Freeview Channel Updates: February 2014

Track changes to the UK's Freeview service during February 2014 on this page.

Extra Winter Olympic coverage, the end of Marketplace and the launch of Bonanza Bonanza on the local TV multiplex all affected the Freeview line-up in February.

What's changed so far this month?
  • Where there is more than one channel update, the most recent will be listed first. Channel updates will usually appear here within 24 hours of the change. 


27th February 2014
Old
New
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
-
240
Motors TV
ArqA/COM5
Service launch.
Streamed channel. Only via compatible Freeview HD certified devices.



24th February 2014
Old
New
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
302
-
BBC RB 302
ArqA/COM5
Closed
303
302
303
(Then re-named
BBC RB 302)
BBCA/PSB1
Channel moved and relabelled.


11th February 2014
Old
New
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
-
57
Quest+1
ArqA/COM5
Service launch
 
10th February 2014
Old
New
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
792
-
Local TV Test 2
Comux/MuxL
Became channel 64.
-
64
Bonanza Bonanza
Comux/MuxL
Service launch.
In areas where local TV is/will be available in the coming months.


3rd February 2014
Old
New
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
55
55
Channel 5+24
SDN/COM4
Renamed from “5 Later”
302
302
BBC RB 302
ArqA/COM5
First appeared on Freeview EPG week commencing 27/01/2014.

Service is now live ahead of Winter Olympics.

1st February 2014
Old
New
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
50

Marketplace
SDN/COM4
Ceased broadcasting at the stroke of midnight 31/01 - 01/02/2014.



Coming soon:
  • Motors TV launches on Freeview channel 240 as a streamed channel, 27/02/2014
  • Mustard TV launches in Norwich on Freeview channel 8, 24/03/2014
  • London Live launches in London on Freeview channel 8, 31/03/2014
  • Notts TV launches in Nottingham on Freeview channel 8, 29/04/2014 (date changed to May, see March Freeview changes page)


Services licensed to broadcast on Freeview, but not yet on-air:


Previous changes:
January 2014:
Al Jazeera Arabic launches, Community Channel moves to channel 63
 
December 2013:
New BBC HD channels launch

November 2013:
First local TV station launches, new Freeview HD multiplex goes live, VuTV launches on channel 238.

October 2013:
Placeholders for BBC Three HD and CBBC HD, Top Up TV and Sky Text close, The Store and itv3+1 launch.

September 2013:
Heart TV launches in Manchester, God TV departs from its own channel

August 2013:
Film4+1, Travel Channel, True Entertainment and KISS FRESH launch on Freeview   



Revision Log:
This page will be updated throughout February 2014 with the latest developments. If there's a major update it will be re-posted near the top of the homepage. Minor revision: 03/02/2014. Launch of Bonanza Bonanza on channel 64 - 10/02/2014. Launch of Quest+1, 11/02/2014. Removal of BBC RB stream on ArqA/COM5 - 24/02/2014.  Launch of Motors TV - 27/02/2014.
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1 comments:

  1. ABC Shopping invitability assigned 65 but If they wanted to delay the inevitable as 48 and 50 are free they could reshuffle channels up yet again.

    Channel 5 seems content with 55 when they launched the 5Later placeholder but either 50 or 55 will likely suit 5.

    Unless the 'Bonanza Bonanza' and 'ABC Shopping' Filler broadcast something better they should not be given promotions over anything else ahead of them. If they broadcast something for example that is on Manchester Mux such as Movies4Men (51) or Capital/Heart TV they should be entitled to be allowed to be promoted to those positions!

    France 24 on its own 22x/23x number but it be better if was allowed to join the news section (Currently 80s though soon or later 131-150) to stream France 24 English, French and Arabic versions

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