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BBC and ITV English regions now on Freesat

Rescan your Freesat box today... there are new channels!

Rescan your Freesat box today... there are  new channels!
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Today sees the launch of the BBC and ITV English regions on Freesat, plus ITV2+1 and Pitch TV

When you retune, if you entered an English postcode when you set up your Freesat box, you will now get the correct BBC One and ITV-1 region in the 101 and 103 positions.

Commenting on the channel launches, Emma Scott, Freesat MD said "Were extremely pleased to be completing the roll out of BBC and ITV regional services on Freesat. These services are hugely popular with viewers and compliment an already strong channel line-up. We look forward to welcoming more channels onto Freesat in the next month."

In addition there is now:

  • 114 ITV2+1
  • 803 Pitch TV
  • 950 BBC One London
  • 951 BBC One Channel Islands
  • 952 BBC One East Midlands
  • 953 BBC One East (East)
  • 954 BBC One East (West)
  • 955 BBC One North West
  • 956 BBC One North East and Cumbria
  • 957 BBC One Northern Ireland
  • 958 BBC One Oxford
  • 959 BBC One South East
  • 960 BBC One Scotland
  • 961 BBC One South
  • 962 BBC One South West
  • 963 BBC One West Midlands
  • 964 BBC One Wales
  • 965 BBC One West
  • 966 BBC One Yorkshire
  • 967 BBC One East Yorkshire and Linconshire
  • 968 BBC Two England
  • 969 BBC Two Northern Ireland
  • 970 BBC Two Scotland
  • 971 BBC 2W


In addition on position 103 you can now get, where appropriate these ITV-1 regions:ITV1 West, ITV1 Central East, ITV1 West Country, ITV1 Central South, ITV1 Border Scotland, ITV1 Meridian South, ITV1 Meridian East, ITV1 Yorkshire West, ITV1 Anglia South or ITV1 Tyne Tees North

Mark from Aberfan Aerials & Satellite adds:

The Humax HD FoxSat appears to ask for permission to retune and the Alba SH and HD boxes just add automatically.

The new s/w upgrade is now OTA for Alba/Bush/Goodmans/Grundig receivers

a. HD from 1.3.23 to 1.4.33

b. SD from 1.1.12 to 1.2.16

This adds the ability to tune Non-Freesat channels, defeat the Genre selection etc go to Menu -> Settings to see the new options

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