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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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Freeview Issues Reports

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  • RaffertyRy RaffertyRy (@RaffertyRy) reported

    If y're experiencing no ITV/BBC digital TV signal in t'NE, apparently Bilsdale transmitter being readied for 5g & they may be workin on it; try again in t'morning proper. Meanwhile, other freeview channels are working. Shame @BBCTV @ITV didn't bother to give us any warning

  • jonnythepostie Jonathan bowden (@jonnythepostie) reported

    Anyone out there in horror land know why the horror bites app is not working on freeview play@horror_channel

  • Dougmacd9826 Douglas macdonald (@Dougmacd9826) reported

    @julianknight15 @CommonsCMS Freeview the digital miracle is a complete waste of money it's service is crap & is constantly being interrupted by bad signal,

  • ruthm4x 🏁Ruth Maxwell-Hudson🏁 (@ruthm4x) reported

    @SonyUK parents have a Sony bravia, been working fine. Went on hols, back Monday, now won't switch on with tv remote, have to press power or tv on sky remote, or freeview controls. Have to press in random combinations until it randomly turns on. Same to turn off. Help please!!

  • Hannah_Millen Hannah Millen (@Hannah_Millen) reported

    @_ElizabethMay @okyeahbut @LR_Lam @HFKaner @DrJonPotter There's 2 or 3 Freeview movie channels that turn into Christmas movie channels around this time of year, sometimes you have to rescan your box/TV signal for them to appear. They are all terrible and awesome at the same time

  • 1936Ram knabby crackers (@1936Ram) reported

    @Grant_DerbyRam It is back on now, apparently Freeview gave aerial erectors no explanation as to why the service went off line, one aerial company I spoke to said they had had at least 50 calls about the loss of signal.

  • WonderKatu Cynthia De Pfeffel Mask (@WonderKatu) reported

    @BonbonsandBows I've never had a problem with Sky and now I pay them £8 a month for freeview, superfast fibre and telephone line rental, I can't ever phone them again!

  • amchove Ashdown Management Company Hove (@amchove) reported

    AMC is aware that Freeview is currently not working in the building. This will be assessed shortly. Sky appears to be unaffected.

  • ItPetes PetesTakeOnIt (@ItPetes) reported

    @piersmorgan No Piers for me this morning. The Freeview halfwits decided to pull tv signal at exactly 6am! They clearly haven't finished messing as retune dragging its derrier...

  • Trishacd Trisha (@Trishacd) reported

    @skystephen We won't be able to see you as Freeview has gone down. No channels after re-tuning.

  • phalluslingam @PhallusLingam (@phalluslingam) reported

    @dirtyjada @BabestationTV @BabestationCams Can't see it, because of #Freeview #FAIL – No Signal. 😡☹

  • Bliadhnaichean Prophet Caliph Messiah🇺🇳🇪🇺🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🌹 (@Bliadhnaichean) reported

    Getting fed-up of this only @BBC Channels on #Freeview, and #Twitter SLOW to ReTweet & Favourite Tweets, to the point where I have to have several attempts to be sure it HAS done what I want it to ! 🤬 #FAIL #Goodnight

  • IJSbignose Chris D Servanté (@IJSbignose) reported

    @TheHornyHaggis @Freeview They seem to change #freeview down here a lot .......... this then eventually breaks the televisions memory curcuits , so we have to replace the tv too. It's another 21st century scam ....

  • Solarlightphase Solarmorph 🎃 (@Solarlightphase) reported

    So for the first time in a while I'm watching Freeview TV and on Challenge, the Weakest Link is on! This show was not bad back in the day so Im just watching it and getting 2000' vibes xD

  • chadwelsh2 chad welsh (@chadwelsh2) reported

    @RandomMnky "Season 3 will stream on Netflix UK in 2020." Last sentence of the article. Freeview is only gonna air reruns on their network station

  • singingbathmatt Princess (@singingbathmatt) reported

    @bt_uk Hello, we are in a notoriously bad reception area and can only receive 21 Freeview channels which doesn't have any HD options. I had this assessed by Banbury Aerials and Freesat is the only option

  • singingbathmatt Princess (@singingbathmatt) reported

    @bt_uk I do not use the box. I am unable to use the box as my area has poor Freeview reception

  • 1936Ram knabby crackers (@1936Ram) reported

    Is there anyone else in the Derby area who is having problems with Freeview, I lost Channel 800 East Midland BBC at 6pm last night and I still cannot access it now.

  • Alex_Cameron Alexandra Cameron (@Alex_Cameron) reported

    I haven’t had regular tv (sky/freeview) for, like, 7 years and hands down the thing I miss most is The Simpsons. I miss the random evenings where there would be 4 back to back episodes where they would totally Forest Gump that shit and you never knew what you were going to get.

  • NathanC1872 Nathan (@NathanC1872) reported

    My signal is doing my nut in. Not working via @EE or just normal freeview. Missed the goal. Cheers!!

