Freeview Updates


The latest Freeview channel changes and and service updates affecting the UK's digital terrestrial television platform.


CHANGES TO COME:
This section was last updated on 16/06/2017.
Please note that broadcasters do not always provide advance notice of changes, with some subject to an embargo. Dates may change as a result of delays.

  • 26th June 2017: That’s York local channel licensed start date. Freeview channel 8 for viewers in York.
  • 10th July 2017: KMTV licensed start date. Freeview channel 7 for viewers in Maidstone and Tonbridge.
  • 26th July - 4th October 2017: Freeview frequency changes as a result of 700MHz clearance in Northern Scotland. Details...
  • 2nd August 2017: Freeview Channel Reshuffle Day. Children's and news channels will be moving to the 200s.
  • 2017: New local TV channels for Scarborough (That's Scarborough), Salisbury (That's Salisbury) and Carlisle (That's Carlisle) to go live.
  • TBC: ITV Anglia (East) HD, ITV Tyne Tees HD, ITV Yorkshire (West) HD, ITV Border HD, ITV Westcountry HD - already broadcasting on Sky and Freesat, but currently not available on Freeview. ITV HD Channel Islands. Licensed but not on air.
  • TBC: Ex-BBC Three HD capacity on sale, creating space for a new HD channel from 9pm - 7am.
  • Expected:  CCTV streamed channel (226) expected to change to CGTN to match recent on-screen rebrand.
  • Ofcom licences awarded for Horse and Country (streamed), Hochanda Choice, Tubed TV for future Freeview launches.  (source: Ofcom).


FREEVIEW CHANNEL UPDATES:
This section will be updated with the latest updates, most recent first, usually added within 24 hours.
Last update: 23/06/2017
  • Any updates highlighted in yellow are for viewers with Freeview HD/Freeview Play/YouView devices only.
  • The data in brackets, e.g. (COM6/ArqB) refers to the multiplex or 'group of channels' that the service belongs to. For more information about multiplexes, please click here
  • "Streamed channel" refers to services that are broadcast to compatible connected Freeview devices over the internet.
  • As of 2017, minor broadcast time changes are not listed.


23rd June 2017:
1 change

  • Channel 91 - Front Runner  (COM8) Closed; showing information slate.



June 2017:
1 addition (York area)

  • Channel 8 - That’s York (Local/Comux) Placeholder ahead of launch.


14th June 2017:
3 moves, 1 removal, 7 additions
  • Channel 59 - MOVED FROM 62 ITV4+1 (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 62 - MOVED FROM 74 True Movies (Local/Comux) Local TV coverage areas only.
  • Channel 74 - MOVED FROM 90 CBS Action+1 (COM7)
  • Channel 90 - Quest Red+1 (COM6/ArqB) 
  • Channel 271 - Rocks & Co (COM4/SDN) Streamed channel (linear version still on channel 40 via Freeview HD/Freeview Play compatible devices in some parts of the UK).
  • Channel 600 - REMOVED BBC RB 0 (PSB1/BBC-A) The manner in which this service has been deactivated means some receivers may still see the channel in the channel list.
  • Channel 602-606 BBC Red Button 2-6 (COM8)


5th June 2017:
1 removal

  • Channel 59 - REMOVED BT Showcase (COM6/ArqB) (this channel had been showing an information slate following the cessation of programming on 9th May 2017.)


1st June 2017:
2 moves, 2 changes

  • Channel 80 - MOVED FROM 83 BLAZE (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 83 - MOVED FROM 84 BLAZE+1 (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 85 - Hochanda (COM4/SDN) Reduced broadcast hours (closing at 1900).
  • Channel 92 - FREQUENCY CHANGE Quest+1 (from COM6/ArqB to COM4/SDN). New broadcast hours 7pm - 4am.


