Feb 202018

Channel 4 HD and All4 to leave Freesat on 22nd February 2018

All 4 and 4HD will be leaving Freesat on Thursday 22nd February, 2018.

Channel 4 is still available in standard definition, but any recordings you have scheduled for 4HD will need to be re-set in SD (via channel 104).

Channel 4 hasn’t provided a reason why it has made the highly controversial move and Freesat says it hopes the channels will return in the future. But a statement available on the internet supposedly from a Channel 4 spokesperson says : “We’re disappointed Freesat is changing its charging structure, leading to a very significant cost increase for Channel 4, which ultimately takes funding away from our content investment budget. To reduce the overall burden of our Freesat costs and make internal savings we have regrettably given notice to withdraw All 4 and C4 HD while we consider our long term relationship with Freesat.”. IF this is a case, then it is simply down to a cost issue.

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Jan 052017

F1 2017 : UK TV Race Coverage Announced

Sky and Channel 4 are once again sharing coverage of Formula 1 in 2017, as part of the second of a three year TV rights deal.

Coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix will be available on UK free-to-air TV for the first time in five years.

While Sky will offer its subscribers the opportunity to watch every race live and in UHD, Channel 4 will also broadcast extensive highlights of all races in the 2017 season, with all live races and highlights programmes available to watch live (simulcast) and on demand on All 4.

And for the first time, viewers in the UK and Ireland with Sky Q can enjoy every Grand Prix in ultra high-definition with picture quality four times that of normal HD TV. Customers with Sky Q can also enjoy split viewing, with different race camera angles and highlights alongside live coverage.

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Jul 152016

700 hours of coverage on C4 for Rio Paralympics

Channel 4 has outlined its coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

The 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio takes place between 7th and 18th September 2016.

Clare Balding will be joined by the Last Leg’s Adam Hills, F1 presenter Lee McKenzie and former Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards in leading the coverage, with additional disabled presenters such as Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte, broadcaster Sophie Morgan and former marine commando JJ Chalmers. They will appear alongside presenters from Channel 4’s 2012 coverage including Ade Adepitan and Arthur Williams.

c4 paralympic

Confirming their coverage to the media yesterday, Channel 4 said almost two-thirds of the on-screen talent working on Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage will be disabled, including all four of the daytime presenters.

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Dec 212015

The BBC have terminated their contract to show F1 races three years early.

And Channel 4 have snapped up the rights.

Channel 4 will now take over free-to-air coverage of Formula 1, and will show a selection of live races during 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The channel will broadcast 10 live races, including practice and qualifying sessions from 2016 to 2018. It will also broadcast highlights of all 21 grands prix and qualifying sessions including those shown live by Sky Sports. And to keep F1 fans happy, they have vowed that there will be NO advertising breaks will be taken through the duration of the live races.

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Sep 142014

Channel 4 has announced that it is axing its 4oD catch-up service.

4oD will be replaced with a new integrated live TV and catch-up portal called All 4.

The new All 4 service will have three main sections:

– Now: the home of live streams from all of Channel 4 TV services, including the main network, E4, More4 and Film4.
– On-demand: This section will replace 4oD and host all of the broadcaster’s catch up TV content, as well as features such as cast interviews.
– On Soon: A showcase of new programme clips and promos, with the facility to allow viewers to set reminders and alerts.

Like all UK TV Catchup and Iplayer services, access to content will be blocked for users in Spain, unless you are using a UK VPN service, to “hide” that you are connecting to the internet from Spain.

On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain VPN

Sep 052014

The regular NFL Season begins this week so here is the next few weeks of UK TV coverage


Fri 05 Sept – 01:30 – Packers vs Seahawks (Sky Sports 1)
Sun 07 Sept – 18:00 – Patriots vs Dolphins (Sky Sports 1)
Sun 07 Sept – 21:25 – 49ers vs Cowboys (Sky Sports 1)
Mon 08 Sept – 01:30 – Colts vs Broncos (Channel 4)
Tue 09 Sept – 00:10 – Giants vs Lions (British Eurosport)
Tue 09 Sept – 03:20 – Chargers vs Cardinals (British Eurosport)

Fri 12 Sept – 01:25 – Steelers vs Ravens (Sky Sports 2)
Sun 14 Sept – 18:00 – Falcons vs Bengals (Sky Sports 2)
Sun 14 Sept – 21:25 – Chiefs vs Broncos (Sky Sports 2)
Mon 15 Sept – 01:30 – Bears vs 49ers (Channel 4)
Tue 16 Sept – 01:30 – Eagles vs Colts (British Eurosport)

Fri 19 Sept – 01:25 – Bucaneers vs Falcons (Sky Sports 2)
Mon 22 Sept – 01:30 – Steelers vs Panthers (Channel 4)
Tue 23 Sept – 01:30 – Bears vs Jets (British Eurosport)
Sky Sports Sunday Game is yet to be announced

Fri 26 Sept – 01:25 – Giants vs Redskins (Sky Sports 2)
Sun 28 Sept – 1:30 – Dolphins vs Raiders (Sky Sports/Channel 4) – WEMBLEY
Mon 29 Sept – 01:30 – Saints vs Cowboys (Channel 4)
Tue 30 Sept – 01:30 – Patriots vs Chiefs (British Eurosport)


Mar 022014

This March, Channel 4 will boldly go to space with a ground breaking new season, Live from Space.

