Sudden loss of Rishtey on Freeview
No reason for the loss of programmes have been supplied by the broadcaster; at the present time viewers are advised on-screen that the channel is "currently unavailable", with details of the channel's web address provided, although the website provides no further information.
Freeview and Digital UK have so far not published an official update on the status of the channel. In fact, Freeview's support team has been responding to queries by advising viewers to check their reception troubleshooter, when the problem is not reception-related.
Rishtey on Freeview was only available to viewers with compatible Freeview HD or YouView devices, its signal covered around 70% of the UK population. It launched on the platform in August 2015.
Rishtey on other platforms
Rishtey Europe continues as normal on Sky (822), Freesat (661) and cable services. And viewers can watch a live stream of Rishtey right now via the TVPlayer website; also available on the TVPlayer mobile app, although Rishtey is also currently unavailable on TVPlayer's connected Freeview service on channel 241.
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