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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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Saturday, 30 November 2013
Dave Lindsay

2:44 PM

rob castle: I assume you are using Bilsdale transmitter. There was engineering works at Bilsdale last week and Digital UK doesn't say these are still ongoing.

Retuning will achieve nothing except perhaps a negative outcome, as you found. This is because the TV will give the best picture for the signal being fed into it.

If you have not had your aerial from the days of four-channel analogue then it could be an effect of it being less sensitive on the channel used by Sky News.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 20 January 2014
9:54 AM

For the last few days I don't appear to be receiving Sky News on freeview via antenna.
Have retuned and Sky News is listed in the guide and shows details of current programme but there is no picture. Can you help? We are in New Milton, Hampshire.

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Gill's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 6 April 2014
5:08 PM

do sky think we are all stupid? rolls royce and boeing know exactly where the "missing" plane is, yet our media insist on continueing this farce. the media told us in the first place about r.r and boeing but must take everyone for mugs.please sky, stop it. this is the only place I could find to make a comment.

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pip's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 25 August 2014
3:37 PM

Lost Sky news on freeview 82 and says it is there but no picture? Any ideas?
If manual tuning again what should I input as ch and fq?
Ta mie

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Mike's 2 posts GB flag

4:35 PM

Mike: Its impossible for anyone to assist in this respect without having knowledge of your location, this preferably being in the form of a post code or one from nearby such as a shop / Post Office, this then enabling access to channel number info used on the transmitter serving your area.

By the way, you cannot enter data to select an individual programme on Freeview.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 1 September 2014
5:34 PM

Yo7 2jz is postal code, the other tv's are all showing picture on ch 82 but this kitchen tv which is fairly new has deleted ch 52 which I understand is for sky news Dave and some othe
I have tried turning several times but my guide shows no tv coverage for ch 82?

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Mike's 2 posts GB flag
Mike's: ...
Monday, 4 January 2016
Anna Rowan
5:33 AM

Hi, all my freebies channels are working fine except sky news which is jumping, I've retuned but stil no luck

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Anna Rowan's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
2:11 PM

Dave Stourport on Severn. I cannot get Sky News on Freeview any advice please.

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Dave's 1 post GB flag

4:28 PM

Dave : Please provide a postcode so we can see which transmitters are available to you that broadcast Sky News.

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StevensOnln1's 3,623 posts GB flag
Thursday, 6 October 2016
12:25 PM

retuned my freeview last night and sky news has vanished. how do I get it back?

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