Where to find the extra BBC OIympic channels on Freeview, YouView, Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media


The BBC is offering extra coverage of the Olympics via additional streams on all major TV platforms in the UK.

You can find additional coverage in the following places during the Rio Olympics. The extra channels will be configured at the end of July and you'll be able to record coverage from these streams by going directly to the following channel numbers:

Freeview & YouView
  • BBC Olympics 1 SD - channel 601 (from 9pm) 24/7 on channel 608 in some areas*
  • BBC Olympics 2 SD - channel 602*
  • BBC Olympics 3 SD - channel 603*
  • BBC Olympics 4 SD - channel 604*
  • BBC Olympics 5 SD - channel 605*
  • BBC Olympics 6 SD - channel 606*
  • BBC Olympics 7 SD - channel 607*
  • BBC Olympics 8 SD - channel 600 (Labelled BBC RB 0, from 7pm)
  • BBC Olympics 8 HD - channel 114* (Available from 7pm)
*Available to just over 70% of viewers with a DVB-T2 compatible receiver (Freeview HD, Freeview Play, EE TV, YouView [BT TV/TalkTalk TV/Plusnet TV] and who can currently get QVC+1 HD and QVC Beauty HD on channels 111 and 112.

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  • Watch 24 streams of Olympic action via BBC Red Button+ or the BBC Sport App on compatible connected TVs and boxes.



Sky (UK)
  • BBC Olympics 1  - channel 472/480
  • BBC Olympics 2  - channel 473/481
  • BBC Olympics 3  - channel 474/482
  • BBC Olympics 4  - channel 475/483
  • BBC Olympics 5  - channel 476/484
  • BBC Olympics 6  - channel 477/485
  • BBC Olympics 7  - channel 478/486
  • BBC Olympics 8  - channel 479/487
HD viewers will see the HD versions on channels 472 - 479 and the SD versions on 480-487.
The channels will launch automatically on the Sky EPG - viewers should not need to do anything. These streams replace the current Red Button service.


Freesat
  • BBC Olympics 1  - channel 261/271
  • BBC Olympics 2  - channel 262/272
  • BBC Olympics 3  - channel 263/273
  • BBC Olympics 4  - channel 264/274
  • BBC Olympics 5  - channel 265/275
  • BBC Olympics 6  - channel 266/276
  • BBC Olympics 7  - channel 267/277
  • BBC Olympics 8  - channel 268/278
HD viewers will see the HD versions on channels 261 - 268 and the SD versions on 271-278.
The channels will launch automatically on the Freesat EPG - viewers should not need to do anything. These streams replace the current Red Button service.
  • Watch 24 streams of Olympic action via BBC Red Button+ or the BBC Sport App on connected Freesat Freetime boxes.


Virgin Media
  • BBC Olympics 1  - HD channel 561
  • BBC Olympics 2  - HD channel 562
  • BBC Olympics 3  - HD channel 563
  • BBC Olympics 4  - HD channel 564
  • BBC Olympics 5  - HD channel 565
  • BBC Olympics 6  - HD channel 566
  • BBC Olympics 7  - HD channel 567
  • BBC Olympics 8  - HD channel 568
  • BBC Olympics 1  - SD channel 571
  • BBC Olympics 2  - SD channel 572
  • BBC Olympics 3  - SD channel 573
  • BBC Olympics 4  - SD channel 574
  • BBC Olympics 5  - SD channel 575
  • BBC Olympics 6  - SD channel 576
  • BBC Olympics 7  - SD channel 577
  • BBC Olympics 8  - SD channel 578
The channels will launch automatically on the Virgin Media EPG - viewers should not need to do anything. These streams replace the current Red Button service.
  • Watch 24 streams of Olympic action via BBC Red Button+ or the BBC Sport App on compatible connected TVs and boxes.



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