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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, 4 March 2012
Mike Attfield
3:30 PM

I cannot get any Digital channel below 9 on my Logic TV model 19WHD17. BBC 4 (channel 9) and above are OK but nothing below 9. My other TV shows BBC 1 & 2 digitally but nothing is on my Logic TV. Both are fed from the same aerial source. Would appreciate your advice



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Mike Attfield's 1 post GB flag

4:03 PM

Mike Attfield: As these channels are usually always from the higher powered multiplxes in a group you really have to indicate your location (pref: post code) to enable the signal levels expected in the area to be assessed, but though you should try carrying out a complete re-set on your TV followed by an auto-tune, just in case some glitch has developed in the sets tuner system.

By the way, the signal level checking referred to is necessary because some equipment can cope with high powered signals better than others, so this possibility has to be eliminated.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

4:05 PM

Anyone using Be as thier ISP and got Freesat are you having problem today in getting BBC iPlayer?

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David's 306 posts GB flag
Thursday, 22 March 2012
8:44 AM

I live in worthing, since the change over i cannot get south today our regional tv station. I now get south east today this is not relevent to my area. H ow can i obtain south today again?

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Bert's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

10:24 AM

Bert: Whitehawk Hill (Brighton) now broadcasts BBC South East. See here:

Brighton transmitters will be in BBC South East from 7th March 2012 | - independent free digital TV advice

And here:

BBC - FAQs - Why did my BBC Region change from BBC South to BBC South East on Wednesday 7 March 2012?

You may be able to receive South Today from either Rowridge (the main transmitter on the Isle of Wight which also serves a large area on the south coast) or Findon.

Your receiver may have picked up these and put them in your 800s (programme stations numbered starting at 800).

For manual tuning, Rowridge BBC is on UHF channel 24 and Findon's is channel 44.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
8:45 PM

I live in Shoreham-by-Sea since digital switchover my Phillips television asks to be retuned every time i turn in on.

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mike's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

8:58 PM

mike: What is the model of the set?

What happens if you don't retune?

What transmitter is your aerial facing? Or what direction is it pointing?

Sometimes this happens when a set stores more channels than it can handle. This usually happens as a result of it storing the signals from more than one transmitter (where they are available). The trick is to prevent it from storing other transmitters' signals which is why I asked you which transmitter you are using.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 31 March 2012
12:10 PM

hello.i am living in austria. ive just cancelled my sky subscription but still using the skybox for the free channel.But i cant pick up BBC.theres a bit of a picture bit not possible to view.Is this due to the size of my dish,also is there anyway i can get itv or any sport channels.any help much appreciated

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Dave's 2 posts AT flag
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
2:24 PM

new televisions not receiving channel bbc 1&2/ no signal.
Older set receiving bbc OK.

VCR DVD recorders pickup bbc OK, why is this?

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Alan's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 9 April 2012

8:04 PM

Alan: Very hard to suggest anything without a full postcode...

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