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All of the free TV channels in the UK

Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: analogue, DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters have italics numbers.

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High definition channels

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4seven HDWatch 4seven HD 110  
Al Jazeera Eng HD 108  
BBC Four HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Four HD nighttime106nighttime211nighttime107
BBC News HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC News HD 107570200
BBC One HD funded by the TV Licence 101 108
 
BBC Three HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Three HD nighttime105nighttime210nighttime106
BBC Two HD funded by the TV Licence 102142102
CBBC HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBBC HD daytime123daytime633daytime600
CBeebies HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBeebies HD daytime124daytime624daytime601
Channel 4 HD 104227126
 
Channel 4+1 HD 109  
Daystar TV HD  596 
ITV HD england flagwales flag 103178119
NHK World TV HD  507209
RT HDWatch RT HD daytime135518206
 
STV HD scotland flag 103178119
UTV HD northernireland flag 103178119

Main TV channels

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4MusicWatch 4Music 18  
4sevenWatch 4seven 47140127
5 USA 21174129
5* 30176131
5* +1  190132
 
5USA +1  219130
ABN TV  235 
Al Jazeera Arabic 134  
Al Jazeera English 133514203
BBC Alba scotland flagWatch BBC Alba 8nighttime143nighttime110
 
BBC Four funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Four nighttime9nighttime116nighttime148
BBC News funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC News 130503212
BBC One funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC One 1101101
BBC Parliament funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Parliament 131504201
BBC Red Button 1 funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Red Button 1 601 981
 
BBC Red Button 1 funded by the TV Licence  980 
BBC Red Button 2 funded by the TV Licence 602982 
BBC Red Button 3 funded by the TV Licence 603983 
BBC Three funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Three nighttime7nighttime115nighttime147
BBC Two funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Two 2102109
 
BEN  182 
BET  187140
Bliss  376 
Bloomberg TV  502208
Blue Ocean Network  571 
 
Capital TV england flagWatch Capital TV 56388507
CBBC funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBBC daytime120daytime613daytime607
CBeebies funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBeebies daytime121daytime614daytime608
CBS Action 64148137
CBS Drama 74149134
 
CBS Reality 66146135
CBS Reality +1 67147136
CCTV NewsWatch CCTV News  510211
Challenge 46145145
Challenge +1  164146
 
Channel 4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagWatch Channel 4 4104104
Channel 4 (Wales) wales flag 8104104
Channel 4 +1 13135121
Channel 5Watch Channel 5 5105105
Channel 5 +1 44177128
 
Channel 5 +24 nighttime55nighttime175nighttime133
Channel Aka  385515
Channels 24  575213
Chart Show TV england flag 60365500
Chartshow dance   502
 
CHILLED  370512
CITVWatch CITV daytime122daytime621daytime602
Clubland TV  383514
CNBC  505210
CNC English  515 
 
CNN International  506207
Community ChannelWatch Community Channel daytime63539651
Dave 12  
Dave ja vu 25  
Drama 20 162
 
E4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagWatch E4 28136122
E4 (Wales) wales flagWatch E4 (Wales) 28136122
E4 +1 29137123
EuroNews  508204
Fashion One  257411
 
Film On TV  237410
Film4Watch Film4 15315300
Film4 +1 45316301
Flava  374 
Food Network 41248149
 
Food Network +1  250151
Forces TV  264652
France 24 English  513205
heart Xmas england flagWatch heart Xmas 54387506
Heat TVWatch Heat TV  364 
 
Holiday and Cruise  256 
Horror Channel 70319138
Horror Channel +1  320139
Horse and Country TV  253 
Information TV  212401
 
Irish TVWatch Irish TV  191400
ITV england flagwales flagWatch ITV 3103103
ITV +1 england flagwales flag 33131112
ITV 2Watch ITV 2 6118113
ITV2 +1 nighttime27180114
 
ITV3Watch ITV3 10119115
ITV3 (Channel Islands onIy) Watch ITV3 (Channel Islands onIy) 10  
ITV3 +1 34193116
ITV4Watch ITV4 24120117
ITV4 +1 62206155
 
ITVBe 26179118
ITVBe+1 58207158
Kerrang!Watch Kerrang!  368 
Kiss (TV)Watch Kiss (TV)  361508
Kix  627604
 
Kix +1   606
Kix! +1 england flag 127629 
MagicWatch Magic  363510
More4Watch More4 14138124
More4+1  139125
 
more>movies  185143
more>movies+1  186156
Motors TV 71  
mov4men+1 50326305
Movie Mix 32  
 
Movies4Men 48325304
My Channel  203 
NDTV 24x7  511 
News 18 India  577 
NOW Christmas  378513
 
