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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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BBC One HDaccount_box   101   101

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.

Saturday, 30 June 2012
Dave Lindsay

3:09 PM

Pete: The Viera model may not have a HD tuner built-in. In the specification it will say that it is capable of receiving DVB-T2 signals (as well as DVB-T ones).

Freeview HD uses DVB-T2.

Earlier HD sets were HD Ready, meaning that they can show HD pictures, but don't have the means to receive them off the air.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Roger Hodsoll
9:37 PM

Hi can anyone tell me whether, if any HD broadcasts are available from the Hastings transmitter please

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Roger's: mapR's Freeview map terrainR's terrain plot wavesR's frequency data R's Freeview Detailed Coverage

10:41 PM

Roger Hodsoll: Yes! on mux Ch22 but reception is indicated as being variable on the verges of poor on all muxes using the code provided, however your "very" local (nearly next door) Bexhill transmitter is indicated as providing excellent reception on channels 46 - 40 - 43 (HD).

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Saturday, 21 July 2012
Robert Dyet
7:56 PM

Hi, I'm experiencing bad intermittent reception on BBC one HD (ch50) & BBC HD (ch54) only on those channels thru my Samsung Smart PVR. I have retuned but still cannot view a single show without it planking for 2 or more seconds.

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Friday, 28 September 2012
doug thwaites
10:04 PM

i have hd ready tv, and four settop boxes. i cannot recieveany hd channels, despite doing several retunes, as per instructions.
i am on bilsdale and am at TS13 4NG

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doug's: mapD's Freeview map terrainD's terrain plot wavesD's frequency data D's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Dave Lindsay

11:31 PM

doug thwaites: You won't do. HD Ready (<--click the words) means that the set can show HD pictures but does not have the means to receive them off the air.

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Monday, 15 October 2012
12:13 PM

Today i have lost the HD channels on my Smart hdtv. I have tried retuning but only the standard channels are availble

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Thursday, 18 October 2012
6:31 AM

I have no bbc 1 hd logo on ch 101 on my tv all other hd channels are showing, any help please as to why

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Terry Wright
8:49 PM

I am not receiving any freeview HD channels from the Bilsdale transmitter. Any suggestions?

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11:41 PM

Terry Wright: The first question would be whether or not you have ever received them? and if not what model number of TV (or box) you are using?

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