Why your TV is saying no signal – Freeview in chaos

Freeview viewers have complained as several popular channels fail to load on hundreds of televisions. Some of the UK’s most popular channels, including BBC and ITV have mysteriously disappeared from the airwaves. The firm has now issued a statement over the outage, advising customers what to do if their TV signal is down.

The company said: “You can watch Freeview on some internet-connected Freeview Play TVs, or one that has the players available to view, you will still be able to watch live and on-demand content from the likes of BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub or All 4,.

“Alternatively, you can watch Freeview via our mobile app which is available to download for free from your app store or on a web browser via our online TV Guide.”

According to Downdetector, Freeview issues started on Tuesday afternoon at around 1.30pm.

Most reports of trouble have come from locations around the north and northeast. While in the south, most of the reports have come from London.

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In a statement, NYFRS said they have six appliances attending the fire.

They said: “We currently have six fire appliances and our mobile water bowser as well as command and control assets in attendance.

“Crews are working hard to control the fire in difficult circumstances – it is unclear at this time if any of the centre’s transmitting capability has been affected or the cause of the fire which will be investigated in due course.

“NYFRS ask that members of the public do not go near to the site, particularly as this area has limited access and we need to be able to move vehicles and people around to help fight the fire.”

While they wait, people have other methods to indulge their Freeview habits.

In their statement representatives outlined Freeview Play TV gives people access to the UK’s terrestrial streaming services. 

These include platforms such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4. 

Freeview added: “Alternatively, you can watch Freeview via our mobile app which is available to download for free from your app store or on a web browser via our online TV Guide.”

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