ITV not working: Why is ITV down? How long will it be down for?

ITV is down, with dozens of viewers reporting issues with both picture and audio this afternoon. Website DownDetector has seen reports on ITV spike since 3.20pm – with complaints around distorted images and jumbled audio.

Why is ITV down? How long will it be down for?

As yet there has been no reason given behind the technical issues.

Those experiencing problems (90 percent) say live channels are the issue.

Reports have come from across the country including Bristol, Sheffield, Essex, Teddington and West Yorkshire.

Freeview has acknowledged the issues when responding to users on Twitter.

Replying to one person complaining Freeview said: “We are aware of issues with ITV channels just now.

“We do not have any more info as yet. We do recommend not retuning.”

The problems appeared to be resolving shortly after 4pm. 

The outage follows a week of disruption for social media users, with apps Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffering a six-hour hiatus due to a technical issue last Monday.