Freeview Channel Updates: October 2014

Seven months after sister channel CBS Reality appeared on Freeview, CBS Action arrived on Freeview 1st October 2014.

ITVBe was the second major channel launch scheduled for this month. Motors TV launched on the 9th on channel 71 in parts of the UK for viewers with Freeview HD certified receivers and YouView boxes. Then on 23rd October, Tiny POP took over channel 126.

What's changed?
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. Any services listed in yellow require a TV, PVR or set-top-box that supports DVB-T2/Freeview HD.


23rd October 2014
Channel Number
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
Old
New
Same
53


Lamhe
G_MAN
Channel removed. Manchester only.
126


POP+1
COM5/ArqA
Replaced by Tiny POP. POP+1 continues as a Manchester only service (see below)

126

TinyPOP
COM5/ArqA
New service (using the same stream). 1500-1900.

127

POP+1
G_MAN
Manchester only.
790


Test
COM4/SDN
Synapse TV test service removed.


20th October 2014
Channel Number
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
Old
New
Same

244

Vision TV
COM4/SDN
Placeholder caption for relaunched streaming portal service.


15th October 2014
Channel Number
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
Old
New
Same


23
Made in Cardiff
Local/Comux
Launched.
Cardiff and Newport area.


9th October 2014
Channel Number
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
Old
New
Same

71

Motors TV
COM7
SD but requires Freeview HD receiver or YouView box. Limited UK coverage.


8th October 2014
Channel Number
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
Old
New
Same


8
Made in Bristol
Local/Comux
Launched.
Bristol area only.


26
ITVBe
COM4/SDN
Launched at 7pm


1st October 2014
Channel Number
Channel Name
Multiplex
Notes
Old
New
Same


26
ITVBe
COM4/SDN
Stream now fully active ahead of 08/10/2014 launch.
70


CBBC
PSB1/BBCA
Deleted. CBBC is now on 120.
90
70

CBS Action
COM6/ArqB
New channel number.
71


CBeebies
PSB1/BBCA
Deleted. CBeebies is now on 121.
72


CITV
COM4/SDN
Deleted. CITV is now on 122.
73


CBBC HD
PSB3/BBCB
Deleted. CBBC HD is now on 123.
74


CBeebies HD
COM7
Deleted. CBeebies HD is now on 124.
75


POP
Local/Comux
Deleted. POP is now on channel 125 in local TV coverage areas.
80


BBC News
PSB1/BBCA
Deleted. BBC News is now on 130.
81


BBC Parliament
PSB1/BBCA
Deleted. BBC Parliament is now on 131.
82


Sky News
COM5/ArqA
Deleted. Sky News is now on 132.
83


Al Jazeera English
COM6/ArqB
Deleted. Al Jazeera English is now on 133.
84


Al Jazeera Arabic
COM7
Deleted. Al Jazeera Arabic is now on 134.
85


RT
COM6/ArqB
Deleted. RT is now on 135.
301


BBC RB 1
(was BBC RB 301)
PSB1/BBCA
Deleted. BBC RB1 is now on 601.
791


Quest+1
COM5/ArqA
Deleted. Quest+1 is on 38.
792


KISS FRESH
COM6/ArqB
Deleted. KISS FRESH is on 712.
793


KISS
COM6/ArqB
Deleted. KISS is on 713.
794


KISSTORY
COM6/ArqB
Deleted. KISSTORY is on 714.
795


Magic
COM6/ArqB
Deleted. Magic is on 715.
796


Kerrang!
COM6/ArqB
Deleted. Kerrang! is on 717.


Coming soon
National channels
RT: The news channel is expanding its UK service from 30th October, with a dedicated opt-out from London 1800-2300 GMT. Channel 135.
Vision TV Network - a bouquet of international channels delivered via internet to receivers compatible with the VuTV and TVPlayer services on channel 238/241. A placeholder for the service is now available on channel 244.
Spike - to use VIVA's Freeview bandwidth when it launches in Spring 2015.

Local TV
Made in Leeds (Leeds) - Freeview/YouView channel 8 - 6th November 2014  (Emley Moor transmitter, directional signal towards Leeds)
Made in Tyne & Wear (Newcastle) - Freeview/YouView channel 8 - 12th November 2014 8:15pm. (Pontop Pike transmitter)
Further information about local TV, see below.

Services licensed to broadcast on Freeview, but not on-air
There's no further news about the following channels:

Services licensed for Freeview distribution a year or more ago
There's no further news about the following licensed channels:
  • Yesterday+1 





Multiplex capacity
Multiplex operator Arqiva has recently offered further slots on Freeview, available from mid-November. Interested parties were invited to partake in a competitive bidding process. Further details have (as yet) not been disclosed.

There are increased amounts of "null packets" on the BBC-B Freeview HD multiplex, sufficient to allow a sixth HD slot alongside BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, ITV (STV/UTV) HD, C4 HD, BBC3/CBBC HD. Nothing has been announced yet.

Local TV













Local TV stations coming soon on Freeview and YouView channel 8 in England and Northern Ireland, or channel 23 in Scotland and Wales

Local TV is carried on Freeview via a multiplex which carries a local TV service, plus two slots for commercial broadcasters.




Previous changes
September 2014:
Freeview channel changes move children's and news channels, TruTV+1 takes early morning slot

August 2014:
Local TV channel tests/barkers start in numerous cities; BBC RB302 closes

July 2014:
4seven HD and Channel 4+1 HD launch on Freeview

June 2014:
Vintage TV launches on compatible connected Freeview HD sets, temporary BBC RB302 is live for the summer

May 2014:
Chart Show TV launches in local TV coverage areas; Bonanza Bonanza ends and Notts TV launches  


 
Last updated: 23/10/2014
 This page will be updated throughout October 2014 with the latest developments. If there's a major update it will be re-posted near the top of the homepage.
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