  • RazzaTemplerun Ryan. (@RazzaTemplerun) reported

    It feels wrong for me to pay £70+ for Fibre internet, which is the standard speeds surely in 2019, with basic freeview except for BT Sport. That is so basic in my view but these companies don't give a flying ****. @bt_uk

  • RXTVlog RXTV Log (@RXTVlog) reported

    @htwcentral @asjmcguire Freeview SD receivers were never required to support MHEG-IC. Receivers bearing the Freeview HD logo did, but newer Freeview Play receivers don't have to support it if they don't want to, but they now have to support HbbTV.

  • asjmcguire Is this still Hawkins? (@asjmcguire) reported

    @RXTVlog It would be interesting if there were stats about viewer numbers. Must admit, I didn't even know there were online channels through Freeview. Got NowTV, Chromecasts, Freeview HD PVR (Panasonic). Never actually watched an online channel via Freeview.

  • Like47 Les Dawson and me #JC4PM2019 #LabourActivist (@Like47) reported from Manchester, England

    @gary_worden @cjssydney @cptcapitalg @FrogAlaPeche Poor people either don't have a TV or watch freeview.

  • TonyGalea007 Tony Galea (@TonyGalea007) reported

    @piersmorgan Sick of hearing Freeview referred to as Freeview. Costs more than Netflix or Amazon Prime with the BBC tax . Which is like shopping in Tesco, never using Asda but still having to pay Asda every week for the privelege of being able to shop.

  • DigitalMYTV Emma Lynch (@DigitalMYTV) reported

    Freeview are upgrading their transmitters this week. If you are having trouble retuning your TV get in touch and we will be more than happy to help!

  • Aman_hoq Aman Hoque 🇧🇩🇬🇧 (@Aman_hoq) reported

    @MjannatOi @MAZZAL33N Nahhhh it’s because yous never had paid cartoons on your TV, so you always had to watch the freeview cartoons like Timothy Goes to School 😂😂😂

  • JoanOsb61338172 Joan Osborne (@JoanOsb61338172) reported

    Always watch sky in morning but not any longer. I can't stand Bay Curley and will not be tuning in. Shame I used to enjoy morning reporters. They showed no leave or remain prejudice. But BURLEY is so biased it is ridiculous. May have to cancel SKY. Go freeview.

  • dino1177 Dino1177 (@dino1177) reported

    @DPScott6 @darcybbc Please check before doing this - but apparently if you only watch BBC programmes via SKY or NETFLIX (so not freeview or I Player) you do not need a TV licence because REMAINER BIASED BBC already charge these third party providers & can't make you pay twice for the same service.

  • ukbronco Paul Mitchell #5280 ⚽ 🏈 🏉 🤘🍺 (@ukbronco) reported from Wibsey, England

    @Emmalouisajones @SkyNews Poor retro-protest. You can't cancel Sky News. It's on Freeview.

  • NathanSpafford_ Nathan Spafford (@NathanSpafford_) reported

    @Nathflint Oh absolutely; just there is a market for it, but we agree that the rights should be given to someone who will at least try to use them properly. Half arsed punditry and coverage doesn't help either. Freeview TV would be even better

  • __rnt91 Reanne (@__rnt91) reported

    @SebastianGeorg_ @SkyUK So should I cancel the package & go to @virginmedia because I am not paying big £60 Sky Q package for freeview 😕

  • scrubbadubdruid Phillip Cole (@scrubbadubdruid) reported

    No BBC on my Freeview service.

  • RunnyTheBabbit Ghoul (@RunnyTheBabbit) reported

    Currently staying in a hotel which means freeview tv only and I just .. I can’t believe this is all real tv and not a joke. What ******** is The Circle. Why is this happening. Every parody of tripe tv has become a reality. I’m honestly horrified.

  • TalkingPicsTV Talking Pictures TV (@TalkingPicsTV) reported

    @Manc_Franke We haven't gone anywhere Frank. It's probably just a minor localised blip. If you still can't get us after trying another re-tune, call the Freeview free phone helpline set up specifically to help you with this. 0808 100 0288

  • JennyferJones JJ (@JennyferJones) reported

    Disappointing service from @virginmedia recently. Lack of responsibility for the miscommunication on billing, signed me up to a package I did not agree to and have sent my correspondence to someone else. And to top it up I'm being robbed £61 a month to watch Freeview channels👍😡

  • Michael_H_98 𝙈𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙚𝙡 𝙃𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙨 (@Michael_H_98) reported

    Be boss this having CL back on freeview and that's comin from someone who has BTSport. But **** off Sky tho I reckon BT's coverage is pretty good

  • james_deep 💧TweeterOfOddz (@james_deep) reported

    Bloody @kayosports bathurst feed is Crap! Buffers and stops every 30 seconds.. Pretty well totally unwatchable. never have this issue with Freeview+ or Netflix. Going to cancel it

  • vinitgjoshi Vinit Joshi (@vinitgjoshi) reported

    @dsd310580 @Doug91063523 @ITVWrestling @itvhub @AEWrestling @SkyUK Managed to get it working on freeview hisense TV. They just have a poor UI.

  • gjc1985 gjc1985 (@gjc1985) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice will freeview play be available on Android TV anytime soon really missing a good catch up service for TV

  • RoosterforTrump James Huckelberry (@RoosterforTrump) reported

    They are trying to undo our technological advancement, not just cars but all kinds of industry. Blaze 162 freeview (repeats on Sunday) programming highlights their agenda to close down industry, which incidentally is 100s of times cleaner than it used to be !

