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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 the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

Key: wb_sunny daytime; watch_later nighttime; account_box funded from the TV License; flags show Freeview channel limits.
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High definition channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
4seven HD live_tv   110 (76%)    
Aljazeera English HD     513 203
Arirang World HD     522 214
BBC Four HDaccount_box live_tv   106 (76%)watch_later 116watch_later 107watch_later
BBC News HDaccount_box live_tv   107 (76%) 503 200
BBC One HDaccount_box   101 england flag 115 106
BBC Scotland HD live_tv   108 scotland flag 115 108
BBC Two HDaccount_box   102 england flagscotland flag 102 102
Bloomberg TV HD     502 208
CBBC HDaccount_box live_tv   204wb_sunny 613wb_sunny 600wb_sunny
CBeebies HDaccount_box live_tv   205 (76%)wb_sunny 614wb_sunny 601wb_sunny
Channel 4 HD   104 104  
Channel 4+1 HD   109 (76%)    
Channel 5 HD live_tv   105 105 105
CNBC HD     505 210
CNN International HD     506 207
France 24 English HD     512 205
FreeSports HD   64 (76%) 422 252
ITV HD   103 england flagscotland flag   111
NHK World Japan HD     507 209
Quest HD live_tv   114 (76%) 144 167
RT HD live_tv   113 (76%) 511 206
S4C HDaccount_box live_tv     134 120
STV HD   103 scotland flag    
Travelxp HD     185  
UTV HD   103 northernireland flag 103  
Main TV standard-definiton channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
4Music live_tv   29 (90%)    
4seven live_tv   47 (90%) 137 127
5SELECT   54 (90%)watch_later 153watch_later 133watch_later
5STAR   30 (90%) 128 131
5STAR +1   55 (76%) 228 141
5USA   21 (90%) 141 129
5USA +1   56 (76%) 241 130
Aljazeera English   235 (90%) 880  
BBC Albaaccount_box live_tv   7 scotland flag 169watch_later 109watch_later
BBC Fouraccount_box live_tv   9 england flagnorthernireland flagwales flagwatch_later 815watch_later 173watch_later
BBC Four (Scotland SD) live_tv   68 scotland flagwatch_later 457watch_later  
BBC Newsaccount_box live_tv   231 877 212
BBC One (SD)account_box live_tv   1 england flag   101
BBC Parliamentaccount_box live_tv   232 504 201
BBC Red Buttonaccount_box live_tv   250 981 981
BBC Scotland SD live_tv   9 scotland flag 876 174
BBC Twoaccount_box live_tv   2 england flag   110
BEN TV     458  
BET     173 140
Blaze   63 (90%) 164 162
Blaze +1   80 (90%)    
Box Hits live_tv     358  
CBBCaccount_box live_tv   201wb_sunny 646wb_sunny 607wb_sunny
CBeebiesaccount_box live_tv   202wb_sunny 647wb_sunny 608wb_sunny
CBS Drama   71 (90%) 147 134
CBS Justice   39 (90%) 148 137
CBS Justice +1   69 (76%)    
CBS Reality   66 (90%) 146 135
CBS Reality +1   67 (76%) 246 136
Celebration TV     598  
CGTN live_tv     509 211
Challenge   46 (90%) 151 146
Challenge +1     251 147
Channel 4 (Wales)   7 wales flag 104 104
Channel 4 (SD) live_tv   4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 804 104
Channel 4 +1   15   121
Channel 5 (SD) live_tv   5 805  
Channel 5 +1   44 (90%) 205 128
Channel 7 (Ghana)     182  
CITV live_tv   203 (90%)wb_sunny 621wb_sunny 602wb_sunny
Clubland TV   82 england flag 372  
Dave   19 (90%) 811 157
Dave ja vu   79 (90%)    
DMAX   37 (90%) 172 150
DMAX +1     272 151
Drama   20 (90%) 143 158
Drama +1     243  
Dunamis TV     597  
E4 live_tv   13 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag   122
E4 (Wales) live_tv   28 (90%) wales flag   122
E4 +1   28 (90%) 235 123
EuroNews English     508  
Film4 live_tv   14   300
Film4 +1   45 (90%) 314 301
Food Network   41 (90%) 140 148
Food Network +1     240 149
Foodxp     712  
Forces TV   96 (76%) 181 165
GoodNews TV     596  
Heart 80s     0112  
Heart 90s     0217  
HGTV   42 (90%) 158 166
Horror Channel   70 (90%) 317 138
Horror Channel +1     318 139
ITV (SD) live_tv   3 england flag 803 103
ITV +1   33 england flagscotland flagwales flag 203 112
