Freeview Outage

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Problems detected at Freeview

Users are reporting problems related to: tv and total blackout.

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.

Freeview problems in the last 24 hours

The following chart shows the number of reports that we have received about Freeview by time of day over the past 24 hours. An outage is determined when the number of reports are higher than the baseline, represented by the red line.

Freeview Outage Chart 12/08/2021 04:40

December 08: Problems at Freeview

Freeview is having issues since 07:20 AM GMT. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments section!

Most Reported Problems:

  • TV 86.26% TV
  • Total Blackout 10.53% Total Blackout
  • E-mail .91% E-mail
  • Wi-fi .83% Wi-fi
  • Internet .73% Internet
  • Phone .73% Phone

Freeview Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from Hexham, Maryburgh, Brighton, Enniskillen, Great Yarmouth, Bromsgrove, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Leeds, Barnstaple, Stafford, Beddau, Mill Hill, Luton and South Hetton.

United KingdomHexham TV
United KingdomMaryburgh TV
United KingdomBrighton TV
United KingdomEnniskillen TV
United KingdomGreat Yarmouth Total Blackout
United KingdomBromsgrove TV

Freeview Comments

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Freeview Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • walder_paul Paul walder (@walder_paul) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice @FactsStomp No signal to freeview on the coast of mablethorpe,Lincolnshire. Any idea when this will be rectified please.?

  • a516digital Mike (ex-a516digital) (@a516digital) reported

    The Bilsdale Quarry temporary transmitter failed at just before 1:45pm this afternoon. Freeview is advising affected viewers to not retune. Normal service continues from relay transmitters in the area, which are using a satellite back-up to maintain services.

  • RobertsonG Graeme (@RobertsonG) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice Their helpline guy said that the issue might be with Freeview and that the mast was secure. I can get Free view from Eston Nab. Please between you get it sorted.

  • brianwinteruk Brian Winter (@brianwinteruk) reported from Hipswell, England

    The 80m temporary mast at Bilsdale has blown down. So no @Freeview. We did tell them it gets windy up there.

  • GaryHop08757275 Gary Hopkins (@GaryHop08757275) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice postcode YO30 6ED not receiving freeview signal. Has bilsdale transmitter failed sgain???

  • dougmcfarlane41 Douglas Mcfarlane (@dougmcfarlane41) reported

    Jeez 1330 and it's already getting dark!! Cold and windy feels like more snow on it's way. NO WAY OF GETTING WEATHER ALERTS OR FORECAST DUE TO LACK OF TV SIGNAL DUE TO ONGOING FREEVIEW TRANSMITTER FIRE

  • LaughtonAlan Alan Bromley (@LaughtonAlan) reported

    @freesat_tv The problem is that the new FreeSat boxes are CRAP. We gave up on ours and just watch Freeview

  • JonathanWood3 Jonathan Wood 💉 (@JonathanWood3) reported

    @ajb4371 @TheMiddleStump Pretty bad that there aren't even any freeview highlights of overseas tests now. At least you get that for home tests

  • JennyKayNZ Safety matters 💗💜💙 ⚽⚽⚽💉💉 (@JennyKayNZ) reported

    Doesn't ACT MP realise #ThreeWatersReform will address some of the infrastructure problems he says he's concerned about? Watching @NZParliament TV with Resource Management (Enabling #Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. Channel 31 on Freeview

  • KevMonynys Caoimhín Thomas 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇬🇧 (@KevMonynys) reported

    @b8eak My God, look at the changes you’ve seen with tv. From just one channel (which closed down for hours on end) to today’s hundreds of channels on cable, Freeview, satellite etc!

  • MiserableBlader Judas McCabe (@MiserableBlader) reported

    Shocked that @footballheaven had Donny on Freeview yesterday. No idea what digital radio is like in Sheffield area but I can confirm that even awful MW is more reliable than FM in many parts of Sheffield and freeview is the only way to get audible commentaries for many #sufc

  • queenb57330198 queenb (@queenb57330198) reported

    @Van7212 I did the same a while ago, much cheaper to get the streaming services you want and an excellent broadband service. The kids were fine, they never watch anything live. sky news etc are on freeview anyway.

  • colinm65290743 colin_m (@colinm65290743) reported

    @GBNEWS @GBNEWS Are you aware the lip sync on Freeview has been really bad this evening? I hope it can be fixed.

  • Stuart_1992 Stuaгt (@Stuart_1992) reported

    @petemorristwit I still have the same issue with Freeview. At least with analogue you could receive a poor signal instead of one that breaks up completely. I'm so glad we have a satellite dish now.

