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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.
PSB1PSB2PSB3COM4COM5COM6COM7COM8NIMM
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 Palace485556
Great Missenden333648
Hughenden333648
New Barnet414447
Old Coulsdon444147
Skirmett333648
Sutton333648
Woolwich414447
Worlds End414447
30th Mar 2018Bristol Ilchester Crescent414447424539
Nottingham272421tbctbc48
Saddleworth453942tbctbc48
18th Apr 2018Alton414447
Guildford414447373132
Hemel Hempstead Town414447
Henley-on-Thames414447
Salisbury414447293137
2nd May 2018Cheselbourne414447
Poole414447
23rd May 2018Guiting Power333648
Oxford4144472937315556
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 Hill44414740OFFOFF
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
4th Sep 2019Armagh48
Banbridge414447
Bangor414447
Black Mountain41444733
Divis30516048
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 2019Angus3942453336485556
Cupar414744
Dunkeld414744
St Fillans474144
Tay Bridge414744

Comments
Thursday, 12 December 2019
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Mike Chenery
10:19 AM

After scrolling through a huge list, I find there is only one 2020 date. What's the point of putting a list going baback almost three years here?

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Chris.SE
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12:10 PM

Mike Chenery:

As has been mentioned many times on various pages on this site, the site owner has not been able to keep up with all the changes associated with the 700MHz clearance. Suggest your refer to Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free

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Sunday, 15 December 2019
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Mr Julien Helme
3:22 PM

Winterhill's muxes as of 15/12/2019 are at 31 37 49 50 54 55 58 59
not the above


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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:25 PM

Julien Helme:

It jas been said many, many times that the site owner does not currently have the ime to udate all 1100+ transmitter listings.



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Monday, 16 December 2019
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Chris.SE
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12:37 AM

Mr Julien Helme:

Further to MikeP's comment and mine immediately prior to your post here, the information is not only is in error but incomplete. There is some further detail and information about the local muxes posted on p187 on the Winter Hill transmitter page.

All:
To get what should be accurate and up-to-date information about UHF channel usage, and any planned UHF channel retunes or reception changes whatever transmitter you receive - the best place to look is the official listings on the Freeview site (now that the digitalUK site has been merged into it).

Goto Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free and scroll to the box "Check Freeview at my home", put in the postcode and house number/name and click "Check".

On the new page, amongst other things, you should see a mention of any Planned work Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free corporate/platform-management/planned-engineering-works
also whether there's any current transmitter issues - I've not always found the latter to be 100% reliable.
You can get information about BBC reception issues at Advice about receiving TV and radio | RTIS

On this new page, scroll down just over half way and click "Detailed view".
You'll now see a list of any transmitters and their multiplexes that are predicted to be received at your location.
(The most likely transmitter is not always the one you want, often based on nearest transmitter with good PSB1&2 reception. Just scroll through the list. Local muxes are usually at the end of the section.).
You can hover over some of the information to get more detail/explanation, eg. hover over a channel number will give the transmission mode and the power in kW.

For which channels are on which multiplex see Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free corporate/platform-management/channel-listings
Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free service-updates is a page worth keeping an eye on.


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Mr Julien Helme
12:26 PM

MikeP: "It jas been said many, many times that the site owner does not currently have the ime to udate all 1100+ transmitter listings."

Just thought I'd help out then by posting the right info as a person who lives in that region.


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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

1:19 PM

Mr Julien Helme:

The relevant information has been covered in many posts on the Winter Hill transmitter page.

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Thursday, 16 January 2020
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Richard Cooper
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10:47 AM

I think that any comment regarding having to scroll down a long list that has been posted on ukfree.tv should be addressed directly to the site owner, Brian Butterworth, rather than posted 'publicly' on the site. Site users should realise and appreciate that ukfree,tv is here to assist, help and support terrestrial tv and radio transmissions users, which that long list does and, moreover, ukfree.tv is NOT a SOCIAL MEDIUM like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, etc.

Richard in Norwich.

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:29 PM

Richard Cooper:

The site owner is well aware of all the updates etc that are needed but recently hasn't had the time to do them. Most of the updates have to be done manually from pdf documents. Not a task I would relish.
A lot of information that some users may need has been posted on recent pages for most of the transmitters.
It's extremely frustrating for those that spend time helping out on here when people who post with a problem do not have a quick read of previous posts to see if their issue has already been mentioned or addressed.
That's even happened where the preceding post gives that information!

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Saturday, 18 January 2020
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P. Kieran Ward
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:41 PM

Chris.SE - I agree 100%, Brian does a full time job besides managing this site. Through the years he has found time to constantly update this site. At present due to his full time job and the number of UHF Channel changes with the clearance of the 700 MHz band it is only natural the amount of work required to keep abreast of the changes is a full time job in itself. I believe Brian deserves a big thank you and not criticism!

P. Kieran Ward (Belfast)

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