ITV 2 live_tv   6 816 113
ITV2 +1   27 (90%)watch_later 218 114
ITV3 live_tv   10   115
ITV3 +1   34 (90%) 219 116
ITV4 live_tv   24   117
ITV4 +1 live_tv   59 (90%) 220 154
ITVBe   26 131 118
ITVBe +1   58 (90%) 231 119
Kerrang! TV live_tv     362  
Ketchup TV   211 (90%)    
Kiss (TV) live_tv     360  
Live 360     175  
Magic (TV) live_tv     361  
More4 live_tv   18   124
More4 +1   86 (76%) 236 125
MyTV     191  
Now 70s   78 373  
NOW 80s   83 (76%) 371  
Now 90s   78 (90%) 368  
Paramount Network live_tv   31 (90%) 150 132
Paramount Network +1 live_tv   94 (76%) 250  
PBS America   91 (90%) 174 155
PBS America +1   93 (76%)    
pick   11 (90%) 152 144
Pick +1   92 (76%) 252 145
Pop +1     england flag 625  
POP MAX   208 england flag 626 604
POP MAX +1     627  
Primal Living     670  
Quest live_tv   12 (90%) 866 172
Quest +1 live_tv   76 (90%) 244 168
Quest Red live_tv   38 (90%) 149 169
Quest Red +1 live_tv   72 (76%) 249 170
Really   17 (90%) 142 160
Republic Bharat     708  
Rok Sky     329  
RT live_tv   234 (90%)    
RTÉ One   52 northernireland flag    
RTÉ Two   53 northernireland flag    
SBN International     593  
Shopping Quarter   74 (76%)    
Showcase TV     192  
Sky News live_tv   233 (90%) 875 202
SmartShop     686  
Smithsonian Channel   57 (90%) 195 175
Sony Crime Channel     179  
Sony Movies   32 (90%) 321 302
Sony Movies Action   40 (90%) england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 323 305
Sony Movies Action +1     england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 324  
Sony Movies Classic +1   62 england flag 320 304
Spotlight TV   87 england flag 376 516
Starz     369 501
STV (SD)   3 scotland flag 803 103
STV+1   33 scotland flag 203  
Talking Pictures TV   81 (90%) 328 306
TCC live_tv   77 (90%)wb_sunny    
TG4   51 northernireland flag    
The Box live_tv     359  
Tiny Pop +1     england flag 624  
Together live_tv   88 (90%)wb_sunny 170 164
Together TV +1 live_tv   89 (76%)wb_sunny    
Trace Vault     365  
Trace Latina     366  
Trace Urban     364  
Travel Channel     178  
TRT World     516 215
TV Cruise Channel     199  
UTV (SD)   3 northernireland flag 803 103
UTV +1   33 northernireland flag 203 112
Voxafrica     193  
YANGA!     186 171
Yesterday   25 (90%) 155 159
Local TV channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
Bay TV Clwyd   7 (54%)    
Bay TV Liverpool   7 (54%)    
Bay TV Swansea   7 (54%)    
Big Centre TV   7 (54%)    
Cambridge Presents   7 (54%)    
Estuary TV Doncaster   7 (54%)    
Estuary TV York   7 (54%)    
Latest TV   7 (54%)    
LONDON LIVE live_tv   8 (54%)    
Made in Bristol   7 (54%)    
Made in Cardiff   8 (54%)    
Made in Leeds   7 (54%)    
Made in Teesside   7 (54%)    
Made in Tyne and Wear   7 (54%)    
Mustard   7 (54%)    
Notts TV live_tv   7 (54%)    
NvTv   7 (54%)    
Sheffield Live   7 (54%)    
Sony Movies +1   60 (54%) 322  
Sony Movies Classic   50 (54%) 319 303
STV Edinburgh   8 (54%)    
STV Glasgow   8 (54%)    
That's Berkshire   7 (54%)    
That's Lancashire   7 (54%)    
That's Manchester   7 (54%)    
That's Salisbury   7 (54%)    
That's Solent   7 (54%)    
That's Surrey   7 (54%)    
Thats Oxford   7 (54%)    
The York Channel   7 (54%)    
Tiny Pop   207 (54%) 617 605
Radio stations
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
Absolute Radio live_tv DAB FM/AM 727 (90%) 0107 724
Absolute Radio 80s live_tv DAB   0200 726
Absolute Radio 90s live_tv DAB   0201  
Absolute Radio Classic Rock live_tv DAB   0203  
BBC Asian Networkaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 709 0119 709
BBC Berkshireaccount_box DAB 719 england flag    
BBC Bristolaccount_box  FM/AM 719 england flag    
BBC C&Waccount_box   719 england flag    
BBC Cambridgeaccount_box  FM/AM 722 england flag    
BBC Cornwallaccount_box   721 england flag    
BBC Cumbriaaccount_box   721 england flag    
BBC Derbyaccount_box   735 england flag    
BBC Devonaccount_box DAB FM/AM 720 england flag    