23rd May 2017:
1 launch (Basingstoke area)
  • Channel 7 - That's Hampshire (Local/ Comux)



10th May 2017:
1 launch (Reading area)
  • Channel 7 - That's Thames Valley (Local/ Comux)



8th May 2017:
1 addition
  • Channel 115 - NEW BT Showcase (COM8)


26th April 2017:
1 addition (Basingstoke and Reading areas only), 1 launch (NE Wales only):
  • Channel 7 - NEW That's Thames Valley (Local/Comux) Reading area - Hannington transmitter - Placeholder ahead of launch next month.
  • Channel 7 - NEW That's Hampshire (Local/Comux) Basingstoke area - Hannington transmitter - Placeholder ahead of launch next month.
  • Channel 8 - NEW Made in North Wales (Local/Comux) Service launch.
Further information about local TV...

Also: the local multiplex has gone live from the Bilborough transmitter for York, giving viewers in York access to True Movies, Kix, Tiny POP and True Crime on Freeview.

24th April 2017:
2 changes (Central/Northern Scotland only)
  • Channel 8 - STV Edinburgh and STV Glasgow (Local/Comux) have become STV2
  • Channel 8 - NEW STV2 (Local/Comux) for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee viewers.
Further information about local TV...



4th April 2017:
2 removals
  • Channel 246 - REMOVED JSTV (COM4/SDN) 
  • Channel 247 - REMOVED Kyknet (COM4/SDN)


24th March 2017:
1 change

  • Channel 80 - ShowBiz TV (G_MAN) off air (Manchester only channel)


16th March 2017
1 change

  • Channel 68 - TruTV (COM5/ArqA) Additional downtime - 0000-0300.


15th March 2017:
4 additions, 7 other changes:

  • Channel 38 - NEW Quest Red (COM5/ArqA)
  • Channel 71 - FREQUENCY CHANGE CBS Drama (from COM7 to COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 74 - True Movies (Local/Comux) Now only available 2100-0500 in local TV coverage areas.
  • Channel 90 - NEW CBS Action+1 (COM7)
  • Channel 92 - MOVED FROM 38 Quest+1 (COM6/ArqB) New hours 0500-0800.
  • Channel 93 - NEW TJC Choice (COM6/ArqB) Launches 22nd March. 1300-2300.
  • Channel 114 - NEW Colors HD (COM8)
  • Channel 126 - FREQUENCY CHANGE Tiny POP (from COM5/ArqA to Local/Comux) Reduced UK coverage.
  • Channel 127 - KIX (Local/ Comux) New broadcast hours 0500-2100)
  • Channel 791 - Tiny POP (COM5/ArqA) Retune slate & placeholder on old multiplex slot.
  • Channel 792 - CBS Drama (COM7) Retune slate & placeholder on old multiplex slot.



23rd February 2017:
3 additions (Hannington transmitter - Basingstoke and Reading areas only)
The activation of the Local TV multiplex for Basingstoke and Reading has occurred this week with the addition of channel 60 (True Crime), channel 74 (True Movies) and channel 127 (Kix). This is ahead of the launch of local TV services in the area.
More about local TV


15th February 2017:
1 multiplex change:

  • Channel 40 - Rocks & Co 1 (COM8) New multiplex slot
  • Channel 790 - Rocks & Co 1 (COM6/ArqB) Old multiplex slot (was on channel 40).


7th February 2017:
1 removal

  • Channel 254 - REMOVED Showcase (COM4/SDN)


2nd February 2017:
1 change

  • Channel 111 - QVC+1 HD CHANGED TO QVC HD (COM8)


30th January 2017:
1 change

  • Channel 78 - Shop 8 to 12 RENAMED Sewing Quarter (COM6/ArqB)


17th January 2017:
1 addition
  • Channel 88 - NEW Rishtey Cineplex (COM8)

12th January 2017:
1 addition
  • Channel 86 - NEW More4+1 (COM8)


10th January 2017:
1 change, 1 removal

  • Channel 32 - MovieMix renamed Sony Movie Channel (COM5/ArqA)
  • Channel 86 - REMOVED VIVA+1 (COM7)  


5th January 2017:
1 change, 1 removal

  • Channel 74 - True Christmas renamed True Movies (Local/Comux)
  • Channel 721 - REMOVED BBC Cymru Mwy (PSB1/BBCA)  Wales only


15th December 2016:
1 change; 1 removal

  • Channel 7 - CAMBRIDGE ONLY Cambridge TV renamed That's Cambridge (Local/Comux)
  • Channel 793 - REMOVED Community Channel (COM5/Arq B) 