OH TV  199 
PBS America  534160
pick 11152144
Pick +1  153159
Pop +1  626 
 
Propeller  189 
Property TV  238 
Property TV +2  272 
QuestWatch Quest 37  
Quest +1Watch Quest +1 38  
 
Really 17 164
RTE One (NI) northernireland flag 52  
RTE Two (NI) northernireland flag 53  
S4C wales flag funded by the TV LicenceWatch S4C 4134120
Scuzz  367 
 
ShowBiz TV england flag 80266157
Showcase Watch Showcase   261402
Sky NewsWatch Sky News 132501202
Smash Hits TVWatch Smash Hits TV  362 
Spike 31160141
 
Starz TV  372504
STV scotland flag 3103103
STV+1 scotland flag 33131112
TalkingPictures TV 81343 
TG4 (NI) northernireland flag 51  
 
The BoxWatch The Box  359509
Times Now  576 
Tiny Pop 126617605
Tiny Pop +1  625609
Travel Channel 42249150
 
Travel Channel +1  nighttime251nighttime152
True Drama  183153
True Entertainment england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 61184142
True Movies 2  322303
truTV 68198154
 
truTV +1 69271 
TVC News  517 
UTV northernireland flag 3103103
UTV+1 northernireland flag 33131112
Vintage TV 242369505
 
VIVAWatch VIVA 57357511
Voxafrica  218 
Yesterday 19 163
YourTV 73275161
YourTV +1 78  
 

Local TV channels

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Bay TV Clwyd † 8  
Bay TV Liverpool † 8  
Bay TV Swansea † 23  
Big Centre TV † 8  
Cambridge Presents † 8  
 
Estuary TV † 8  
Estuary TV † 8  
ETV † 23  
GTV † 23  
Latest TV † 8  
 
LONDON LIVEWatch LONDON LIVE † 8  
Made in Bristol † 8  
Made in Cardiff † 23  
Made in Leeds † 8  
Made in Teesside † 8  
 
Made in Tyne and Wear † 8  
Mustard † 8  
Notts TVWatch Notts TV † 8  
NvTv † 8  
Sheffield Live † 8  
 
That's Berkshire † 8  
That's Lancashire † 8  
That's Manchester † 8  
That's Salisbury † 8  
That's Solent † 8  
 
That's Surrey † 8  
Thats Oxford † 8  
The York Channel † 8  
True Christmas † 82321302
Radio stations marked ◊ do not broadcast 5pm-midnight in scotland Scotland on Freeview

Radio stations

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Absolute 70sListen to Absolute 70sDAB 0188 
Absolute 80sListen to Absolute 80sDAB 0200726
Absolute 90sListen to Absolute 90sDAB 0201 
Absolute Classic RockListen to Absolute Classic RockDAB 0203 
Absolute Classic RockListen to Absolute Classic RockDAB 0203 
 
Absolute RadioListen to Absolute RadioDAB FM/AM7270107724
BBC Asian Network funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Asian NetworkDAB FM/AM7090119709
BBC Radio 1 funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 1DAB FM/AM◊7000101700
BBC Radio 1Xtra funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 1XtraDAB7010137701
BBC Radio 2 funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 2DAB FM/AM◊7020102702
 
BBC Radio 3 funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 3DAB FM/AM◊7030103703
BBC Radio 4 funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 4DAB FM/AM7040104704
BBC Radio 4 Extra funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 4 ExtraDAB7080131708
BBC Radio 4 LW funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 4 LW  0143710
BBC Radio 5 Live funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 5 LiveDAB FM/AM7050105705
 
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports ExtraDAB7060144706
BBC Radio 6 Music funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 6 MusicDAB7070120707
BBC Radio Bristol england flag funded by the TV Licence FM/AM719  
BBC Radio Cambridge england flag funded by the TV Licence FM/AM722  
BBC Radio Cymru wales flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio CymruDAB FM/AM7200154715
 
BBC Radio Devon england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM720  
BBC Radio Foyle northernireland flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio FoyleDAB FM/AM720  
BBC Radio Kent england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM719  
BBC Radio Leeds england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM719  
BBC Radio London england flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio LondonDAB FM/AM7210152718
 
BBC Radio Manchester england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM719  
BBC Radio nan Gaidheal scotland flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio nan GaidhealDAB FM/AM◊7200139713
BBC Radio Newcastle england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM719  
BBC Radio Norfolk england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM719  
BBC Radio Nottingham england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM720  
 
BBC Radio Scotland scotland flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio ScotlandDAB FM/AM7190116712
BBC Radio Solent england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM719  
BBC Radio Ulster northernireland flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio UlsterDAB FM/AM7190118716
BBC Radio Wales wales flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio WalesDAB FM/AM7190117714
BBC WM england flag funded by the TV LicenceDAB FM/AM722  
 