BBC Essexaccount_box   734 england flag    
BBC Gloucestershireaccount_box   735 england flag    
BBC Guernseyaccount_box   721    
BBC H&Waccount_box   720 england flag    
BBC Humbersideaccount_box   721 england flag    
BBC Jerseyaccount_box   719    
BBC Kentaccount_box DAB FM/AM 719 england flag    
BBC Lancashireaccount_box   720 england flag    
BBC Leedsaccount_box DAB FM/AM 719 england flag    
BBC Leicesteraccount_box   721 england flag    
BBC Lincolnshireaccount_box   722 england flag    
BBC Manchesteraccount_box DAB FM/AM 719 england flag    
BBC Merseysideaccount_box   722 england flag    
BBC Newcastleaccount_box DAB FM/AM 719 england flag    
BBC Norfolkaccount_box DAB FM/AM 719 england flag    
BBC Northamptonaccount_box   734 england flag    
BBC Nottinghamaccount_box DAB FM/AM 720 england flag    
BBC Oxfordaccount_box   722 england flag    
BBC Radio 1account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag700 0101 700
BBC Radio 1Xtraaccount_box live_tv DAB 701 0137 701
BBC Radio 2account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag702 0102 702
BBC Radio 3account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag703 0103 703
BBC Radio 4 (FM)account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 704 0104 704
BBC Radio 4 Extraaccount_box live_tv DAB 708 0131 708
BBC Radio 4 LWaccount_box live_tv     0143 710
BBC Radio 5 Liveaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 705 0105 705
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extraaccount_box live_tv DAB 706 0144 706
BBC Radio 6 Musicaccount_box live_tv DAB 707 0120 707
BBC Radio Cymruaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 720 wales flag 0152 715
BBC Radio Cymru 2account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM   0219 735
BBC Radio Foyleaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 720 northernireland flag 0220 717
BBC Radio Londonaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 719 0152 718
BBC Radio nan Gaidhealaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag720 scotland flag 0139 713
BBC Radio Scotlandaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 719 0116 712
BBC Radio Ulsteraccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 719 northernireland flag 0118 716
BBC Radio Walesaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 719 wales flag 0117 714
BBC Sheffieldaccount_box   734 england flag    
BBC Shropshireaccount_box   721 england flag    
BBC Solentaccount_box DAB FM/AM 722 england flag    
BBC Solent for Dorsetaccount_box DAB FM/AM 734 england flag    
BBC Somersetaccount_box   722 england flag    
BBC Stokeaccount_box   726 england flag    
BBC Suffolkaccount_box   720 england flag    
BBC Surreyaccount_box   722 england flag    
BBC Sussexaccount_box   720 england flag    
BBC Teesaccount_box   722 england flag    
BBC Three Countiesaccount_box   720 england flag    
BBC Wiltshireaccount_box   721 england flag    
BBC WMaccount_box DAB FM/AM 722 england flag    
BBC World Serviceaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag710 0115 711
BBC Yorkaccount_box   720 england flag    
Capital live_tv DAB FM/AM 724 (90%) 0109 719
Capital Xtra live_tv DAB FM/AM   0114 720
Classic FM live_tv DAB FM/AM 731 (90%) 0106 721
Desi Radio  FM/AM   0169  
EWTN Radio Britain and Ireland     0147  
Forces Radio BFBS Digital live_tv DAB FM/AM   0211 786
Gold live_tv DAB FM/AM   0121 722
Heart live_tv DAB FM/AM 728 (90%) 0111 733
Heart Dance DAB   0146  
heat live_tv DAB 716 (90%)    
Hits Radio live_tv   711 (90%) 0188  
Jazz FM     0202  
Kerrang! DAB 717 (90%)    
KISS DAB FM/AM 713 (90%) 0178  
KISS FRESH live_tv   712 (90%)    
KISSTORY live_tv DAB 714 (90%)    
LBC live_tv DAB FM/AM 732 (90%) 0124 734
LBC News live_tv DAB FM/AM   0221  
Magic live_tv DAB 715 (90%) 0180  
NewsTalk     0210  
Panjab Radio     0130  
PlanetRock DAB   0110 730
Premier Radio DAB FM/AM 725 (90%)    
Radio Khush Khabri     0151  
