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Updated - changes to Freeview channel numbers this week on September 19th 2012

This week you will need to retune your Freeview box or television set to get the latest changes to the channel number line-up.

This week you will need to retune your Freeview box or televisi
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As an update to the original plan (see Freeview channel numbers change on September 19th 2012) - the changes to Freeview this week will now be less extensive than planned, as two channels have appealed the changes.

The main changes are shown in this diagram below. You will need to do a "first time installation" to ensure the channel numbers are correct. See My Freeview box has no EPG ... or the channel line up is wrong if you don't know what to do. Another option is the list of retune instruction leaflets and manuals on the Freeview Retune - list of manuals page.

Freeview channel numbers change on September 19th 2012

The changes are now:

  • Dave and Yesterday swap over to 12 and 19
  • Really and Gold (subscription) swap over to be 17 and 20
  • The Food Network moves to 48 (from 49)
  • The Jewellery channel moves to 49 (from 60)
  • Local TV services are reserved 8 (England and Northern Ireland) and 45 (Wales and Scotland)
  • RTE1, RTE2 and TG4 are reserved 51, 52 and 53 - these start on a special "mini multiplex" for Northern Ireland on Wednesday 24th October 2012.
  • Argos TV starts on 55
  • Text services move to 200-224: 200 BBC Red Button; 201 Teletext Holidays; 202 Rabbit; 203 Gay Rabbit; 204 1-2-1 Dating; 205 Mail Travel; 206 Sky Text.
  • MHEG services move to 225-299: 225 VISION; 226 CCTV; 227 Sports Tonight; 228 Connect 1; 229 Connect 2; 230 Connect 3; 231 Racing TV; 232 The Space.
  • HD channels move to 101-120 The "normal" order of channels is restored to HD: 101 BBC One HD; 102 BBC HD; 103 ITV1 HD or STV HD or UTV HD; 104 Channel 4 HD; 105 S4C Cirlun. - (Not 100% sure this is confirmed)

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Saturday, 1 December 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
4:02 PM
King's Lynn

Lynda: The signal was below 30% before, we had alot of blocking, hence why a signal booster was added. The Humax signal strength is 75%, the normal TV's are almost 10% which gives us a much better piccy on the Dave channel etc., but it hasn't made any difference to the awful brightness of the greens, as I said before it wasn't like this until the retune beginning of November. I have taken ariel out & rescanned on both TV's to clear first, could it be due to the fact that we are close to a large amount of trees in our area? Are there any more suggestions, would a satellite dish make any difference?

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Saturday, 9 March 2013
12:21 PM

I recently retuned my TV and have now lost the Food Network. Does anyone know how to get it back?

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Cathy's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Ken Collyer

11:29 AM

Cathy. To give any real help, people need to know, preferably, which transmitter you receive your television signal from, or if you don't know that, where you live.

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Sunday, 17 March 2013
Robert Smith
9:54 AM

We have lost the Yesterday channel signal and also some other ITV channels - screen message says Weak Signal - have auto re-tuned and have now lost them all together. We are in Bath and get our signal from Mendip.

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Robert Smith's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 23 March 2013
3:22 PM

cannot receive several channels since moving to weymouth from hants. in spite of bringing my aerial with me. local aerial company says other people can`t .i wonder if this is true?

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a.blumenfeld's 1 post GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

3:38 PM

a.blumenfeld: You asked the same question yesterday and an answer was given:

My ITV/C4 Freeview channels have disappeared - what can I do? Is it my SCART cable? | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

The Commercial licence holders don't have an obligation to provide a "Public Service", unlike the Public Service Broadcasters. For this reason, we now have a two-tier terrestrial television transmitter network:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

Your only chance, if any, is to receive the Commercial channels from Rowridge although, as jb38 said on the other page, reception is predicted as variable.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 25 March 2013
Ken Collyer

9:26 AM

Dave Lindsay.
You say to A. Blumenfeld "you asked the same question yesterday and an answer was given" but it's not on this page. It seems to me there are too many "pages" on which to ask questions and therefore you can't always find the answer. Also can you tell me why this, and indeed other earlier update emails are headed "Updated - changes to Freeview channel numbers this week on September 19th 2012", when we are in March 2013.

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Dave Lindsay

12:14 PM

Ken Collyer: In response to your comment "but it's not on this page": which is why the text you quoted is followed by a colon and a hyperlink to the page in question.

The changes on this page are those which took place on the date mentioned. I haven't seen the other "emails" you refer to, so can't possibly comment.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Mrs. J. Slack
12:12 PM

Live in Llandudno and when the pop up on my Toshiba TV said to retune - did not do it - as on the TV in the bedroom did retune and all the channels are on different numbers which we have been unable to get to their original ones and we now get programmes from Wales. So my lounge tv now has no BBC programmes - though we can get them through Freeview. Have tried re-tuning the TV in the bedroom and it just mixes the channels up again. Wish I had left it alone!

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