The local TV channel for the Solent area has been reported as being off-air, months after being told by Ofcom to improve standards.
That's Solent, broadcasting to the Southampton and Portsmouth area on Freeview channel 7 has been reported as showing a slide informing viewers of "technical difficulties". It's not clear when the problem began, but is the latest in a series of issues for the channel, which was chastised by Ofcom earlier this year for the poor technical quality of its output. And it has got into trouble for breaching Ofcom rules on several occasions.
The channel belongs to the That's TV group, and sister channel That's Manchester was also reported as being off-air for a lengthy period of time back in June. Service was restored very shortly after being featured on a516digital.
There has been no comment from the channel about being off-air, and the outage has not been widely noticed by viewers in the broadcast area of the channel.
- Meanwhile, a technical fault caused Sky viewers to lose the local TV channels for Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Newcastle. Operator Made Television has apologised for the fault which has now been rectified .