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BBC One (SD)

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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.

Thursday, 10 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Stuart Grainge
3:54 PM

consistent cracking noises on sound coupled with momentary freezing of picture,channel 15 and 24 won't tune in,{Belmont transmitter}

Dealers say this is due to some changes from analogue not yet complete across their coverage area hence signal strength has not been increased. But Belmont seem to indicate they have no reported problems.I can report that this problem is rife in the area and the word on the street is come back analogue.What is the true current situation in this area.

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Dave Lindsay

4:08 PM

Stuart Grainge: Without knowing your location (post code) I can only say that Belmont is presently operating on low power for some of the multiplexes (groups of channels). This is due to be increased this Wednesday.

Any report of "no problems" is as it says. It was planned that this low power would be the case, so as to not cause interference with another area that has yet to switch over.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Les Norman
5:07 PM

I am in Cotgrave, South Nottingham. I am losing BBC East Midlands on Freeview after all the retuning. I can get BBC Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Midlands and if I retune then BBC EM appears strongly on Channel 1 as it used to, BUT it vanishes overnight with BBC 2 as well and Channel 1 shows ITV1. If I retune all channels it returns but overnight it goes again. Any ideas what I can do anyone ?

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Dave Lindsay

8:01 PM

Les Norman: What transmitter is your aerial pointing at?

You say that you have retuned back to EM (which your box over-rules). How did you do this?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
7:28 PM

hie , live in derby , i have always had bbc1 news followed by east midlands today , now i get bbc news followed by west midlands today. any advice you can give me


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Friday, 16 December 2011
8:43 PM

I live in Essex, I used to receive BBC1 in HD but now I can't. Why?..

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Dave Lindsay

8:49 PM

Paul: When did you loose HD reception? Where abouts are you (a full post code will be helpful)? What transmitter is your aerial pointing to (if you don't know, then what direction is it pointing in?)?

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8:59 PM
Saffron Walden

i use a free sat receiver i lost reception months ago ican recieive every other channel in hd except bbc1 ihave tried re tuning several times.

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