[ARCHIVE] BBC HD channel information: Freesat HD viewers

Viewers with Freesat HD should not need take any action to get the new BBC HD channels, with changes taking place automatically. Humax Freesat HD receivers should update their channel list overnight.

The new BBC HD channels will initially launch on channels 147, 148, 212, 607 and 608. If they don't appear on your Freesat HD device by tomorrow, then put it into standby for 30 seconds and then switch it back on again. If they are still not there, do a Freesat channel rescan.

There are further changes afoot next year, which will affect the new BBC HD channels:

Next year, Freesat has confirmed it will be introducing its own HD genre. The BBC has confirmed that it will substitute the new HD channels in place of the current standard definition (SD) channels, where the HD channel is identical to the SD channel.

  • Example: This will mean that BBC Three HD, will move from channel 147 to channel 106 and BBC News HD from channel 212 to channel 200 for Freesat HD users.
  • At that point (the date is still unconfirmed), viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will see their national BBC One HD service move from Freesat HD channel 108 to channel 101.
  • Viewers in England will see BBC Two HD move from Freesat HD channel 109 to channel 102.

Where the SD channel carries regional variants currently not available in HD, the channel remains the same - that's why BBC One HD will not yet replace BBC One SD in England, as that would leave viewers without their regional version.

The BBC is planning to roll-out further regional versions of BBC One HD and national versions of BBC Two HD, subject to BBC Trust approval in 2014. This may lead to more viewers seeing BBC One HD/BBC Two HD on channels 101/102 in the coming years.



BBC HD channels on Freesat

Freesat HD
Freesat HD from 2014*
BBC ONE HD
108
101
(Scotland, Wales, NI)
108
(England)
BBC TWO HD
109
102
(England)
109 (Elsewhere)
BBC THREE HD
147
106
BBC FOUR HD
148
107
BBC NEWS HD
212
200
CBBC HD
607
600
CBEEBIES HD
608
601
* The exact date in 2014 this change will happen has not yet been confirmed by Freesat.

See the full Freesat channel line-up >

More information:
Freeview HD and YouView viewers >
Sky and Virgin Media HD viewers >
BT Vision+ viewers >
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2 comments:

  1. Strange. At some time in the last few days BBC News 24 has gone from 200, where it has been for years, to 212 on my FreeSat device.

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  2. BBC News HD replaced its SD counterpart on channel 200 on Monday. SD is now 212, HD 200.

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