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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   47 (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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Sunday, 26 February 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:51 PM

Declan: Nope.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012
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Nick
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11:05 PM

Challenge, Yesterday etc should ALL be on Freesat. Freesat was sold to those of us who can't get a prooper signal on Freeview as an alternative equal service. We have been short-changed. We have to have rubbish shopping channels instead. If the regulator was worth the taxpayer's money it receives, it would do something about it.

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Nick's 369 posts GB
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:52 AM

Nick: Challenge is owned by Sky who wish you to use their pay TV service to watch them on satellite.

No one has EVER said that Freeview and Freesat are equal. See Compare Freeview and Freesat TV | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice for the list of clear differences.

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Friday, 27 April 2012
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Nick
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12:00 AM

Thanks Brian, but it does not explain why Sky is apparently happy to let us see Challenge on freeview, if we are not on one of the under-privilged 'light' transmitters.

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Nick's 369 posts GB
Friday, 18 May 2012
Briantist
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2:39 PM

Nick: Sky is forbidden by Ofcom from providing pay services on Freeview directly, as they have a "dominant market position".

The Challenge slot on Freeview was one they got when they purchased channels from Virgin Media.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
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janie
6:44 PM

why does challenge tv not show subtitles from freeview?

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Thursday, 26 July 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:07 PM

janie: Not all "minor" channels have to provide subtitles on all programs Ofcom | Statement - Television Channels Required to Provide Television Access Services in 2012 says Challenge should provide subtitles on "66%" programmes.


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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Thursday, 9 May 2013
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Tracie
4:35 PM

If my sky is cut off will I still get challenge and tna impact

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Briantist
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6:42 PM

Tracie: Challenge is free-to-air, so you will get the broadcasts of TNA Impact when you stop subscribing to Sky.

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