Popular stations have been lost on hundreds of Freeview TVs, causing outrage among viewers.
Hundreds of people have reported that their signal and channels have been lost on FREEVIEW this afternoon. Here are the most recent updates on the Freeview difficulties.
Some Freeview subscribers planning for a relaxing afternoon in front of the television are in for a rude awakening. Hundreds of complaints have been made that all TV stations, including BBC and ITV, have abruptly gone without warning on the popular free television service.
The gremlins appear to have started around 1.30 p.m., and the problems are still present. Downdetector, a website that tracks outages around the world, is currently reporting a huge number of complaints, the majority of which are centered in London and the North East.
“All stations of my Bisdale tuned TV are off,” one unhappy customer said on the site’s discussion page. I use an indoor aerial, which worked good until about 1:30 p.m.”
“Around 1.15 p.m. today, the signal in Wingate vanished on all channels. It’s pouring now, although it was sunny before. “It’s quite irritating.”
Along with commenting on Downdetector, several Freeview users have gone to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the outage, with one saying: “Hi. In the Mendip area, I currently have 161 channels. I have Freeview HD, so are that all of them, or are there any that I’m missing?”
“Suddenly no signal in Darlington,” said another. “All stations are turned off.”
“Deepest apologies, the Bilsdale transmitter currently has reported faults,” Freeview’s guidance page on Twitter responded to a number of users. Engineers are on the scene addressing the problem.”
There is no indication of when things will be fixed, however this website will update this article as additional information becomes available.
“We’re aware of a reported fault with the Bilsdale transmitter interrupting services in the North East of England,” Freeview stated on its status website. There is no need to retune your device; once the issue has been resolved, services will be restored.”