New channel number and frequency for CBS Drama on Freeview

Updated | CBS Drama is changing frequencies and channel numbers on Freeview on Thursday 28th April.

In a statement issued by the channel, the move is due to take place around 1pm and will see CBS Drama move from its current slot on channel 74 to channel 71, filling the slot vacated by Motors TV earlier this year.

As part of the change, CBS Drama will be changing frequency and will only be available to viewers with a DVB-T2 tuner - i.e. a device that supports Freeview HD, YouView or Freeview Play.

CBS Drama hasn't specified details of coverage,but the change will reduce coverage from around 90% to just over 70% of UK households. The old version of CBS Drama is moving to 792 and will be removed shortly.

Further information on retuning is available from Digital UK, the organisation responsible for allocating Freeview channel numbers.


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12 comments:

  1. CBS Drama moving from SDN to COM7, this releases Hochanda/The Store to return to full hours. Shame that the The Store is not fully restored on Thursday, but it should be ready as it is currently on SDN anyway! Just one more retune...

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    1. CBS Drama is currently on COM6/ArqB. It's CBS Reality that's on COM4/SDN.

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  2. It would make more sense if CBS Drama moved to 65 to be co-located with CBS Action and CBS Reality and for TBN UK to move to 71 or 74 for example.

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  3. It would better if thay leave channel 71 for horror channel+1 to next to its main channel and would be very good to catch up on missed horror movies, as cbs reality channel as a +1 next to it main channel and all good for catching up 1 hour later.

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  5. looks like QVC beauty had its hours changed but the EPG was not updated to show this. so have they taken CBS Drama slot on COM6/ArqB

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  6. I am disgusted thy CBS Drama has now been removed from Freeview. Please put it back as it is one of the better channals on Freeview

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  7. It hasn't been removed from Freeview.
    It is still there.
    You just need a Freeview HD DVB-T2 TV or Box in order to receive it now.

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  8. Why can't I receive cbs drama since it moved to channel 71 this is disgusting I was halfway through a series sort it out and put it back

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    1. The reasons are listed in the article above:
      CBS Drama is now only available on a device with a DVB-T2 tuner (i.e. Freeview HD, Freeview Play or YouView), and you need to live in the ~70% of the UK that has coverage (originally 90% of the UK was in the coverage area).
      Check www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker

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    2. I checked the online specs for my TV and is says that the Digital Tuner is DVB-T. (I assume that DVB-T2 is just a more recent version of DVB-T). Does that mean I will be unable to get CBS Drama? I also checked whether I can get Freeview HD and it says that I can get 5 HD channels.

      This is so very confusing!

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    3. Hello Channeal. You are correct, DVB-T2 is a newer version. This does mean that your TV isn't able to receive CBS Drama.
      You said you checked whether you could get Freeview HD (had you got a DVB-T2 device) and it stated you would receive 5 HD channels. This indicates that you don't live in an area covered by CBS Drama's new signal, this is because the frequency carrying CBS Drama also carries another seven HD channels.
      It is confusing, and it's disappointing that the official sources of information have not tried to explain it themselves.

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