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“We’ve gone running – why don’t you join us?”

ITV to stop broadcasting on all channels for one hour on Saturday 27 August

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                    [post_content] => There are numerous reasons why you may experience TV reception problems, including atmospheric pressure, faulty aerials and cabling, buildings, or trees that could block the signal or transmitter work or faults.

The BBCs website Help receiving TV and Radio now includes a new a transmitter checker tool that allows you to see if there is a fault at your local TV or radio transmitter. It’s easy to use - simply enter your postcode and house number or name.

The main features of this new transmitter checker tool include:
  • Address-based interactive map
  • Check transmitter faults for BBC terrestrial broadcast radio and TV platforms
  • Check BBC terrestrial broadcast TV and radio services available at a given location
  • Help and advice for resolving common reception problems.
You can find the tool here. The site also offers help and advice about retuning your equipment, information about improving your Freeview reception and links to other sites for further advice and help. 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To get in the romantic spirit, we’ve put together some of the cheesiest and most swoon worthy moments from the small screen. Billy’s proposal to Little Mo, EastEnders, 2002 Love comes in all shapes, sizes and … savoury dishes. In an episode of the BBC’s EastEnders, Billy proved what a charmer he was by proposing to Little Mo with a favourite childhood pasta. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a proposal using alphabet spaghetti!   Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, 2011 via GIPHY We couldn’t write a blog about TV’s most romantic moments and not include a royal wedding! The nation came to a standstill in 2011 to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get married. A truly romantic moment was the newlyweds sharing a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.   Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, 1995 via GIPHY It’s not necessarily romantic, but it’s certainly swoon worthy. The moment Mr Darcy emerges from a lake is hard to erase from the memory. Romance came later in the series after Darcy finally confesses his love for Elizabeth Bennett and the pair get married.   Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary Grantham proposal, Downton Abbey via GIPHY After two seasons of ‘will they or won’t they’, Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary Grantham finally declare their love for each other. In a heart-fluttering moment the two end up alone surrounded by falling snow, and Matthew gets down on one knee to propose.   Tim and Dawn finally kiss, The Office Christmas Special, 2003 via GIPHY The Office is well known for it’s mockumentary-style comedy, but the 2003 Christmas special made hearts melt as we saw Tim’s efforts eventually win Dawn over. Just as you think she is about to leave the party with her new boyfriend, Dawn returns and the two finally kiss.   If you’ve noticed new disruption to your Freeview it could be due to 4G rather than cupid’s arrow hitting your cables, give us a call - we're here to help! 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Father Ted – A Christmassy Ted Channel 4 – Special - 1994 Since its first broadcast in 1994, A Christmassy Ted has become a key part of the festive TV landscape and it’s hard to imagine a year without it. Laughs come when Ted, Dougal and six other priests get lost in a lingerie department during a Christmas shopping trip. via GIPHY   Only Fools and Horses – Christmas Crackers BBC - Series 1 - 1981 Only Fools and Horses is just as much of a Christmas tradition as mince pies, Christmas crackers and Boxing Day sales. The episode follows the Trotter family during their ‘low-key’ Christmas Day, as Grandad ruins the Christmas dinner and Del and Roy attempt to meet women at the Monte Carlo Club. via GIPHY   The Royle Family – Christmas Special BBC - 1999 Christmas with the Royles is ‘go-to’ festive viewing, but it’s the 1999 special that takes the crown as the most memorable. The excitement comes at the end of the episode, when heavily pregnant Denise goes into labour - with only Jim around to help.   Wallace and Gromit – A Matter of Loaf or Death The bumbling cheese-lover and his four-legged companion returned in 2008 for a Christmas special guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Wallace and Gromit convert their home into a bakery with a windmill and find themselves caught up in a murder mystery. via GIPHY   Coronation Street – Hilda leaves the show ITV - 1987 Christmas in soap land always promises to be dramatic, and is often far from happy. Hilda Ogden, one of Coronation Street’s most iconic characters, left the soap in style during this emotional Christmas episode. Weatherfield residents said their final goodbyes as Hilda left the famous street singing ‘Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye’.   Downton Abbey Christmas Special ITV - 2015 This episode delivered a heartfelt and tear jerking finale, as Lady Edith tied the knot with Bertie Pelham and resolved her long-time feud with Lady Mary. Bates and Anna welcomed a healthy baby boy and Lord Grantham renewed his vows to Cora. If you plan on watching the episode again, make sure you have a box of tissues handy. via GIPHY   Make sure you don’t miss any of this year’s Christmas specials - if you notice any new interference to Freeview, TV received through an aerial, we are here to help. 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The Press Association has compiled a list of the top 20 most watched. The classic sitcom Only Fools And Horses topped the chart with just over 24 million people tuning in for the episode broadcast on December 29 1996, in which David Jason's Del Boy finally got rich after auctioning an antique watch. It is the biggest audience ever recorded for a single transmission of a TV programme in the UK. But the show is no fool when it comes to pulling in the viewers, Only Fools And Horses appears in the top 20 four times, along with favourites such as Morecambe And Wise, Coronation Street and the Royal Variety Performance. The oldest programme to appear in the chart is an edition of the Royal Variety Performance transmitted by ITV on November 10 1963, which featured a performance by The Beatles. The ‘Who shot JR?’ episode of the US drama Dallas was also a huge hit with the British TV audience just missing a spot in the top five. The chart also boasts some surprising entries, such as an episode of The Benny Hill Show from 1979 and an edition of the Norwich-based quiz show Sale Of The Century from 1977 hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Here’s the full list. And to make sure you don’t miss out on any record breaking TV – if you notice new Freeview interference please contact us on 0808 13 13 800.
1. Only Fools and Horses (BBC One, 29 December 1996): 24.35 million 2. To The Manor Born (BBC One, 11 November 1979): 23.95 million 3. The Royal Variety Performance (ITV, 29 November 1967): 22.80 million 4. Panorama [Diana Interview] (BBC One, 20 November 1995): 22.77 million 5. The Royal Variety Performance (ITV, 14 November 1965): 21.70 million 6. Dallas (BBC One, 22 November 1980): 21.60 million 7. To The Manor Born (BBC One, 9 November 1980): 21.55 million 8. The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show (BBC One, 25 December 1977): 21.40 million = Coronation Street (ITV, 2 January 1985): 21.40 million 10. Only Fools and Horses (BBC One, 25 December 2001): 21.35 million 11. Only Fools and Horses (BBC One, 27 December 1996): 21.33 million 12. Only Fools and Horses (BBC One, 25 December 1996): 21.31 million 13. The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show (BBC One, 25 December 1977): 21.30 million 14. The Royal Variety Performance (ITV, 10 November 1963): 21.20 million = The Silver Jubilee Royal Variety Gala (ITV, 4 December 1977): 21.20 million 16. Bread (BBC One, 11 December 1988): 20.95 million 17. The Benny Hill Show (ITV, 14 March 1979): 20.85 million 18. Coronation Street (ITV, 18 December 1980): 20.80 million 19. Just Good Friends (BBC One, 21 December 1986): 20.75 million 20. Sale of the Century (ITV, 19 November 1977) 20.60 million = Coronation Street (ITV, 9 January 1985): 20.60 million = Coronation Street (ITV, 16 January 1985): 20.60 million
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 ITV to stop broadcasting on all channels for one hour on Saturday 27 August

