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Our top five film channels on Freeview

The year has kicked off with a film awards frenzy! For movie lovers, it’s been a time of sofa surfing and […]

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Continued support for viewers  

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Top five winter games moments

With the world once again in the throes of international sporting fever, there’s never been a better time to look back […]

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Five ways your Freeview Christmas viewing could be interrupted

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Autumn’s top TV delights

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28.09.17 in Lighter side

Cooking shows to feast on this autumn

The new series of Great British Bake Off might be the talk of the telly but what other cooking shows will […]

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                    [post_content] => The year has kicked off with a film awards frenzy! For movie lovers, it’s been a time of sofa surfing and popcorn – watching the must-see awards including the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, and the Oscars.
We’ve rounded up our top five film channels on Freeview to keep you entertained... *Drum roll please*
Film4

Channel number: 15
Broadcasts: 11:00 - 04:00
In need of a good movie night? Look no further! Film4 offers a variety of movies to suit every film fan. It has also created and produced many of the most recently successful UK films including Academy Award winner Slumdog Millionaire. And if you miss your favourite, you can catch up on Film 4 +1, now available on Freeview.

Sony Movie Channel

Channel number: 32
Broadcasts: 24 hours
It's the classic dilemma; you're snuggled on the sofa but which movie do you choose? Head over to Sony Movie Channel where you’ll find everything from hard-hitting action to romantic comedies; all guaranteed to keep you and the family entertained.

Movies for Men

Channel number: 48
Broadcasts: 24 hours
Looking for top-quality drama? Get your dose of adrenalin from Movies4Men and immerse yourself in non-stop action, westerns and sci-fi movies – a variety of viewing that’s bound to keep you on the edge of your seat and despite its gender specific channel title women may also enjoy the titles on offer!
True Movies
Channel number: 48
Broadcasts: 24 hours
Who doesn’t love a good tearjerker? True Movies is the must-see channel for emotional and powerful true stories – including genres such as drama, romance and crime, all based on real life events.
Talking Pictures

Channel number: 81
Broadcasts: 24 hours
In an era where Ultra HD is the norm, Talking Pictures strips it back and airs monochrome classics. Sit back and watch some of the rarest golden oldies in British film history.

Which movies are you looking forward to watching this spring? Tweet us at @at800tv.
If you notice new Freeview interference that might be caused by 4G signals in your area, contact us on 0808 13 13 800.
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                    [post_content] => We have always been dedicated to providing excellent customer service.

Our customer surveys show we’ve succeeded in providing top class support to viewers affected by 4G related Freeview interference. We’ve maintained our high scores by making continuous improvements that have always been focused on what viewers’ want.

