There have been widespread reports of Freeview outtages across the country, with numerous on social media reporting that they are unable to access the UK's free digital TV platform.

WhatHiFi reports that issues are ranging from a loss of all signal, to problems with specific channels such as those from the and .

A spokesperson from Freeview has said that the most likely cause of the outages is the including, but not limited to, “high air pressure…heavy rain, or snow.”

No fix for now

The former condition is the most likely cause of the current outages, which according to Downdetector is focussed around the London, Essex, and East Anglia areas.

Unfortunately there is no fix forthcoming for the problems. A Freeview spokesperson said, “unfortunately there’s nothing we nor our viewers can do except wait for the high pressure to clear. We can’t give a timeframe either as it’s out of our control, however once the high pressure clears, reception will be restored.”

All users can do is buckle up and wait for the weather to change, although with temperatures rapidly dropping as we move into winter, there's nothing many will want to do more than cosy up inside in front of the television.Maybe try a web-connected service, and check out the best shows on Netflix instead?

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