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Freeview is the United Kingdom's digital terrestrial television platform. It is operated by DTV Services Ltd, a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and transmitter operator Arqiva.

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The most recent outage reports and issues originated from Dover, Bermondsey, Church Stretton, Hartlepool, Edinburgh, Balderton and Harlow.

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  • Yaz_0104 Yaz (@Yaz_0104) reported

    @5thharmonytbh @uwubuck FALSE where I am (UK) its very rare that friends comes on Freeview television, you would have to pay for more channels (which is damn expensive). Friends being on Netflix is great for those who cant afford to pay tonnes on extra tv channels

  • hmspete Peter Crawford (@hmspete) reported

    @JojJojoelle She asked for Chanel No. 5 for Christmas. No problem, I had the Freeview box re-tuned in minutes..

  • Pilkz75 Mark Pilkington (@Pilkz75) reported

    @McavoyMick It's terrible mate but it's down to one or the other or crap freeview.

  • floongle Greg (@floongle) reported

    I've found the solution to DAB radio and the A-Z ordering woes as seen with by ' Scala' … 1. Give all DAB stations their own LCN... But the LCN range starts at 88.0 and goes up in 0.1 increments. 2. Then follow Freeview's LCN policy. 3. ... 4. Profit.

  • StapenhillFC1 Stapenhill FC (@StapenhillFC1) reported

    @92andBeyond Information we don't. Just Freeview channels. Pubs down the road would have the early kick off on though

  • AbiSale1 Abi Sale (@AbiSale1) reported from Dover, England

    @LightsOutF1Blog @SkySportsF1 @SkyHelpTeam Would also be interested to se if you can get it for £10 through a different service eg virgin/freeview

  • markphilipsfcr Mark Philips (@markphilipsfcr) reported


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  • co_gillian gillian hyde (@co_gillian) reported

    Freeview down Bournemouth

  • Brownloather Roger Ledger (@Brownloather) reported

    Only if you get a signal. #Freeview load of crap these last few days 💩

  • koenig_jakob Alex Wright (@koenig_jakob) reported from Church Stretton, England

    Hadn't realised rural Freeview was still so terrible compared to in metropolitan areas. I get 80 Freeview channels in Dudley nr Birmingham, Dad gets 21 in South Shropshire! And doesn't even get Sky News which I assumed was on Freeview everywhere.

  • Taylod61 ❌ David Taylor ❌ (@Taylod61) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice what the hell is going on with freeview. The signal is so unreliable it’s unbelievable. Looks like it’s got to be freesat

  • minimooey Mooey (@minimooey) reported

    @Cuntphrase_ No just my telly and freeview boxes, its gotta be the signal, the telly on its own is the same, tried 2 different freeview boxes and they're the same, rescanned it and ITV has totally disafuckingpeared and BBC has just disappeared as I type

  • MarkAWigmore Mark Wigmore (@MarkAWigmore) reported

    @FreeviewTV Suddenly lost all HD channels. Service status says, "Most likely transmitter: Heathfield. There are currently no technical changes to Freeview TV signals in your area that require a retune."

  • sarahmwilks Sarah Michelle Wilks (@sarahmwilks) reported

    @freeview got to love Freeview - now instead of five channels going off air because idk bad weather, high pressure, alien intivention I now don't get to watch over 70! That's progress. *slow handclap*

  • 8Cherrington403 Andy Cherrington (@8Cherrington403) reported

    @DarloTotty Not having Sky and just the basic Freeview TV I can't get Now 80's. Never mind. But thanks anyway.

  • Holsmetree Holly (@Holsmetree) reported

    Bleh I think the freeview signal is all messed up in Hull, keep loosing signal

  • looknorthBBC BBC East Yorks and Lincs (@looknorthBBC) reported

    There are problems with Freeview tonight. It's down to 'Tropospheric Propagation' which is caused by the current high pressure weather conditions. Sorry this is outside our control. It's affecting the whole country - please don't adjust your sets!

  • RadioHumberside BBC Radio Humberside (@RadioHumberside) reported

    The Freeview tv signal is either down or intermittent across our area, which is either due to atmospherics or a transmitter fault. Engineers are aware and are investigating. It is affecting BBC Radio Humberside on Channel 721. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • looknorthBBC BBC East Yorks and Lincs (@looknorthBBC) reported

    Sorry to say there's a problem with Freeview services at the moment across the area. Engineers are on the case.

