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Freeview 700MHz clearance (retune) dates

Upcoming Freeview transmitter changes 2017 to 2020

Ordered by the date of change, the list below shows all the UK’s main Freeview transmitters, plus about 300 Freeview Light ones. For each one is a list of the channel frequency numbers that have or will be changing.
  • The columns show the various multiplexes, for example PSB1.
  • The numbers in the table are the broadcast channel number, for example 42
  • OFF service being removed
  • tbc means I don’t have the final new allocations.
  • For simplicity, where a transmitter changes more than once, only the last date changed is shown here.
  • 48 possible need for a filter when 5G services start.
PSB1PSB2PSB3COM4COM5COM6COM7NIMMSV1SV2
26th Jul 2017Voe414447
Weisdale333648
23rd Aug 2017Durness414447
Knockmore313729333648
Thurso414447
6th Sep 2017Fodderty414447
4th Oct 2017Bellanoch414447
7th Feb 2018Lowestoft323548
7th Mar 2018Bromsgrove262330333648
Cheadle414447
Harborne414447
Ipstones Edge414447
Ironbridge333648
Kenilworth414447
Lark Stoke262330333648
Leamington Spa414447
Malvern414447293137
Repton414447
Rugeley414447
Tenbury Wells414447
Whittingslow333648
Winchcombe323447
Winshill414447
21st Mar 2018Chingford414447
Crystal Palace4855
Great Missenden333648
Hughenden333648
New Barnet414447
Old Coulsdon444147
Skirmett333648
Sutton333648
Woolwich414447
Worlds End414447
30th Mar 2018Bristol Ilchester Crescent414447424539
Saddleworth453942tbctbc48
18th Apr 2018Alton414447
Guildford414447373132
Hemel Hempstead Town414447
Henley-on-Thames414447
Salisbury414447293137
2nd May 2018Cheselbourne414447
Poole414447
23rd May 2018Guiting Power333648
Oxford41444729373155
6th Jun 2018Kimpton414447
Kings Lynn414447
Overstrand483435
19th Jul 2018Bexhill333648
East Dean353948
Eastbourne (Old Town)333648
Farleigh364248
Forest Row333648
Hastings (Old Town)363948
Tunbridge Wells414447293137
1st Aug 2018Woodbridge483236
15th Aug 2018Gartley Moor414447
Peterhead333648
5th Sep 2018Lethanhill333648
Lochgoilhead414447
Lochwinnoch333648
Rosneath394245333648
19th Sep 2018Haddington333648
3rd Oct 2018Cumbernauld Village333648
Newbattle414447
17th Oct 2018Broad Haven414447
Dolgellau414447
Haverfordwest333648
Pembroke Dock333648
31st Oct 2018Aberystwyth414447
Long Mountain333648
Mynydd Pencareg414447
Ynys-Pennal333648
14th Nov 2018Conway333648
Llanddona404346414447
27th Feb 2019Cefn Mawr A333648
27th Mar 2019Beacon Hill44414740OFF
Bridport444147
Budleigh Salterton444147
Charmouth444147
Stokeinteignhead333648
Weymouth444147
10th Apr 2019Compton333648
Ivybridge333648393534
Plympton404245414447
Polperro323348
Tavistock414447
15th May 2019Blaenau Gwent333648
Ferndale333648
Nantyglo333648
Ogmore Vale333648
Penrhiwceiber333648
South Maesteg333648
Tonypandy333648
19th Jun 2019Cilfrew333648
Hartland414447
Ilfracombe333648
Ynysowen333648
17th Jul 2019Carmel232629333648
Pontardawe333648
31st Jul 2019Crosby Ravensworth414447
Dentdale414447
Glenridding414447
Greystoke414447
Kirkby Stephen414447
Langholm414447
Ravenstonedale414447
Stranraer333648
14th Aug 2019Selkirk323435333648
1st Sep 2019Glanmire4744
Laragh4744
Maghera4846
4th Sep 2019Armagh48
Banbridge414447
Bangor414447
Black Mountain41444733
Dromore414447
Glynn414447
Limavady414447404346
Moneymore414447
Newcastle40434648
Whitehead39424548
16th Oct 2019Dover333536394248
Haslemere483536293433
Margate335153394248
Midhurst483536293433
Saltdean414447
Whitehawk Hill48353634
23rd Oct 2019Moss Bank414447
13th Nov 2019Alston333648
Bainbridge414447
Chatton414447293137
Eston Nab232648
Hunmanby483336
Seaham414447
Skinningrove333648
Staithes333648
27th Nov 2019Angus39424533364855
Cupar414744
Dunkeld414744
St Fillans474144
Tay Bridge414744
4th Mar 2020Ashford in the Water333648
Bolehill414447
Divis305548
Nottingham272421333648
12th Aug 2020Backbarrow414447
Brook Bottom414447
Chinley414447
Melling414447
Over Biddulph414447
Ramsbottom414447
Trawden414447
Whitewell444147
19th Aug 2020Douglas (IoM)414447
Glenmaye (IoM)414447

