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Freeview Engineering Channel will close for London Olympics and Paralympics

There will be no Freeview or Freeview set-top box upgrades provided during the London Olympic games.

There will be no Freeview or Freeview set-top box upgrades prov
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From 10pm on 25th July 2012 until 6am on the 15th August 2012, the Freeview Engineering Channel will be take off-air.

To remove the risk of problems with Freeview reception during the London Olympics and Paralympics games, no set-top box updates will be provided.

The Engineering Channel provides set-top box updates on PSB1 (Mux1) and PSB3 HD for Freeview and Freeview HD boxes.

The normal schedule for the service is shown on the Freeview and Freesat set-top box updates page.

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Thursday, 29 March 2012
Teresa Spencer
5:35 PM

What channels will we be able to receive on freeview during the Olympics??

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Monday, 2 April 2012
Big Mart

6:09 PM

What is the Freeview Engineering Channel, and can I receive it?

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Mike Dimmick

1:15 PM

Big Mart: The Freeview Engineering Channel isn't really a channel. It's a data stream carrying software updates for various Freeview TVs, set-top boxes and PVRs. It's not allocated a channel number, it's just attached to 105 BBC Red Button, itself not really a channel in any traditional sense, although it can be selected from the EPG or by typing the channel number in.

The list of updates being broadcast can always be found at Freeview and Freesat set-top box updates | - independent free digital TV advice or DTG :: DTT Receiver Downloads .

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Big Mart

6:07 PM

Thanks Mike.

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