menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Archive (2002-)



Click to see updates

ITV1+1 11 January 2011 (at last)

After a number of false starts, ITV1+1 is expected to come on air 8pm, 11 January 2011.

After a number of false starts, ITV1+1 is expected to come on a
published on UK Free TV

It was first expect that ITV1+1 would come to Freeview during the 30 September 2009 Freeview retune, but this did not happen due to last minute rights issues.

When ITV plc, which runs the official channel 3 services in England and Wales, was created from the merger of two companies, Carlton and Granada, the Competition Commission imposed conditions, which are called the Contract Contracts Rights Renewal (CRR) remedy.

Almost all the other channels that have "+1" time shift channels are single national broadcasts. It is straightforward to create ITV2+1, for example. The output of the channel is fed into a "black box" that re-outputs the content an hour later, and used for a national broadcast.

As the streams for UTV+1, and STV+1 are now on satellite, we can be confident that the ITV+1 service will run throughout the UK.

Channel 4 plus one

It was a little more complicated for Channel 4. This commercial channel has no local or regional editorial content, but does have six regions for advertising: London, Southern England+Wales, Midlands, North England, Scotland, Northern Ireland.

To create Channel 4+1, the corporation needed to use six "black box" devices, to ensure the correct advertisements are seen.

Channel 3 plus one

Back at channel 3, the ITV1 channel has many advert regions. STV, which runs the channel in Scotland, divides into four:

UTV operates only a single service in Northern Ireland (covering Belfast, Londonderry, Ballycastle, Castlederg). ITV plc has the following advertising regions:

This requires, for each region, a separate "black box". These "black box" devices must feed the hour-delay signal back into Multiplex 2 (also known as multiplex PSB2) as only this multiplex has the correct regions.

ITV1+1 on screen graphic.

Latest ITV multiplex allocations

The slot on PSB2 currently used for the ITV2+1 will be used for ITV1+1. ITV2+1 will move to the slot on multiplex A (aka COM4 or SDN) currently used for the "ITV Preview". As this slot timeshares with the CITV children's channel, ITV2+1 will only operate during peak hours.

Public service transmitters

As the public service transmitters carry only the PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 (HD) multiplexes, this means that ITV1+1 will be carried to all UK homes, and ITV2+1 will only be available to those with the full Freeview service.

Free to air satellite

Freesat users will see ITV1+1 (or STV+1 or UTV+1) on channel number 112. For ITV1+1 fSfS and Sky use channel number 131, ITV2+1 moves to 179.

On satellite transponder 53 (10.891 H) has UTV+1, ITV1 Central West+1, ITV1 London+1; transponder 54 (10.906 V) has STV West+1, ITV Granada+1, ITV 1 Merdian South+1.

Channel 5 plus one?

So, what of FIVE+1? The channel has four advert regions: Scotland, Northern England, London and "Network". However, there is no space on multiplex 2 (PSB2) for such a channel, and no other multiplex has the correct divisions.

Contact information

Any further questions, please contact ITV on 0844 881 4150.

On Virgin Media ITV1+1 is 114.

Help with TV/radio stations?
BBC Three Linear channel re-opens1
Will car radios have to be replaced?2
Will UKTV History and FTN eventually be available on fSfS or Freesat? They are 3
Could u please explain why there are no subtitles on most of your films terresti4
Can I pay as you go for British Europsort on my digital tv without subscribing?5
In this section
The lower the channel number in the guide, the more viewers it gets ... Right?1
New Freeview and Freesat channel TruTV to start soon2
Why does BBC Worldwide not make more profit for the Licence Fee payer?3
How do the new ITV local news regions compare with the BBC?4
A short history of Border TV5
Want more local news? ITV is going to provide it6

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

9:51 PM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: BT Vision have been a bit slow off the starting blocks with their HD box.

I note there were plenty of Freeview HD boxes in Brighton's Asda today. No use here for another 18 months!

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

9:52 PM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: I didn't realise that Sky had actually made any Project Picnic boxes. Yes, very delusional.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Mark Aberfan Aerials

10:37 PM

Hi Brian,

The picnic boxes were de-branded & sold off very cheap via trade outlets.

About 5 years ago all sky asa's were called to meetings where as well as the usual threats about selling more subs & less freesats, some jumped up twat informed the room that picnic would have approval within weeks & that picnic & sky would dominate freeview very quickly. I think that the only person in the room who believed this crock was the twat spouting it ! With so much unfounded faith in themselves it was no great surprise they ordered the receivers before ofcom's consent.

Mark Aberfan Aerials

link to this comment
Mark Aberfan Aerials's 1,059 posts GB flag
alan calrk

10:45 PM

Hi Brian
Being a newbe at this Freesat lark, I'm at a loss to to know why I can't get ITV1+1 by putting in the channel number 112 it keeps reverting back to the channel it was on.
Question do I need to do a return?
Thanks' in advance

link to this comment
alan calrk's 24 posts GB flag
alan's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
alan clark

10:57 PM

Bit of a typo on my part on last post!!
I should have said retune and to have stated that it's a Humax Foxsat HD box.
Thanks' again

link to this comment
alan clark's 24 posts GB flag
alan's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Wednesday, 12 January 2011

7:00 AM

alan clark: You should not have to do anything, ITV1+1 should have appeared at 112 automatically.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

7:02 AM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: The whole point of Picnic was to wreck Freeview, I suppose ordering equipment for it showed a level of confidence in them getting Ofcom to wave it though.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
10:20 AM

Well I haven't watched ITV1+1 yet but what I can tell you is that following the rescan I now have on channel 90 TV News "Back Soon!" from mux ARQ B on C49 and on channel 820 TV News "Coming Soon!" from mux ARQ A on C30. I receive both of these from Wenvoe. Any ideas? CITV is yet to return )-:

link to this comment
cerys's 6 posts GB flag

10:21 AM

cerys: CITV is not broadcast in Wales.

The "TV News" channel doesn't really seem to do anything useful, I wouldn't worry about it.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
George Buchanan
10:35 AM

STV+1 is on satellite. Just watched Jeremy Kyle (briefly, obviously...) while This Morning is on STV real time. STV+1 has the DOG as well. Channel name seems to be 10255.

link to this comment
George Buchanan's 15 posts GB flag
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentUK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.

Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.