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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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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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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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Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Brian Pinkstone
12:21 PM

My samsung in the bedroom receives sky news, my Sony Bravia in the living room no longer receives it since changeover. I have tried retuning 5 times without success.Cnnot try manual as I do not know frequency. Please help

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Thursday, 15 March 2012
Mike Gordon
7:52 AM

Sky News on Freeview packed up last night. A,m trying factory resets, etcs. Everything else working fine it seems. We are due to start changeover here in Uxbridge next month so wonder if it is do with that?

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Thursday, 5 April 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Bill Harrington
4:55 PM

My mother has recently moved to IP7 6JQ and has lost sky News on Freeview. The LG tv has built in Freeview. Should she still be able to ge it?

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Dave Lindsay

5:11 PM

Bill Harrington: Yes, although it and the other Commercial channels are on low power from Sudbury until 27th June when a retune will be required.

If there is a manual tune option, try it. ArqA which includes Pick TV and Sky News is on C54 up until 27th June.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 28 April 2012
12:36 PM

anyone else lost sky news

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Gerard Hunt
12:22 PM

Since the digital switchover I have trouble getting Sky News on my Phillips tv set with built-in Freeview. I do a complete re-installation and the Skynews is there. If I change channels I can come back to it. But if I switch the set off, then turn back on, Skynews (plus the other channels with which it is bundled) are missing. Any ideas please?

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Mike Dimmick

1:20 PM

Gerard Hunt: There are two possibilities. Either there is stale information stored in the TV's permanent channel memory, and it's not overwriting this when you retune, or it just doesn't have enough permanent memory for all the channels.

Do a 'first time installation'/'factory reset' (can also be called full reset, full retune, default setting, virgin mode, and it might be on the software update or settings menu rather than the tuning menu) to clear out the entire channel list and retune from scratch.

If you still have the problem, it's probably the second situation. For TVs with limited memory, one approach is to manually tune the multiplex with the most unwanted services, then delete the services you don't want. Repeat with the next largest multiplex, and so on.

There are specific guides for (at least some) Philips equipment at TV Re-tune productmanuals

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Gerard Hunt
9:30 PM

MIKE DIMMICK: Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to my posting of June 27, and apologies for delay in replying. You offered two possible solutions to my problem. I tried the first (factory re-set) without success. I'd like to try your second suggestion,but not sure how to go about it. When I do the re-install, it tells me I can get 115 channels. How do I know which are together as a multiplex? Then how do I tune to that multiplex manually and delete it? Thanks for any further help you can give. What keeps beating me is that I can get Sky news when I re-tune, and I can switch from channel to channel, and then back to Sky news without losing it. But if I switch the tv set off, it will not come up when I switch back on. How frustrating is that?? All the best, Gerard.

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