Channel 4will meet the astronauts on-board the International Space Station, visit NASA and see Earth from Space.

Programme highlights include :

Astronauts: Living in Space
Wed 12 March, 9pm, Channel 4
For the first time, filmed by themselves and in their own words, is the incredible story of three astronauts, Rick Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata, and Mike Hopkins. This film follows their out-of-this-world experiences of living in space, from eating, sleeping and science experiments to the consequences of a broken valve which could threaten their very presence on the International Space Station.

Astronauts: Houston We Have a Problem
Thur 13 March, 9pm, Channel 4
Featuring specially-shot behind-the-scenes footage of the work of NASA’s Mission Control in Houston, combined with unseen images from spacewalks and candid first-hand testimony, we show what happens when missions go wrong and how the ground team respond to keep the astronauts safe in space.

Live From Space: Lap of the Planet
Sun 16 Mar
Broadcasting live from the Johnson Space Centre, Houston, Texas, the show, presented by Dermot O’Leary, will feature amazing shots of the Earth from the International Space Station as it performs an entire circuit of the globe over 90 minutes as well as revealing the extraordinary science experiments conducted by the astronauts of Expedition 38.

Feb 112014

If you have lost the normal version of Channel 4 on 104 on your Sky box, then it may be possible to still receive Channel 4 ( and E4 and More 4), as long as you have a Sky card.

Although the free “England” version of Channel Four may not be available, it may be possible for you to receive the Irish versions of Cannel Four.

These are encrypted and require a sky card to access.

Channel 4 Ireland is available with a non subscription viewing card.

E4 Ireland and More4 Ireland are available with a Sky subscription card.


How to add the Irish Channel Four to your Sky box.

Press services

Go to “Add Channels”

Input the frequency 12480 V 27.5 2/3

Find Channels

A list of some channel will appear, if your dish is big enough to receive them.

Included in this list are the Irish versions of  Channel 4, E4 and More4

Navigate to the channels, and press the yellow button placing a “tick” next to the channel.

When done, press select to save the channel..

Rather than access channel 4 via Sky Channel 104, simply press Services, go to Other Channels, and select Channel 4…

And you should not have Channel 4 back.



9th February 2016:

If you were using the “Irish” versions of channel four, then they have moved today to a new frequency on the UK beam, the same beam as the BBC and ITVs…

So if you could not receive English versions of Channel Four, then you will now no longer be able to get the Irish versions either!

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Aug 312013

Channel 4 is to become the new terrestrial television home of the NFL and Super Bowl as part of a new two-year deal with the National Football League.

The deal sees Channel 4 become the NFL’s exclusive free-to-air TV partner in the UK.

Channel 4 will also feature live coverage of the NFL’s annual games at Wembley Stadium – beginning with the two games scheduled in 2013 – and the Superbowl, previously shown by the BBC.

Channel 4 will air:

Super Bowl live: The 2013/4 Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in New York/New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Sunday February 2.

NFL International Series games live: The NFL will stage two games at Wembley in 2013: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings (September 29) and San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars (October 27).

Sunday Night Football live: The NFL’s biggest game of the week, which has been aired on Channel 4 over the past three seasons, kicking off at 1:30 a.m. The new season begins on Sunday September 8.

Channel 4 was the first UK station to feature regular NFL coverage when it began its ‘American Football’ programme after its launch in November 1982. The station’s coverage evolved into a mix of live games, highlights and magazines shows and continued until January 1998.

Channel 4’s NFL coverage will kick off on Sunday September 8 with a traditional NFC East division rivalry as the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants. The London-bound 49ers, Super Bowl runners-up last season, feature in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Sky Sports will continue to broadcast the Thursday night game, and the two Sunday afternoon/evening games, as well as the Super Bowl.


Jul 262013

The second series of hit French drama The Returned, will air on Channel 4 in 2014.

The Returned – Channel 4

The Returned first series draws to a conclusion on Channel 4 on Sunday July 28.

Season two of the supernatural thriller will begin production in early 2014.

On average, some 1.8 million UK viewers have tuned into the show’s debut series each week, with a 7.1% audience share during its 9pm Sunday slot.

Series two will consist of eight hour-long episodes.