Since the at800 programme began providing support on behalf of the UK’s mobile network operators (MNOs) in 2013:
  • We’ve supported over 273,000 households affected by 4G interference:
    • Over 23,000 households have been visited by our engineers
    • Surveys suggest that interference was resolved in 52,000 of the 80,000 households sent a 4G filter on request following diagnosis of potential 4G interference
    • Our communal filters, sent to landlords and property managers, are mitigating Freeview interference in 162,000 households that receive TV from a communal aerial
    • 98% of viewers we’ve provided support to rated our service as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.
The 4G/TV Co-existence Oversight Board which reports to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, has overseen our work since the beginning of the 4G at 800 MHz rollout. At the end of 2018 this Board will stop overseeing our mitigation work. The great news for viewers is that MNOs have agreed that support to viewers impacted by their networks should still be available after 2018 and Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited, the company that runs at800, plans to provide support on their behalf through 2019 and 2020. In 2018, three changes are being made to our operation that will pave the way for continued support for viewers:
  1. We’re running a six-month trial where we will send filters as a first response to requests for support. This is expected to solve most issues but, if a viewer needs a visit from an engineer, we’ll still provide free visits for households that rely on Freeview for TV. From a survey of 450 viewers we know that over 99% received their filter within five days and over 96% found it easy to fit
  2. As changes are made to the way some Freeview channels are broadcast on TV transmitters across the country, we’ll be suspending our usual at800 communications to households in these areas. This will ensure that viewers receive only one message at a time. DMSL is providing home support for this work, known as the ‘700 Clearance programme’. Any 4G related issues will be fixed by its Home Support Team
  3. We’ll be making some technical changes to our modelling which forecasts Freeview viewers that are most likely to be impacted by the activation of 4G mobile services using the 800 MHz band. These updates will mean that only viewers at risk of interference will be sent information.
As the UK’s 4G mobile network expands providing superfast mobile broadband, our TV interference support will remain available, and we’ll continue to provide this for an extra two years beyond the Government’s agreed period. As always, our focus remains on delivering excellent customer service and providing the best support for viewers. Please contact us on 0808 13 13 800 if you have noticed new Freeview interference. [post_title] => Continued support for viewers   [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => continued-support-viewers [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-22 08:38:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-22 08:38:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://at800.tv/?post_type=updates&p=53387 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => updates [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 52973 [post_author] => 39 [post_date] => 2018-02-21 11:07:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-21 11:07:01 [post_content] => With the world once again in the throes of international sporting fever, there’s never been a better time to look back at the best moments of winter games past. From ice hockey triumph at the height of the Cold War to infamous bobsleigh heroes, here’s our top five round-up of the best of the best: Britain takes home Curling gold, Salt Lake City 2002 Team GB had been without winter gold for 18 years – but could Curling, a sport which originated in Scotland, be the unlikely saviour to change that? Step in Rhona Martin and her team of five Scottish women to bring home the gold with the final stone of the contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoJzmmsOeW8 Torvill and Dean, Sarajevo 1984 It was the moment that captivated a nation (and possibly the world), as Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s mesmeric figure skating left 24 million UK viewers watching in awed silence. With a perfect artistic impression score from every judge, this performance raised the bar, and became the benchmark for other skaters in the following decades. Essential viewing. The Miracle on Ice, Lake Placid 1980 Geopolitical intrigue may have come to be associated with recent winter games – from the apparent cooling of relations between North and South Korea this year, to the controversy surrounding 2014’s competition in Sochi – but this is nothing new. In fact, 1980 saw Team USA take on the USSR at their own game – ice hockey – at the height of the Cold War. The largely amateur US team triumphed in the contest, which would come to be known as the miracle on ice. No wonder they called it a Cold War… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mer7rlADBQg The Jamaican bobsleigh team, Calgary 1988 It was like something out of a movie: in 1988, an unlikely bobsleigh team from Jamaica travel to Calgary and win the hearts of viewers across the world, even if they didn’t take home any medals themselves. It’s no wonder then, their story was made into the 1993 movie Cool Runnings. Get on up, it's bobsled time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm4DjRcmoPY Eddie the Eagle, Calgary 1988 Another unlikely hero immortalised on film (this time in 2016’s Eddie the Eagle), Eddie Edwards may have finished last, but three decades later he’s still synonymous with the sport in the UK – and we’d call that a win. For those looking to revel in the magic of the winter games, look no further. via GIPHY Is Freeview interference cooling your love for the winter games? If you’ve noticed any new interference, it might be due to new 4G signals in your area. Give us a call on 0808 13 13 800 and we’d be happy to help. [post_title] => Top five winter games moments [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => top-five-winter-games-moments [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 11:41:38 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 11:41:38 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://at800.tv/?post_type=updates&p=52973 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => updates [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 51834 [post_author] => 51 [post_date] => 2017-12-11 11:28:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-12-11 11:28:43 [post_content] =>

Friends and family

Greeting friends and family during the Christmas holidays can cause unavoidable levels of commotion and means you have to leave the sofa! And why is it they always arrive when the real drama starts to happen in the EastEnders Christmas special?
   

Rudolf landing on your aerial

Not only does Santa’s right-hand reindeer have the responsibility of keeping all gifts intact, equally as important is avoiding sleigh and aerial collision. Birds landing or nesting on aerials have been known to cause Freeview interference, but we've yet to hear about reindeer related issues!
   

Winter weather

Winter is here, and it doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon. In high winds or rain, TV signal may be affected as your aerial moves around in the wind. Those wet December leaves can also weaken the signal.
   

The family scrooge

There’s always one. That family member who just doesn’t do Christmas, can’t stand Christmas jumpers and refuses to watch Elf for the tenth time. Beware of the seasonal scrooges who can be the biggest barrier between you and your festive viewing.
   

Christmas lights

It’s unlikely your Christmas tree lights will cause TV interference but other mains-powered household devices could cause you to miss the Queen’s speech. To identify if an electrical device is causing disruption, try switching off the device.
  If it’s not seasonal distractions and it isn’t down to the weather, your Freeview interference might be caused by 4G. Find out more here. [post_title] => Five ways your Freeview Christmas viewing could be interrupted [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => five-ways-freeview-christmas-viewing-interrupted [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-12-11 12:21:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-12-11 12:21:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://at800.tv/?post_type=updates&p=51834 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => updates [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 50828 [post_author] => 63 [post_date] => 2017-11-01 16:02:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-01 16:02:06 [post_content] => As the nights draw in, the leaves change from green to orange, and the temperature becomes decidedly chilly, we’re looking forward to cosy evenings on the sofa with the TV. Check out these shows for some top autumn TV watching.

Blue Planet II

via GIPHY The wait is over. Sixteen years after the original series, Blue Planet II makes a very welcome return. Expect all manner of amazing sea creatures, beautifully filmed in the deep blue sea. Even the prequel is well worth a watch, with its Radiohead-Hans Zimmer collaboration providing the backdrop to Attenborough’s soothing narrative.

