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Motors TV connected Freeview stream goes offline

A stream carrying motorsport channel Motors TV has gone offline, leaving Freeview viewers without access to the channel.

Motors TV on channel 240 has been part of a group of channels streamed via the internet to compatible connected Freeview devices. The channel's normal output has been replaced by a testcard. 

The channel has had a turbulent couple of months, with its regular over-the-air transmissions on Freeview channel 71 ceasing without warning on 1st February and its outlet on Sky disappearing for a week, again without prior warning, much to the annoyance of viewers.

UPDATE 31/03/2016 : After a week of silence on the issue, Motors TV has confirmed it won't be coming back on Freeview channel 240.

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