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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.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

9:00 PM

Chan-King: Hi. Only in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is the "local" news on the HD channel, in England viewers will normally tune to the SD version of the channel. The BBC does not have the money to expand the BBC One HD service because the TV Licence has been frozen.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts US flag
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Dr J Blain
8:25 PM

I suddenly have intermittent break up or 'service not working' on HD channels - SD channels seem fine. Last night all were fine. Am in Dundee so reception is from Angus transmitter. Is there a transmitter problem tonight?

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Dr J Blain's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 7 March 2016
Lyon Seary
6:17 PM

I'm afraid I no longer see BBC News as a true news channel; it has become a magazine programme covering a wide diversity of interests with varying degrees of impartiality/bias, very little of which can actually be called World News. This applies particularly between 7am and 9am daily. Any genuine news is given short shrift in favour of the next "guest" interviewee.

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Lyon Seary's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
9:17 AM

Channels 101--105 not working via by youview box from black hill transmitter.Does anyone know if it's a transmitter problem

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IAN's 1 post GB flag

10:59 AM

IAN: There is currently a transmitter engineering notice for Black Hill warning of possible weak signal. Do not retune as this may cause you to loose channels.

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StevensOnln1's 3,624 posts GB flag
Monday, 31 October 2016
Ian Melvin
2:03 PM

I have lost all HD channels above 105 including BBC4 and News as of 29th October 2016. Anyone know what is going on?

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Ian Melvin's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 6 November 2016
8:20 PM

I'm trying to tune HD channels from Claife Heights transmitter (Windermere area). Other channels seem OK, but neither of my TV sets can receive channels 101 to 104 (one set reports 'no signal'). Any suggestions please?

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Stuart's 7 posts GB flag

11:02 PM

Stuart: Have you received the HD channels on the same TVs in the past? If not, is there a Freeview HD logo on them anywhere? Many TVs are sold as HD ready, however this isn't enough as these sets don't usually have a tuner capable of decoding the DVB-T2 transmissions used to broadcast HD channels on Freeview.

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StevensOnln1's 3,624 posts GB flag
Monday, 7 November 2016

12:26 PM


The Windermere transmitter does not provide any HD services at all at this time. See Which Freeview channels does the Windermere transmitter broadcast? for details of what signals this Freeview Lite transmitter provides.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag

2:20 PM

MikeP: Windemere broadcasts the PSB3 mux containing BBC1 HD, BBC2 HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD & CBBC HD as do all Freeview lite relays (and have done since the end of digital switchover).

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