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Vintage TV was launched on 1st September 2010 and quickly established itself as the music-lovers TV channel of choice. Today, it has a following of more than 1.5mn viewers every week. It produces some 30 hours of original shows each month, filming both 2

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How to Watch: Vintage TV

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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Vintage TV        

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

Official site: See the link icon Vintage TV website.

From Wikipedia: - link icon read more about Vintage TV on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

5:54 PM

Sky is 369 for Vintage TV. The numbers are the same even without a subscription .

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Briantist's 38,901 posts GB flag

6:59 PM

Pauline: Vintage TV is no longer available on Freesat via the EPG listings. However it can still be viewed on a Freesat box / TV if manually tuned in with the device set on its "non Freesat" operating mode and entering the following details.

Frequency - 11261Ghz
Polarisation - H (or Auto)
Symbol rate - 27.500
FEC - 2/3.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
7:36 PM

why is vintage no longer available via the epg listings on channel 505?

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N.Hollngs's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Richard Cooper

10:08 AM

N.Hollngs: Hi N Hollings. I've just found an article about Vintage coming off Freesat and I provide a weblink to it for you right here:-

Vintage TV drops off Freesat ahead of Freeview launch - a516digital

I hope that this article answers the main questions you have about Vintage TV coming off Freesat 505, Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 466 posts GB flag
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Friday, 1 July 2016
Paul Beales
3:12 PM

I cant get vintage tv on my freeview tv have retuned

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Richard Cooper

4:30 PM

Paul Beales: Vintage TV is NOT YET on Freeview, but it is coming to Freeview SHORTLY. Apparently there is a way of getting it if you have FreeSAT. One of the other posts on Vintage TV on this website describes exactly how you do this. it involves a MANUAL tune using these details:-

Satellite manual tuning
Astra 2G
Frequency: 11265
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27500
FEC: 2/3
Service ID: 52180

Forthcoming new service:
Freeview Channel 86

When Vintage TV goes on air on Freeview it WILL BE on Channel 86, but at the moment Freeview Channel 86 is QVC+1 until Vintage TV takes over the channel shortly. Hope this helps,

Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 466 posts GB flag
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4:58 PM

Richard Cooper: Vintage TV launched on Freeview this morning. If you are still seeing QVC+1 on 86 then you should retune. Vintage TV is on the COM7 multiplex, which requires a TV or box capable of receiving HD channels. If you already receive BBC News HD on 107 you will be able to receive Vintage TV on 86 but may need to retune if your TV/box isn't displaying the new channel.

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StevensOnln1's 3,565 posts GB flag
9:38 PM

StevensOnln1: My freeview tv is not even showing a ch86 for vintage tv even after re-tuning it. I live in maidstone kent and get my signals from the bluebell hill transmiter. I dont know why this is ?

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Richard Cooper

9:58 PM

Kevin: Hi, Kevin. Are you sure you're using either an HDTV or a Freeview HD box? This is because Vintage TV is on the multiplex called 'COM7', which requires a high definition tv receiver to pick it up and decode the signal. I should also ask you whether you normally receive a strong signal from Bluebell Hill? I ask this because COM7 is sometimes transmitted at a lower power and/or from a transmitting aerial lower down the transmitter mast than other multiplexes. Richard, Norwich.

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Saturday, 2 July 2016
Brian Duncan
1:16 AM

Watched for almost an hour and every song from the 1990s. Disappointed as I thought this would be at least a few "vintage" records from the 50s, 60s and 70s rather than yet another 1990s / 2000s channel of which there are many .

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