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mwillingale
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Wrong local news

New to Virgin Media and live in Bedfordshire and should get East Angela News however I seem to be getting London News. How do I change this?
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Re: Wrong local news

Your local news is available, but you will have to go to the alternate region channel numbers to get them.

You will find BBC East (Cambridge) on Channel 858 & ITV Anglia (West) on Channel 870.

When the cable networks were originally franchised & built, the government body in charge at the time (the Cable Authority) took no notice of region boundaries (particularly around the lucrative London area). As a result, a lot of customers well outside London are served by a London cable network "Headend". All customers in the same network area have to receive the same channels on the same numbers. The only way round it was a modification at local level to insert "extra" channels with the local varients in the 800 range.

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