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How to Watch: LONDON LIVE

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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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.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

11:07 AM

Veronica Steffen: Please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and what your predicted signal strength should be. Without knowing that we can only offer general advice such as checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections.

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StevensOnln1's 3,567 posts GB flag
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Rosita Sherrard
4:30 PM

I'm running off Crystal Palace transmitter in West London. Since retuning Samsung tv have lost bbc4 hd,bbcnewshd, algercira and probably others . Those running off new channels 55 and 56. Have been through reset, retune, cleaned out old channels and retuned about 4 Times. Still can't get them. London live has turned up. My main Panasonic tv has not been retuned but has kept those had channels but lost London Live.. what a mess. Why has the. government allowed this. I've read I need a new aerial. That costs 100s.

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David Ritchie
4:58 PM

Hi if its any help, I think only certain Samsung Tv's are affected, those being the high end one's ie QLED,
I have the same problem as you. I live in South London Crystal Palace transmitter. I have other tv's in the house, LG, Sony, Panasonic, all retuned successfully.
I went to my local Samsung dealer this morning the QLED in the shop wasn't able to receive the channels after a retune, but one from the MU7000 range was. Contacted Samsung support this morning who are based in the Phippines, useless! Hold fire on the new aerial I doubt you'll need it, hope this helps!

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David Ritchie's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 24 March 2018
Fred Dibnah
3:24 PM

I am also unable to tune to Channels 55 & 56 (Com7 & 8) from Crystal Palace using a Humax HD FOX T2 STB. Have also lost London live since resetting back to factory defaults.

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Fred Dibnah's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 25 March 2018

1:41 PM

Fred Dibnah:

Your aerial is probab;y a Group A type as was used for Crystal Palace for some years. It now needs replacing with a wideband type to get the remaining channels. You may qualify for a free replacement, see Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Saturday, 16 June 2018
Christian Bailey
11:07 PM

Saturday June 16th 2018

What happened this evening to the film "A Month in the Country"?

It started at 8pm, not 7pm as listed in the Radio Times, then stopped abruptly at 9pm, when the schedule as listed resumed.

When can we see the second half? The Radio Times does not mention it again.

Be grateful for info

Christian Bailey

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Christian Bailey's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 17 June 2018

5:00 PM

Christian Bailey:

This is not the website for London Live, Play You would better ask them your question.

This website is independent of all broadcasters and is aimed primarily at assisting viewers/listeners having reception problems.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Monday, 18 February 2019
Nicholas Anderson

9:09 PM

i live in an area in Portsmouth served by the Rowridge transmitter and I wonder if the HD only channels running from channels 86 to 99 including the new excellent Smithsonian channel are weather dependant. Are they transmitted on a lower power than the other channels on their multiplex?

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Nicholas AndersonNick Anderson

9:15 PM

I live in Portsmouth and am served by the large Rowridge transmitter on the Isle of Wight. Can you tell me why rhe HD only channels running from 87 to 99 including the new excellent Smithsonian channel are apparently weather dependant? Is this because the multiplex used to transmit these channels does for some reason use lower transmitting power?

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Nicholas AndersonNick Anderson's 147 posts GB flag
Sunday, 24 March 2019
5:28 PM

Nicholas AndersonNick Anderson:

Rowridge is one of several sites where changes required for 700Mhz clearance have put the two temporary HD muxes "out of band" with the TV antennas fitted in the area.

COM 7 & COM 8 have moved from UHF channels 31/37 to channels 55/56. This is well outside the frequencies the Group A antennas most Rowridge viewers have fitted were designed to receive.

If you have not had your antenna changed recently then you will need a Wideband antenna fitted to receive the channels correctly. Also these muxes are radiated at half the power of the other COM muxes.

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