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Receiving wrong regional news

andysitton
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I live in Lincoln. (LN6)

Lincoln is in the East Midlands.

My V6 box is tuned to receive East Midlands regional programs

However, the East Midlands TV region does not include Lincoln.

The TV region that includes Lincoln is "BBC Yorks & Lincs".

How do I re-tune the box so that I get regional programming for my actual area?

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newapollo
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Hi @andysitton 

Have you tried channel 858?

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andysitton
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Oh, forgot to mention also... Virgin Channel 159 regional program shows me "NOTTS TV". I do not live in Notts, I live in Lincs.

It seems neither Virgin nor the BBC know where Lincoln is!

newapollo
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Hi @andysitton 

Have you tried channel 858?

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Y&L! Yorks & Lincs. How did I not spot that? Thanks so much. 🙂

andysitton
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Is anyone fron virgin going to explain why I am receiving NOTTS TV (ch 159) in Lincolnshire? I can send you a MAP if you like.

japitts
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Fellow VIP @nodrogd will know specifics, but being a cable platform, the BBC/ITV regions are dictated largely by the location of the regional head-end you're connected to.

Alternate BBC/ITV regions are often available - as you've found - in the 85x slots. But I doubt that extends to the other regional TV franchises.

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@andysitton wrote:

Is anyone fron virgin going to explain why I am receiving NOTTS TV (ch 159) in Lincolnshire? I can send you a MAP if you like.


This is a map of Cable TV service regions:

Virgin Region MapVirgin Region Map

Lincoln sub.jpg

Lincoln is part of the Nottingham cable franchise area fed from the Nottingham cable headend (as a result of the way the country was divided up to make the most money out of selling cable franchises). All customers in a franchise area get the same channels on the same numbers, so you have no option but to get East Midlands programmes on 101 & 103 plus the local channel on 159. For the Yorks & Lincs overlap, additional region feeds are provided on 858 for BBC1 & 870 for ITV1.

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Hey andysitton, thank you for reaching out and I am sorry to hear this.

Are all the other channels working okay?

Are you still getting your regional channels, fine? 

Matt - Forum Team


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