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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).

Freeview multiplex: Sky News is on multiplex COM5 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

4:05 PM

Brian Hudson: I presume you mean "can't get COM5 channels" since the Mendip change on 28th Sept. See my reply on the Mendip board.

All: Sky News did seem to disappear for a while from the Freeview MUX, I don't know the reasons, but it has been back now at Mendip for a while. The way Sky text is being presented has changed, and if you are not careful you miss the fact there there is still some news headlines available.

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Chris.SE's 251 posts GB flag
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
T Gillmore
6:08 PM

What's happened with the latest upgrade to the transmitter? I have always received sky news on freeview and for the last week I have not been able to receive it. I thought the power output was being increased.

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T Gillmore's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 30 November 2011

2:43 AM

T Gillmore: Can you supply more information such as your postcode or which transmitter you are using? The frequency of the mux which carries Sky News was changed and power increased at both Sandy Heath and Tacolneston last week.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Chris Brown
1:53 PM

The last four days we have good picture quality, but the sound breaking up on Sky News, Really (channel 20) and Pick (channel 11). It would appear that server 45 is the problem which services the above channels. Is anyone experiencing similiar problems on these channels? We are situated very close to the four oaks sutton coldfield transmitter.

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Chris Brown's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

2:21 PM

Chris Brown: Lots of other reports are being posted on this site about audio sync issues from Sutton Coldfield on the same multiplex.

See the Sutton Coldfield page:

Freeview on Sutton Coldfield TV transmitter | - independent free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Friday, 20 January 2012
9:00 AM

Sky news has "gone" from 12207V 27500, anyone tell me where please?

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roger's 1 post FR flag
Monday, 23 January 2012

7:30 AM

roger: Both Sky News (UK) and Sky News (Ireland) are showing OK on that frequency for me.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Monday, 30 January 2012
michael bladen
9:15 PM

sky free sat as been playing up for weeks nowsay no signal or no recepsion, arror 28/30 dont no what this means im in teignmouth devon tq14 9ul can you help.

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michael bladen's 1 post GB flag
michael's: ...

11:18 PM

michael bladen: This strongly suggests that your dish as moved slightly out of alignment which has possibly been caused by high blustery winds, and should the alignment problem apply it most likely being in the horizontal plane, i.e: moving to left or right.

The other possibility is that the coax connection to the LNB on the dish is defective, so this would require checking.

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