  • WWFCJAMlE J (@WWFCJAMlE) reported

    ******* finally football is on freeview again!!! **** you sky and bt

  • Judith1Graham Judith Graham (@Judith1Graham) reported

    @RCArmitage @NetflixUK @netflix Never had anything other than 5 channels till Freeview (we used to have a steam powered telly). Now toggle between Netflix & Amazon Prime or RA 🧔🏻DVD’s get an airing.

  • thirdrule Rev Peter Brown (@thirdrule) reported

    @bt_uk But if the box doesn't give me the freeview channels its not worth plugging in its supposed to do BOTH as for streaming it on my computer again a waste of time i sign in and get nothing waste of time @bt_uk DO NOT SIGN UP FOR BT SERVICES ITS CRAP they're CROOKS

  • jake_sparrow Jake Sparrow (@jake_sparrow) reported

    @TalkTalkTV Right. Yeah I've tried that several times. It's not just the poor signal strength on the freeview channels. By box freezes sometimes and doesn't allow any buttons to be pressed

  • TheBigGreatRed Ross Behenna (@TheBigGreatRed) reported

    @rickygervais my mom just texted me asking who sings the song from the Freeview advert as she loves it, but can’t identify the singer. I think I’m going to have to sit her down and watch the Office to help her understand who the singer is.

  • KeepPTPedals Jamie (@KeepPTPedals) reported

    Freeview TV in the Cambs area very prone to interference at the moment. Reports of engineering work with Sandy Heath having possible poor signal. It is absolutely terrible, puts me right off watching Freeview.

  • lpbaugh louise baugh (@lpbaugh) reported

    Damn our @HumaxUK freeview box for failing big time to record #100vaginas and for cutting out constantly on All4 #rubbishtech

  • ETusty Emma T (@ETusty) reported

    Yet again we have no signal on our main tv. Yet the terrible little one that was my mum's is working fine. So frustrating. Its all from the same aerial so why is it so different. #freeview

  • dykebarsaint Zab Yor (@dykebarsaint) reported

    @ElderRedBud @SkyUK @ChampionsLeague @EuropaLeague Ditch it. Go freeview and add in a streaming service. NowTV stick has all the apps and under £20 pm for entertainment and movies which has a huge library of box sets, programs and movies

  • AshCloke Ash Cloke (@AshCloke) reported

    @TalkTalk I'm basically paying an expensive version of freeview at the moment. None of my subscription channels ie Sky Sports are working and none of the advisors are able to help.

  • sychartrist Asuare. (@sychartrist) reported

    @SMvintage Ps,it was a freeview channel if that narrows it down as i've no sky tv:-)Have a nice day.

  • Spying ThinWhiteDukebox (@Spying) reported

    @Campaignmag I must admit it doesn’t really sound like an overly positive place to work or even a great idea for a new work-based television series. Still, I’m sure that staff morale, team turnover and creative issues are worse at some of the Freeview channels.

  • SupercatScout Scout the supercat! (@SupercatScout) reported

    @TalkTalk @MartinJL1990 My humans never even got an email, they don’t have multiroom and only watch freeview and boosts which they already pay extra for - their trust in @TalkTalk has now gone and they are disgusted at having to pay for something they already pay for. The internet is still crap too

  • jake_sparrow Jake Sparrow (@jake_sparrow) reported

    @TalkTalkTV My youview box is constantly annoying me. The freeview channel signal is terrible. BBC and itv channels are fine. Subscription channels fine. The box keeps freezing and will not allow anyone to press any buttons 😡

  • StuartJDawson Stuart James Dawson (@StuartJDawson) reported

    @Pammy500 Oh right lol aww never mind freeview you can record I think..and sky are just about to increase their monthly fees so good timing cancelling it lol

  • ViewFromBlock93 West 93 🇬🇧 (@ViewFromBlock93) reported

    Sky TV is awful these days. It's over priced crap with nothing to offer over freeview and people are waking up to it. Then Adam here insults a huge number of Sky customers. Well unlike the BBC I don't have to pay for Sky by law. Bye Bye Sky!

  • Alexh860 Alex (@Alexh860) reported

    Utterly disappointed&dismayed with the approach ur salesman had2my complaint RE overcharged by over £300 4basic freeview&the fact Sky have illegally been changing my DD every single month w/out WRITTEN notification, another hr wasted trying to get through📲 😡 @SkyHelpTeam @Ofcom

  • Wharfe72 mark bremner (@Wharfe72) reported

    WTF! the new @BBCScotland channel has appeared on my council telly freeview guide. Replacing BBC4. Ive lost BBC4!

