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All of the free TV channels on PGSTART1400 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
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   106
BBC Scotland HD live_tv   108 scotland flag   108
BBC Two HDaccount_box   102 102 102
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 5 HD live_tv   105 105 105
CNBC HD     505 210
CNN International HD     506 207
France 24 English HD     512 205
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     228 141
5USA   21 (90%) 141 129
5USA +1     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   55 scotland flagwatch_later 457watch_later  
BBC Newsaccount_box live_tv   231 877 212
BBC One (SD)account_box live_tv   1   101
BBC Parliamentaccount_box live_tv   232 504 201
BBC Red Buttonaccount_box live_tv   601 981 981
BBC Scotland SD live_tv   9 scotland flag 876 174
BBC Twoaccount_box live_tv   2   110
BEN TV     458  
BET International     173  
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   67 (90%) 147 134
CBS Justice   39 (90%) 148 137
CBS Reality   66 (90%) 146 135
CBS Reality +1     246 136
CCXTV   23 (90%)    
Celebration TV     598  
CGTN live_tv     509 211
Challenge   46 (90%) 160 146
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 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 373  
Country Music Entertainment   98 england flag    
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
FreeSports   64 (76%) 422  
GoodNews TV     596  
Heart 80s     0112  
Heart 90s     0217  
HGTV   42 (90%) 158 166
— HGTV +1   42 258  
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   58 (90%) 219 116
ITV4 live_tv   24   117
ITV4 +1 live_tv   59 (90%) 220 154
ITVBe   26 131 118
ITVBe +1   97 (90%) 231 119
Kerrang! TV live_tv     362  
Ketchup   211 (90%)    
Kiss (TV) live_tv     360  
Live 360     175 176
Magic (TV) live_tv     361  
Merit   34 (76%)    
More4 live_tv   18   124
More4 +1   86 (76%) 236 125
MyTV     191  
Now 70s   78 england flag 368  
NOW 80s   83 (76%) 371  
Now 90s   84 england flag 372  
Paramount Network live_tv   31 (90%) 150 132
PBS America   91 (90%) 174 155
PBS America +1   93 (76%)    
pick   34 (90%) 159 144
Pick +1     259 145
Pop +1     england flag 625  
POP MAX   208 england flag 626 604
POP MAX +1     627  
Primal Living     670  
Quest live_tv   12 (90%) 831 172
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     329  
RT live_tv   234 (90%)    
RTÉ One   52 northernireland flag    
RTÉ Two   53 northernireland flag    
SBN International     593  
Shopping Quarter   74    
Showcase TV     192  
[] Sky Arts   11 (90%)   147
Sky News live_tv   233 (90%) 875 202
Smithsonian Channel   56 (90%) 171 175
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     england flag 376 516
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 TV live_tv   87 (90%)wb_sunny 170 164
Together TV +1 live_tv   88 (76%)wb_sunny    
Trace Vault     365  
Trace Urban     364  
TRT World     516 215
UTV (SD)   3 northernireland flag 803 103
UTV +1   33 northernireland flag 203 112
Voxafrica     193  
YANGA!     186 171
Yesterday   25 (90%) 155 159
Yesterday +1   75 (90%)    
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    
BFBS live_tv DAB FM/AM   0211 786
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  
Gold live_tv DAB FM/AM   0121 722
Greatest Hits Radio live_tv DAB 716 (90%)    
Heart live_tv DAB FM/AM 728 (90%) 0111 733
Heart Dance DAB   0146  
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%)    
RTÉ 2FM     0164 751
RTÉ Lyric FM     0165 752
RTÉ Radio 1     0160 750
RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta     0166 753
RTÉ RnaG   729 northernireland flag    
Scala Radio     0216  
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 (90%)    
TWR live_tv  FM/AM   0138 790
UCB Ireland     0214  
V 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%)    
On Demand 365   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  
Other TV channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
A1 TV     759  
Aaj Tak     710  
Aastha     724  
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   95 (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 News International     734  
GOD Channel     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 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  
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  
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%) 663 801
QVC Extra live_tv     682 802
QVC Style live_tv   36 (90%) 677 803
Revelation     581 692
Samaa TV     748  
Sangat TV     769  
Sanskar TV     725  
Sikh Channel     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  
UK 44     756  
Venus TV     716  
Where Local TV broadcast
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
Ideal Extra live_tv   94 (54%) 671  
Sony Channel   48 (54%) 157 142
Adult channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
92 News     743  
ADULT Babestn   674 (90%)    
ADULT Babestn2     908  
ADULT Section   699 (90%)    
ADULT Section (start)   670 (90%)    
ADULT smileTV3   673 (90%)    
ADULT Studio 66   679 (90%)    
ADULT Xpanded2   680 (90%) england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag    
Babestation     906  
Studio 66 TV 3     924  
Xpanded TV   678 (90%) 902  
Xpanded TV 2     914  

