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Why can’t I get Freeview channel 50? Check if it’s in your area!

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Freeview is a TV service that allows us exactly what it says on the tin – free viewing!

The digital telly service was founded in 2002 and today it’s used in 18 million homes across the country.

Live and on-demand content is available with Freeview, however, some people living in the UK can receive more channels than others.

Another common issue that Freeview customers encounter is that certain channels seem to come and go.

Thankfully, there are ways around this. So, let’s take a look at why you’re not getting Freeview channel 50.

What is Freeview channel 50?

In December 2019 Freeview channel 50 was the place to head for all the best Christmas movies.

However, we all know that Chrimbo has been and gone and that probably means that channel 50 has changed its content.

In February 2020, channel 50 is listed on the Freeview website as the ‘Sony Movies Classic‘ channel. Anyone looking for a film to put their feet up to can head over to channel 50.

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Why can’t I get Freeview channel 50?

Firstly, you may be one of the unlucky UK residents who cannot receive a signal to enable you access to channel 50.

Alternatively, if you know you’ve had channel 50 before and now it’s disappeared, then we suggest retuning your TV.

Retuning allows your TV to access the most up-to-date channels available.

The retune dates are announced each year on the Freeview website. We compiled a list of the dates in 2020 here.

Not everyone can receive Freeview

Unfortunately, not everyone in the UK can gain access to Freeview channels.

There are a few things to take into consideration before purchasing a Freeview TV or device.

According to Freeview: “The number of Freeview channels available at your address depends on the transmitter you receive your signal from.”

We always recommend checking your signal via the postcode checker on the Freeview website.

Freeview also adds that customers have to consider the area in which they live including the “local geography, such as tall buildings, trees or hills.”

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