Radio X live_tv DAB FM/AM   0113 723
RNIB Connect  FM/AM 730 (90%)    
RTE 2FM     0164 751
RTE Lyric FM     0165 752
RTE Radio 1     0160 750
RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta     0166 753
RTÉ RnaG   729 northernireland flag    
Scala Radio     0216  
Sky News Radio live_tv     0000  
Smooth Radio live_tv DAB FM/AM 718 (90%) 0128 732
Sukh Sagar Radio     0150  
talkSPORT live_tv DAB FM/AM 723 (90%) 0108 731
Trans World Radio   733 (76%)    
TWR live_tv  FM/AM   0138 790
UCB Ireland     0214  
Virgin Radio     0215 736
WRN English     0122  
Streamed TV and text
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
Kiss Chat & Date   252 (90%)    
Planet Knowledge   265 (90%)    
Proud Dating   253 (90%)    
Racing TV   261 (90%)    
VisionTV   264 (90%)    
High definition shopping
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
Daystar TV HD     583 691
Iran International HD     793  
Loveworld TV HD     585  
QVC Beauty HD live_tv   112 (76%)    
QVC HD live_tv   111 (76%)    
Record TV Reino Unido HD     792  
TJC HD   115 (76%)    
Other TV channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
A1 TV     759  
Aaj Tak     710  
Aastha     724  
ABP News     719  
Abu Dhabi TV     786  
Ahlebait TV     745  
Ahlulbayt TV     787  
Akaal Channel     770  
Arise News   269 (90%) 519  
ARY Family     758  
ARY World     736  
ATN Bangla     779  
Best Direct     669  
Brit Asia TV     767  
British Muslim TV     752  
Channel S     777  
Channels 24     518  
Craft Extra     684  
Create & Craft   23 (90%)wb_sunny 683 813
Cruise 1st TV     688  
Dunya News     754  
Eman Channel     757  
EWTN     588  
Faith     594  
Faith World TV     589  
Gems TV live_tv   43 (90%) 665 805
Geo     738  
Geo Kahani     741  
Geo News International     734  
GN Radio     0185  
God TV     580 694
Hidayat TV     733  
High Street TV 1     666  
High Street TV 2     667  
High Street TV 3     668  
High Street TV 4     672  
High Street TV 5     675  
Hillsong Channel     595  
Hochanda   85 (90%) 673 817
Hum Masala     732  
Hum News     760  
Hum TV     751  
Ideal Extra live_tv     671  
Ideal World   22 (90%) 664 812
Inspiration TV     584 690
Ion TV     782  
Iqra Bangla     778  
Iqra TV     742  
Islam Channel     737  
Islam Channel Urdu     755  
Islam TV     744  
Jewellery Maker live_tv   73 (90%) 674 807
JML Direct     661 806
Kanshi TV     772  
Khalsa TV     771  
KICC TV     590  
Madani Channel English     746  
MATV Channel     711  
MTA 1     731  
NDTV 24x7     510  
Noor TV     739  
NTV     780  
Pavers Shoes TV     678  
Phoenix CNE     791  
Pop   206 (90%) 616 603
Psychic Today     680  
PTC Punjabi     766  
PTV Global     735  
QVC live_tv   16 (90%) 660 800
QVC Beauty live_tv   35 (90%) 677 801
QVC Extra live_tv     682 802
QVC Style live_tv   36 (90%) 663 803
Revelation TV     581 692
Samaa TV     748  
Sangat TV     769  
Sanskar TV     725  
Sikh Channel Global     768  
Sky News Arabia     788  
SonLife   263 (90%)    
Sonlife TV       695
— Sony Channel +1   61 england flag 257 143
Takbeer TV     749  
TBN UK   65 582  
Thane     679  
The Word Network     587  
TJC   49 (90%) 662 809
TV One     781  
TV Warehouse   90 england flag 676  
TVC News Nigeria     515  
Venus TV     716  
Where Local TV broadcast
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
Sony Channel   48 (54%)   142
Adult channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
92 News     743  
ADULT Babestn   674 (90%)    
ADULT Babestn2     908  
ADULT PARTY   675 (90%)    
ADULT Section   699 (90%)    
ADULT Section (start)   670 (90%)    
ADULT smileTV2   672 (90%)    
ADULT smileTV3   673 (90%)    
ADULT Studio 66   679 (90%)    
ADULT Xpanded2   680 (90%) england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag    
Babecall     909  
Babestation     906  
Studio 66 TV 2     923  
Studio 66 TV 3     924  
Xpanded TV   678 (90%) 902  
Xpanded TV 2     914  

