Weather-related problems on Freeview


These are rare but sometimes pictures and sound can break up during stable, fine weather caused by high pressure. Certain parts of the country, particularly coastal areas, can be more susceptible than others.

The correct term for this problem is 'co-channel interference' which describes two or more different signals being received on the same frequency.

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What to do

There is very little that you can do to resolve co-channel interference issues. However:-

  • If the problem doesn’t disappear when the weather changes, it is likely the interference is from another source.

Satellite and cable TV are immune from co-channel interference since they receive their signals by a different method and may be an alternative you could consider.

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