However, Sky News and an adult channel appealed, and so the renumbering was put on hold. However, today:
"Both appeals have been considered in accordance with DMOL policy. Having independently reviewed the evidence put forward, the chair of DMOL does not consider that either party has presented a sufficiently compelling case that the moves should not go ahead. The original decisions will therefore stand."
This means that on 17th October 2012, the HD an Adult channels will move, thus:
The "adult" channels on Freeview move up from 92-99 to start from 171. Channel 170 and 199 will be "bookend" pages to note the presence of the adult channels for those who flick up and down the channels.
The Children's and News channel numbers will move on the Wednesday that follows 16 weeks after LCN 65 is allocated (ie when the General Entertainment genre nears full capacity). In the event that the move date falls during a change freeze then the move would take effect on the Wednesday that follows the end of the change freeze.
News channels move to 131-150
131 BBC NEWS, 132 BBC Parliament, 133 Sky News, 134 Al Jazeera 6-8, 135 Al Jazeera Eng, 136 Russia Today, 137 Community.
I have lost all the BBC tv and radio channels on my freeview tv this week. I have tried to follow advice on this site of trying to retune several times and also to try without the aerial plugged in but I still have the channels starting at 3 ITV. I am situated in Solihull CV7 area.
Barbara: I lost BB1,2,3,4 and 80, 81 & 82 + children's BB.. I have tried all the tips on this site. I tried retuning several times and when more channels diappeared e.g. Sky News, Really and others I tried again to see if retuning would at least recover some channels. Following this the BBC channels have returned but not Sky News etc. I also have Sky Sports (scrambled of course).