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Freeview issues recent alert: TVs could break today and you may’t stop it


Freeview is warning that the continued heatwave could affect TV services in parts of the UK this weekend. The TV provider has confirmed that top pressure brought on by sweltering temperatures could disrupt the TV signals required to deliver Freeview services. And, unfortunately, there’s nothing customers can do about this potential disruption.

Any issues that Freeview customers experience with their signal that’s brought on by the weather will pass once the high pressure moves on. And in case you do experience problems together with your Freeview TV signal make certain you do not attempt to retune your telly.

These issues could impact Freeview viewers between Thursday August 11 and Sunday August 14.

In a post online Freeview said: “Freeview viewers across parts of the country could see some disruption to their TV reception from Thursday eleventh August to Sunday 14th August. That is attributable to high pressure which could disrupt the TV signals which Freeview uses.

“You might be advised to not retune your TV during this time – reception can be restored once the high pressure passes.”

While affected customers cannot do anything to resolve the problem with their TV signal, there are some workarounds for Freeview users.

In case your TV signal is impacted through the heatwave you may simply turn to Freeview Play as an alternative.

Freeview Play is an internet-powered service which offers access to over 40,000 hours on-demand content in addition to live TV.

Freeview Play might be accessed via Freeview Play TVs. You too can watch Freeview via the app available for Android and iOS device, plus you can too watch some Freeview shows in case you head to the net TV Guide on the Freeview website.

Freeview said: “If you will have an internet-connected Freeview Play TV, or one which has the players available to view, you’ll still give you the option to observe live and on-demand content from the likes of BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 or My5.

“Alternatively, you may watch Freeview via our mobile app which is accessible to download without cost out of your app store or on an internet browser via our online TV Guide.”

The most recent warning from Freeview is not the primary time that the TV provider has said signals could possibly be affected by hot temperatures.

Freeview also issued similar warnings twice last month as soaring temperatures hit the UK.

We have already seen the mercury hit 40C within the UK this summer and with more hot weather likely on the way in which in the approaching weeks we may get much more similar warnings from Freeview within the near future.

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