7th December 2016:
1 removal
  • Channel 88 - The Craft Channel (COM8) 

5th December 2016:
1 suspension of service

  • Channel 88 - The Craft Channel (COM8) 


28th November 2016:
3 additions (Teesside only via Bilsdale Transmitter)

Digital UK confirms the activation of the Local TV multiplex for Teesside with the addition of channel 60 (True Crime), channel 74 (True Xmas) and channel 127 (Kix). This is ahead of the launch of local TV channel Made in Teesside, which will eventually appear on channel 7 in the Teeside area.
More about local TV


8th November 2016
1 change:

  • Channel 7 - Big Centre TV renamed Made in Birmingham (Comux/Local)  Birmingham, Black Country areas only. The launch takes place at 6pm and is a week later than previously announced.



31st October 2016:
1 change, 1 removal

  • Channel 95 - Children's Section information slate (MOVED from COM5/ArqA to COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 790 - TJC (COM4/SDN) Retune slate removed.



19th October 2016:
1 change
  • Channel 7 - Made in Liverpool  (Local/Comux) Liverpool area only. Launch of new local TV channel replacing Bay TV Liverpool. The launch takes place at 6pm and is a week later than previously announced.


4th October 2016:
1 change, 1 addition (Manchester)
Up to 2 additions (Rest of UK)

  • Channel 74 - True Christmas (Local/Comux) Available in local TV coverage areas. (In Manchester, removed from channel 74 on the G_MAN multiplex and moved to Local/Comux)
  • Channel 91 - Front Runner TV (COM8). 



30th September 2016:
1 change

  • Channel 85 - Hochanda (COM4/SDN) On air. One day earlier than previously announced by the channel.


29th September 2016:
2 changes

  • Channel 63 - MOVED Community Channel (from COM5/ArqA to COM8) Now only available to some viewers following the change. Old version of Community Channel on channel 793 following a retune.
  • Channel 49 - MOVED TJC (from COM4/SDN to COM5/ArqA) Retune to keep watching. Old versions on channel 790.


26th September 2016:
1 change

  • Channel 84 - Blaze+1 (COM4/SDN) New broadcasting hours 0400-0500.  EPG entry does not reflect the change.


21st September 2016:
7 changes
  • Channel 27 - ITV2+1 (COM4/SDN) New broadcasting hours: 0600-0300
  • Channel 39 - The Store (COM4/SDN) New broadcasting hours: 0300-0400
  • Channel 58 - ITVBe+1 (COM4/SDN) New broadcasting hours: 0400-0500
  • Channel 62 - ITV4+1 (COM4/SDN) New broadcasting hours: 0500-0600
  • Channel 83 - Blaze (COM4/SDN) Off air between 0300-0400.
  • Channel 84 - Blaze+1 (COM4/SDN) Launched - broadcasting hours: 0300-0400. However, service carrying non-timeshift programme.
  • Channel 85 - Hochanda (COM4/SDN) Cessation of 0300-0400 broadcasting hour. 

20th September 2016:
2 changes:

  • Channel 39 - The Store (COM4/SDN) Hochanda has left the channel as bandwidth is made available for Blaze, which launches today.
  • Channel 83 - Blaze (COM4/SDN) has now officially launched.


19th September 2016:
1 addition  (Wales)

  • Channel 721 - NEW BBC Radio Cymru Mwy  (PSB1/BBC-A)


6th September 2016:
1 addition (Manchester only, 3 removed)

  • Channel 89 - NEW Clubland TV ( GMAN ) Manchester only.
  • Channel 97 - Removed CBBC HD ( COM7 )
  • Channel 256 - Removed Inspiration TV ( COM7 )
  • Channel 792 - Removed CBeebies HD (COM8)


30th August 2016:
7 removals, 1 change (multiplex move)

  • Channel 63 - MOVED Community (from ArqB/COM6 to ArqA/COM5) New broadcast hours from 31st August 1000-0000. (Incorrect hours in EPG Synopsis)
  • Channels 793-799 REMOVED Various Radio stations (following move in August to capacity on multiplex COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 793 - Old version of Community (will appear on channel 63 on untuned devices) (COM6/ArqB)




