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Motors TV        

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

Official site: See the link icon Motors TV website.

From Wikipedia: - link icon read more about Motors TV on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Sunday, 25 October 2015

12:39 PM

michele ciniero: If you are also unable to view EPG numbers 81 (Talking pictures) or 106 (BBC Four HD) but can 101, 103 ect, then the problem referred to is most likely caused by the boxes software not having been updated since it was manufactured, this update being released at a later date in order to overcome the problem of the box not being able to respond to more than one HD Mux, e.g: the main being 101/2/3/4 etc, 71 (COM7) being secondary to this.

Should the aforementioned (EPG number info) apply, go into the boxes set up menu / configuration / software update and check the software number, the latest version is V2.58, the old version being V2.39.

If, as suspected, V2.39 is seen then this could well pose a problem for your friend, as "over-air" software updates are not necessarily forthcoming from Vestel, (the manufacturer) and so the updating procedure has to be done via a download from a PC into a USB memory stick, the data then transferred into the box via its USB port.

By the way, Motors 240 is only viewable on boxes able to be connected into the internet.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 22 February 2016
Dave Rhodes
8:48 AM

How do I get Motors on ch71? I gather that for my area I would use ch46 when manually tuning it. (Teesside)
I am using a Humax HDR2000T, but can not hard wire into my modem, as it is in another room.

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Dave Rhodes's 2 posts GB flag
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Martin Poulter
1:59 PM

Hi I cannot get Motors Tv on sky anymore is it going to come back as I don't have freeveiw, many thanks Martin

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Martin Poulter's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 28 March 2016
9:16 AM

Hi, I have enjoyed motors tv for a long time on ch240 on an LG smart tv but now only get a test screen ie vertical multi coloured stripes I have direct line of sight to transmitter a at winter hill lancs . Any suggestions.

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Myles's 1 post GB flag

11:31 AM

Myles:Use VLC media player.

From the VLC Menu select:
Media>Open Network Stream ...>
and enter this URL:…rstv
Click Play

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js's 819 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Geoff Fielding.
1:32 PM

How do I get Motors TV on my TV. I have BT broadband and they say that the missing signal is not their fault.

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Geoff Fielding.'s 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
10:02 PM

We have just bought a Humax HD Freeplay and found Motors on channel 240.About 3 weeks ago the channel was still listed and the connection seemed to come through, but we only got a "test card" style screen with columns of bright colours.
Retuned twice - first time we still had 240 showing the coloured blocks, but this week's retune does not have channel 240 listed at all.
We have some channels either side.
Does anyone know why it would disappear please.
We are on Sutton Coldfield transmitter.

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geneann's 1 post GB flag

11:35 PM

geneann: Motors TV has now ceased transmission on Freeview, the undermentioned explaining the reason why.

Dear Motors TV UK viewers,

Motors TV UK is no longer available on Freeview (channel 71) and YouView (channel 240). We experimented with these platforms to provide additional avenues for showing Motors TV coverage in Britain. However, for various reasons this supplementary service did not match either our expectations or those of our partners, which led us to cease broadcasting Motors TV UK on these platforms.

Motors TV UK remains available to viewers throughout country on Sky channel 447 and Virgin Media channel 545.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 7 July 2016
ray willis
5:57 PM

dear motors tv
you say that motors tv is still available on sky ch 447,but I cannot get motors at all.
it is not listed on sky tv programmes now.

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ray willis's 1 post GB flag

6:58 PM

ray willis: According to information seen, Motors TV has ceased broadcasting in the UK and Ireland, the reason for rumoured to be financially related.

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