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Freeview Outage Map

The following outage map shows the most recent areas in the United Kingdom where Freeview users have reported their issues and outages. If you are having an issue with Freeview and your location is not listed, make sure to submit a report.



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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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  • Blackbeard 🏴‍☠️🍻 (@Liberalsnowfl19) reported

    @BillySarstard @vwgti80 @DJBURNS_was I see no issue. If you dont want to fund freeview then don't get a tv licence. You get what you pay for

  • Claire Harrison Page (@ClaireH38655873) reported

    As anyone else noticed in the last few days the terrible reception on Freeview channels?

  • Kenny Onions (@Kenny_Onions) reported

    @Allllright Channel 5 started in 1997. Cable was never a thing, we have about 80 Freeview channels now but it's 90% crap. You can't get proper Sky with a dish, they have a VOD kption but it's expensive.

  • Bware 🇬🇧🇪🇺🚹 (@erawneb) reported

    @Nigel_Farage I never thought I'd find a reason to be happy that my Freeview signal is too crap to pick up a channel.

  • Marcus (@Marcus51300652) reported

    @SkyHelpTeam hi. I’m going into my final year of uni and I’d like some sort of recording box. I’ve tried freeview/sat but they’re bad. Can I get it for 12 months and not 18? I really don’t need it for 18 and I’m not sure if I can afford it. Also, do you still do Freesat by Sky?

  • Andy (@Andrew88820142) reported

    How is it they can send signals from millions of miles away in space back to a little laboratory on Earth, when I can't even get a good TV signal off freeview 😭😡😡. This is supposed to be the 21st century.. Buck Rogers never had this problem.

  • Blackbeard 🏴‍☠️🍻 (@Liberalsnowfl19) reported

    @BillySarstard @vwgti80 @DJBURNS_was Yes as the licence fee funds freeview and freesat. Its a public service. Just like council tax payers help fund public libraries. Its providing a service for the masses.

  • MrShifter (@pigfarmery) reported

    Our accommodation has only got #Freeview. I’m beginning to have genuine sympathy for poor people.

  • The Real Peter Wayne (@TheRealPeterWa1) reported

    If anybody's feeling masochistic tonight, there is a solid six hours of the first series of women's prison drama, "Bad Girls" from 10 to 10 on freeview Drama.

  • Lisa Evenden (@Lisa_Evenden) reported

    @lauralaurab8 Some might not want to pay for it, but I know some people who cannot watch as they still only have freeview, or don't have a PC, tablet, mobile or cannot get 3g/broadband signal to be able to watch. I'm in a rural spot and our broadband speed is awful, Discovery+ kept buffering

  • Simon Scott (@SimonScottUKNZ) reported

    @ianpaynesport you can change the tv channel numbers, mind you it took me 10 years to find out. Eg. One is no longer bbc, it can be whatever you set it as. (Freeview) I never watch bbc itv channel 4

  • Christ on a bike (@Christonabikee) reported

    @elseano85 @NoContextBrits Freeview channels funding themselves through advertising, like they already do, & paid ad-free subscription services, like the ones that already exist Literally the only thing that needs to change is the BBC becoming a subscription service. It isn't that difficult to understand

  • Micky Jay (@mickyjay) reported

    @PhoenixTCat @MPrepuce We lurv #FREESAT it offers SÖ MUCH MØRE than #FREEVIEW and costs not a Squid more than the initial dish & decoder! I still fail to comprehend WHY THE HELL ANYÒNE CÖULD EVEN CONSIDER @VirginMedia. Yùķ!

  • Rory O'Bryan (@roryobryan) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice @FreeviewTV It's a usability issue with the Freeview Play software. The program he wants to watch is also available via one of the builtin apps. But there is no choice not to open the app and just watch the show live, so all he gets is a registration screen he can’t understand.

  • Ian S Rickard (@featuredreamer) reported

    @NLebrecht I didn't hear that problem. It sounded fine on my Freeview digital TV and combined HiFi. I will try to take ore notice of the balance of instruments, as the Proms continue.


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