24th August 2016:
1 addition, 1 replacement, 8 changes, 8 removals
  • Channel 9 - BBC Four (PSB1/BBC-A) Resumes as part-time stream, 1858-0530
  • Channel 35 - QVC Beauty (COM6/ArqB) Broadcast hours changed to 1700-0200 
  • Channel 36 - QVC +1 replaced by QVC Style (COM6 / ArqB) On air 0200-1700
  • Channel 54 - MOVED FROM 55 My5 ( COM4 / SDN ) 
  • Channel 55 - NEW 5STAR+1 (COM8)
  • Channel 56 - MOVED FROM 54 - 5USA +1 (COM7)
  • Channel 57 - MOVED FROM 56 -  VIVA ( COM7 ) 
  • Channel 86 - MOVED FROM 57 - VIVA + 1 ( COM7 ) 
  • Channel 114 - BBC Olympics HD (COM8) Removed
  • Channel 600 - BBC RB 0 (PSB1/BBC-A) mothballed as data service.
  • Channel 601 - BBC RB 1 (PSB1/BBC-A) Broadcast hours changed to 24/7
  • Channel 602 - BBC RB 2 (COM8) Removed
  • Channel 603 - BBC RB 3 (COM8) Removed
  • Channel 604 - BBC RB 4 (COM8) Removed
  • Channel 605 - BBC RB 5 (COM8) Removed
  • Channel 606 - BBC RB 6 (COM8) Removed
  • Channel 607 - BBC RB 7 (COM8) Removed
  • Channel 608 - BBC RB 1 24/7 (COM8) Removed
All BBC services have been restored to their original broadcast hours and multiplex slots following the Olympics.  
COM7 and COM8 channels and transmitters


23rd August 2016:
1 addition, 7 changes
  • Channel 88 - The Craft Channel (COM8) Launching 1st September (SD).
  • Channel 97 - CBBC HD (COM7)Service closed, redirection slate.
  • Channel 106 - MOVED FROM 790 BBC FOUR HD (COM7) Back in its old slot and resumes as part-time stream, 1858-0530.
  • Channel 114 - BBC Olympics HD (COM8) Service ceased, awaiting removal from EPG.
  • Channel 123 - CBBC HD (PSB3/BBCB) Service resumed.
  • Channel 124 - MOVED FROM 792 CBeebies HD (COM7) Back in its old slot.
  • Channel 790 - MOVED FROM 106 BBC FOUR HD (PSB3/BBCB) Temporary slot for the Olympics now closed.
  • Channel 792 - MOVED FROM 124 CBeebies HD (COM8) Temporary slot for the Olympics now closed.


18th August 2016:
3 additions
  • Channel 83 - Blaze (COM4/SDN) Placeholder for new channel.
  • Channel 84 - Blaze+1 (COM4/SDN) Placeholder for new channel.
  • Channel 258 - Loveworld (COM4/SDN) Streamed channel.


10th August 2016
3 additions, 4 changes, 3 removals
plus late additional changes logged below with *
  • Channel 54 - MOVED FROM 78 5USA + 1 (COM7)
  • Channel 55 - Channel 5+24 is now My5 (COM4/SDN) 
  • Channel 56 - MOVED FROM 57 VIVA (COM7) revised broadcast hours 0500-1700*
  • Channel 57 - NEW VIVA+1 (COM7) broadcast hours 1700-1800*
  • Channel 63 - Community Channel (COM6/ArqB) New broadcast hours 0000-0800.
  • Channel 73 - YourTV (COM6/ArqB) New broadcast hours 0500-0600*
  • Channel 78 - NEW Shop8-12 (COM6 / ArqB)
  • Channel 85 - NEW Hochanda (COM4 / SDN) 
  • Channels 787-789 Removal of old versions of CCTV, Racing UK and Sonlife following multiplex change.