  • richardberryuk Richard Berry (@richardberryuk) reported

    @SonicCircles @dariodoubleL Ofcom and RAJAR used to break it down but can’t track the docs right now. There are radio stations on sky and freeview and they still in reasonable numbers. The interface isn’t great (Freeview is best) but it’s definitely there

  • Aporiac1 Aporiac (@Aporiac1) reported

    @RobWilson_RDG @Regenmeister68 The "BBC licence fee" isn't even a 'BBC' licence fee. The BBC, in conjunction with the Government and regulators, stitched things up such that watching any channel on the UK national terrestrial TV network (hilariously called 'Freeview') is illegal unless you pay the BBC £13/mo.

  • YvonneBurdett3 Yvonne Burdett #BorisLiedToTheQueen#FBPE (@YvonneBurdett3) reported from Newbury, England

    @flowesaunders68 @adamboultonSKY @GuidoFawkes @BethRigby @SkyNews @Ofcom @faisalislam It's on freeview. Stop being an idiot

  • The_NZ_bear Iain (@The_NZ_bear) reported

    @IGottaNumBum Spark are a terrible company, not one of their media companies apart from skytv has done well. Their should have been a encrypted freeview channel, when spark sport not available, falls over to encrypted satellite. Freeview could have rolled update to stand alone decoders.

  • AlanAwstyn Alan Jones (@AlanAwstyn) reported

    @Liverpool1207 @paul7cope Freeview channel 25 just going down the tunnels. @TheAnfieldWrap 👍

  • DaveModculture David Walker (@DaveModculture) reported

    @DrGonzo2411 @MonkeyPicks Look for really bad satellite or Freeview movie channels. They live there.

  • jwren34 Sam (@jwren34) reported

    @EmilieMarie2018 @claudelittner Can't watch it this week...got no sky as it's not working and no freeview 😦😦😦

  • scrubbadubdruid Phillip Cole (@scrubbadubdruid) reported

    Freeview signal on BBC channels keeps breaking up.

  • Paparaw The Rt Hon Paulinus Filius Feram🌹🦊🦡 (@Paparaw) reported

    @EdworthyNicola don't use #freeview or #DigitalTV, cancel your #Sky, #BT etc subscriptions, just use a streaming provider such as #Netflix or #Amazon.. STOP PAYING YOUR TV LICENSE.. it's also a lot bloody cheaper

  • Djhuk1 Djuk (@Djhuk1) reported

    @charltonbrooker Halcyon days... Mine stay up long after I'm done for the day now. I just get to watch freeview on the naff telly upstairs, assuming the rain's not knocked the signal out again.

  • TheHunkyChunky1 The Hunky Chunky Funky Monkey (@TheHunkyChunky1) reported

    @GeeksGamersCom Don't matter where they show it, I won't be buying it. I might watch it on UK Freeview TV if I remember it's on, but I have no interest in Disneyfied shows (and they will get Disneyfied, betting Quagmire gets toned waaaaay down).

  • goodnitebob goodnitebob (@goodnitebob) reported

    @BoomerangBoy111 Thanks for the Warning. Another good reason to cancel my Sky Contract. Freeview & Netflix here we come

  • mtchknght8 MichaelMITCHKnight (@mtchknght8) reported

    Do you know what... Had a rewarding evenings viewing on the crummy channels of the Freeview network. Someone had for once thought about programming options with a perfect double bill pairing: #CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind & the similarly themed & watchable Contact (JodieFoster)

  • JoBrodie Joctober (@JoBrodie) reported

    The film CONTACT is on Paramout Network (Freeview 54, Sky 153) at 9pm which means I've got 15 mins to find my remote control to make the telly work. I seem to have wandered off with it and put it down somewhere. (No it's not aliens)

  • tweetsbyleigh Leigh (@tweetsbyleigh) reported

    @KayBurley @SkyNews Sorry, sacked rip off SkyTV years ago. Freeview all the way now, we have saved so much money watching much less crap, more quality stuff.

  • Page_888 Matthew H (@Page_888) reported

    @ukdtt @digitalbitrate Maybe they're considering adding another channel from the Box Plus Network to Freeview.

  • DexTheDragon Dex, Heartbreaker (@DexTheDragon) reported

    must support UK Freeview (DVB-T2) and would rather avoid a subscription if possible - also preferably one that can have support for two tuners even if it means paying extra for hardware also relatively simple interfaces preferred on the user side

  • 2m0sql Peter Goodhall (2M0SQL) (@2m0sql) reported

    @ThorpeDave @Ofcom Let me guess Freeview and probably LTE interference, that said station check by an official is never a bad thing

  • MartinB7893 Martin (@MartinB7893) reported

    @Hingmy1st @ScotNational @joannaccherry Thank you.I would still consider BBC and other MSM misinformation and withholding information less sinister that RT filling the gap. Bad enough they have a platform Freeview (unlike CNN or Euronews). The best would be to have a Scottish public broadcaster.