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CBS Drama is the home of modern drama classics. A destination showcasing irresistible primetime series and world renowned soaps. From shows that defined the genre to those that you'll be talking about in years to come, CBS Drama is a celebration of dramatic stories. We love colourful characters, compelling cliff-hangers, love stories, break-ups and happy endings. CBS Drama will make you laugh, or even shed a tear.

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Monday, 2 May 2016

9:19 PM

THOMAS : Your area is indicated as being covered by the Redruth transmitter, this unfortunately not being one of the stations fitted with additional COM7 and COM8 multiplexes, the programme number referred to having been moved to COM7, Caradon Hill that does, predicted as not being receivable in your area.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Barbara Massey
9:29 PM

I live in Sacriston, County Durham and my CBS Drama channel has disappeared after the channel change from 74 to 71. Neither channel is showing up after retuning. Please can you tell me when this will be available. I have full HD Freeview.

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Barbara Massey's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 3 May 2016

12:11 AM

Barbara Massey: Although Sacriston is indicated as being covered by the Pontop Pike transmitter, it all depends on exactly where you reside within the area, as reception can be a bit on the "iffy" side to the North and West of the B6312 due to the area being on the verges of a dead spot for reception.

However, if you are able to receive Viva (57) or Talking pictures (81) then you are receiving COM7 the multiplex now used by CBS Drama, therefore try updating your EPG listings by carrying out a retune "after" having removed the aerial connector from your TV, this action blanking out everything stored in the tuners memory system, check by witnessing "no signal" on any attempt to select a channel, finally, reconnect the aerial and carry out a second retune to re-load the channels back into the tuner.

If though on the other hand you are unable to view 57 or 81? then your problem is either down to your TV being of the HD ready variety (i.e: unable to view BBC 101 / 102 etc) or COM7 is not being received.

Further assistance dependant on outcome.

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Donna glover
1:10 PM

Hi I live in stannington Sheffield and have lost the cbs drama channel from my free view I have retuned my to and unfortunately still unable to view it. Is it available in my area?

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Anthony Ingham
4:58 PM

Hi we also are missing channels 71 and 74 since the switchover , we live in the birchgrove area of Swansea,any idea when we will be back up?

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Anthony Ingham's 2 posts GB

6:48 PM

Anthony Ingham: CBS Drama has been moved from COM6 (SD) to COM7, this latter Mux (along with COM8) being one of the newer additional Freeview HD transmitters mostly associated with main stations covering larger areas of the population, Kilvey Hill unfortunately not being one of them, it operating with the standard six multiplex line up.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB

10:44 PM

Donna Glover: most households in the Stannington area are served by the transmitter at Crosspool, alternatively they could be using Belmont or Emley Moor. All three masts carry the COM7 multiplex, the new home of CBS drama which should appear on channel 71 in the epg if your receiver is suitable for reception of this mux. Such receivers must support DVB-T2 (Freeview HD) transmissions. Receivers sold as HD-ready, but fitted with standard Freeview tuners will be unable to receive COM7 and any future reconfigured muxes unless they are connected to a Freeview HD tuner.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 May 2016

11:56 AM

Barbara Massey: JB38 spells it out quite succinctly. If you haven't got full HD (ie, HD tuner, not just HD Ready) then bad luck with not being able to receive CBS Drama. I too am in that position at NN12 7TN

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GeordieLad's 43 posts GB
Frederick Victor Watson
1:32 PM

Donna glover: I cannot understand why we are not able to get channel 71 or 74--can anyone explain?

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Frederick Victor Watson's 2 posts GB
Frederick Victor Watson
1:34 PM

I cannot understand why we are not able to get channel 71 or 74 can anyone explain?

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