3rd August 2016
3 changes
  • Channel 79 - MOVED FROM 84 Dave Ja Vu (COM6 / ArqB) 
  • Channel 82 - MOVED FROM 86 Vintage TV (COM7)
  • Channel 250 - RENAMED Revelation TV (COM4/SDN)

2nd August 2016:
7 changes

  • Channel 712 - MOVED KISS FRESH (from COM5/ArqA to COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 713 - MOVED Kiss (from COM5/ArqA to COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 714 - MOVED Kisstory  (from COM5/ArqA to COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 715 - MOVED Magic (from COM5/ArqA to COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 717 - MOVED Kerrang! (from COM5/ArqA to COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 731 - MOVED Classic FM (from COM5/ArqA to COM6/ArqB) 
  • Channel 732 - MOVED LBC (from COM5/ArqA to COM6/ArqB)

If you haven't retuned, you'll see a retune message on these channels. If you have retuned, the old versions of the channels will appear on channels 793-799.

1st August 2016:
3 changes:

  • Channel 9 - BBC FOUR (PSB1/BBC-A) stream now live 24/7 ahead of extension of BBC Four's broadcast hours on 6th August for the Rio Olympics.
  • Channel 600 - BBC RB 0 (PSB1/BBC-A) now active 1900-0530. BBC RB 0 has now changed to become a simulcast of BBC Olympics 8 (which is on satellite and cable platforms).
  • Channel 601 - BBC RB 1 (PSB1/BBC-A) now active 2100-0530. BBC RB 1 has now changed to become a simulcast of BBC Olympics 1 (which is on satellite and cable platforms). A 24/7 version of the channel is available on channel 608 for viewers with a DVB-T2 compatible device (Freeview HD, Freeview Play, YouView, EE TV), across just over 70% of UK households.
Originally, BBC Parliament was due to be removed from Freeview during the Rio Olympics. Following recent events, the channel is to remain live in the event of a Parliamentary recall. Therefore the BBC Red Button service for standard definition Freeview viewers is restricted to two part-time streams.



27th July 2016:
1 addition, 3 changes

  • Channel 97 - NEW CBBC HD (COM7) Temporary version of the channel until 23rd August. Limited coverage.
  • Channel 106 - MOVING BBC FOUR HD (COM7 to PSB3/BBCB) Moves to a new frequency ahead the Olympics. (The old version moves to 790 on retuning, you may see a redirection message if you haven't retuned)
  • Channel 123 - TEMPORARY CLOSURE CBBC HD (PSB3/BBC-B) this channel will be temporarily unavailable until 23rd August. Some viewers will be able to continue watching in HD on 97, alternatively in SD on channel 120.
  • Channel 124 - MOVING CBeebies HD (COM7 to COM8) (The old version moves to 792 on retuning, you may see a redirection message if you haven't retuned)


26th July 2016:
3 changes

  • Channel 226 - MOVED CCTV (from COM6/ArqB to COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 231 - MOVED Racing UK (from COM6/ArqB to COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 239 - MOVED Sonlife (from COM6/ArqB to COM4/SDN)
As a result, following a retune, old versions of these channels will appear on channels 787-789. Anyone who hasn't retuned will soon see a redirection message on the current channel numbers.



25th July 2016:
6 additions, 2 changes:

  • Channel 114 - BBC Olympics HD (COM8)
  • Channel 602 - MOVED BBC RB2 (from PSB3/BBC-B to COM8) reduced coverage
  • Channel 603 - MOVED BBC RB3 (from PSB3/BBC-B to COM8) reduced coverage
  • Channel 604 - BBC RB4 (COM8)
  • Channel 605 - BBC RB5 (COM8)
  • Channel 606 - BBC RB6 (COM8)
  • Channel 607 - BBC RB7 (COM8)
  • Channel 608 - BBC RB1 24/7 (COM8)

More about these changes


14th July 2016:
1 removal

  • Channel 242- REMOVED Vintage TV (COM4/SDN) was the streamed channel version. Continues being broadcast over the air via COM7, see entry for 1st July.


13th July 2016:
1 addition
  • Channel 257 - Arise News (COM4/SDN) Streamed channel.

5th July 2016:
3 additions (Kilvey Hill, Swansea transmitter)

  • Channel 8 - NEW Bay TV Swansea (Local/Comux) Official launch 12th July 2016.
  • Channel 60 True Crime (Local/Comux) Additional coverage area around Swansea.
  • Channel 127 Kix (Local/Comux) Additional coverage area around Swansea.



