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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 Red Buttonaccount_box live_tv   250 981 981

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

From Wikipedia: The services replaced Ceefax, the BBC's analogue teletext service, and is only available via digital television receivers. edit History and branding The service was launched in September 1999 as BBC Text. In the first phase, the service was created using content migrated from the existing analogue teletext service, Ceefax. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about BBC Red Button on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012
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Mike Dimmick
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4:34 PM

fab: Channels can offer as many audio soundtracks as they want. Usually there are two: the regular soundtrack and audio description. TVs that understand audio description properly won't show the audio description as a separate soundtrack, as it's supposed to be mixed in with the regular soundtrack to help people with sight problems understand what's going on.

The soundtracks are otherwise labelled with the language that the soundtrack is in. The code comes from ISO 639-2. This might be 'eng' for English or, for BBC Alba, 'gla' for Gaelic. 'und' means 'undetermined', which is appropriate for crowd noise only!

I suspect the reason for the 'und' stream could be so that the service can ask the TV to add the specific commentary on top of the crowd noise, and save some bandwidth. The BBC still try to remain compatible with some equipment that doesn't support MHEG interactive content, so they don't apply this to 'proper' channels, only to 301, which is normally accessed through the 'Red Button' MHEG program.

Do be careful selecting this, as some equipment remembers your last language choice - either for that channel or for all channels!

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Monday, 25 June 2012
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fab
7:44 PM
Aberdeen

Mike, thanks for that description. When you say, ?EURoechannels can offer as many audio soundtracks as they want?EUR?, presumably doing so would be at the expense of something else, would it?

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fab's 3 posts GB
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
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Beth
2:25 PM

Can I watch a previous 301 programme online please?

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Beth's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:40 PM

Beth: Sometimes. Check the BBC iPlayer - iPlayer TV Home page.

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
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BRENDA REDFORD
8:29 AM

I am having difficulty finding the times for the show jumping today. is it on channel 301?
thanks.

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Dave Lindsay
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10:08 AM

BRENDA REDFORD: According to Radio Times, it is due to be broadcast on BBC One:


Olympics 2012: Pick of the Day - Equestrian Individual Jumping Final | Radio Times


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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Monday, 19 August 2013
Mark A.
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9:14 PM

I am trying to find the BBC red button channel.

On Sky (with or without a card) there is no EPG number for the red button or it is not on 987.


If you wish to view it when there is no link (BBCi page 100) then:
Press SERVICES, 4, 4
Frequency; 11.773 (GHz)
Polarisation; Horizontal
Symbol rate; 22.0 (Mbaund)
FEC; 5/6
Press 'Find channels' and tick

6390 = BBC red button (301)

But this channel has no sound.
Eutelsat 28A & Astra 1N/2A/2F at 28.2°E - LyngSat lists it as 10773 H, 22000-5/6

Dose anybody know the new frequency?
(RH163LB)

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Mark A.'s 360 posts GB
Mark A.
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9:19 PM
Haywards Heath

Above should read .....there is no EPG number for the red button or it is not on 978.



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Mark A.'s 360 posts GB
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:53 AM

Mark A.: It seems that the expected numbering wasn't agreed by Sky. I have removed then from the UK Free TV database.

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Sunday, 10 November 2013
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MCMLXII man
1:32 PM

As the Radio Times, TV Times and most/all papers don't list whats on the Red Button,
you can find the listing at;
BBC Red Button 1 TV Listings & TV Guide | LocateTV (RH163LB)

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