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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
Sunday, 1 September 2019
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:37 AM

B. Le Main:

See Coverage Checker - Detailed View for a listing of the current channels being used at the Caradon Hill transmitter. According to Digital UK, there are no engineering works being reported for that transmitter.

Do you share a communal aerial system and is it working correctly for all residents?



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Wednesday, 25 September 2019
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David Railton
2:29 PM

Your list for Winter Hill UHF channel changes for 23.10.19 shows the following:
32,34,35,29,31,37,55,31
31 is shown twice. Is this just a duplication error or should one of those 31 be a different number?

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:30 PM

David Railton:

As has been mentioned a few times on various pages around this site, unfortunately the site owner hasn't had time to update all the changes for over 1100 transmitters, and many are out of date or incorrect, including the Winter Hill page, due bugs in the software.

There is no retune event at Winter Hill on 23/10/19. The will be one in Q1 in 2020 another in Q2 2020, specific dates are yet TBA. For up-to-date details for Winter Hill see http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/trade/BL6%C2%A06SL/NA/0/
The DigitalUK site is normally the accurate place for information.

Put your postcode into http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/index/dummy/NA/yes to see predicted coverage at your own location.
See http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/channels/channel_listings for current channel listings on each multiplex.

To help keep up-to-date with most changes, see https://www.freeview.co.uk/service-updates

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Chris.SE's 708 posts GB
Saturday, 28 September 2019
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:57 PM

David Railton:

My apologies if you come here reading again. There is a change at Winter Hill on the 23rd October BUT it is to the Local multiplex(es) only. Not having your postcode I did miss that as the Local mux detail is much further down the page. However if you'd put your postcode into the checker as I mentioned above, you may have noticed yourself.

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Friday, 18 October 2019
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David Railton
11:49 AM

This is getting very confusing. I did put in my post code and it did show that for my area there will not be a retune event until 1st quarter 2020. However, a message has just appeared on my tv screen which tells me that I will need to retune on 23.10.19. To be sure it may be best if I do retune on the 23rd and then wait for a definite date for a further retune in 1st quarter 2020.

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James Dunphy
1:22 PM

I am in south Farnham area. I have dual 18 element yagi antennas, one on Crystal Palace (weak signal), the other on Midhurst (strong) . I can not get COM6 channels. What channel is COM6 on from Midhurst? The published channels for Midhurst appear to be incorrect. I get strong signal on 29, 30, 31 and 48. No reception on 33, 34 , 36 listed for 16th oct. pls advise

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:01 PM

James Dunphy: According to DigitalUK, COM6 is now on UHF channel 33 from Midhurst.

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:45 PM

David Railton:

As has been said on the Winter Hill pages, several of us miss the Local Multiplex detail on occasion as it is down towards the bottom of the lists on DigitalUK. Did you scroll down the list to see them - if there's predicted reception at your location (that doesn't mean that you might/might not get them in any event!).

As I've just posted on the Winter Hill page, one local mux will be on UHF21, another on UHF24 and the third on UHF40. If you currently don't get any of them then I wouldn't do a full retune on the 23rd. I'd try a manual tune on each of those UHF channels and see if you get anything.

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Monday, 2 December 2019
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Mark
12:33 AM

HI.
Wonder if you can help.
ALSTON MOOR transmitter I'm at Nenthead.
Recently had a notice to retune I think it was maybe couple of weeks back .
Since then Itv ch4 and ch5 are suffering from the image breaking up.
If you record anything on these channels it is unwatchable.
Have you any suggestions pse ?
Thanks .
Regards.
Mark.

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Chris.SE
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2:41 AM

Mark:

Indeed there was a retune for Alston on the 13th Nov. & checking the Alston transmitter page, no others are posting with problems. I'm wondering if you may be inadvertently tuned to the wrong transmitter (weaker signal) for the D3&4 multiplex.

Try this first, unplug the aerial and do a full automatic retune. This should clear all previous tuning from memory as no channels will be found. Plug the aerial back in and do a retune - a manual one preferred if possible, for UHF channels C33, C36, & only C48 - if you have an HD tuner. Hopefully this will restore all your channels.

If you are still having problems, please post back with a full postcode as the Freeview Coverage Checker doesn't work with place names or partial postcodes. We can then see which transmitters and multiplexes may have any predicted reception at your location as depending on your location coverage may be variable and if you have a very old aerial this may not help.

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