Comments
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
J
js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:11 AM

Freesat Diffs:

Live 360 launched on Freesat 176:

Comparing files List Freesat 09-03-2020 18 01.txt and List Freesat 10-03-2020 11 01.txt


************************ CHANGED ************************

SERVICE NAME TYPE EPGID SID TSID ONID FREQ.P ENC EIT PROVIDER BOUQUETS LCN

Bouquet Change
Live 360 1 13002 55180 2095 2 11553H 0 1 Freesat 1EEE1EEE1EEE 176
Live 360 1 13002 55180 2095 2 11553H 0 1 Freesat 111111111111 176

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Thursday, 12 March 2020
M
maureen hopkins
2:32 PM

My Sky box has suddenly stopped me viewing Chanel 811 Dave and Chanel 875 Sky news.
Could anyone tell me why this is?

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Friday, 13 March 2020
J
js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:56 AM

maureen hopkins: I would try a reboot.

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J
js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:59 AM

ASTRA/BSkyB Diffs:

Smithsonian HD Transponder Move from 11171H to 11509V:

Comparing files List ASTRA 11-03-2020 18 01.txt and List ASTRA 12-03-2020 18 00.txt


************************ CHANGED ************************

SERVICE NAME TYPE EPGID SID TSID ONID FREQ.P ENC EIT PROVIDER BOUQUETS LCN

Service ID Change
55271 25 1196 55271 2092 2 11509V 0 1 BSkyB 000000000000010 1014
55271 25 1196 51110 2092 2 11509V 0 1 BSkyB 000000000000010 1014

Renamed, EPGID Change, Bouquet Change, LCN Change
55271 25 1196 55271 2092 2 11509V 0 1 BSkyB 000000000000010 1014
Smithsonian HD 25 5135 55271 2092 2 11509V 0 1 BSkyB 111111111111111 889

Service ID Change, Transponder Move
Smithsonian HD 25 5135 51110 2071 2 11171H 0 1 BSkyB 111111111111111 889
Smithsonian HD 25 5135 55271 2092 2 11509V 0 1 BSkyB 111111111111111 889


Video Bitrate (Mbps) sampled at 36 <= dPCR <= 40 ms intervals over 17 seconds for 11170.75 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S QPSK (13/03/2020 09:41:55)
maximum | minimum | average | service_name
01.723 | 01.445 | 01.559 | A1TV
03.331 | 03.090 | 03.187 | Racing TV [ENC]
02.007 | 01.100 | 01.486 | TCM Movies [ENC]
03.028 | 01.017 | 01.850 | Cartoonito [ENC]
03.471 | 01.224 | 01.799 | TCM Movies+1 [ENC]
03.799 | 01.467 | 02.403 | Boomerang [ENC]
03.367 | 01.254 | 01.913 | Boomerang+1 [ENC]
02.770 | 01.012 | 01.886 | Cartoon Netwrk [ENC]
04.547 | 01.793 | 03.093 | CN+1 [ENC]
11.345 | 09.561 | 10.418 | Null Packets
05.217 | 03.196 | 04.197 | All Other Streams
33.791 | 33.791 | 33.791 | TS Bitrate

Video Bitrate (Mbps) sampled at 31 <= dPCR <= 65 ms intervals over 16 seconds for 11508.50 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK (13/03/2020 09:42:40)
maximum | minimum | average | service_name
09.788 | 09.571 | 09.681 | eir Sport 1 HD (55276) [ENC]/eir Sport 1 HD (55275) [ENC]
08.689 | 08.527 | 08.600 | Smithsonian HD
11.947 | 11.055 | 11.630 | Racing TV HD [ENC]
08.602 | 07.363 | 08.433 | TRT World HD
04.923 | 01.588 | 02.967 | Null Packets
04.396 | 02.222 | 03.208 | All Other Streams
44.521 | 44.520 | 44.521 | TS Bitrate

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