Comments
Monday, 5 October 2020
J
js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:20 PM

Freesat Diffs:

Five new ITV HD regional variants were added to the Freesat test region:

Comparing files List Freesat 02-10-2020 18 01.txt and List Freesat 05-10-2020 11 01.txt


************************ NEW ************************

SERVICE NAME TYPE EPGID SID TSID ONID FREQ.P ENC EIT PROVIDER BOUQUETS LCN
ITV HD 25 01042 21080 2066 2 11097V 0 0 Freesat 000010001000 181
ITV HD 25 01043 20820 2064 2 11068V 0 0 Freesat 000010001000 182
ITV HD 25 01044 21015 2066 2 11097V 0 0 Freesat 000010001000 183
ITV HD 25 01045 21010 2066 2 11097V 0 0 Freesat 000010001000 184
ITV HD 25 01046 21070 2066 2 11097V 0 0 Freesat 000010001000 185

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js's 770 posts GB
Saturday, 10 October 2020
S
STEPHEN HARRIS
1:37 PM

can i get any christmas channels on my laptop?
as i believe sony channel has started one on channel 50 can you please confirm this

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Sunday, 11 October 2020
C
Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:39 AM

STEPHEN HARRIS:

Sony have this year renamed Sony Movies Classic as Sony Movies Christmas for the festive season, see https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/24-sep-2020-channel-changes-freeview they did a similar thing last year.
This channels (and some other Sony channels) Sony moved to Local multiplexes over a year ago.
For which channels are on which multiplex, see https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings

Unless you live in an area that can receive a Local multiplex (have a local station at LCN 7 or 8 in your EPG) then you won't get this channel. There's only a small number of main transmitters that have local multiplexes most of which are beamed at larger centres of urban population.
AFAIK it's not possible to watch on line, see https://sonymovies.co.uk/

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Thursday, 22 October 2020
J
js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:13 AM

Last ditch attempt here to alert the monkeys at DUK and BBC to the fact that they are transmitting garbage:

Invalid Character Codes in the EIT off Com7 National multiplex Arqiva C. Date: 2020/10/22 02:11:42

It has become apparent through observation that invalid bytes in the Freeview EIT text strings are the low-order bytes of the Unicode General Punctuation Block:

Of course only bytes less than 0x20 qualify as invalid codes in the context of EIT text strings.

Since about April 2018, the following invalid codes have been found in the Freeview EIT text items:

0x01, substitute: {0x01} -> Unicode Character: "EM QUAD" (U + 2001)
0x08, substitute: { } -> Unicode Character: "PUNCTUATION SPACE" (U + 2008)
0x0B, substitute: {} -> Unicode Character: "ZERO WIDTH SPACE" (U + 200B)
0x10, substitute: {-} -> Unicode Character: "HYPHEN" (U + 2010)
0x13, substitute: {--} -> Unicode Character: "EN DASH" (U + 2013)
0x14, substitute: {---} -> Unicode Character: "EM DASH" (U + 2014)
0x18, substitute: {L'} -> Unicode Character: "LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK" (U + 2018)
0x19, substitute: {R'} -> Unicode Character: "RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK" (U + 2019)
0x1C, substitute: {L''} -> Unicode Character: "LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK" (U + 201C)
0x1D, substitute: {R''} -> Unicode Character: "RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK" (U + 201D)

There are 9 invalid codes in the current EIT:
invalid code, count, percentage
0x0B, 7, 77.78%
0x1C, 1, 11.11%
0x1D, 1, 11.11%

There are 8 events with invalid codes in the current EIT.

