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How to Watch: LONDON LIVE

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LONDON LIVE live_tv   8 (54%)    

Local content: This is a local TV service.

Official site: See the link icon LONDON LIVE website.

From Wikipedia: It also gives up-and-coming talent a chance to make their mark on a 1000-strong audience by performing live. The series is shot in HD and combines live performances from some of the worlds leading music artists with exclusive interviews. The show began as The Album Chart Show on 4 March 2006. - link icon read more about LONDON LIVE on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: LONDON LIVE is on a special local multiplex broadcasting only to the London area.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Paul Barton
10:22 AM

So far the programme line up looks decidedly tepid. Unless LondonLive can find one flagship programme that is a 'must-see' for their audience I don't see how they will sustain interest. The first couple of weeks will be a honeymoon period where people are interested in it for the sake of novelty. Beyond that, a diet of cheapo dramas and recycled sitcoms will not satisfy a discerning audience... there's already plenty of 'wallpaper TV' out there. The concept is flawed anyway because there is no such thing as a Londonwide audience. Somebody in Chiswick does not give a hoot what is happening in Hackney. A Lambeth resident has little in common with a Chelsea resident. LondonLive will be on life support in no time.

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Paul Barton's 2 posts GB flag

11:34 AM

Paul Barton: "Somebody in Chiswick does not give a hoot what is happening in Hackney. A Lambeth resident has little in common with a Chelsea resident. "

Except, perhaps, that they read same Metro and Evening Standard?

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Briantist's 38,906 posts GB flag
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Nick Anderson
10:00 AM

I think the problem with local tv in general is that there is no national coordination to enable local coverage around the nation to start at around the same time so that there is not an enormous time gap between the starting dates of all the local stations to cover the main population areas of the U.K. London already has London Live whereas the Solent area now has to wait for a third deferment for That's Solent now due to start in December 2014. Where is the coordination?

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Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Paul Barton
10:14 AM

Apparently on eight occasions viewership has been so low it couldn't be measured. By 2014 standards it looks cheap... even an investment in a potplant for their over-minimalist studio setting could help. Far too much of the scheduling is aimed at an audience that is more likely to frequent a skateboard park than watch television of an evening. Their presenters are not short of enthusiasm, guffawing at their own bloopers like maniacs. Some intensive market research may lead them to change direction but at the moment LondonLive's vision still seems to be dictated by the arrogant views of a boss who took his marching orders within a week of the launch.

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Paul Barton's 2 posts GB flag
Friday, 26 September 2014
d gentles
7:35 AM

How can I get London Live via my freeview box?

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Dave Lindsay

8:34 AM

d gentles: Do an automatic retune or manually scan UHF channel 29.

This service is only available from Crystal Palace transmitter and is also not available to all viewers of that transmitter owing to its lower power and the way in which it doesn't broadcast uniformly in all directions. Knowledge of your location would allow some idea of the likelihood that you may be able to pick it up.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Sunday, 22 March 2015
9:19 PM

Has anyone else lost the signal for London Live on Freeview. I have been unable to pick it up since yesterday, though every other channel is OK.

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Miriam's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 30 April 2015
5:50 PM

In the past few weeks my reception of London Live has gone to pieces - I've rescanned my channels and my LG TV has moved it to channel 802. The other channels on that multiplex are also unwatchable. Has something changed recently?

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Dave Lindsay

6:05 PM

Bobby: London Live transmits lower power than the other channels, and with a restricted radiation pattern (not the same in all directions). Without knowledge of your location it isn't possible to gauge whether this could be the cause.

Rescanning is a waste of time under such circumstances and can only ever result in a negative or neutral outcome, never a positive. This is because the TV will give you the best picture for the signal you are providing it with.

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