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Forces TV

24 hour factual channel devoted to the work of the armed forces and the world of defence news, features, documentaries and live coverage of the armed forces and all they do.

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How to Watch: Forces TV


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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Forces TV   96 (76%) 181 165

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

From Wikipedia: - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about Forces TV on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Forces TV is on multiplex com7 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Friday, 10 December 2021
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StevensOnln1
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11:48 AM

Dick: The only transmitter broadcasting COM7 (the multiplex which carries Forces TV) predicted to be available is Crystal Palace, approximately 47km due North from your postcode, however poor reception of COM4/5/6 is predicted so you would likely receive far fewer channels. Heathfield (roughly East, 23 km away) is predicted to give a much stronger signal for all other channels/multiplexes. If you look at your aerial it will most likely be pointing East towards Heathfield which is why you aren't receiving Forces TV.

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Tuesday, 22 February 2022
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Bobbie
5:33 PM
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StevensOnln1: I am posting on behalf of a friend who, unlike me, cannot get channel 96. The post code is RM11 1BW. Any advice would be appreciated thanks

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StevensOnln1
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5:50 PM

Bobbie : That postcode is predicted to get a strong signal for COM7 from Crystal Palace, however if your friend has a group A aerial rather than a wideband type then they will struggle to get reception of COM7 on UHF channel 55 as it is well outside the frequency range that group A aerials are designed to receive. Does your friend's TV receive any HD channels? Forces TV is an SD channel but it is broadcast on a HD multiplex so a TV or box which can receive HD channels is required.

It's worth pointing out that COM7 is expected to close within the next few months (it's licence runs out in June) and nothing has been announced regarding what will happen to Forces TV or any of the other COM7 channels once COM7 closes, so I wouldn't suggest doing anything that requires a large amount of time/effort or financial expense in order to receive something which may not even be available in a few months time.

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Steve
5:55 PM

Can you get Forces TV on catch up?
Thanks

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StevensOnln1
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7:03 PM

Steve: I can't see anything on Forces TV's website (link below) to suggest that they have a catchup service.

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