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Sky News is an unrivalled, world class breaking news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to news broadcasting. As the UK's first dedicated 24-hour news channel, Sky News has built a deserved reputation for being the first to break major news as well as offering insight and analysis on the latest stories. It is renowned for the speed of its coverage and flexibility of reporting news live across all its platforms - TV, mobile, online, radio and iPad.

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How to Watch: Sky News

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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Sky News live_tv   233 (90%)   202

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon Sky News page.

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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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

9:09 AM

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

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
John Beales
8:33 PM

Unable to get sky news on Tacolneston (channel 68) My sky HD box RF output was on 68 but I moved it to 40, but I still cant tune to sky news - help please?

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Thursday, 25 August 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Brian A
8:02 AM

I am unable to get SKY NEWS (tuned in to 82 but picture scrambles) All other channels are perfect, I think it must be a transmitter problem as all 3 tv sets are affected, this is from Sudbury transmitter, please advise?

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Brian A's 2 posts GB flag
Monday, 12 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
mike l
11:54 AM

HI I have a sky hd box and have lost the following channels, bb1 (101),(but ok when watching on 982,983etc.)Watch 109, Gold 110, Dave 111, Sky new Hd 501 and some other channels. (have sky news on 517) I have moved the dish with a sat finder and the the single bars are all over 85%. Is it the box? or am i missing somethink? please advise

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Mike Dimmick

1:55 PM

mike l: Check that the viewing card is properly seated, and also current. Try removing the card, carefully cleaning the contacts, and putting it back in.

Watch, Gold and Dave are all encrypted and the viewing card has to decrypt the data before the picture and sound can be decoded. The viewing card also tells the box which variant of BBC One to put on 101, and which variant of ITV1 to put on 103, based on the postcode that the card was sent to.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
11:27 PM
Milton Keynes

Hi, I had a message on my TV, saying I would loose channel 82 (Sky News), I am in the Sandy Heath transmitter area (Milton Keynes). I got it perfectly the day before. I have checked numerous web pages, and all say Sky News is available in my area. I have tried a retune, a factory reset, all to no avail. Any ideas?

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Brian Hudson
1:54 PM

I get Freeview from Mendip and Sky News (Channel 82) has disappeared today. I have re-tuned but this has not solved the problem.

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