ITV blames regional outage on technical problems
ITV has blamed "technical problems" for many of its regional stations going off air for a three-hour period last evening.
The channels could still be accessed via HD services, but for many it meant a night without Emmerdale, which was scheduled to be shown at 7pm.
ITV hastily rescheduled the hour-long episode of the Yorkshire-based soap for 10.35pm last night, and according to satellite TV service Freesat, the same episode will be shown again tonight at 10.35pm.
Explaining the cause of the problems in a tweet at 9:16pm last night, ITV said: “Following technical problems at our service provider Arqiva, Dsat viewers had some transmission problems. Normal service is now restored.”