BBC World Service funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC World ServiceDAB FM/AM◊7100115711
BFBS RadioListen to BFBS RadioDAB FM/AM 0211786
Capital FMListen to Capital FMDAB FM/AM7240109719
Capital XtraListen to Capital XtraDAB FM/AM 0114720
Classic FMListen to Classic FMDAB FM/AM7310106721
 
Desi Radio FM/AM 0169 
EWTN Radio  0147 
GoldListen to GoldDAB FM/AM 0121722
HeartListen to HeartDAB FM/AM7280111733
heatListen to heatDAB716  
 
Insight Radio FM/AM730  
Jazz FM  0202729
Kanshiradio  0205 
Kerrang!DAB717  
KissDAB FM/AM7130178 
 
KISS FRESHListen to KISS FRESH 712  
KISSTORYListen to KISSTORYDAB714  
LBCListen to LBCDAB FM/AM7320112734
LBC London NewsListen to LBC London NewsDAB FM/AM 0124 
Liberty Radio  0186 
 
MagicListen to MagicDAB7150180 
NewsTalk  0210 
Panjab Radio  0130 
PlanetRockDAB 0110730
Premier RadioDAB FM/AM725  
 
Radio Apni Awaz  0125 
Radio Khush Khabri  0151 
Radio XListen to Radio XDAB FM/AM 0113723
Rainbow Radio  0207 
RTE 2FM  0164751
 
RTE Lyric FM  0165752
RTE Radio 1  0160750
RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta  0166753
RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta (NI) northernireland flag 729  
Sky News RadioListen to Sky News Radio  0000 
 
Smooth ExtraDAB 0146 
Smooth radioListen to Smooth radioDAB FM/AM7180128732
Solar Radio  0129 
Sukh Sagar Radio  0150 
talkSPORTListen to talkSPORTDAB FM/AM7230108731
 
The Hits radioListen to The Hits radio 711  
Trans World Radio 733  
TWRListen to TWR FM/AM 0138790
U105 northernireland flag 726  
UCB Ireland  0214 
 
WRN English  0122 

Streamed TV and text

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
BBC Red Button funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Red Button 200981 
CCTV 226  
Connect 1 225  
Connect 2 227  
CONNECT 4 234  
 
JSTV 246  
Kiss Me TV 207  
kykNET 247  
Planet Knowledge 245389 
Proud Dating 208  
 
Racing UK 231  
SkyText  501 
TVPlayer 241  
VisionTV 244  
VuTV 238  
 

High definition shopping

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
+ TV HD  853 
QVC +1 HDWatch QVC +1 HD 111  
QVC Beauty HDWatch QVC Beauty HD 112  
Record Europa HD  856 

Other TV channels

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
Aaj Tak  818 
Aastha  837 
ABP News  811 
Abu Dhabi TV  794 
Ahlebait TV  826 
 
Ahlulbayt TV  831 
Ahomka Radio  0185 
Akaal Channel  843 
Al Arabiya  855 
Arise News  519 
 
ARY News  802 
ARY QTV  804 
ATN Bangla  827 
B4U Music  781503
Bangla TV  786 
 
BelieVe TV  592 
Best Direct  659 
Brit Asia TV  824 
British Muslim TV  845 
Channel I  833 
 
Channel S  814 
Chat Box  873 
Colors  821662
Craft Extra  675811
Create and Craft daytime36674813
 
Daystar TV  583691
DM Global  799 
Dunya News USA  850 
EWTN  589 
Faith World TV  590 
 
Flow TV  595 
GayNetwork  872 
Gems TVWatch Gems TV 43655805
Geo  807 
Geo News International  817 
 
Geo Tez  816 
Glory TV  823 
GOD Channel  580694
Gospel Channel  587 
GR Shop  653804
 
Hidayat TV  800 
High Street TV  658816
High Street TV 2  662 
High Street TV 3  666 
Hochanda 39663817
 
Hum TV  844 
Ideal ExtraWatch Ideal Extra  661810
Ideal World 22654812
Inspiration TV  585690
Iqra Bangla  825 
 
Iqra TV  819 
Islam Channel  806693
Islam Channel Urdu  851 
Islam TV Urdu  849 
Jewellery Maker 76665807
 
JML Direct  651806
KICC TV  591 
Lamhe  795 
Loveworld TV  586 
Madani Channel  828 
 
MATV National  793 
MTA International  787 
Muslim Ummah  854 
News 18 India  848 
Noor TV  812 
 
NTV  838 
Olive TV  593 
Pavers Shoes TV  669 
Peace TV  813 
Peace TV Urdu  830 
 
Phoenix CNE  785 
Prime TV  792 
Psychic Today  886 
PTC Punjabi  815 
PTV Global  803 
 