  • SoyElGuiri El Guiri (@SoyElGuiri) reported

    @TalkingPicsTV @tptvpodcast Hi, I’m wondering if you are showing ‘Tim Driscoll’s Donkey’ again any time soon? I started watching it yesterday but got dragged away to help with a plumbing job … and 3.5 hrs later the Freeview box had given up!! 🙄 Thanks!!!!! 🐴🇮🇪

  • waccoetom Tom (@waccoetom) reported

    @leeds_lord Just cancelled Sky, bill went from £57 to £97, for the simple explanation that I’d been a customer for 18 months 🤔 Gone to City Fibre internet and use my Apple TV to stream Netflix, Prime, and all freeview channels with an option for sports pass through the Now TV app.

  • stevend43829773 Stevend43829773 (@stevend43829773) reported

    @UKBabeChannels But why did studio 66 TV decided to close the service on Freeview, I loved watching studio 66 TV especially when Georgie Darby appeared on it and preeti_young also appeared on it too, but Preeti decided to leave S66 TV and when onto BS TV instead, tweet back to me

  • alliethinks Allie Nickell (@alliethinks) reported

    @AtcherleyONS I’m not a Netflixer (or a Disney Channeller, etc,…) so will have to wait till it reappears on Freeview or treat myself to the dvd. I had IMDB open while I watched :-D.

  • WimpleUk Mr Wimple (@WimpleUk) reported

    With Virgin TV being down for last few days I must say I know people need internet but why anyone pays for TV (Virgin or Sky) is beyond me. More than enough on Freeview (inc plenty of cr@p). If you want sport/films just subscribe to NOW TV and dip in and out as you want.

  • lexiblackbriar 𝕝𝕖𝕩𝕚 ❄️🧣 (@lexiblackbriar) reported

    YES i have avengers on DVD and on disney+ now but they be showing it on a random weekday at 3pm on a freeview channel? you bet i'm sitting my *** down and watching it

  • _Jack_Graham_ Time's Carcass💀☭🏺 (@_Jack_Graham_) reported

    @duckbunnyben I don't have cable or Freeview or Sky, or any TV coming in at all. So if I cancel my iPlayer account, I should be able to not pay?

  • AkShane47 shane Jones (@AkShane47) reported

    @virginmedia Mine is still like watching freeview with low signal via indoor aerial. It's Kinda pissing me off can't watch anything as it's annoying. An yes I have rebooted an done a test on kit

  • stevend43829773 Stevend43829773 (@stevend43829773) reported

    @UKBabeChannels hi ukbabechannels, earlier on this morning, I got through to speak to preeti_young on BS TV screen, she made me happy, she has known me for 11 years, tweet back to me ps why has the studio 66 TV service closed on Freeview

  • stevend43829773 Stevend43829773 (@stevend43829773) reported

    Hi everyone, studio 66 TV is not on Freeview anymore, it's closed down for some reason, I can't watch Georgie Darby on screen anymore, I feel upset

  • stevend43829773 Stevend43829773 (@stevend43829773) reported

    @S66Cams hi, why has your service on Freeview closed, tweet back to me and send me a follow request

  • MinnieM40 Clare Hutchins (@MinnieM40) reported

    Unfortunately despite receiving notifications from you, and speaking to customer service this afternoon, according to Yodel they still have not received my V6 box from yourselves. Tbh I feel like giving up now, just remove the second box from my package, I’ll stick with freeview

  • AkShane47 shane Jones (@AkShane47) reported

    @virginmedia So even though services are restored I still have the issue like bad signal on freeview with an indoor aerial,I have reset the box multiple times with no improvement. Is this an issue for anyone else ?

  • Mark56623345 mark Hughes (@Mark56623345) reported

    @a516digital At my place of work, there are 14 in my section, all have sky, some also have freeview but never watch it. 35 staff on day shift, 27 have sky 2 have virgin, but only 3 said they had freeview others were not sure? But it works.

  • KarlHar36699702 Karl Harrison (@KarlHar36699702) reported

    @virginmedia Still seeing issues with TV. Picture keeps flickering or freezing like a poor connection. No issues when watching the same channels via Freeview, so clearly not fully fixed. Rebooted Tivobox a couple of times, no change. When will things be back to normal?

  • JCCottingham Jo Cottingham 🇬🇧#BorisIsMyPrimeMinister (@JCCottingham) reported

    @osteogenesis I’m on EE and haven’t had any trouble at all. Got my phone with them too on sim only. In fact it’s been so good I’m going to renew with them when it’s due. I’ve got a freeview box and shared Amazon Prime on a family thing.