menuMENU    UK Free TV logo News



Click to see updates
BBC Two HD logo


BBC Two HD: Inspiring documentaries, drama, comedy and entertainment for mainstream audiences that aims to engage the heart while expanding the mind. All your BBC Two favourites have been given the HD treatment.

Main TV standard-definiton channels

How to Watch: BBC Two HD

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'

Key: wb_sunny daytime; watch_later nighttime; account_box funded from the TV License; flags show Freeview channel limits.
Choose from four options: ■ Show everything ■ Just on Freeview ■ Just on Freesat ■ Just on Sky
High definition channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
BBC Two HDaccount_box   102 102 102

Regional content: BBC nations TV network - English, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - for some regional programmes. See BBC nations and regions - overview map - interactive maps. .

Official site: See the link icon BBC Two HD website.

From Wikipedia: The service was initially run as a trial from 15 May 2006 until becoming a full service on 1 December 2007. The first HD originated programme to be shown on the channel was Planet Earth, shown on 27 May 2006. When high-definition programmes are not being shown, the channel broadcasts a looped preview containing clips from BBC HD programmes. - link icon read more about BBC Two HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: BBC Two 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.

Friday, 3 May 2013
Bill Thompson
10:49 PM


I've had a look at the number of times the Arrochar transmitter has undergone engineering works over the past year. It seems to be significant. What are they for? It does not appear to be improvements as nothing changes. Is this amount of engineering normal or do we have a naff transmitter?

On the subject of Dab radio. I have checked on postcode G837AA for Dab reception and have been told there is nothing in my area. However my son arrived last week in his new car that had a Dab radio. He could receive loads of DAB radio channels on this radio. Whats going on?

link to this comment
Bill Thompson's 4 posts GB flag
Bill's: mapB's Freeview map terrainB's terrain plot wavesB's frequency data B's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
David Morton
7:52 AM

Despite retuning NBC signal fails occasionally.all other channels are ok .canyou tell me what I have to do

link to this comment
David Morton's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 25 October 2021
Dave Purnell
11:55 AM

Up until the past 5 days, my Freesat reception has been very good. Now, however, I only have half of the chanels, previously had. What I have got is confusing e.g. I have BBC2HD but not the normal BBC2 Chanel. I have ITV3+1 but not ITV3 HD or ITV3 normal. There are many inconsitencies. It is most anoying to see so many screens / chanels which tell me to "check cables / connections" etc. I have another TV which receives Freeview and this is perfect. From what I can tell, the dish, cables and conections are all OK. I have tried re-tuning but get a message "need to search for signal", I press ok and after 30 minutes, nothing happens so I "stop". Can you please advise what is happening.

link to this comment
Dave Purnell's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 29 October 2021

1:43 AM

Dave Purnell:

Are any neighbours or nearby friends having anything similar? Apart from the possibility of the Dish or LNB having moved slightly - how do signal levels on the channels you get compare with what was normal before the problem? The other possibilities are the LNB or receiver has gone faulty. Can you borrow or try another receiver to check?

link to this comment
Chris.SE's 4,240 posts GB flag
Thursday, 5 January 2023

1:47 PM

BBC Two Northern Ireland HD has now launched on Sky and Freesat (after several months of testing) where it can now be found on channel 102 on both platform for viewers in the NI region. It has switched places with BBC Two NI SD, which is due to be removed within the next few weeks as part of the BBC's plans for their channels to become HD only on satellite.

link to this comment
StevensOnln1's 3,646 posts GB flag

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentUK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.

Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.