QVCWatch QVC 16650800
QVC BeautyWatch QVC Beauty 35668801
QVC StyleWatch QVC Style  678803
Record Europa  801 
Retail Therapy TV  657 
 
Revelation  581692
Rishtey 77822661
Rocks and Co 40672814
RT  512 
Safeer TV  847 
 
Samaa TV  832 
Sangat TV  836 
Sikh Channel  829 
Sky News Arabia  840 
SonLife 239  
 
Sonlife TV  594695
Sony SAB  810660
Super Casino  862 
Takbeer TV  834 
TBN UK 65582 
 
Thane  670815
The Department Store  676 
The Mall  677 
The Store 39660808
The Vault  366501
 
The Word Network  588 
TJC 49652809
Tristar  656 
TV 5 Monde  796 
TV 99  842 
 
TV Warehouse  667 
TVC News +1  572 
Ummah Channel  820 
UMP Movies  797 
V Channel  671 
 
Venus TV  805 
Zing  789663

Where Local TV broadcast

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
Pop † 125616603
QVC ExtraWatch QVC Extra  673802

Adult channels

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
ADULT Babestn2 177909 
ADULT Blue 176  
ADULT PARTY 175  
ADULT Section (end) 199  
ADULT Section (start) 170  
 
ADULT Sin TV 184  
ADULT smileTV2 172  
ADULT smileTV3 173  
ADULTXXX 183  
Babes from TV  945 
 
Babestation 174906870
Babestation Daytime Xtra  908 
GoldenGirls TV  940 
Playboy TV Chat  902 
Storm Babes TV  939 
 
Studio 66 TV 1  912 
Studio 66 TV 2  941 
Television X 171  
Xpanded TV 3  914 
Xpanded TV promo england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 182  
 

Comments
Sunday, 7 February 2016
M
MikeB
9:20 PM

LM: Ok - you have a dish and an aerial. Dont bother with using the TV to record to - your right in that its not user friendly.

Freeview HD has more in the way of boxes, although I'd just recommend Humax or panasonic. The latest ones have Freeview Play (go back 7 days, etc) wifi built in, and more than two tuners. The Humax 1400 with a 500gb hard drive will be about ?199, and the Panasonic version about ?229. If your getting a good Freeview signal, off you go.

I'm assuming you've got at least a twin LNB for your dish, so you could go for the Freesat equivalent - which is a Humax with wifi and Freetime (go back 7 days...). Starts at ?189, and is a straight swap for the Sky box.

Its up to you which one you go for, but if your canny, you can get the whole lot - ish.

If you've got an LG thats no more than 3 years old, check the back - it will probably have an 'F' fitting - for the generic sat. tuner. Thats perfectly fine with your existing dish. Its not freesat, but you can get BBC1, etc on it. next, you can carry on using your old Sky box, you just cant record, etc. So just use one imput and get 'Sky no card'.

Buy a Freeview Play PVR, and hook it up to your aerial and TV. That gives you all the Freeview channels as well, and of course you could record using the TV's sat. tuner as well.

If its an smart LG TV, it might have Now TV preloaded or available. If its doesn't, then get a Now TV box (OK, a proper Ruku stick is even better - Sainsburys had them a couple of weeks back for ?35, which is an excellent price). Now TV boxes normally come with a pass, so you can use Sky movies/sports etc for a certain time. They are hoping you will sign up to more, or even get Sky, but a lot of customers are finding its cheaper to come off Sky, and use Now TV to 'top up' their viewing with something they miss from Sky, that programme thats only available from them, etc.

If you spend about ?199 on a PVR, plus a Now TV pass/box, your be out a total of about ?230. Thats probably less than you'll pay for Sky for a year. Its yours (and certain stores should offer a two year warrenty as standard), and you'll be able to record, pause, stream and get Netflix, Amazon, etc, plus pick and mix from Now TV. And you could you your old dish as well.

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Monday, 8 February 2016
MikeP
9:06 PM

MikeB:

The LG sets that have an 'F' connector have, as you suggest, a satellite receiver built in. This is perfectly suitable for Freesat and gets all the channels - all it doesn't do is allocate them to the same LCN as a Freesat box would.

On my LG set we get a listing of almost 1000 channels! Many are duplicates of course and quite a few are encrypted. But all the same SD and HD channels that are offered by Freesat are available, just on different LCNs.

LM did say his TV has a satellite system built in, as does mine. So he can get all the Freesat channels already, he just can't record them - and it's a bit of a 'fag' trying to find the channel you want amongst so many.


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M
MikeB
11:03 PM

MikeP: Tes - its not a perfect solution, and if he has an old Sky box anyway, I'd use that - just makes life easier. Of course by using an external hard drive, you could record from the sat. tuner, but a PVR makes life a lot easier.

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