  • TalentGenerat Talent Generation (@TalentGenerat) reported

    @ArgosHelpers Fed up of getting copy and paste responses from Argos customer services on email. Our Bush freeview recorder keeps deleting all our recordings and has been for a couple of months. Many other owners of Bush recorder with same problem. #ArgosFobOff

  • mollywallop Just Molly (@mollywallop) reported

    They really don't think of elderly people when they make new TV technology like freeview boxes. It's all got the usability of a shit covered stick. I'm a nerd and I find it stupid and hard to navigate. Glitchy as **** as well

  • Wilfred_Diego Wilfred Diego (@Wilfred_Diego) reported

    @obknit There's about 99 other channels on freeview. There is also the Internet or scrabble. Cancel your TV licence and get your TV via the Web

  • Pamos19 Pauline Amos (@Pamos19) reported

    @mancunianmedic I had one of those!! 2 remotes.. freeview box & TV Could never remember which was for which functions. By the time I'd found my glasses, the right remote & worked out what buttons I needed it was too late! 😂 New Telly now. 👌

  • TalkingPicsTV Talking Pictures TV (@TalkingPicsTV) reported

    @smudge1 We aren't aware of a problem, but if you tell us how you are watching us - freeview etc, we can investigate

  • justinweible Justin Weible (@justinweible) reported

    @putUincespence @Kc91me I’m not sure how Australian channels work, but if it’s anything like watching Strictly, you might be able to use a VPN service to watch it live and via catch up. I’m not entirely sure if Network 10 is freeview because I haven’t checked. I can get back to you later.

  • ChrisRGollop Chris Gollop (@ChrisRGollop) reported

    @JohnWatsonSport @BBCSport @BBCNewsChannel @VirgilvDijk @DCMS_SecOfState @DCMS @BBCSimonMcCoy Sorry missed very start. Comparing your coverage of FA Cup build up yesterday pm and also your coverage on freeview text. That’s your problem John, I am watching and gap in news coverage, tv and social media posts for Man C and LFC compared with Man U is glaring. Fact.

  • amanda_clar Amanda Clark (@amanda_clar) reported

    @TalkTalk Andy you have decided to change customer’s for basic TV which is shocking. No warning just a change. I refuse to pay for a Freeview package. 14 years loyalty gone

  • oxchris christophe (@oxchris) reported

    @JohnBeTweeting Freeview, which is £12.83 a month 😡 I can't get any premium paid services and even struggle to watch Netflix as the TV WiFi receiver is crap.

  • irvthethe Irvin (@irvthethe) reported

    @lulutifah @BluehandArea People should show there disgust at Sky cancel contract go Freeview much better

  • traceyfromrasen TRACEY LANE (@traceyfromrasen) reported

    @RobKerr32 @RacingTV I'm watch @AtTheRaces no problem. Just put on Freeview and it's fine on that. Just not working on my laptop. Consistently unreliable


    @ToniaBuxton Just discovered your programme is moving to Freeview which I don't have ..heart broken ! x

  • BHorswell Bryan Horswell (@BHorswell) reported

    First time checking out sports channel network on FreeView earlier today pretty cool getting to see Chikara on it

  • Richmon51940020 Richmond (@Richmon51940020) reported

    @Jpofgwynedd If you pay for a subscription service then yes, that will be the case. The majority of people use freeview

  • JenLongshaw Jen Longshaw (@JenLongshaw) reported

    @HMilneJ Sounds like it was definitely a Freeview problem.

  • aligreen9999 ali (@aligreen9999) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice Hi I can't get freeview; I fet a message saying 'No channel found. Please check aerial or local signal availability'

  • spottycatebooks spottycat ebooks (@spottycatebooks) reported

    Learning by missing/******* shit up and then freeview craps out!

  • stevebiddle Steve Biddle (@stevebiddle) reported

    At least Freeview will know there are at just half a dozen people in NZ who still watch live TV after the big outage of 2019.

  • FinlayD Finlay Duncan (@FinlayD) reported

    @TVPlayer That’s a pity, especially with it being a service not available on Freeview - seems a shame to prioritise channels already available elsewhere on all platforms (including the broadcasters’ own websites) over ones that aren’t.

  • Oliver_Wok wok (@Oliver_Wok) reported from Hartlepool, England

    @edgarwright @broccantyzack @itv2 Would make for a brilliant friday/saturday/sunday triple header. Would love to break it down into how many times a year they appear on freeview TV

  • emmas_leg - (@emmas_leg) reported

    had this for like a month, then back to the freeview. aka: poor people telly.

  • pompeygommy stephen j macdonald (@pompeygommy) reported

    Freeview is a piece of crap, its been telling me to retune fop a month, but the retune will not complete, piece of shit