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ITV4 live_tv   24   117

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info ITV4 page.

Official site: See the www.itv.com 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. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about ITV4 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: ITV4 is on multiplex PSB2 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Monday, 28 May 2012
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John Hogben
10:18 PM

We are unable to receive ITV4. We have a Digihome HDR with a dual tuner, all other channels are OK and we've re-tuned a number of times to no avail. As we are just outside Sudbury, we would have thought our reception would be excellent.

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jb38
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11:12 PM

John Hogben: Not necessarily so, as that channel (mux Ch50) is on exceptionally low power until June 27th, but because of the massive differential in power between Ch50 and the three main muxes, the main PSB muxes are likely to be desensitizing the tuner in the Digihome resulting in weaker signals not being received.

You should try a test manually tuning in mux Ch50 as sometimes a manual tune will pick up what an auto-tune one passes by, and indeed if when you enter the manual tuning screen where the mux channel associated with whatever you were viewing when you pressed "manual tune" will be entered into, you will (or should) find that as soon as you delete the number that's presently in the box and enter Ch50 into it, that the signal strength (if there) should immediately appear on the indicator bar, if it doesn't then the tuner is not receiving it.

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Saturday, 2 June 2012
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George
11:30 AM
Ipswich

I am also in the Sudbury area (Ipswich). Is 27th June the date we finally get max power PERMANENTLY for everything? It really annoyed me how we had it last year and then lost it again. When we were given the dates a few years ago, I don't recall anyone saying it would drag on so long

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Dave Lindsay
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12:13 PM

George: Yes, 27th is the date that all services from Sudbury are due to go up to their full final power (finally!).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Sunday, 10 June 2012
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Freddie pearce
5:22 PM

I am down at Bexhill on sea and cannot receive ITV4 on channel 24. What am I doing wrong?

Freddie P

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Freddie pearce's 3 posts GB
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Freddie pearce
5:31 PM
Bexhill-on-sea

I cannot access channel 24 - Itv4



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Freddie pearce
5:32 PM
Bexhill-on-sea

When I leave a comment here a message, subsequntly, flashes up but too quickly to read Why?

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jb38
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7:34 PM

Freddie pearce: Indications are that you are located in a bad reception area for Hastings as all muxes (except ArqA / ArqB) are indicated as having the reception status of permanently variable, although ITV4 should be OK in three days time when it as well as the other muxes increases power from 200watts up to 1Kw that the BBC is presently on, a retune being required then as ArqA & ArqB (ITV4) are changing channels, although ArqA (PickTV etc) falls into a variable status on the same date leaving only ArqB as the only mux not being variable.

The other point is that Bexhill will be starting service on that date as well, something which "might" cause a problem as far as your reception of Hastings is concerned by it desensitizing your tuner, as the Bexhill relay is indicated as being exceptionally close to you, the other somewhat negative point about Bexhill being that its a PSB only relay and does not transmit anything other than the BBC1 / ITV1 / HD services.

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Sunday, 17 June 2012
Neil
5:49 PM
Dorking

we live in Capel Surrey but cannot get ITV 4 any idea when we might get it and on which channel?

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Dave Lindsay
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6:12 PM

Neil: The transmitters that serve your area have all switched to digital and all services are as they will stay.

To work out why you might not be getting ITV4, knowledge of which transmitter you are using may help.

First off though, see this page which lists all Freeview services (those with a bullet in the "E"/England column apply):

DMOL Post-DSO Multiplex Channel Allocations

There are six multiplexes (groups) of services. ITV4 is carried on COM6. Are you missing COM4 and COM5?

Looking around on Streetview, there is a mix of Reigate and Crystal Palace. Both are in the same direction to a few degrees, but it is easy to identify which is which when you know how:

- If you are on Reigate then your aerial will be vertical (elements up/down). For Reigate you will probably need a wideband aerial to receive the three COM multiplexes. If you don't have a wideband aerial, this may cause poor or non-existant COM reception.

- If you are on Crystal Palace then your aerial will be horizontal (elements flat). For Crystal Palace a wideband aerial is not necessary and all channels should be receiveable using an aerial used for the former four-channel analogue.

The only thing to be aware of about Crystal Palace is that COM6 has a negative offset and other channels do not. There is a known issue with some devices which cannot receive the type of signals used after switchover (those in 8k mode) that have a negative offset. I won't explain what the negative offset issue is unless it turns out that you have an affected device.

If you are on Crystal Palace and find that you have COM4 and COM5 but not COM6, then post your make and model number and I will see if I can find out if it is a model that has the negative offset issue.

If you are on Reigate, then the negative offset problem cannot be an issue as Reigate's COM6 does not have a negative offset.

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