menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Help!



Click to see updates

Which BBC regions are on satellite?

Which BBC regions are on satellite?

Which BBC regions are on satellite?
published on UK Free TV

All the BBC regions are on digital satellite.

The regions are shown on this map with Sky channel numbers (see below for Freesat):

All the BBC regions are on digital satellite.
Channel nameSkyFreesat
BBC One Channel Islands968951
BBC One East East961953
BBC One East Midlands960952
BBC One East West962954
BBC One East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire957967
BBC One HD115972
BBC One London954950
BBC One North East and Cumbria955956
BBC One North West958955
BBC One Northern Ireland979957
BBC One Northern Ireland HD953978
BBC One Oxford965958
BBC One Scotland977960
BBC One Scotland HD951973
BBC One South964961
BBC One South East963959
BBC One South West967962
BBC One Wales978964
BBC One Wales HD952976
BBC One West966965
BBC One West Midlands959963
BBC One Yorkshire and North Midlands956966
BBC Two England and Scotland969968
BBC Two Northern Ireland972969
BBC Two Wales980971
BBC Two Wales HD971949
Channel 4 London974
Channel 4 London +1975
ITV London973977

Sky SUBSCRIBERS and those with newer style free-to-view cards will get the correct BBC ONE on 101; Sky free-to-air satellite people may have to choose the channel from a list starting at channel Sky 951.

Freesat viewers use the numbers in italics.

All questions
BBC Three Linear channel re-opens1
Removing all barriers to communication between diverse cultures2
How do I get a test card with Freeview3
What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fau4
Can I receive UK TV in Ghana?5
In this section
Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels1
What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fau2
Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Freeview ?3
I have a Panasonic TV with integrated Freeview how can I record Freeview channel4
My Sky box has a "no signal message" - what do I do?5
How do I change the RF output channel on a Sky Digibox?6

Sunday, 14 August 2011
Roger Haffenden
6:53 PM

Gareth, I am thinking of buying a TV with Freeview/HD included. Trouble is my Analogue Aerial is useless, having a poor signal from Dover. I already have Freesat from Sky which is good but no HD?? Could I purchase one of the many Satelite Dishes and put this up alongside my Sky-dish,making it a separate supply to my FreeviewHD when it arrives here in Kent in 2012. Hope you can help!


link to this comment
Roger Haffenden's 1 post GB
Monday, 15 August 2011

8:27 AM

Roger Haffenden: You can buy a FreeSAT HD box today and connect it to your existing dish, see Upgrading from Sky to Freesat
| - independent free digital TV advice

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
10:11 PM
Blandford Forum

Hi, we currently receive points west news with the bbc but would like to receive South Today, as this news is more relevant to where we live. Our aerial is on the roof! Is there a way we can change this with Freeview? Thanks!

link to this comment
Sam's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Dave Lindsay

10:54 AM

Sam: I gather that you are on Mendip (320 degrees, aerial horizontal).

The Digital UK predictor suggests that you might be able to receive from Rowridge PSBs after its switchover on 21st March. The COMs increase power on 18th April and might be available to you (I say might as the predictor suggests that they will be "poor").

Rowridge carries BBC South and ITV1 Meridian. If you wish to retain ITV West, you could retain your Mendip aerial and have it diplexed (combined) with one on Rowridge (assuming that Rowridge is feasible). If this causes issues with the EPG and recording (due to using channels from different transmitters), you could use Mendip as your main transmitter. Logical channel number (LCN) 1 could continue to be BBC One from Mendip, but have BBC One from Rowridge on another LCN for use specifically to view regional news. The procedure to do this will vary depending on the design of the receiver.

On the other hand, if you can get all channels from Rowridge (after 18th April) and wish to watch Meridian, then the Mendip aerial will probably be surplus to requirements (I would keep it as a back-up) and you will be able to use Rowridge for all channels. Or maybe you could get all of Rowridge's channels, but prefer ITV West, in which case you could switch over to Mendip for its local programming (assuming that you've had the aerials combined).

PSB="Public Service Broadcaster" which is BBC, ITV1, C4, C5, HD services and some others.
COM=Commercial channels (Dave, Film4, ITV3 etc)

See here for a full list of channels which shows which are PSBs and which are COMs (indicated by the heading above each table):

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

Treat the predictor as a guide and be mindful that the actual situation could differ. In particular, the prediction of poor reception of the Rowridge COMs could be as a result of Stockland Hill using the same three channels (but the same three as Rowridge PSBs). I'm not sure why it thinks that Rowridge's D3&4 (ITV1, C4 etc) on ch27 will also become poor on that date.

At the end of the day, only an aerial installer can tell you for definate what can and cannot be done. However, it does help to have done some research beforehand.

I would wait until 18th April before getting anyone in. That way they can look at what signal is actually available rather than trying to guess what might work when the signal level is boosted on that date.

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
7:13 AM

I have two freeview TVs. The first gives me a choice of local region when tuning as I live on the borders of the NC, CB and HL regions. My new TV automatically tunes to HL which does not provide local news for my area.

Which frequency or channel should I manually tune to for BBC 1 in the NC or CB regions?

link to this comment
Tony's 1 post GB

8:45 AM

Tony: If you provided your location (pref: post code) it would enable any advice given to be reasonably accurate by taking the guesswork out of it, this because of being able to check on the signal strength expected at your location.

link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB

9:06 AM

Tony: Just to add, that although its still preferable to be able to check on the signal strength expected wherever you might be located, for "HL" (Belmont) BBC1 is Ch22 / ITV Ch25 and on "CB" (Sandy) BBC1 is Ch27 / ITV Ch24.

link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB

9:21 AM

Tony: Sorry, the one I forgot to mention being "NC" (Tacolneston) with BBC1 CH55 / ITV Ch59.

link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Monday, 6 February 2012
jeff Williams
11:43 PM

How do I get BBC Look East in HD on sky tv as i have to keep swopping from 143 to channel 101 its most annoying

link to this comment
jeff Williams's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 7 February 2012

8:10 AM

jeff Williams: You can't as no BBC One regions broadcast in HD. BBC One HD is a national service.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Select more comments
Page 1

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.