The Culprits:
Format:
service_name, number of events containing errors

CBeebies HD, 8


Events with invalid codes in the eight-day EIT off multiplex Arqiva C at 2020/10/22 02:11:42:


#1: CBeebies HD, Thu 22 Oct 09:15 - 09:25: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Puzzles{}. In their adventure, Dog and Pug meet Granny Pug, who makes them solve three puzzles. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#2: CBeebies HD, Thu 22 Oct 14:25 - 14:35: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Bedtime Baboon{}. Dog and Pug go on an adventure to help Bedtime Baboon get all the young children around the world to sleep. They have to sprinkle moondust everywhere. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#3: CBeebies HD, Fri 23 Oct 09:15 - 09:25: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Cheshire Cat{}. Dog and Pug go to Buckingham Palace, where they meet Queen Victoria. She is looking for her mysterious Cheshire cat, who keeps disappearing. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#4: CBeebies HD, Fri 23 Oct 14:20 - 14:25: title = "Tinpo", description = "Shshsh!! It's Hack-Po's day off and she wants to read her book...if only she can get a bit of {L''}shshsh!!!{R''}. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error bytes: 0x1C, 0x1D

#5: CBeebies HD, Fri 23 Oct 14:25 - 14:35: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Camping{}. Dog and Pug decide to go holiday and use Granny Pug's guide to camping. They visit a music festival, a jungle and the top of a mountain. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#6: CBeebies HD, Sun 25 Oct 08:50 - 09:00: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves a Small Adventure{}. Dog loses his voice, so Pug has to read a book. Pug goes on an adventure with the bookshop mice to enter the body of Dog and find his heart and tummy. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#7: CBeebies HD, Tue 27 Oct 14:25 - 14:35: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Don Quixote{}. Pug needs a story about how to be brave, so Dog and Pug meet the great Spanish knight Don Quixote and his partner, Sancho Panza. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#8: CBeebies HD, Wed 28 Oct 14:25 - 14:35: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Amazing Facts{}. Dog and Pug are talking about facts, and they go on an adventure to check one of Pug's. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

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Nicanor C. Menendez
7:50 AM

js: hmmm, lets see...

1. only you has every seen or reported this 'problem'
2. all the main transmitters have analysers and decoders monitoring every aspect of the output
3. the programme companies, broadcasters, and the subtitle contractors all monitor direct off-air
4. this website and the people on it are not connected with the broadcasters in any way

maybe its time to find another hobby?

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5:01 PM

Nicanor C. Menendez: hmmm, lets see...

[1. only you has every seen or reported this 'problem']

A response from the author of SmartDVB in a support thread called "Unknown unicode character in EPG title crashes scheduled rec":

"I managed to find the culprate. Seems to be an EOM (End Of Media character, 0x19 UTF8). What it's doing there"

http://www.smartdvb.net/bb/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1717


[2. all the main transmitters have analysers and decoders monitoring every aspect of the output]

If that was true the garbage wouldn't be there.

{3. the programme companies, broadcasters, and the subtitle contractors all monitor direct off-air]

Have you even looked at the events I listed?

[4. this website and the people on it are not connected with the broadcasters in any way]

The attempts to get this through by direct messaging failed, probably because the recipient had the same misconceptions as you. Here it's on permanent public display.



[maybe its time to find another hobby?]

Maybe you should. Your grammar is amiss. There should be an apostrophe in "its" as it's a short form of "it is".

Rather ironic that ninety percent of the errors are misrepresentations of an apostrophe.

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12:33 AM

Nicanor C. Menendez:

Hmmm, let's see......
I've seen some of the errors that js has mentioned, but I can't analyse it in the way js can as I don't have the equipment that gives that detail.
If you happen to work for any of the broadcasters or DUK more importantly, then perhaps you could be constructive and get the relevant people to look at this.
Now if you have the necessary equipment then you'd be able to see all the errors, if you haven't seen any such errors or have the necessary equipment, then perhaps you should "find another hobby" as you cannot substantiate any of your claims.
PS. Broadcasters et al do not monitor the same detail "off-air" otherwise they might have done something about it.

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5:45 AM

Another day, another dollar - nah, strike that.

Another day, another ERROR - yeah, thats right. Oops, did I leave out an apostrophe? What does "thats" mean? Is it a word? Nope.

There are so few EIT errors on Com7 precisely for that reason. The regular EIT off DVB-T has a ton more errors but nearly all get eliminated in the Huffman coding of the EIT on DVB-T2 multiplexes, leaving behind nonsense words with missing apostrophes and expressions without the intended quotes.

The same is true for the rendering of EIT data on typical DVB devices; they will ignore the faulty characters, the only sign remaining being the ungrammatical nature of the text.

Here's the error stats for the BBCA EIT:

There are 138 invalid codes in the current EIT:
invalid code, count, percentage
0x0B, 10, 7.25%
0x10, 2, 1.45%
0x19, 116, 84.06%
0x1C, 5, 3.62%
0x1D, 5, 3.62%

There are 133 events with invalid codes in the current EIT.

