Looks like a ZX Spectrum game is loading’: Channel 4 viewers are left with a black and green flickering screen after ‘technical issue’ took the channel off the air for 30 minutes
- Channel 4 and secondary channels down due to ‘technical failure’, channel reports
- Viewers reported fluttering TV signals, black-blinking screens and frozen images
- Downdetector has had more than 3,000 fault reports in the past hour
Viewers were frustrated tonight after Channel 4 was previously taken off the air over what bosses described as a ‘technical error’.
Thousands of people reported problems with the main channel, Channel 5 and subsidiaries including e4, 4more, 4film and 4music on the popular website downdetector.com.
Images shared online showed TV signals swaying with no picture, a black blinking screen with no noise, and programs turning on and off around 7 p.m.
A white screen was displayed after the scheduled highlights of the Formula 1 qualifying session on the main channel at 7pm, reading: ‘Whisper West, for Channel 4 Television.’
It is not yet clear whether the interference has ended on all channels.
Channel 4 confirmed on their official Twitter account: ‘Channel 4 and More 4 are currently off the air due to a technical issue.
“We’re working to restore them as soon as possible.”
Thousands of frustrated viewers were left without their favorite shows after Channel 4 was previously taken off the air over what bosses described as a ‘technical error’
Channel 4 confirmed on their official Twitter account: ‘Channel 4 and More 4 are currently off air due to a technical issue’
Several viewers shared their displeasure on Twitter, reporting issues and lamenting the fact that their favorite shows weren’t displaying properly.
@Rayatthegrays asked: ‘And now Channel4 is frozen too. What the hell is going on?’
Another confused fan asked, “Is it just me or did Film4 hang on the last film credits for the last 30 minutes?”
@Seekqueen wrote: ‘Many channels are affected by whatever happens.’
Downdetector reported more than 3,000 outages on the popular TV station from about 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Channel 4 has been contacted for comment.
Viewers began reporting outages around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Downdetector reported more than 3,000 outages on the popular TV station from approximately 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thousands of viewers were left to watch ads that had frozen or blank screens instead of their favorite shows.
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