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Official site: See the link icon Sky News website.

From Wikipedia: The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Sky News provides an hourly news radio service to multiple radio networks in the UK and Ireland. Sky News has built its schedule around the main anchors with appointment to view broadcasts regularly being supplemented by landmark broadcasts. - link icon read more about Sky News on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011
9:50 PM

I have two Samsung digital freeview televisions, one of which is new and one is old. The old one used to pick up Sky News until a recent retune, but now I cannot get Sky News on either television. I can get it on other (non Samsung) televisions in the house. Local transmitter is Crystal Palace, and I have tried several retunes. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Daniel's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
6:14 PM

no sky news after switchover last 82 has disappeared

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cindy's 1 post GB flag
John Beales
6:42 PM

I receive my freeview from Tacolneston and now can no longer receive sky news despite retuning as channel 82 is no longer present. I do have a sky plus box and the rf output is fed into the distribution amplifier and used as an analogue which says channel 68. Can anyone help.

Many thanks in anticipation

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John Beales's 2 posts GB flag
Friday, 19 August 2011

1:41 PM

cindy: It is very hard to know what to suggest without knowing your full postcode.

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Briantist's 38,906 posts GB flag
5:39 PM

I receive my freeview from Tacolneston and like John Beales cannot get Sky News on channel 82.Unlike him I do not have a Sky plus box. Is it to be found on another freeview channel, if so, which one?

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Barbara's 2 posts GB flag
Saturday, 20 August 2011
9:44 PM

Thank you Briantist but the answer was simple. I retuned again the 20th August, and it did the trick.

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Barbara's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 23 August 2011

9:09 AM

Barbara: I'm glad to hear you sorted the problem out.

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