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Hello all, I'm afraid I've got myself in a muddle trying to understand multiplexes etc. Just wanted to check - my understanding is that I will NOT be able to receive the extra BBC channels covering the Olympics via the Malvern transmitter - could someone please confirm? Many thanks

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Saturday 13 July 2019 9:07AM

@MikeP and @Chris.SE

As nobody else seems to have had the decency to reply back to you, I will just say *THANK YOU* both for taking the time to explain the situation...many times over it seems(!)
I also came here wondering why I could no longer receive this channel, but unlike many people here I am capable of READING and found the answer just a few posts back.

Clearly you both have plenty of patience - if it was me my answers would have become increasingly sarcastic, or I would have simply given up!

Well done sirs

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Wednesday 17 July 2019 11:19AM
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Eric: If you scroll back through this thread you will find several messages from the regular contributors on the situation, as well as details of how to check whether or not you should still be able to receive the channel.

Kind regards

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True Entertainment
Thursday 25 July 2019 3:37PM
Worcester

Ruth Clark: Only Sony will truly know, but I suspect the answer will be something along the lines of "highly unlikely".

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Rosie Devlin: Did you actually see an episode of "Dragon's Den" featuring this item? If it's what I think it is then it is generally regarded as a scam. Do not purchase such a device. The only way to legally watch Sky services is with an official subscription.

This is one of those things normally referred to as "Clickbait" - usually appearing on Facebook or at the bottom of tabloid newspaper websites offering something too good to be true (in this case an indoor aerial which can supposedly offer subscription/cable channels for free). The ads I have seen claim this device appeared on Dragon's Den - but I have yet to see any footage confirming this. There are also plenty of faked positive reviews on Youtube, Amazon etc - but the products sold seem to be little more than an indoor aerial - and a very poor one too.

Similar products go by the name of "TV Fix", "TV Fox" or "Octa Air", as per this snopes article:
Is 'Super' Antenna Octa Air a Legitimate Replacement for Cable?

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Spike
Tuesday 7 January 2020 7:33PM
Worcester

5Spike is no more (well, ish...):


2020: All change at Paramount Network and VH1 - RXTV Log


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Geoff Heath: Not surprised if it's tuned to Droitwich radio mast(!) Malvern perhaps?

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Peter Pledger:
Is your receiver a Humax? There is a known issue at present.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/issues/bbc-iplayer/humax-playback-fault

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