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Which BBC regions are on satellite?

Which BBC regions are on satellite?

Which BBC regions are on satellite?
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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.

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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.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

3:24 PM

Briantist, Jeff Williams: BBC One HD will shortly launch national variants for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (no date yet publicised, but it was in the DQF proposals, and in a work plan for 2011/12). However, regional variations are not yet proposed.

The main problem is actually cost of coverage on satellite. A single satellite channel is thought to be cheaper than a nationwide Freeview channel, even without Sky subsidising the costs (and then taking the revenue with the other hand), but each regional variant of BBC One has to be broadcast from the same satellites, so the BBC are effectively paying for 18 channels of space. On Freeview, very few transmitters broadcast more than one regional variant, so the costs don't multiply. (Caldbeck carries North East & Cumbria and Scotland, while Storeton carries North West and Wales, although each have directional antennas for one of the services.).

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Friday, 10 February 2012
8:15 PM

Hi, I live in suffolk but want to watch BBC Wales for the rugby coverage. I currently have freeview only. By reading the posts am I right in thinking my only option except iplayer is sky?

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Mike's 1 post GB flag
Mike Dimmick

10:23 PM

Mike: No, you can use Freesat or a non-branded satellite receiver. All BBC channels are free-to-air on satellite. Freesat does provide a full EPG rather than just now & next information for the channel you're watching.

See Compare Freesat and Freesat-from-Sky TV | - independent free digital TV advice for a comparison between channels available on Freesat and channels available through Sky's free service. A non-subscription Sky box will still show all the channels that you would have to subscribe to get - it's a deliberate attempt to try to get you to subscribe. Also, Sky+ PVR functions - recording and time-shifting programmes - are only enabled if you subscribe. Those features are always enabled on all Freesat+ boxes and indeed can't be disabled.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Thursday, 5 July 2012
6:31 PM
St. Albans

Aerial is on the roof

I have received the local BBC South East news for the last 25 years even after the digital switchover, in St Albans, Herts, AL4 9XQ.

However this last week we have been getting the BBC Look East local news programme, and I do not know why?

i want the BBC South East news back...any idea how please?

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Sunday, 5 April 2015
David Cooke
1:25 PM

I live in Leighton Buzzard and have been receiving BBC News London On Freesat.Now I can only receive BBC East.How can I receive BBC London? I would point out that I receive East news on another tv in the house on Freeview.

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David Cooke's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

1:53 PM

David Cooke: Enter a different postcode. The postcode is purely so as to give you the appropriate regional output.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 11 July 2016
7:45 AM

Why can't I get 956 LS BBC???

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Peter's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 17 July 2016
12:13 PM

I live in a bungalow in Leicester and my Ariel has to point towards west midlands owing to obstructions to east midlands have tried a booster to no avail I want east midlands regional news , have I any other options?

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