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The horror channel is the UK's number one destination for horror movies, supernatural series and programmes about the people who make them. Dedicated to broadcasting spine-tingling content the Horror channel has captivated growing audiences. Specialised programming includes an eclectic mixture of cult and contemporary classics, Hollywood blockbusters, dark comedy, B-movie classics as well as biographies, documentaries and compelling series.

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HorrorXtra   69 (54%) 317 138

Local content: This is a local TV service. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon HorrorXtra page.

Official site: See the link icon HorrorXtra website.

From Wikipedia: Since takeover they've revamped the daytime schedule to include more series and introduced some slightly better known films and directors to prime while retaining the cult look and feel of the channel. Horror Channel is available as a free-to-air service on Eutelsat 28A. Horror Channel airs a wide range of films, mainly horror, although it does air many which contain horror themes, such as action, comedy and thriller films, many of which are premiered as part of a specific season of films. - link icon read more about HorrorXtra on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: HorrorXtra is on a special local multiplex broadcasting only to the area.

Sunday, 13 September 2015
12:03 PM

when we going to see sub titles?

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mark's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 10 December 2015
3:24 PM

I know I'm not the only person with a PVR but the freeview providers and the channel websites seem to think we all have set-top boxes - so we can do a global retune with impunity whenever they move mux. Why else would they not bother to give mux details?

Currently the Horror channel has gone missing (Crystal palace website still shows it on the old mux) and a global retune will take me 30-60 minutes to rebuild my recording schedules and favourite channel lists in my preferred order. I'm pretty sure all Humax machines do this - probably others too.

If I have the mux number it becomes a 5 minute job to retune that specific mux - and in the nether regions occupied by these moving channels there are seldom more than 2 channels per mux that will affect my setup.

NB. my Fox HD will even do a global retune on automatic - generally when I'm on holiday so nothing has recorded when I get back - it's doubly infuriating because they won't accept that losing one or two channels would be tolerable whereas a full auto retune negates 80% of the reason I bought the damned thing in the first place.

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Roy's 2 posts GB flag
Friday, 11 December 2015
4:57 PM

OK terrestrialtv website has it on Com4 (c25 Xtal pally) and yes... there it is.

Xtal pally website still has it on Com6 ...

Surely all this should have been common knowledge BEFORE the move?

I haven't checked all the channel websites since I got the key info - too busy checking and implementing - but it's still really weird that yesterday the Horror channel website had NOTHING about it and it only appeared as a BTW on their facebook page... a very "street" approach - don't you have anybody working there who is over 20??


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Roy's 2 posts GB flag

5:02 PM

Roy: Not wanting to defend the decision, but the coverage for multiplexes COM4 and COM6 are more-or-less identical there isn't really any reason to flag up movements between them.

Almost all modern Freeview equipment can move channels between multiplexes seamlessly. It's been in "the D-Book" for quite some years now.

It looks like the Horror Channel has done a direct swap with CBS Drama.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts US flag
Thursday, 17 December 2015
2:07 AM

After the recent (Dec 11 2015) retune Horror channel is no longer working on my old Hitachi (early Vestel) 320GB SD PVR. Most other channels working fine, but Horror is showing a retune holding page even after a full retune replace channels (don't want to risk a "first time install" in case I loose the recordings)

Any ideas? My cheap (newer) Luxor SD Freeview TV tunes them just fine on the same aerial, so it's not an aerial issue, and a manual tune shows the missing/swapped channels, so it seems the Vestel is not parsing the EPG correctly or replacing it correctly.

I have had intermittent problems with this PVR with the newer channels introduced in 2015 like Horror and also when older niche channels like Travel have moved in the EPG. For instance I still have Viva showing on EPG74, Community on 790. YourTv never showed up at all (no great loss perhaps), nor CBS Drama, nor the freeview info page on 100

Some of this may be due to channels being moved into a HD Mux (although the channel is still SD)?

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MilesT's 5 posts GB flag
2:08 AM

Forgot to say: Crystal Palace transmitter, Zone 2 North West London address

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MilesT's 5 posts GB flag

1:34 PM

MilesT: If you are referring to a Hitachi HDR162 or similar? first time installation does "not" delete previously made recordings, a message to this effect appearing on the screen as soon as you press F.T.I., the procedure deleting all settings other than those recorded.

By the way, expect the Hitachi to go through a repeated disk checking procedure for about a minute or so prior to reverting to the tuning menu.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 3 March 2016
4:56 PM

Horror channel
Please can u tell me when u be returning the sc-fi programme the invaders as the channel tend to show lots of programmes are shown then with no notification they r removed. Please explain and tell me when u will broadcast the series again thank you

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franco's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 28 August 2016
11:21 AM

I cannot get this Horror channel. It is on the list but is unable to retrieve the programme - no idea what to do - is it a retune?
thank you


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mary's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 3 September 2016
Richard Cooper

4:04 PM

mary: Hi, Mary. Th Horror Channel is on Freeview channel 70. As long as you get your Freeview signals from a MAIN Full Freeview transmitter, you should be able to receive it, but if you get your tv signals come from a Freeview Light relay transmitter you won't be able to get it. Try TWO re-tunes, the first with you aerial lead unplugged, to clear the receiver memory, and then a second retune, this time with the aerial lead plugged back in again.Hopefully, the channel will then appear in your channel list. The channel to which you refer has been in my channel list since I did a retune in May earlier this year. Hope this helps, Richard, Norwich.

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