Help and advice about manually retuning your digital terrestrial TV equipment
Digital Television using a roof top aerial connected to either a set top box or a TV with Freeview built-in
This website has been designed to assist you with any problems you may have receiving BBC Television and Radio services. This information will help you determine if your own equipment or aerial is the cause.
Sometimes it's difficult to know whether the problem is due to interference or poor reception, but it's important to try to find out, as the causes and solutions are quite different.
Reception problems are normally the responsibility of either the householder or the broadcaster to overcome, depending on where the problem lies. Common causes of reception problems include:
If you’ve had the problem continuously for some time, and especially if it is not affecting neighbours using their own aerials, it is likely to be a reception problem, not interference.
If the problem occurs intermittently but reception is otherwise good, and it affects your neighbours’ reception at the same time in the same way, it’s more likely to be interference.
On the 4th March 2014, COM7 will start to broadcast from the Rowridge (HP) and Bilsdale transmitters. This will enable some viewers access to the full set of BBC HD channels across parts of Southampton, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Middlesborough and Darlington. This multiplex will cover 70% of UK households by the end of June 2014.
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Check if your local transmitter is working by entering your postcode into the box below and click "submit". The results will be displayed via the BBC managed RTIS website.
Check if you can receive digital radio by entering your postcode into the box below and click "submit". The results will be displayed via the Digital Radio industry "Get Digital Radio" website.
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