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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.

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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Sunday, 10 July 2011
Roy H
7:25 PM

I live at RG6 3AW in Lower Earley near Reading and as of about 2 weeks ago, I've lost all the BBC channels, I've tried the reset procedure. The obvious thing is that it might an aerial problem, however I can watch most of the other Freeview channels with near perfect clarity.

The BBC channels come in and out and some pixilate a lot. My aerial is pointed towards the Hannington transmitter.

Do I need a new aerial is there a problem with the transmitter?

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Sunday, 17 July 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
marey v moulton and family
12:46 AM

I watched the final programme of the appentice.I thought it was brilliant,very very funny and a joy to watch.I must say the contestants were so very beautiful,I thought they could be models or actors.the clever panel and the host Dara were really entertaining and the star Lord Sugar himself gave out a good all round picture of himself such an ordinary but brilliant to listen to. more of this kind of T.V.Can our family suggest a junior version of this type of programme.thank you so much for such fun on a sunday the family moulton.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011
john mckinnon
6:33 PM

No bbc1 or bbc2 on freeview from west yorkshire. All other channels fine. Have re scanned and get "programme not available"

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8:19 PM

john mckinnon: As you havent mentioned the transmitter you are receiving from this possibility cannot be checked on, but should it be one that has just switched over to high power operation on BBC channels (e.g: Emley Moor) your signal could be too strong and is causing blocking on your tuner.

If using a booster try by-passing it, or using an attenuator in line with the aerial socket.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 28 October 2011
9:16 PM

I miss watch Eastenders and Holby City, Casualty last 20 Sep to 21 Oct 2011,

Hope can u give me? only iplayer on my laptop computer and not have TV.

Look forward your reply me, many thanks u.

Regards Malka

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

11:31 AM

Malka: You should be able to get them as "torrents" from sites like Home - UKNova or Eastenders isoHunt the BitTorrent & P2P search engine Casualty isoHunt the BitTorrent & P2P search engine .

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Briantist's 38,907 posts GB flag
Thursday, 10 November 2011
9:05 PM

can any one help with channel no to put in to manual tune freeview to anglia and bbc look east please

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