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Yesterday+1 removed from Freeview

Yesterday+1 has abruptly stopped broadcasting on Freeview, just two months after launching.

Digital UK, the organisation responsible for managing the Freeview service, confirmed that the channel ceased on Tuesday lunchtime, despite the electronic programme guide continuing to show data.

First licensed by Ofcom for broadcast on Freeview in May 2011, Yesterday+1 only appeared on the service in November 2018, where the channel was available in areas with the full Freeview and Freeview HD services (around 75% of the UK) on channel 99.

Yesterday, owned by UKTV, is a channel dedicated to factual, historical and older entertainment programming.

The new timeshift on Freeview was heavily promoted on-screen, with Yesterday showing an on-screen graphic during programmes pointing the new timeshift back in November.  With the removal, Yesterday+1 becomes one of the most short-lived channels on Freeview.

The main Yesterday service on Freeview channel 19 is unaffected by these developments. YouView and EE TV users are also affected by the loss of the +1, although the +1 continues to be distributed on pay TV platforms.

Updated 16/01/2019 13:09 following confirmation from Digital UK.