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How to Watch: BBC One (SD)

Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: 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'

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Regional content: BBC nations and regions TV network - 14 English regions plus Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - for regional news. See BBC nations and regions - overview map - interactive maps. . For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon BBC One (SD) page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC One (SD) website.

From Wikipedia: The channel's annual budget for 2011/12 is 1,166.6 million.3 Along with the BBC's other domestic television stations, and many European broadcasters and some in Asia, it is funded principally by the television licence fee, and therefore shows uninterrupted programming with no commercial advertising at any time. It is currently the most watched television channel in the United Kingdom, ahead of its traditional rival for ratings leadership, ITV1. This system used a vertically-scanned image of 30 lines just enough resolution for a close-up of one person, and with a bandwidth low enough to use existing radio transmitters. - link icon read more about BBC One (SD) on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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About BBC One (SD)

Free channel of the day: BBC One

Freeview 1, Freesat 101, Sky 101 and watch online.

Freeview 1, Freesat 101, Sky 101 and watch online.
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How is the free channel paid for?

The £1,402m BBC One budget is funded by the £3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 39% of all BBC spending - that's about £1.11 per week per person.

Is the channel live, pre-recorded, new content or repeats?

BBC One has live presentation, and both national and regional are broadcast live. In addition the daily The One Show (7pm) is live, as are sporting events. All other programmes are pre-recorded and are almost always commissioned by the BBC and having their first showing.

What's the channel's unique selling point?

The channel is customized for viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as to a lesser extent in the English regions, and has the most extensive television regional news service in the UK.

The programme schedule highlights

Weekdays has national news from 6am-9am, 1pm, 6pm and 10pm and regional news at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. There's a daily soap, Doctors at 1:45pm, and EastEnders (Mon/Fri 8pm, Tue/Thurs 7:30pm) and Holby City (Wed 8pm).

The rest of the schedule is mixed, with factual (Mon 7:30pm, 8:30pm) and entertainment and factual/entertainment mix shows (such as Motorway Cops). Thursday night has politics from 10:35pm onwards, Friday night being entertainment only.

The bits to avoid

The morning schedule of Cash In The Attic, 11:30am and Bargain Hunt, 12:15pm are formalistic.

This channel carries a subtitles service for the deaf, hard of hearing and quiet environments.

Monday, 21 March 2011
Peter Chick
6:39 PM

I have just come to live in west Leicestershire and from the ordinary TV airiel I can only get BBC or ITV West Midland regional news programmes. I would like to get BBC and ITV East Midlands news broadcasts. If I fix up a sat dish and box for Freestat or Free Sky stat will I be able to tune in to East Midlands Regional news programmes?

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Mike Dimmick

6:58 PM

Peter Chick: Currently, ITV Central East on satellite is encrypted, and therefore only available if you have a Sky box and Sky viewing card. Sky sell a 'free-to-view' card for £25 if you already have a dish and box, or charge £175 for dish, box, card and installation.

BBC One East Midlands is free-to-air on satellite, so it's available on Freesat and Sky.

For terrestrial TV you'd need to point a TV aerial to one of the Central East transmitters. If you provide a full postcode, we can see if that's possible for you, or whether the terrain prevents it.

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Friday, 1 April 2011
9:19 PM

BBC 1 and BBC 2 on Freeview become scrambled at about 19.00 until approx 20.30-21.00 every evening recently - the set clicks and the picture pixels break up in long horizontal chunks and the sound also breaks up. This is the time I would normally watch these channels with most interest so it is extremely irritating. Does anyone know what I can do to stop it happening. I live in North Norfolk.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
Tom McWilliams
10:12 PM

I have retuned my Freeview tuner and now no longer receive BBC1 East Midlands; instead I receive BBC1 Look East. As this does not report upon my area I wish to retune to East Midlands; is this possible?

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Tom McWilliams
10:25 PM

I have found East Midlands on Channel 803. So no need for assistance. If anyone else has the problem they need only manually replace the 'wrong' region with channel 803.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
10:29 AM

We are getting very bad reception on ou freeview tv. We are on the Stockton hill transmitter. It has been worse lately on all the BBC channels especially in the evening. Are they working on it at the moment. We have

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Sunday, 26 June 2011
N B Trafford
8:52 AM

Why can I not get BBC 1 2 3 4

When I can get ITV programmes

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