Latest Channel Updates on Freeview & Advice on Tuning

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We have various updates on Freeview as some broadcasters are making changes to their channels in March 2024. At Ariel Man, we inform anyone of industry updates, changes in Freeview, and common issues and fixes with your TV and ariel with our consistent article posts on our website. Be sure to check out our other previous articles and articles in the future towards the end of 2024.

We are the leading TV Ariel installers in Swindon and surrounding areas. Our experts have in-depth knowledge of everything to do with TV ariel, allowing us to help with any problem you may face. We offer diagnostics and ariel replacements, new ariel installation and upgrading your current ariel. We also provide TV picture disruption services to get your TV reception restored. If you are having issues with your TV or Ariel, require a new or replacement Ariel, or have any questions then contact us at 0117 453 7603. 

Channel Changes in March 2024

In March 2024, there have been numerous channel changes which will require a TV retune. These changes include ITV4+1 moving from channel 89 to 93, Together TV+1 will be moving from channel 92 to 90, Pop is now channel 205 previously being 206, Pop Max is moving from 208 to channel 206, and lastly Pop Player is now 208, previously being channel 212. 


What is Freeview Play and Why Should You Consider it?

Freeview Play gives you the option of over 70 live TV channels, and 10 UK TV catch-up apps offering 40,000 hours of on-demand content. This is an amazing alternative to your subscription platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix or Disney+ because there is no monthly fee! Yes, you heard that correctly, you don’t have to pay money every month to watch your favourite TV shows. 

Now you may be wondering, how do I get Freeview Play? The answer is simple, all you need is the relevant top-box or Smart TV, and install a TV ariel if you don’t yet have one. Once Freeview Play is set up, there will be no additional cost unless you choose to do so, which will save you a lot of money long-term compared to a subscription platform, while having many more TV show options!

As the cost of living rises, most homeowners are looking to reduce monthly costs where possible. Consequently, TV subscription platforms are usually one of the first places that monthly costs get cut. Switching to Freeview Play will allow you to watch your favourite TV shows without the expense. 

At the Ariel Man, we can help with the installation or replacement of your Ariel in Swindon and surrounding areas. Freeview is free but it does require a TV aerial and a relevant Smart TV or top-set box. Once these items have been installed and acquired, you can then watch hundreds of free channels. If you require a TV ariel installation, contact our experts at 0117 453 7603 today.


Guide to TV Tuning 

TV tuning is the process of manually updating your television box to rearrange TV channels. This is required when changes are made to broadcasters make important changes to their channels. TV retuning ensures that you can watch the most up-to-date channels and find your favourite channel with no interruptions if it has been moved. 

For many Freeview devices, the retuning process is automated but if your device doesn’t retune automatically, you may need to do this manually. Retuning your TV is a simple process, although the steps may slightly vary depending on your device. 


How to Retune your TV

  1. Press “Menu” on your TV remote or set-up box
  2. Navigate to the “set up” option or something similar, it may also be under “installation” or “update”
  3. If a password is required, the default is typically 1234 or 0000
  4. Click “first time installation” or something similar which may also be “factory reset”, “full retune” or “default settings” 
  5. Press “OK” if your equipment asks if you can delete existing channels 
  6. If the option is given, save the channels that are found
  7. Your TV device should now be fully retuned 

After you have tuned your television, your scheduled recordings or favourite programmes may be deleted which may require you to check and reset them. However, any recordings you have made prior should still be there. If you have any issues you should check your user manual or contact the manufacturer. 


Why Choose Ariel Man?

We are the leading ariel installers in Swindon and surrounding areas including Bath, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Gloucester, Newport, Taunton and more. We can help with any issue related to your ariel including diagnostics, installations and replacements. Contact us today for more information at 0117 453 7603. 

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