Comments
Sunday, 13 September 2020
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:27 AM

John Seabright:

For which channels are on which multiplex, see Channel listings | Freeview
QVC is on the SDN/COM4 multiplex. Are you having problems with any other channels on that multiplex?
I'm afraid that without a full postcode, we can't give you the compass bearing that your aerial should be pointing for Rowridge, or your predicted reception.

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Thursday, 17 September 2020
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Debbie Al Amiley
4:12 PM

Hello,

I can't get Sony Classic Movies on my TV (ch 50). I saw something that said people in Manchester have to use ch 61+1 but how do i input that on my remote control?

Kind Regards,

D. Al-Amiley.

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:53 PM

Debbie Al Amiley:

I can see why you are confused. As you may be aware some programmes have a +1 channel as well, which means they are an hour later than the main channel.

In this case Sony Movies Classic is on LCN50 and is transmitted on a local multiplex, unusually there are 3 at the main Winter Hill transmitter - one for Liverpool, one for Manchester, and one for Preston and they are directionally transmitted so it depends on where you are as to which (if any) you may receive (a full postcode is needed to look at predicted reception for your location).

The Sony Movies Classic +1 programme is on the G-MAN (or GI) multiplex which is a separate commercial service with several channels, and the programme is on LCN62. Again whether you can receive the G-MAN multiplex depends on location.

If you can do manual tuning on your set, not knowing your postcode you could try for each multiplex and see what you can get. They are on UHF channels as follows C21, C24, C40 & C27 that is in the order L-LIV, L-MAN, L-PTN & G-MAN.

Otherwise, if you provide a full postcode we can check the predicted reception at your location.

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Chris.SE's 1,834 posts GB
Thursday, 24 September 2020
L
Leo Cedrola
7:18 AM

Hi
I have lost all my HD channels on freeview. C48 shows no signal received. It was all fine yesterday. Please help.

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Saturday, 26 September 2020
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:22 AM

Leo Cedrola:

If you retuned when you had no signal, it will just have cleared the correct tuning and you will have to repeat the retune when the signals are back to normal. Retuning when you have no signal is generally a bad idea.
The signal loss may have been due to transmitter maintenance, but as you haven't supplied a full postcode, we haven't a clue which transmitter(s) you might be able to receive/or receiving!

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Chris.SE's 1,834 posts GB
Monday, 5 October 2020
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Darrell
9:32 PM
Wigan

Hello, I have just given notice to cancel SKY but now that I am watching freeview for the first time in quite a few years, I find that some channels are blocky or non existant. BBC1 is poor but particularly itvbe ,itv2, 4music, 5star and others - are these the weakest channels and is this simply an aerial issue.
Winter hill transmitter.

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Tuesday, 6 October 2020
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:20 AM

Darrell:

It does indeed sound like an aerial issue, you may have an old Group C/D aerial.
Winter Hill UHF channels after the recent 700 MHz clearance are -
The main multiplexes are C32, C34, C35, C29, C31, C37, C55 for PSBs1-3, COMs 4-7.
The Local ones are Local Manchester, Manchester GI on C24 & C27.
Liverpool Local mux on C21, Preston Local mux on C40.
For which channels are on which multiplex, see https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings

Assuming you have a set with a T2/HD tuner, if you are receiving COM7 ok which you should do with an old Group C/D aerial then that will likely confirm the problem.
You now need a Group T/Wideband aerial to get all the multiplexes.
You may only get the Liverpool Local mux (but perhaps not on your current aerial), but if you provide a full postcode we can look at predicted reception.

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Saturday, 21 November 2020
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AJ
4:56 PM

Hi, lost all Freeview HD channels and ITV1, C4, C5 and others, over 130 channels/services down to 96, late on Wednesday 18th October, from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter, I'm located in Coventry. Channel loss the same on two different TV's and set top box from the same aerial. Tried multiple retunes without success, no signal message every time. Could it be new 4G 800mhz interference?

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AJ
4:59 PM

Hi, lost ITV1, C4, C5 and others, over 130 channels/services down to 96, late on Wednesday 18th October, from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter, I'm located in Coventry. Channel loss the same on two different TV's and set top box from the same aerial. Tried multiple retunes without success, no signal message every time. Could it be new 4G 800mhz interference?

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