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A spectacular summer of sport

Sporting events. They can get your heart racing. Turn your hands clammy. Have you perched on the edge of your seat. […]

02.05.18 in Everything

TV shows not to miss this spring

The days are longer, the evenings are lighter, and hopefully the weather is getting better! With the new spring TV season […]

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03.04.18 in Everything

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 […]

21.03.18 in Everything

Continued support for viewers  

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21.02.18 in Everything

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 […]

11.12.17 in Everything

Five ways your Freeview Christmas viewing could be interrupted

Friends and family Greeting friends and family during the Christmas holidays can cause unavoidable levels of commotion and means you have […]

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                    [post_content] => Sporting events. They can get your heart racing. Turn your hands clammy. Have you perched on the edge of your seat. Even if you’re just watching from your sofa – they’re a bit of a workout, aren’t they?

So start doing your warm-up stretches. There’s going to be a lot to watch over the next few weeks. Here’s our list of summer sporting spectacles.

 

World Cup 2018

14 June-15 July 

Every four years, the best footballing nations come together to battle it out for the coveted trophy, the FIFA World Cup. This year’s tournament is no different, with many of the world’s top footballers set to make magic in Moscow. The final takes place on Sunday 15th July at 4pm. Be sure to clear your diaries. Catch it live on BBC and ITV.

 

Wimbledon

2 July-15 July 

It wouldn’t be summer without Wimbledon, when the British public go tennis mad for exactly two weeks. This year sees Roger Federer and Garbiñe Muguruza back defending their titles, while new French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep are out for continued victory. Who will go home with the prize? Watch the tournament on BBC to find out.

 

Tour de France 

7 July-29 July 

For many cycling fans, the Tour de France – or La Grande Boucle – is the only event that matters. Flat roads, cobbled streets and dramatic mountains will form the backdrop as cyclists test their bike handling skills, strength and endurance. This year’s Tour will total 3,351 kilometres and see riders working their way clockwise around France, starting off at Noirmoutier-en-l’île and finishing in Paris. See all the action on ITV.

 

Formula 1 British Grand Prix

5 July-8 July 

The Formula 1 racing event returns to the legendary Silverstone circuit this July for a weekend of engine-revving – blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fun. At the time of writing, Lewis Hamilton remains in the top five in F1 driver standings. Will the Briton move higher up the ranks with the support from a home crowd? Find out on Channel 4. The main race is scheduled for 1pm on the 8th of July.

 

Viewers are spoiled for choice when it comes to sporting events this summer. Which one will get your blood racing? 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] => The days are longer, the evenings are lighter, and hopefully the weather is getting better! With the new spring TV season finally upon us, we’ve listed our top four TV shows that we’re looking forward to watching.

A Very English Scandal 

Hugh Grant is returning to our screens in this three-part BBC drama alongside a star-studded cast. Set in the late 1960s, the series tells the story of Jeremy Thorpe, a leader of the Liberal Party, who was tried but later acquitted of conspiring to murder his ex-lover Norman Scott. Set to air on our screens in May, A Very English Scandal is a show you won’t want to miss.

The Keith and Paddy Picture Show

Following a hugely successful series last year, the comedic duo has returned with a six-part series of their unique and hilarious take on iconic movies. Which ones they will recreate? *Drum roll please* Grease, Top Gun, Jurassic Park, Pretty Woman, Terminator 2 and Gremlins. Watch the trailer here.

Innocent

Described as a contemporary relationship drama with a thriller pulse, Innocent is a new ITV series starting in May. The show focuses on a man who has spent seven years in prison for the murder of his wife. However, when he is released, he is determined to prove his innocence. See what’s in store here.

Bodyguard


The BBC has recently released details of a forthcoming political drama from the team behind Line of Duty. The political thriller will focus on a heroic war veteran assigned to protect Home Secretary Julia Montague. This new series is guaranteed to keep you entertained. Release date TBC.

Which series will you be watching this spring? Tweet us at @at800tv.
If you notice new Freeview interference, contact us on 0808 13 13 800.
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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 ) [4] => 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 ) [5] => 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 ) ) [post_count] => 6 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 54548 [post_author] => 55 [post_date] => 2018-06-21 10:57:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-06-21 09:57:24 [post_content] => Sporting events. They can get your heart racing. Turn your hands clammy. Have you perched on the edge of your seat. Even if you’re just watching from your sofa – they’re a bit of a workout, aren’t they? So start doing your warm-up stretches. There’s going to be a lot to watch over the next few weeks. Here’s our list of summer sporting spectacles.   World Cup 2018 14 June-15 July Every four years, the best footballing nations come together to battle it out for the coveted trophy, the FIFA World Cup. This year’s tournament is no different, with many of the world’s top footballers set to make magic in Moscow. The final takes place on Sunday 15th July at 4pm. Be sure to clear your diaries. Catch it live on BBC and ITV.   Wimbledon 2 July-15 July It wouldn’t be summer without Wimbledon, when the British public go tennis mad for exactly two weeks. This year sees Roger Federer and Garbiñe Muguruza back defending their titles, while new French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep are out for continued victory. Who will go home with the prize? Watch the tournament on BBC to find out.   Tour de France 7 July-29 July For many cycling fans, the Tour de France – or La Grande Boucle – is the only event that matters. Flat roads, cobbled streets and dramatic mountains will form the backdrop as cyclists test their bike handling skills, strength and endurance. This year’s Tour will total 3,351 kilometres and see riders working their way clockwise around France, starting off at Noirmoutier-en-l’île and finishing in Paris. See all the action on ITV.   Formula 1 British Grand Prix 5 July-8 July The Formula 1 racing event returns to the legendary Silverstone circuit this July for a weekend of engine-revving – blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fun. At the time of writing, Lewis Hamilton remains in the top five in F1 driver standings. Will the Briton move higher up the ranks with the support from a home crowd? Find out on Channel 4. The main race is scheduled for 1pm on the 8th of July.   Viewers are spoiled for choice when it comes to sporting events this summer. Which one will get your blood racing? 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. [post_title] => A spectacular summer of sport [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => spectacular-summer-sport [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-06-21 10:57:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-06-21 09:57:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://at800.tv/?post_type=updates&p=54548 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => updates [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 52 [max_num_pages] => 9 [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_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => e7a38112747c768fd300a6e5a7f02339 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )

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