4th July 2016:
1 removal
  • Channel 252 - REMOVAL ABN TV (streamed channel - COM4/SDN) 

1 change

  • Channel 250 - Synapse 2 (COM4/SDN) now showing Revelation TV (streamed channel)


1st July 2016:
3 changes

  • Channel 86 - Vintage TV ( COM7 ) live.
  • Channel 134 - Al Jazeera Arabic ( COM7 ) off air 
  • Channel 242 - Vintage TV (streamed channel version - COM4/SDN) no longer available


30th June 2016:
2 additions, 1 removal

  • Channel 95 - Children's section information slate (ArqA/COM5)
  • Channel 96 - Ketchup TV connected TV service (SDN/COM4)  More...>
  • Channel 790 - REMOVED Community Channel (COM7) retune slate



23rd June 2016:
2 removals

  • Channel 225 - Connect 1 (ArqB/COM6)
  • Channel 227 - Connect 2 (ArqB/COM6)



21st June 2016:
additional services in some areas (Northern England & Channel Islands)

channel changes in Greater Manchester only

  • Channel 74 - MOVED FROM 82 True Movies 1 (G_MAN)
  • Channel 75 - MOVED FROM 85 Chart Show TV (G_MAN)


14th June 2016:
1 removal, up to 5 additions in some areas

  • Channel 184 - Adult Sin TV (COM4/SDN) removed.

All viewers in the West Midlands TV region will see the full 5 station line-up from 14th June, joining viewers in the Oxford, South, South West and West TV regions. 1 additional station in North West.



6th June 2016:
Up to 4 additions in the East, East Midlands, London and South East TV regions




31st May 2016:
3 changes, 2 additions, 2 removals
  • Channel 36 - MOVED FROM 86 QVC+1 (COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 54 - REMOVED Heart TV (GMAN) Manchester only.
  • Channel 56 - REMOVED Capital TV (GMAN) Manchester only.
  • Channel 63 - Community Channel MOVED FROM COM7 to COM6/ArqB. This channel is now available on a wider range of Freeview devices, and has had its coverage boosted from just over 70% to 90% of UK households. New broadcast hours effective 01/06/2016: 0400-1200.
  • Channel 86 - NEW Vintage TV (COM7) The channel goes live 1st July.
  • Channel 87 - NEW Keep It Country (COM7)
  • Channel 790 - Community Channel (COM7) Old Slot - closing today.


19th May 2016:
1 removal
  • Channel 792 - CBS Drama (COM6/ArqB)

4th May 2016:
1 addition, 1 change
  • Channel 78 - MOVED FROM 83 5USA+1 (COM7)
  • Channel 105 - Channel 5 HD (PSB3/BBC-B)

3rd May 2016:
1 change
  • Channel 39 - The Store (COM4/SDN) Reinstated to former hours. Hochanda is available on this channel from 0600-2100 daily.

29th April 2016:
1 change
  • Channel 86 - QVC+1 (COM6/ArqB) Broadcast hour change: 0100-0500.

28th April 2016:
3 changes, 1 removal
  • Channel 35 - QVC Beauty (COM6/ArqB) Broadcast hours extension: 0500-0100, taking up former CBS Drama bandwidth.
  • Channel 71 - MOVED FROM 74 CBS Drama (Also change from COM6/ArqB to COM7) Reduced coverage.
  • Channel 792 - CBS Drama (COM6/ArqB) This will appear on channel 74 on devices that haven't been retuned and will advise that the service has moved to channel 71. But not all viewers who were able to receive the service on channel 74 will continue to be able to watch the channel on Freeview, due to reduced coverage and switch to DVB-T2.
  • Channel 793 - REMOVED ITV3+1 (COM6/ArqB) The channel continues on ch.34


26th April 2016:
1 change

  • Channel 23 - MOVED FROM 36 Create & Craft (COM5/ArqA) 

10th April 2016:
1 change

  • Channel 171 - TVX (COM4/SDN) Relaunched as a streamed channel portal - a compatible connected device is required.

7th April 2016:
1 change
  • Channel 127 - Kix (Local/Comux) This channel has now launched. As a result, the dual transmission of POP (see 01/04/2016) has ceased.


