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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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  • wotsallthisere Constable Painting (@wotsallthisere) reported

    @BBCFOUR It's bloody disgraceful. It was bad enough moving it to 82, but at least it was next to TPTV. No one watches that white elephant BBC Shortbread crap. I've missed the start of Bauhaus 100 because of it. There was no advance on-screen warning, like Freeview normally displays.

  • rugbyleagueontv (@rugbyleagueontv) reported

    The 1895 Cup Final has been added to the schedule to air on the BBC Red Button Channel on Sky 981, Virgin 991 & Freeview 601 on Saturday. It's down from 5:45pm, so I don't know if thats error or delaying the kick off. Also on BBC Online, Our League etc.

  • RXTVlog RXTV Log (@RXTVlog) reported

    For more information or help with this call the Freeview Advice Line on freephone 0808 100 0288. You may be eligible for free in-home support, including aerial work if needed.

  • RXTVlog RXTV Log (@RXTVlog) reported

    FREEVIEW | SE Kent - Retune Thursday BBC services will move to a new frequency. To help viewers who may require additional support to receive these services, a temporary simulcast of this multiplex will begin broadcasting at the Dover transmitter until the next change in October.

  • 1BonZ Bonsey (@1BonZ) reported

    Away for few days in caravan with no Sky - no matter what you do through the day at this time of night WTF do people watch on Freeview. #missinghome

  • Kerrypurcell Kerry William Purcell (@Kerrypurcell) reported

    @brucekeith1966 Humberside Freeview. But forget about it now. 2 down

  • AyeBorders AyeBorders Esquire Proud Cybernat (@AyeBorders) reported

    @BeniceGjb Donno if we'd get a good enough signal. Borders n all that. Thinking about just getting a tablet and streaming stuff but donno if we can do Freeview that way. #technologicallyinept

  • cab1cab1 Gary Bell (@cab1cab1) reported

    The V6 box was only installed on Friday after your sub contractor took away my TiVo 500 box @virginmedia, now I’ve no box and no freeview tv or nothing, lovely way to treat new customers 🙈🙈🙈

  • fryfriend fryfriend (@fryfriend) reported

    There is a reason why people won't pay for sky tv anymore at least with freeview one doesn't have to pay to listen to your scaremongering shit!!

  • Liam1999_ Liam (@Liam1999_) reported

    @hannahsian1998 Ah crap i have freeview 😔

  • PynchonInPublic John (@PynchonInPublic) reported

    @TuomasLius @RealRexSmith Likewise, there were plenty of shows that I missed when first aired because they were on premium channels that I didn't have. In 2002 the Freeview digital service started showing free-to-air channels and I was able to catch up on shows like Stargate franchise and Highlander (TV).

  • wembleymich Michele (@wembleymich) reported

    I have no Sky signal which means no tv whatsoever as the flats right next to the Stadium and the Stadium itself block my freeview signal. Sky repair can't come until Friday. Woe is me, my satellite dish is undone!

  • Christo73202512 Christopher conway (@Christo73202512) reported

    Why does the BBC advertise on the Freeview channel match off the day ,its not free we pay a ******* licence for their shit 150pounds a year

  • MissMegsy76 Megan Caldaia (@MissMegsy76) reported

    @SteveMolk Well that really sucks as I would have loved to see a Catfish Australia. The MTV Catfish is a great show and miss seeing it on freeview too.

  • mikejjennings Mike Jennings (@mikejjennings) reported

    @29xthefun yeah, it's definitely an option! I have a Roku for smart stuff so I'd just have to get something for Freeview perhaps. But then that does also open up the potential for terrible speakers

  • CMcAuley99 Ⓒⓐⓛⓛⓤⓜ-Ⓛⓔⓔ ⓂⓒⒶⓤⓛⓔⓨ (@CMcAuley99) reported

    @PeteyUKok @ITV @BBCOne Well there's nothing wrong with my grammar but I'm not gonna put together a a level sentence to respond to some pig headed idiot not my problem if you can't afford more than a freeview box and There's millions of Marvel fans that won't be bothered if captain america is on tv

  • Russell55365541 Russell M (@Russell55365541) reported

    @CMREEVES @deGourlay @RoundLike Never subscribed but this rubbish is available on Freeview.

  • Jen_wales Jen_ bookworm (@Jen_wales) reported

    @hscptcrash Thanks. It is familiar but I really can't recall. Back then I didn't have channel 4 the days before Freeview unless I watched it on the main sky TV. Was strange I could never get it on my analogue TV. Only S4C Welsh channel

  • westings Katy (@westings) reported

    Oh god, that terrible biopic about Diana with Naomi Watts is on some duff Freeview channel and I can’t turn it off

  • pngsenpai ika (@pngsenpai) reported

    My area is the very first place that they'll shut the tower down so No TV till I get freeview or njoi or Hyptv i guess

  • Baggieboy1888 Steve George (@Baggieboy1888) reported

    @andy_goulding1 @TalkingPicsTV I have the same issue, Freeview helpline useless, have ordered a signal booster in the hope that might help

  • TalkingPicsTV Talking Pictures TV (@TalkingPicsTV) reported

    @Lord_Drainlid @andy_goulding1 The Freeview freephone set up to help with these problems is 0808 100 0288 Mick.