Doctor Who

via GIPHY Who? Doctor Who. That’s who. And for the first time, a female Who too. Peter Capaldi will have his last outing as the Doctor in this year's Christmas special, 'Twice Upon a Time'. Next year, Jodie Whittaker is set to take over for another thrilling series of Cybermen, time-travelling, and of course, Daleks. What’s not to like?

Peaky Blinders

via GIPHY Critically acclaimed gangster drama Peaky Blinders will be back this autumn for a hotly anticipated series four. The premiere will see Tommy Shelby receive a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve telling him the Peaky Blinders are in "danger of annihilation". Keep an eye out for Tommy Shelby and his gang in mid-November…

Marcella

Another popular series due to return later in 2017 is ITV’s Marcella, a London based crime drama written by Swedish novelist Hans Rosenfeldt, who also created The Bridge. Anna Friel plays Detective Sergeant Backland, a troubled character who in the first series became a suspect and a witness in the murder case she was trying to solve. What are you looking forward to watching this autumn? Tweet us at @at800tv. If you notice new Freeview interference it might be being caused by 4G, contact us on 0808 13 13 800.  [post_title] => Autumn’s top TV delights [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => autumns-top-tv-delights [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-11-01 16:18:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-11-01 16:18:14 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://at800.tv/?post_type=updates&p=50828 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => updates [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 50165 [post_author] => 51 [post_date] => 2017-09-28 16:16:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-28 15:16:09 [post_content] => The new series of Great British Bake Off might be the talk of the telly but what other cooking shows will whet your appetite this autumn? We’ve lined up a list of Freeview favourites to satisfy your cravings. Stay tuned, you’re in for a treat… Come Dine With Me Switch over to Channel 4 for three courses of blood, sweat and beers. While the quality of food is questionable, the bickering and point-scoring makes it a sure-fire hit. What’s more, who doesn’t enjoy watching a group of strangers come together for a side of entertainment ranging from opera singing to a neon rave party? The Big Family Cooking Showdown Bake Off favourite Nadiyah Hussain has teamed up with Zoe Ball for BBC 2’s fun-filled show where families across the UK endeavour to turn ordinary food into something extraordinary. There’s conflict and comradery in the kitchen as the families go head-to-head. The competition gets heated, but it’s set to warm your heart. Great British Bake Off Series 1 via GIPHY Mary Berry withdrawal symptoms? Fear not… Series 1 of The Great British Bake Off is available on Freeview’s Really channel. The original gang, Mel and Sue included, are back together on our screens this autumn. For Bake Off veterans, series 8 is also available on Channel 4 - you really can have your cake and eat it! Dinner Date Think lovechild of First Dates and Come Dine With Me and there you have it: ITV’s Dinner Date. The show’s singleton must pick their favourite three menus before embarking on a series of blind dates. The favourite is rewarded with a meal out while the losers are forced to eat their ready meals with only the cameraman for company. Love and lasagne – what more do you need? Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA via GIPHY After a fiery cooking show? Look no further: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA on More4 is the hottest of the lot. Gordon Ramsay visits failing restaurants and whips them into shape. However, hell hath no fury like Chef Ramsay, so viewers beware of his potty mouth. The food might not be so appetising but for entertainment value it’s 10/10. Don’t let Freeview interference spoil your viewing experience. 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For movie lovers, it’s been a time of sofa surfing and popcorn – watching the must-see awards including the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, and the Oscars. We’ve rounded up our top five film channels on Freeview to keep you entertained... *Drum roll please* Film4 Channel number: 15 Broadcasts: 11:00 - 04:00 In need of a good movie night? Look no further! Film4 offers a variety of movies to suit every film fan. It has also created and produced many of the most recently successful UK films including Academy Award winner Slumdog Millionaire. And if you miss your favourite, you can catch up on Film 4 +1, now available on Freeview. Sony Movie Channel Channel number: 32 Broadcasts: 24 hours It's the classic dilemma; you're snuggled on the sofa but which movie do you choose? Head over to Sony Movie Channel where you’ll find everything from hard-hitting action to romantic comedies; all guaranteed to keep you and the family entertained. Movies for Men Channel number: 48 Broadcasts: 24 hours Looking for top-quality drama? Get your dose of adrenalin from Movies4Men and immerse yourself in non-stop action, westerns and sci-fi movies – a variety of viewing that’s bound to keep you on the edge of your seat and despite its gender specific channel title women may also enjoy the titles on offer! True Movies Channel number: 48 Broadcasts: 24 hours Who doesn’t love a good tearjerker? True Movies is the must-see channel for emotional and powerful true stories – including genres such as drama, romance and crime, all based on real life events. Talking Pictures Channel number: 81 Broadcasts: 24 hours In an era where Ultra HD is the norm, Talking Pictures strips it back and airs monochrome classics. Sit back and watch some of the rarest golden oldies in British film history. Which movies are you looking forward to watching this spring? Tweet us at @at800tv. If you notice new Freeview interference that might be caused by 4G signals in your area, contact us on 0808 13 13 800. 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