CBS Drama returns to lost Freeview viewers


CBS Drama has reversed a move that caused some Freeview viewers to lose access to the channel. 

Viewers who could previously see the channel on Freeview 71 before April 2016 should now be able to watch again - but they may need to retune their Freeview TV or box first.

CBS Drama specialises in showing older US drama series, including Bonanza, Dr Quinn and The Streets of San Francisco during the day, and reality shows including Judge Judy and Cheaters in the evening,

Last April, CBS Drama switched frequencies, reducing coverage of the channel from around 90% of households to around 70-75% of households. Additionally, only devices compatible with Freeview HD were able to continue receiving the channel, although the channel is distributed in standard definition.

The move caused a massive backlash on social media, with scores of negative comments from viewers who had lost the channel, and who felt they had not been properly informed about the changes. It forced the channel to issue a statement providing more information, mirroring a help article a516digital had published a day earlier.

But at midday on the 15th March 2017, CBS Drama changed frequencies again, moving to a digital multiplex which has a signal that reaches just over 90% of households. CBS Drama's old reduced coverage slot has now been taken over by CBS Action+1, which is found on channel 90 for viewers with newer DVB-T2 Freeview HD devices.

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