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GREAT! movies classic   51 (54%) 319 303

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Freeview multiplex: GREAT! movies classic is on a special local multiplex broadcasting only to the area.

Wednesday, 29 December 2021
John Watson
9:53 PM

Can't get channel 51. Why is channel 51 Great Movies Xmas available from Belmont transmitter to Bridlington but not available to my location of Sleaford in Lincs. Bridlington is twice as far from belmont as my location (Sleaford Lincolnshire so how is Bridlington considered local but not Sleaford when we are nearer.

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John Watson's 1 post GB
Thursday, 30 December 2021

3:58 AM

John Watson:

LCN51 Great! Movies Xmas (along with some other Great! channels) is carried on Local Multiplexes. They were moved there by the previous owner of the channels (Sony) back in July 2019.
See for which channels are carried on which multiplexes.

Local multiplexes are transmitted on a small number of main transmitters and are beamed towards the centres of population they were setup to serve.
In the case of Belmont, it's beamed towards Grimsby and Hull. Bridlington just happens to be on the very periphery of predicted reception with variable reception.

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