ESTUARY TV is the new channel for northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire which is now broadcasting on Freeview Channel 8.
Broadcasting to 270,000 homes across the area, Estuary TV works closely with the community, businesses and independent producers to deliver quality television made by and for local people.
Estuary is a commercial public service broadcaster and will provide local news every day, combined with a varied schedule including current affairs, business, environmental, historical, documentary, films and entertainment programming.
Formerly cable-only station Channel 7, and proudly having the accolade of being the UK’s longest-running local television station, Estuary TV was the first local TV station to launch, on November 26th 2013, as Grimsby was one of 19 selected for the first phase of the Local TV licence.
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Who can get Estuary TV?
If you live in the Grimsby, Scunthorpe or Hull and surrounding areas and have Freeview TV you can view Estuary TV programming from 26 November 2013. It is available to around 270,000 homes in the local area.
How can I get Estuary TV on my Freeview TV/Box?
Check Freeview coverage in your area using the checker tool on the right
Retune your equipment
Local TV Re-tune FAQs
I’ve heard I need to re-tune my Freeview TV, box or recorder to pick up my local TV service – Estuary TV – why is this?
Freeview viewers may need to re-tune their Freeview TVs, boxes or recorders, if they wish to watch Estuary TV.
Viewers can re-tune anytime after 25th November 2013 to take advantage of this service. The channel can be found at channel number 8 and will become available on 26th November 2013.
The vast majority of viewers with a Freeview TV or box find re-tuning straightforward and have no difficulties. You should be aware that the menus for each Freeview box, TV and recorder differ slightly.
Here are some steps on how to retune your TV or box.
A full retune should only takes a few minutes and can be done with your remote control. Here are some guidelines for how to do it, but bear in mind every model of digital TV or box will be a little bit different.
Make sure your Freeview TV or box is on and in digital mode, usually by pressing the DTV or digital button on your remote. Then press 'menu'.
Select the 'set up' or 'installation' option. If you see picture icons, select the tool box, satellite dish or spanner. If you are prompted for a code, try 0000 or 1234.
Select the full retune option. This is sometimes called ‘first time installation’, 'factory reset', 'default settings' or 'shipping conditions'. Do not select 'channel update' or 'add channels'.
Press ‘OK’ if your equipment asks if you want to delete all your channels. Don't worry this is normal
Channels will automatically be installed. This may take a few minutes and your equipment may shut down and restart
In some cases, where transmitter signals overlap, it may be necessary to carry out a manual retune.
If you need more information you will find easy-to-follow re-tune guides for popular makes and models which can be printed or emailed, click here . Friends or family may also be able to help you, or speak to your local electrical retailer.
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