  • Lord_Drainlid Mick Brown (@Lord_Drainlid) reported

    @andy_goulding1 @TalkingPicsTV Freeview is behaving strangely with channels dropping out, reappearing, losing signal then gaining strength every few days. It has something to do with 5G taking over some channels and transmitter adjustments. It's virtually impossible to find details from #Freeview online.

  • paulross Paul Ross (@paulross) reported

    Try the Freeview (free) helpline Andy. I had a similar problem a year or so ago. Now sorted.

  • mitchfaefife Michéle 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@mitchfaefife) reported

    @maganbabescp @Ma1r3ad Dave's on Freeview sian. Hang on I'll check what channel number it is 😁

  • leeannrvn Leeann Burton (@leeannrvn) reported

    My hotel may be a poor mans Fawlty Towers but I've watched Spy and now watching Father Ted on freeview. Three alarms set so I don't miss 9am train back to Bonnie Scotland - I'm not bloody sleepy yet though *rolls eyes at self*

  • Rugby_Chic67 Kimberley (@Rugby_Chic67) reported

    @Scotlandteam @FreeSports_TV @PremierSportsTV That’s awful nice of you to repeat the poor performance on freeview the next day! Maybe you should think less of the money and more of the fans and show it on standard channel at the time instead of after the fact. You know like the Wales game was today 🙄

  • Rob39014908 🚀 Rob 🌶️ (@Rob39014908) reported

    @virginmedia Hi we are leaving early in our contract with you as you increasing prices! We are getting freeview my question is can we keep just the Internet at £33a month or do we need to cancel everything and start a new contract for just broadband.

  • avfc_1957 ... (@avfc_1957) reported

    @virginmedia Hi, thanks for coming back to me, I managed to finally speak to someone who knew what they are doing. I am calling back a week tomorrow to cancel everything. You keep raising the prices. Freeview here we come👍

  • MichaelLeeLewi4 Michael Lee Lewis (@MichaelLeeLewi4) reported from Aberdare, Wales

    @kieranjameen Kieran cancel it, my sister did with hers and hasn't missed it, you can buy internet freeview boxes now and you can download all the apps onto them, no monthly payments then, just for what you choose to, much cheaper

  • MarkHubbard33 Mark Hubbard (@MarkHubbard33) reported

    Oh wrong Freeview, I got the shit NZ version.

  • FinnHercules Hercules T Finn (@FinnHercules) reported

    @FreeviewTV @FreeSports_TV Better Freeview FreeSports available service working now just fine OK please question.

  • CaptainLibatron Libby (@CaptainLibatron) reported

    @annamcnally I want freeze dried tofu now, never even heard of it before. There really should be a tofu channal on freeview.

  • FreeSports_TV FreeSports 📺 (@FreeSports_TV) reported

    @snookerhub @WorldSeniors @Snookerlegends We are only in 70% of Freeview homes, and are in all TalkTalk homes. We will raise the issue with TalkTalk to make them aware of this!

  • Dookist @Dookist (@Dookist) reported

    Scrolling through the #FreeView channels last night... about 90% of them seemed to be about murders, violent crime and death... There was barely anything pleasant to watch... enough to give you bad dreams! As was David Walliams and his 'Bloopers'...

  • GlynDavidIngram Glyn Ingram (@GlynDavidIngram) reported

    @SkyUK Counting down the days to October when I can cancel my subscription. Paying £60 a month for broadband & TV when 95% of the channels are on Freeview/Freesat. Going with Vodafone. £20 a month. Nearly £500 saved at once.

  • anthonyovery Anthony Overy (@anthonyovery) reported

    @bt_uk Hi. No issues reported via that link in my area. I have tried restarting the box and retuning the freeview channels and it just gets stuck on the searching for channels screen

  • wemy_wemyss 435 (@wemy_wemyss) reported

    @FreeviewTV sit me down at no. 9, freeview!

  • snaggsagain Snaggsagain 🃏🕹🎮 (@snaggsagain) reported

    @MikeMcKenna_ @WelliXL @SkyUK That's not bad as I literally never watch Sky and use Kodi for my Documentaries upstairs. I occasionally watch them on Sky but the crime channels and most of them are on freeview now anyway.👍

  • BH_Screenplay Mike Hawkin (@BH_Screenplay) reported

    What is it with the TV channels in the eastern region. Seem to have to re-tune every other day to get back lost channels. #freeview , Tacolneston Transmitter. It is like we've gone back to the bad old days when it comes to TV signal strength.

  • KaniaMcKalliah Kania McKalliah (@KaniaMcKalliah) reported

    @FreeviewTV @ITV Morning guys. Help! I can't find #KeepItCountry on my Freeview!

