill. Since retuning at switchover strong signals are received from Sudbury, sadly losing ITV4. How can I restore ITV4?

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Mark Fletcher

4:53 PM

Simon Gest.By manually deleting the ArqB multiplex from Sudbury,and manually scanning the ArqB multiplex from Bluebell Hill instead.

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Sunday, 15 July 2012
5:05 PM

Live in London Sw11 and can not get ITV4(channel 24).
Desperate to watch Tour De France.

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Dave Lindsay

5:46 PM

Mark: A more accurate location would be useful, or at least knowledge of which transmitter you are receiving from.

If you are receiving from any of the small relay transmitters such as World's End, then it doesn't broadcast the Commercial multiplexes which carry ITV4 and others.

There are three Commercial multiplexes; each being a single signal that carries multiple services.

Do you get ITV3 and Pick TV? These are each carried on the other two Commercial multiplexes.

If you have your aerial directed to Crystal Palace, then what is the make and model of your receiver? There is a known issue with some that means that the multiplex that carries ITV4 will not be able to be received from Crystal Palace.

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6:57 PM

Transmitter is Chystal Palace.
Located at Montholme Road, Clapham,SW116HY.
We do get ITV 3 and Pick TV.
Receiver is Goodmans GDB3.
Thanks for your help,

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