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How to Watch: BBC World Service


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'

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
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Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
BBC World Serviceaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag710 0115 711

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 World Service page.

Official site: See the www.bbc.co.uk link icon BBC World Service website.

From Wikipedia: The World Service was reported to have reached 188 million people a week on average in June 2009.3 It does not carry advertising, and the English language service broadcasts 24 hours a day. On 3 January 1938, the first foreign language service, Arabic, was launched. German programmes commenced on 29 March 1938 and by the end of 1942 broadcasts were being made in all major European languages. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about BBC World Service on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: BBC World Service is on multiplex PSB1 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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