Viewers furious as screens freeze as they try to watch favourite programmes

FREEVIEW, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are down as viewers are left fuming over frozen TV screens as they try to watch their favourite programmes.

User reports suggest the widespread problems with the channels and the TV platform started shortly after 6.30pm on Saturday.

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Thousands of issues have been reportedCredit: DOWNDETECTOR

Thousands of issues have been reported on Downdetector, with most customers reporting problems with the server connection.

Some social media users described frozen images on channels, while others said they were experiencing a black screen with green lines.

One said: “Is it just me, or is Channel 4, E4 and Film 4 not working on Freeview right now? I’ve got a frozen image on each channel!”

Another wrote: “Is there something wrong with Film4 and 4Music on Freeview in Kent? Film4 seems stuck on titles of a film and 4Music is just a load of squiggles.”

A third said: “Is it just me or has @Film4 hung on the last movie credits for the last 30 minutes?”

Another joked: “I see there’s now a shortage of @Channel4 and @channel5_tv drivers…”

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