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at800 to trial new, more timely, communication to TV viewers

For the duration of the at800 programme we’ve aimed to let viewers know in advance when masts near their homes may […]

07.09.18 in Everything

Strictly returns! We’re looking back at the show’s best moments

Strictly is back! Waltzing onto our screens over 14 years ago the show has been a hit with the public ever […]

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23.07.18 in Everything

New Freeview TV shows to watch this summer

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21.06.18 in Everything

A spectacular summer of sport

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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 […]

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 […]

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                    [post_content] => For the duration of the at800 programme we’ve aimed to let viewers know in advance when masts near their homes may disrupt TV received through an aerial. We have done this by sending postcards to addresses that we predict could be at risk of interference.

 

One of the challenges with this approach is that many masts can be delayed in activating and actually come on a long time later, and our postcard with contact information may have been forgotten or recycled. In addition, some recipients can think existing reception problems are related to mobile signals, when no nearby mast has been switched on.

 

Alongside this approach we have also been reminding people that they may contact us for support if further masts have switched on that could increase chances of interference at their address. This reminder communication - after interference could have occurred - has been more effective in weeding out cases of genuine issues with TV reception related to 4G.

 

Our experience is that people pay more attention to communication if they are already experiencing issues with their reception and contact us for help.

 

Therefore, starting from 1 October 2018, we will only communicate with homes after masts have activated. So, from that date, if you receive a new at800 postcard and have noticed new TV interference there is a better chance it could be due to 4G interference caused by a new mast activation in your area.

 

Receiving a card will now also mean that, depending on your mobile operator, 4G coverage in your area has improved.

 

Our focus is always 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 to see how we may help.
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                    [post_content] => Strictly is back! Waltzing onto our screens over 14 years ago the show has been a hit with the public ever since.

To celebrate its return, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Strictly moments. So, put your best foot forward and quickstep your way to the sofa…


John Sergeant’s interesting take on the paso doble

Strictly has seen its fair share of celebrities take to the dancefloor when many would’ve preferred they didn’t. John Sergeant was one of those contestants. John’s interpretation of the paso doble saw him marching across the floor, dragging partner Kristina Rihanoff behind him - an image that many will not forget in a hurry.

Russell Grant being fired out of a cannon

We thought things couldn’t get any crazier on the dancefloor, until we saw astrologer, Russell Grant being fired out of a cannon to S Club 7’s song Reach. Judge Bruno Tonioli gave the couple a 7 for “the sheer insanity of it all”.

Bruno Tonioli falling off his chair

The judge is not one to hold back when giving his feedback, telling Ann Widdecombe, “you were like a lame canary, just flapping around the floor”. He often provides contestants with examples to go along with his commentary and each series he creates a moment to remember, making him consistently one of our favourite judges. One of his most memorable moments was when he laughed so hard at fellow judge Len Goodman that he actually fell off his chair.

McFly taking to the floor as Harry Judd wins One of the happiest Strictly scenes came when Harry Judd was announced as the winner of Series 9 in 2011. His bandmates took over the dancefloor to celebrate his win, only to be told by host Bruce Forsyth to “get away” as they were shooed off the stage. You can catch the new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One. The first episode airs on Saturday 8 September. Should Freeview interference, caused by 4G signals in your area prevent you from tuning into Strictly, or any of your favourite shows, please contact us on 0808 13 13 800. [post_title] => Strictly returns! 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Suits Paramount Network, 9pm, starts 10 July Suits is an exciting American legal drama. You may know it as the show that stars Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. If you’ve never seen it, now is the perfect time to get started. It follows the story of hotshot lawyer, Harvey Specter, who takes a gamble by hiring Mike Ross, a college drop-out with no law degree. The newly launched Paramount Network will be broadcasting the seventh series this July. It’s the first time this season will be shown on Freeview. Grimm 5USA, 10pm, starts 9 July Love police dramas? Love fantasy television? Well, now the two are combined in Grimm. The story is based around Nick Burkhardt, a Portland homicide detective who discovers he is a descendant from a line of guardians known as Grimms and in possession of supernatural powers. Watch him fight the bad guys in ways human cops could only imagine. The Grill Dads Food Network, 8pm, starts 21 July We are well and truly in barbecue season right now, so why not get in on the TV grill action? Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey are best friends who take their love of all things grilled and fried on the road. Neither of them have formal culinary experience, meaning the show is all about down to earth, family-friendly cooking. Naturally, this foodie show will be shown on the Food Network. Hollywood Homicide Really, 10pm, Tuesdays throughout July It might be sunny outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t entertain a bit of darkness. Hollywood Homicide explores the crime and real-life drama behind a series of celebrity homicides. Each episode reveals key information clues about the murder and delivers dramatic re-creations that show us what happened. Catch the series on Really, Freeview’s leading lifestyle TV channel. Viewers are spoilt for choice when it comes to TV shows this summer. Which one are you most excited about? Tweet us at @at800tv. 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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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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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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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We have done this by sending postcards to addresses that we predict could be at risk of interference.   One of the challenges with this approach is that many masts can be delayed in activating and actually come on a long time later, and our postcard with contact information may have been forgotten or recycled. In addition, some recipients can think existing reception problems are related to mobile signals, when no nearby mast has been switched on.   Alongside this approach we have also been reminding people that they may contact us for support if further masts have switched on that could increase chances of interference at their address. 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