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When will Big Centre TV, the new Midlands channel, be available to me on Virgin Media - Channel 159?

Have been told Big Centre TV has launched on Channel 159 - even after retuning it's not there...

 

Thanks, David

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Re: When will Big Centre TV, the new Midlands channel, be available to me on Virgin Media - Chann...

Hi fastmacuk,

 

Welcome to the forums Smiley Happy  I'll be happy to help here.

 

Can you please advise what happens when you go to channel 159?  Do you get any kind of error or 'not subscribed message'?

 

Let me know and I'll be happy to check further for you.

 


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Re: When will Big Centre TV, the new Midlands channel, be available to me on Virgin Media - Chann...

Thanks Collette,

 

When I key in '159' the Tivo box defaults to '101' - BBC1

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Re: When will Big Centre TV, the new Midlands channel, be available to me on Virgin Media - Chann...

The question with this situation always boils down to the location of the network headend that feeds your part of the system. If the headend you are downstream of is in Birmingham itself, you should get the channel. If it is outside, only by a few miles, you wont get it (even if you/your neighbours can get so called "overspill" reception on Freeview). Local TV operators are only licenced to serve their defined target areas.

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Re: When will Big Centre TV, the new Midlands channel, be available to me on Virgin Media - Chann...

Ah, good point - is Big Centre TV available on Freeview?

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Re: When will Big Centre TV, the new Midlands channel, be available to me on Virgin Media - Chann...

Retune your TV & find out. The Transmitters at Sutton Coldfield (restricted power) & Brierley Hill carry the service, which is allocated channel 8 of Freeview. If your aerial is pointed at either of these outputs reception may be possible.

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Re: When will Big Centre TV, the new Midlands channel, be available to me on Virgin Media - Chann...

Hmmm...that's disappointing, I have an amplified roof aerial pointing to Sutton Coldfield and have retuned my set but Freeview 8 is 'unavailable'.  Ah well, can't say we didn't try. All the very best to you Big Centre TV!

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