Saturday 27 August could become the nation’s largest ever sports day! ITV will switch off all seven of its channels from 9.30am for one hour on Saturday 27 August in support of I Am Team GB – an initiative organised by the National Lottery and ITV – designed to encourage everyone to get exercising. Viewers switching on their TV during this time will see the message “We’ve gone running – why don’t you join us?” There will be lots of ways to get involved, including thousands of fun, free events across the UK. Our returning Olympic heroes will even be joining members of the public up and down the country to cheer them on. Follow #IAmTeamGB on Twitter, and take a look at the website to find out how you can get involved. There is no need to retune your TV during this time and programmes will start again at 10.30am. We offer free help and advice to viewers who rely on Freeview for TV so they can continue to receive it when 4G mobile services at 800 MHz are activated in their area. If you notice new interference then get in touch. You can call us for free on 0808 13 13 800 or visit our website www.at800.tv. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with these pictures of our team getting sporty in preparation for Saturday! [gallery ids="40653,40654,40652,40651,40649,40656"]   [post_title] => “We’ve gone running – why don’t you join us?” [post_excerpt] => ITV to stop broadcasting on all channels for one hour on Saturday 27 August [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weve-gone-running-join-us [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-08-30 11:30:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-08-30 10:30:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://at800.tv/?post_type=updates&p=40647 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => updates [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 6 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45188 [post_author] => 51 [post_date] => 2017-02-20 09:51:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-20 09:51:26 [post_content] => There are numerous reasons why you may experience TV reception problems, including atmospheric pressure, faulty aerials and cabling, buildings, or trees that could block the signal or transmitter work or faults. The BBCs website Help receiving TV and Radio now includes a new a transmitter checker tool that allows you to see if there is a fault at your local TV or radio transmitter. It’s easy to use - simply enter your postcode and house number or name. The main features of this new transmitter checker tool include:
  • Address-based interactive map
  • Check transmitter faults for BBC terrestrial broadcast radio and TV platforms
  • Check BBC terrestrial broadcast TV and radio services available at a given location
  • Help and advice for resolving common reception problems.
You can find the tool here. The site also offers help and advice about retuning your equipment, information about improving your Freeview reception and links to other sites for further advice and help. If you have noticed new interference to Freeview and need some help, you can contact us for free on 0808 13 13 800.   [post_title] => BBC launches interactive Reception Advice service [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => bbc-launches-interactive-reception-advice-service [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-20 09:51:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-20 09:51:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://at800.tv/?post_type=updates&p=45188 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => updates [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 37 [max_num_pages] => 7 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => 1 [is_404] => [is_comments_popup] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => d9663c42ec5356b7e36aa42c780ce55b [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => )

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