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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 HD page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC One HD 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 HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: BBC One HD is on multiplex PSB3 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

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

Thursday, 5 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
9:47 PM

My freeview box was working fine until 4th April. Now I cannot receive either BBC1 or BBC2 but have fine reception for ITV channels.
Is anyone else in the Weybridge area having he same problems?

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Penny's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

10:10 PM

Penny: Some Freeview boxes and TVs will not work after switchover.

From Crystal Palace, BBC standard definition services have "switched" and others have not.

What's the make and model number of your box or TV that does not receive BBC channels?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Ron Robson
5:23 PM

Up untill now I have been using an old Tv with a freeview box Also attached is a VCR. I have just purchased a Panasonic with HD installed and plan to purchase a Humax HD box.Can I still connect my VCR and get all the free channels.We change over early in June To HD and no anologue. If I can connect the VCR will I be able to record on it and watch another channel

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Ron Robson's 2 posts GB flag
Sunday, 10 June 2012
6:28 PM

Ron Robson: Hi, I have found that I can still watch videos but have been unable to record from my freeview TVs. Have been trying to find out why !!!!

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Wendy's 3 posts GB flag

9:11 PM

Ron Robson: Not fully sure what you are intending to use the VCR for regarding the "free" channels, but when analogue is switched off in your area then the only way that the VCR will work is via its two scart sockets, as its aerial connection will then be redundant.

If you are meaning to record from the Humax and play back via the TV, then a scart cable would be run from the Humax's No2 scart socket to the VCR's AV2 input, and the VCR's AV1 output going to the TV's scart socket,
the VCR's "input" selector being permanently left on AV2 as otherwise it would try to record from its internal tuner, which of course will be inoperative.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Saturday, 23 June 2012
4:16 PM

I am near Tunbridge Wells and cannot receive the HD channels. They should be on UHF channel 47, but my STB shows nothing on that channel. All the other MUXs (41,42,44,49 and 52) are fine, showing about 50% signal strength. Anybody else using the TWells transmitter got this issue?

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Arnold Hague
2:12 PM

I have recently purchased a Sony KDL46EX653 TV it is supposed to have full HD built in but I am unable to get BBC1 HD or ITV 1 HD. It auto tunes all channels except 50 to 59 what would you suggest

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Arnold Hague's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 30 June 2012
11:00 AM

Bluebell Hill area.(very Close)Panasonic Viera,old model,plasma with built in Freeview unable to find 4 HD channels50-60 missing after retune.However in other room have LG 3D with Freeview and Sky can get these channels O.K.after retune on Freeview.Any thoughts how I can get channels on Panasonic Please??

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Pete's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

3:07 PM

Arnold Hague: I found the manual for it here:…x653

However, it doesn't go into much detail about tuning.

If there is manual tune, then try manually tuning to the HD channel of your transmitter. HD services are broadcast using DVB-T2 standard whereas standard definition services use DVB-T. Therefore, there "may" be an option to select this when manually tuning.

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