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I live in Chelmsford so why can't I get BBC East but get BBC London, South East, Scotland, Wales, NI?!

I want to get my local BBC news etc (look east), not London, Kent/Sussex, Scotland, Wales, NI news! This has been the case for ages.
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Re: I live in Chelmsford so why can't I get BBC East but get BBC London, South East, Scotland, Wales, NI?

This has always been the case, & is a result of the government agency that set up cable franchises taking little regard to region boundaries. As a result you  & everyone in your network build area is downstream of a London cable headend (yours is in Basildon). Everyone downstream of that Headend gets the same channels on the same numbers, so hence you get London channels on 101 & 103.

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There were some cross network legacy feeds put in to resolve this issue where overlaps were deemed big enough & a solution was viable. If one exists out of your Headend you will find the additional region feeds on 858 for BBC1, & 870 or 871 for ITV.

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Re: I live in Chelmsford so why can't I get BBC East but get BBC London, South East, Scotland, Wales, NI?

This has always been the case, & is a result of the government agency that set up cable franchises taking little regard to region boundaries. As a result you  & everyone in your network build area is downstream of a London cable headend (yours is in Basildon). Everyone downstream of that Headend gets the same channels on the same numbers, so hence you get London channels on 101 & 103.

London cable  franchises in yellowLondon cable franchises in yellow

There were some cross network legacy feeds put in to resolve this issue where overlaps were deemed big enough & a solution was viable. If one exists out of your Headend you will find the additional region feeds on 858 for BBC1, & 870 or 871 for ITV.

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Re: I live in Chelmsford so why can't I get BBC East but get BBC London, South East, Scotland, Wales, NI?

Thanks very much for that. I had always wondered why
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Re: I live in Chelmsford so why can't I get BBC East but get BBC London, South East, Scotland, Wa...

Hi Essexranger,

 

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