Channel 4 falls off air after Gogglebox in latest technical problem – Digital Spy

Channel 4 has not been having the best of times as of late.

On Friday night (October 1), the broadcaster experienced its latest round of technical issues when it fell off air seconds after the end of Gogglebox.

As the credits started rolling, viewers were hit with a classic test card screen with the message “BT TOWER HD/3G SDI Channel 4” continuing through to the start time of The Last Leg.

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Channel 4

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Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time this week that Channel 4 has been having problems.

On Monday, First Dates became a whole different kind of awkward when the voiceovers were so quiet, viewers could barely make out what was being said.

It was the Great British Bake Off‘s turn on Tuesday to act up when Channel 4 was having a harder time than the contestants. Once again, issues seemed to concern mostly viewers watching online rather than on television.

E4’s Married at First Sight was hit twice this week: on Wednesday, the channel went off the air, while on Thursday, the wrong episode was broadcast.

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Channel 4

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In a statement to Digital Spy, the broadcaster said: “Following the incident at the weekend, C4 and All 4 are still experiencing some problems and we’re working hard to fix it.”

Last night, Taskmaster viewers also had reason to complain when the unpredictability of the show went a bit too far and while the audio was fine, the video caused issues.

Last weekend, a fire reportedly broke out at the broadcast centre of Red Bee Media, which runs access services for Channel 4 and other channels.

The company confirmed all staff were “safely evacuated” and added: “We are continuing to work to restore all services and remedy any issues caused by this incident.”

Gogglebox airs on Channel 4.

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