5th April 2016:
3 changes (different parts of the UK; not in those parts of England and NI where no local TV channels operate)

  • Channel 7 and 8 - Local TV channels previously on 8 move to 7 (Except London); local TV channels previously on 23 move to 8. In London: no change (Local/Comux)  More...
  • Channel 7 - BBC ALBA (Scotland) has moved from channel 8  (PSB1/BBC-A)
  • Channel 7 - Channel 4 (Wales) has moved from channel 8  (PSB2/D3&4)


4th April 2016:
1 addition (All); 2 additions (Wales), 1 removal

  • Channel 185 - Studio 66 (COM4/SDN) Now available in Wales.
  • Channel 240 - REMOVAL Motors TV (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 600 - NEW BBC RB 0  (PSB1/BBC-A)


1st April 2016:
1 change
  • Channel 125 - POP (Moved from Local/Comux to COM6/ArqB) Increased coverage. For viewers outside of local TV coverage areas, this is a new channel. For those who don't retune, POP is duplicated on Local/Comux for a few days until Kix launches.


31st March 2016:
1 addition, 3 removals, 2 changes

  • Channel 7 - REMOVED BBC Three (PSB1/BBC-A) (you'll see an information slate if you don't retune)
  • Channel 22 - Ideal World (COM6/ArqB): Broadcast hours have changed. Was 0500-0000, now 0700-0000. (Added to the log 05/04)
  • Channel 105 - REMOVED BBC Three HD (PSB3/BBC-B) (you'll see an information slate if you don't retune)
  • Channel 133 - REMOVED Al Jazeera English (COM6/ArqB) Continues in HD only in some regions on channel 108.
  • Channel 185 - NEW ADULT Studio 66 (COM4/SDN) Not in Wales
  • Channel 171 - TVX (COM4/SDN) Currently off air.


30th March 2016:
1 addition, 5 changes

  • Channel 34 - ITV3+1 Multiplex/frequency change Moved to COM4/SDN. New broadcast hours of 1800-0000.
  • Channel 39 - The Store Including Hochanda. New broadcast hours 0000-0400. (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 86 - NEW QVC+1 (COM6/ARQB)
  • Channel 122 - CITV Multiplex/frequency change. Moved to COM4/SDN.
Closed channels:
  • Channel 792 - CITV (will appear on 122 on devices that have not been retuned) (COM6/ARQB)
  • Channel 793 - ITV3+1 (will appear on 34 on devices that have not been retuned) (COM6/ARQB)


23rd March 2016:
2 changes
  • Channel 240 - Motors (TV) (Streamed channel) Stream offline (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 254 - Showcase (Streamed channel) Stream switched from Keep It Country back to Showcase (COM4/SDN).


22nd March 2016:
2 additions (UK) , 1 removal (UK, except Manchester), 4 changes (Manchester only).
  • Channel 60 - NEW True Crime (local/Comux) Local TV coverage areas only
  • Channel 82 - REMOVED Except in Manchester True Movies 1 (local/Comux) Local TV coverage areas only . (Manchester: moved to GMAN multiplex)
  • Channel 85 - MOVED FROM 60 Chart Show TV (GMAN) Manchester only.
  • Channel 127 - NEW Kix (local/Comux) placeholder for new children's channel starting 7th April in local TV coverage areas only.
  • Channel 128 - MOVED FROM 127 POP+1 (GMAN) Manchester only
  • Channel 129 - MOVED FROM 128 Tiny POP+1 (GMAN) Manchester only



21st March 2016:
1 change

  • Channel 730 - Insight Radio renamed RNIB Connect (COM5/ArqA)


15th March 2016:
5 removals

  • Channel 183 - ADULT XXX Removed (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 238 - VuTV Removed (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 241 - TVPlayer Removed (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 248 - Africa Free TV Removed (COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 251 - Synapse 3 Removed (COM4/SDN)



1st March 2016:
1 addition, 3 changes
  • Channel 71 - Motors TV Removed (COM7)
  • Channel 25 - Home NEW (COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 84 - Dave Ja Vu moved from 25 (COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 133 - Al Jazeera English Standard definition service ended. (COM6/ArqB)


18th February 2016:
1 change

  • Channel 77 - Rishtey  (COM7) Restored



11th February 2016:
1 change

  • Channel 30 - 5* renamed 5STAR (COM4/SDN)


2nd February 2016:
1 addition



1st February 2016:
1 change

  • Channel 71 - Motors TV (COM7) Discontinued without prior warning. Redirection slate now active.Continues to be available on channel 240 as a streamed channel. More info...


