ITV DOWN – live TV channel 'crashes with pixellated video and bad sound quality'

ITV has crashed across the UK in a surprise outage.

The live TV channel has stopped working properly, leaving viewers frustrated.

Thousands of watchers have complained about the mysterious issue.

Most of the affected TV fans say that the channel suddenly became very pixellated.

Watchers have also moaned that sound quality has dropped significantly.

Other reports suggest the live ITV channel is freezing and stuttering.

Confused viewers flocked to online outage tracker Down Detector to complain about the problems.

Thousands of viewers reported issues from across the country.

However, some users are still able to watch ITV perfectly fine.

Telly troubles

Watchers in Bristol, Sheffield, Essex, Teddington and West Yorkshire all complained about being unable to watch ITV in its normal quality.

One angry viewer on Twitter moaned: "ITV down. Hard luck if you want classic Corrie.

"This is turning into a really s*** day!"

ITV has a host of shows currently airing across its channels.

They include Classic Coronation Street, Winning Combination, Dress to Impress, and Demsey and Makepeace.

ITV's 4pm line-up brings Tipping Point, Secret Crush, A Touch of Frost and The Professionals.

At 5pm, we enter the evening roster with The Chase, You've Been Framed!, And Minder.

ITV not working – what's happened?

A live report chart suggests that the issue began at around 3pm.

Most viewers are complaining about the live ITV channel and not the online ITV Hub.

It's currently unclear what is causing the outage, with no official word from ITV yet.

We've asked ITV for comment and will update this story with any response.

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