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This issue really makes my blood boil as well!

I live in an area that receives only Freeview Lite. My main issue is that most of the channels are utter rubbish. For example, when there was just one ITV channel, they had to provide content for everyone. Now that they have several 'tailored' channels if you don't get the ones that provide you with content that interests you, you're stuck with unwatchable channels. ITV2 is my idea of TV hell. ITV1 is little better (which I get twice with the +1). So, now I'm worse off than before! Channel 4 has now become a channel aimed at teenagers. If you don't get Film4, then you're stuck watching 'The Joy of Midget Teenage Group Sex' or 'Illiterate Gypsy Weddings'. So even though I now have more channels, I actually get less content I want to watch than when there was just one CH4 or ITV.

Let's do a summary of what's on Freeview Lite:-

BBC 1 and 2 - Decent general viewing.
BBC3 - Utter rubbish aimed at teenagers.
BBC4 - Good quality documentaries.
ITV1 - Soaps, celebs, reality TV, gossip, talent shows, Jeremy Kyle. A nightmare.
ITV1+1 - The same nightmare except 1 hour later.
ITV2 - Extended versions of what's on ITV1.
Ch4 - Mostly junk aimed at those under 25.
CH4+1 - The same junk one hour later.
More4 - The same junk yet again.
S4C - Even if you do speak Welsh, most of the content is of low quality.
Channel5 - Reasonable, except too much celeb gossip.
BBC News - Good news channel.
BBC Parliament - Boring beyond words.
CBeebies + CBBC - Timeshare with BBC3+4. Even kids programs are preferable to hours and hours of the loathsome Jeremy Kyle!

Basically 'Freeview Lite' should be called 'Freeview Teenage and Chav', because unless you belong to one of those groups, there's precious little for you in the package.

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