25th January 2016:
2 changes

  • YourTV (COM5/ArqA) has moved from channel 73 to channel 72
  • YourTV+1 (COM6/ArqB) has moved from channel 78 to channel 73


21st January 2016:
1 addition

  • Channel 256 - Inspiration TV (COM7) streamed channel


19th January 2016:
2 removals

  • Channel 792 - Horror Channel (COM6/ArqB) removed
  • Channel 793 - Movies4Men+1 (COM7) removed


7th January 2016:
1 change, 1 removal

  • Channel 82 - True Christmas is now True Movies 1 (Local/Comux) Local TV coverage areas only.
  • Channel 253 - Passion TV (COM4/SDN) Streamed channel has been removed.


5th January 2016:
1 UK wide addition, 1 Manchester only addition, 1 change/multiplex switch

  • Channel 50 - Movies4Men+1 (COM7) has switched to a slot on (GMAN), meaning that it's only available in Manchester on Freeview. Elsewhere, the old copy of the channel is moved to channel 793.
  • Channel 113 - NEW RT HD (COM7)   More information...
  • Channel 128 - NEW Tiny POP+1 (GMAN) Placeholder for new service. Manchester only.


29th December 2015:
1 change
  • Channel 241 - TVPlayer (COM4/SDN) streamed channel: Service closed  Read more...

15th December 2015:
1 addition
  • Channel 201 - NEW 365Travel (COM4/SDN) Text-based service

10th December 2015:
4 changes, 2 additions
  • Channel 67 - NEW CBS Reality+1 (COM7)  
  • Channel 70 - Horror (moved from COM6/ArqB to COM4/SDN)
  • Channel 74 - CBS Drama (moved from COM4/SDN to COM6/ArqB)
  • Channel 100 - NEW Freeview Information (PSB2/D3&4
  • Channel 790 - CBS Drama Retune slate (COM4/SDN) Will appear on channel 74 prior to retuning.
  • Channel 792 - Horror Retune slate (COM6/ArqB) Will appear on channel 70 prior to retuning.

1st December 2015:
1 change
  • Channel 57 - VIVA (COM7) broadcasting full-time

30th November 2015:
1 change
  • Channel 77 - Rishtey Europe (COM7) off air, no reason given. 

25th November 2015:
4 removals (see in conjunction with 17th November)
  • Channel 201 - Holidays TV (SDN) - now completely removed.
  • Channel 202 - Rabbit (SDN) - now completely removed.
  • Channel 203 - Gay Rabbit (SDN) - now completely removed.
  • Channel 204 - 121 Dating (SDN) - now completely removed.

19th November 2015:
1 addition
  • Channel 255- Box Nation (SDN/COM4) NEW Streamed/IP channel

17th November 2015:
4 changes
  • Channel 201 - Holidays TV (SDN): Service closed
  • Channel 202 - Rabbit (SDN): Service closed
  • Channel 203 - Gay Rabbit (SDN): Service closed
  • Channel 204 - 121 Dating (SDN): Service closed

9th November 2015:
1 change/addition
  • Channel 50 - Movies4Men+1 (G_MAN) has switched to a slot on COM7, which means the timeshift channel can now be received outside of Manchester on Freeview HD compatible devices, in all areas where other COM7 services such as BBC Four HD and Motors TV (71) are available. (The main version of the channel is unaffected.) 


5th November 2015:
1 addition (streamed channel)

29th October 2015:
1 removal:
  • Channel 793 - Community (ArqA/COM5) redirection slate removed

26th October 2015:
1 addition, 1 change
  • Channel 72 - ITVBe+1 (SDN/COM4). Moved to channel 58
  • Channel 82 - NEW True Christmas (Local). Local TV coverage areas only.


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