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Challenge is the home of contest. It offers cult shows, world famous quiz formats, innovative new game shows and superb TNA Impact Wrestling action. From original UK commissioned content to iconic classic shows from the past, there's something for everyone.

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How to Watch: Challenge


Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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Challenge   48 (90%) 160 146

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info Challenge page.

Official site: See the www.challenge.co.uk link icon Challenge website.

From Wikipedia: The channel mostly transmits repeats of programmes acquired from UK terrestrial channel archives e.g. From its launch on 1 September 1993 to 2 February 1997, the channel aired shows from a mixture of genres, mainly sitcoms, game shows, dramas and entertainment. It was claimed that the channel produced more original series worldwide than any other cable or satellite network. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about Challenge on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Challenge is on multiplex COM5 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .


This channel carries a subtitles service for the deaf, hard of hearing and quiet environments.

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Friday, 29 April 2011
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Bryden
11:42 PM

I'm aware of that. Just saying the same thing happened.

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Thursday, 23 June 2011
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Daniel
12:59 AM

For anyone reading this the reason the pervious person was having a issue with challenge at night is because challange is only on air 6am-7pm in wales. All other nations have this channel 24 hours a day. Challenge timeshares with itv2+1 in wales and uses the same space that citv uses on english transmitters that is why you don't get citv.

The space we use for challenge is used by e4 in wales thats why you have this problem with challenge going off air at 7pm. Of course if s4c did not exist e4 would be on mux 2 in wales also then the welsh version on mux A would carry challenge 24 hours.

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Daniel's 18 posts GB
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Bryden
11:29 PM

Right,

Thanks so much Daniel, I was afraid it would be something like that.

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Bryden's 4 posts GB
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
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share
12:13 AM

Hi Can anyone supply an updated list of Channel Name, LCN, SID, Vid, Aud, PMT, for all current freeview channels. Got a Compro T750 capture card and no matter what I do I can not get it to scan channels. However if I enter manually it works OK with good signal strength. Thanks in advance

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timonthenet
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8:58 PM

share: I have a number of PCs, and various DVB-T cards/USB sticks, and for all, I use DVBViewer for recording.

It will accept multiple cards, so if you allocate a tuner for each multiplex, in theory you can record absolutely anything at anytime, no matter how many 'clash'.

Recording is very good quality indeed, and there are other possibilities for streaming/playback etc. The only requirement is that the drivers are Microsoft compatable, ie must not be some 'custom' manufacturer's version!

If you use the Channel Editor from the drop-down menu, it will automatically state all PMTs, PIDs, etc. for each channel. Cost is still only 15 euros (about £13.50), and is worth every penny. I have been using it successfully for years.

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timonthenet's 38 posts GB
Thursday, 28 July 2011
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share
5:08 PM

timonthenet,
Thanks for your suggestion downloaded the trial version, initial scan found no channels, however a full scan found all the channels. It gave me an idea, so in ComproDTV I changed the scan to frequency range 50,000 to 895,000. it also found all the channels, so for now going to stick with what I know as my remote works with the Compro software. Thanks again Simon

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timonthenet
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9:04 PM

Glad it worked.

Yes, not having a remote is a drawback, although a couple of remotes have had plugins written to support DVBViewer.

Usually when I tune/re-tune, I set the frequency for a particular mplex, the still press Scan Range. This is a lot quicker than scanning through multiple frequancies. This website has the frequecy details for all Freeview multiplex for each transmitter. For eg, here using Waltham, BBC ONE/TWO etc., is at 698,000kHz (which equates to frequency channel 49. ie [8 x 49] + 306 offset = 698). Scanning a range in DVBViewer of 698,000 to 698,000 pulls up all of mplex very quickly.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
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carla burke
10:17 PM

whats wrong with this channel its a cut off or froze or said we can not show this or just not come back on a few times this has happened i thought it was the signal in my old house but we have moved and it has done it again thanks carla.

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timonthenet
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11:43 PM

High Carla.

Apparently, Challenge has moved from it's current Mux Frequency, to a new one (Arq A, I believe), along with Dave, Sky News etc, replacing Pick TV+1, which ceases from today on Freeview.

I discovered this after my recording of Takeshi's Castle failed this evening. I do so wish these changes were better advertised.

Challenge has moved from SDN (C29) to ArqA (C56 - 754 MHz) as of 2:00 pm today.
This in theory should be easier to get (higher power), and makes it 24/7 all over the UK, including Wales (where it was only for 13 hours a day).

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Briantist
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2:58 PM

timonthenet: Which is all very well, but doesn't seem to be listed on the official DMOL page.

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