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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: analogue, 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 Four HDaccount_box live_tv   106 (76%)watch_later 116watch_later 107watch_later

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info BBC Four HD page.

Official site: See the www.bbc.co.uk link icon BBC Four HD website.

From Wikipedia: - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about BBC Four HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: BBC Four HD is on multiplex com8 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Friday, 27 July 2018
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Hope
9:25 PM

Don't receive BBC4 HD

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Hope's 1 post GB
Saturday, 28 July 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:35 PM

Hope:

BBC4 HD is now carried on COM8 and requires a TV that is Freeview HD capable. Depending on which transmitter you are using, you may b=need a different aerial as many now broadcast it on Channel 56, and some need a wideband aerial to receive that.



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MikeP's 2,902 posts PT
Sunday, 29 July 2018
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Roger Viles
10:37 AM

In Plymouth I receive BBC4 HD on Com 8 from Caradon, using a wideband (colour code black) antenna in the loft.
Until earlier this year all was fine but then the signal started dropping out, with my YouView box showing only around 30% signal strength at the worst times, compared with 98+ % for channels not on Com8.
During the recent dry weather the signal strength has increased to 50% and the problems have gone away for now.
I notice that the transmitter power on Com8 is much lower that for the other multiplexes. Is the poor reception a common problem for Caradon users? What can be done?

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Roger Viles's 4 posts GB
Monday, 3 December 2018
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Mike
3:36 PM

My 'camping' satellite receiver, a digital satellite receiver SL 30/12 works very well but I can't get BBC4 SD. The box doesn't pick up HD unfortunately. I have searched the channels but can't find a channel number on Astra28E. Can you help please?

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Mike's 1 post GB
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Friday, 4 January 2019
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Steve Seeds
4:47 PM

We can only receive BBC 4 HD via the VCR, but not through the Samsung (not very) Smart tv. Disappointing.
The antwnna is the same: in the VCR, and through to the TV.
Any ideas?

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Steve Seeds's 5 posts GB
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:13 PM

Steve Seeds: Do you mean that you're receiving BBC Four HD through a PVR? There are no VCRs (video cassette recorders) that have a DVB-T2 tuner (I'm not sure if there were ever any produced with a DVB-T tuner) capable of receiving HD channels. Do you have BBC One HD and BBC Two HD on the Samsung TV?

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StevensOnln1's 2,568 posts GB
Thursday, 10 January 2019
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R Murchie in
10:54 AM

Steve Seeds: There have been several posts about Samsung TVs having low sensitivity tuners. My own Samsung does not see BBC4 HD at all (broadcast on COM8 from Rowridge) while my Humax PVR receives a signal at 40% strength which is just about adequate. It does not help that COM8 is transmitted at a miserable 18.4kW, so if everyone with an interest contacted BBC, Ofcom, DigitalUK, this issue might be registered.

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R Murchie in's 19 posts GB
Friday, 19 July 2019
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Mike Knowles
1:29 PM

Hope: About a month ago BBC4 HD + other HD and +1 channels were removed from the Caradon Hill Transmitter. Little warning was given that this might happen and research has indicated that this was to provide space for 5g. I have tried to complain to Freeview but no response so contacted OFCOM but was effectively told hard luck 5g is more important than you receiving BBC4 HD.
Any useful comments about what I can do about this would be helpful

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Mike Knowles's 1 post GB
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