The Culprits:
Format:
service_name, number of events containing errors

CBBC, 1
CBeebies, 6
BBC Radio 4 Ex, 3
CBBC HD, 1
RNIB Connect, 3
ADULT Studio 66, 39
That's TV, 37
That's TV, 37
CBeebies HD, 6


Back to Com7:

Invalid Character Codes in the EIT off Com7 National multiplex Arqiva C. Date: 2020/10/23 02:58:52

It has become apparent through observation that invalid bytes in the Freeview EIT text strings are the low-order bytes of the Unicode General Punctuation Block:

Of course only bytes less than 0x20 qualify as invalid codes in the context of EIT text strings.

Since about April 2018, the following invalid codes have been found in the Freeview EIT text items:

0x01, substitute: {0x01} -> Unicode Character: "EM QUAD" (U + 2001)
0x08, substitute: { } -> Unicode Character: "PUNCTUATION SPACE" (U + 2008)
0x0B, substitute: {} -> Unicode Character: "ZERO WIDTH SPACE" (U + 200B)
0x10, substitute: {-} -> Unicode Character: "HYPHEN" (U + 2010)
0x13, substitute: {--} -> Unicode Character: "EN DASH" (U + 2013)
0x14, substitute: {---} -> Unicode Character: "EM DASH" (U + 2014)
0x18, substitute: {L'} -> Unicode Character: "LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK" (U + 2018)
0x19, substitute: {R'} -> Unicode Character: "RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK" (U + 2019)
0x1C, substitute: {L''} -> Unicode Character: "LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK" (U + 201C)
0x1D, substitute: {R''} -> Unicode Character: "RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK" (U + 201D)

There are 16 invalid codes in the current EIT:
invalid code, count, percentage
0x0B, 5, 31.25%
0x10, 9, 56.25%
0x1C, 1, 6.25%
0x1D, 1, 6.25%

There are 15 events with invalid codes in the current EIT.

The Culprits:
Format:
service_name, number of events containing errors

CBBC HD, 1
CBBC HD, 1
CBBC HD, 1
CBBC HD, 1
CBBC HD, 1
CBBC HD, 1
CBBC HD, 1
CBBC HD, 1
CBBC HD, 1
CBeebies HD, 6


Events with invalid codes in the eight-day EIT off multiplex Arqiva C at 2020/10/23 02:58:52:


#1: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#2: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#3: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#4: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#5: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#6: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#7: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#8: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#9: CBBC HD, Fri 30 Oct 18:20 - 18:40: title = "Dragons: Race to the Edge", description = "Return of Thor Bonecrusher. Snoutlout accidentally brings to life Thor's evil twin, Anti{-}Thor. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x10

#10: CBeebies HD, Fri 23 Oct 09:15 - 09:25: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Cheshire Cat{}. Dog and Pug go to Buckingham Palace, where they meet Queen Victoria. She is looking for her mysterious Cheshire cat, who keeps disappearing. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#11: CBeebies HD, Fri 23 Oct 14:20 - 14:25: title = "Tinpo", description = "Shshsh!! It's Hack-Po's day off and she wants to read her book...if only she can get a bit of {L''}shshsh!!!{R''}. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error bytes: 0x1C, 0x1D

#12: CBeebies HD, Fri 23 Oct 14:25 - 14:35: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Camping{}. Dog and Pug decide to go holiday and use Granny Pug's guide to camping. They visit a music festival, a jungle and the top of a mountain. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#13: CBeebies HD, Sun 25 Oct 08:50 - 09:00: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves a Small Adventure{}. Dog loses his voice, so Pug has to read a book. Pug goes on an adventure with the bookshop mice to enter the body of Dog and find his heart and tummy. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#14: CBeebies HD, Tue 27 Oct 14:25 - 14:35: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Don Quixote{}. Pug needs a story about how to be brave, so Dog and Pug meet the great Spanish knight Don Quixote and his partner, Sancho Panza. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

#15: CBeebies HD, Wed 28 Oct 14:25 - 14:35: title = "Dog Loves Books", description = "Dog Loves Amazing Facts{}. Dog and Pug are talking about facts, and they go on an adventure to check one of Pug's. [S] [HD]", Huffman coded, description error byte: 0x0B

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3:47 PM

js:

I don't know if you've seen this - I only spotted it a while ago when looking for something else -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/tell-bbc/#/Tell%20BBC
It has boxes for selecting Freeview and then one for the EPG !!

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