  • dthroat derek thrower (@dthroat) reported

    @Bltmovies @TalkingPicsTV Enjoying your never ending confusion regarding the Connery film "Ransom". First showing you cut the first 15 minutes and now on the Freeview information guide you describe him as Swedish when the film is set in Norway.

  • Gildy55 Random Gildersleeve Esq. GTTO (@Gildy55) reported

    The Peterloo documentary is up for a repeat in five minutes on DAB/Freesat/Freeview in approx 5 minutes on the World Service.

  • Jetstream2555 big-Pink-fan (@Jetstream2555) reported

    @SamsungHelpUK I have a 7 series smart tv which is about 18 months old. I need to connect it to the Freeview aerial because we have no WiFi or tv from Virgin. Coaxial cable connected to the tv but not showing up on source menu. Help please!

  • nxmlas Skeeeeen (@nxmlas) reported

    @TajwarC LOOOOOOOL fam you gotta purchase the deluxe edition to see that shit it's too funny for Freeview 😂😂😂😂

  • bluearmy2015 bluearmy2015 (@bluearmy2015) reported

    Finally sorted @SkyUK thanks Paul for sorting me out a great deal, finally had enough of @virginmedia there customer service is truly dreadful I would have rather had freeview, on chat with them and because I didn’t want to add movies and sports now they disconnected me #goodbye

  • coubsy Pete Coubrough (@coubsy) reported

    @studley86 @MissHeatherWild @SkyHelpTeam Ditto, Sky has been shit since day 1 too, Freeview we had previously far better!!

  • Davey56Jones David Jones (@Davey56Jones) reported

    @ALANGRA47094120 To be honest I had never heard of her but they are showing repeats of Suits on Freeview 54 & her acting ability is a reflection of her lack of class but in fairness she doesn’t really need to be that good

  • johnworthy27 john worthington (@johnworthy27) reported from Preston, England

    @chloesammike @andywigmore @KayBurley Don't worry you can still get Sky news on channel 132 on your Freeview box. Thick ****.....

  • Camanning8 Cameron (@Camanning8) reported

    Freeview is the worst thing ever

  • drawn_to_hockey Drawn to Ice Hockey🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@drawn_to_hockey) reported

    @2000sWatcher We can’t get past Series 1 on UK Freeview. So annoying. We’ve spent years and years repeating it and they’ve never shown Series 2 or 3.

  • Jetstream2555 big-Pink-fan (@Jetstream2555) reported

    @bt_uk Also regarding tv one rep says comes down phone with broadband another said part via broadband but also some with Freeview which I don’t use. Then said I could only watch free channels on an app which seems complicated.

  • TheAerialManUK The Aerial Man (@TheAerialManUK) reported

    We're installing a couple of blocks of flats this week with #SkyQ along with FM, DAB and an aerial for #Freeview. If any builders need work done after being let down by the collapse of Campbell & Kennedy, please get in touch. #IRS

  • ChrisScottBtn Mr Chris Esq. 🏳️‍🌈 (@ChrisScottBtn) reported

    @unit_1974 @virginmedia I have to say when this runs out we will cancel and stick with freeview. We haven’t even got a tv at the moment - it broke 3 months ago and haven’t replaced it 😂😂

  • bt_uk BT (@bt_uk) reported

    @jakewright_702 This is usually down to the broadcaster having changed the programme schedule or the programme has over run. Freeview channels will automatically register that the programme has over run but this is something the extra channels wont do I'm afraid.

  • carrsandcaravan carrs&caravan (@carrsandcaravan) reported

    @KarIngham @bruno1cat @g2oop @ConciergeCamp We did actually get get it for £51pn. There’s no extras to pay. The WiFi is excellent, fast and free. We’re even watching YouTube and Freeview on the tv with no problem. They work on the principal the pitch is per night all inclusive and that also includes any visiting guests.

  • bobbyluvdabeach Robert Smyth (@bobbyluvdabeach) reported

    Lately there has been pretty poor #freeviewsignal & #mobilephonesignal for @ThreeUK, @VodafoneUK & @O2 in #RoeValley #Limavady and #Garvagh areas :/mobilephone #freeview #signalproblems

  • StevenGR77 BertieWoosterUK (@StevenGR77) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice Having trouble finding ForcesTV channel 96. Contacted them and told it should be there. Coverage checker shows it should, Freeview HD box has 99% signal strength/quality and latest firmware but no joy.

  • chrisk2500 Chris Kent (@chrisk2500) reported

    @monicasara @FreeSports_TV @ConMurphySport @PortuGoal1 Yea that will be freeview freesports is on the com7/8 service that is slowing being switched off.

  • chrisk2500 Chris Kent (@chrisk2500) reported

    @monicasara @FreeSports_TV @ConMurphySport @PortuGoal1 Do you have freeview or sky if it's freeview a lot areas are losing the service and by 2020 the whole country will lose it on freeview unless they move to a national freeview slot, if its sky they are now only HD so you may have a box that Is not a HD sky box