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BBC News is Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day. It is a fast, live and accurate news service that gives context and analysis to the important stories of the day- both within the UK and from around the World. Its flagship programme is the 5 O'clock news hour which combines new reports, interviews and live events. The BBC News channel is available in the UK only. You can send comments and pictures to the BBC News Channel by texting 61124, or emailing

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How to Watch: BBC News

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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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon BBC News page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC News website.

From Wikipedia: edit History BBC News 24 was originally available only to analogue cable television subscribers. This coverage was improved in 1998 with the advent of digital television in the United Kingdom allowing satellite and digital terrestrial television viewers to also view the service. Initially it was difficult to obtain a digital satellite or terrestrial receiver without a subscription to Sky or ONdigital respectively, but now the channel forms an important part of the Freeview package of channels. - link icon read more about BBC News on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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About BBC News

Free channel of the day: BBC News Channel

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How is the free channel paid for?

The £61.1m BBC News channel budget is funded by the £3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 1.7% of all BBC spending.

Is the channel live, pre-recorded, new content or repeats?

The BBC News channels is a live broadcast, with some pre-recorded shows in the weekend schedule, which are pre-empted when there is serious breaking news.

What's the channel's unique selling point?

The most popular television news channel in the UK from the most respected and trusted news broadcaster.

The programme schedule

Shares with BBC One for Breakfast (6am-8:30am) another main daily bulletins (1pm, 6pm, 10pm). The rest of the daytime schedule is a combination of rolling news (back-to-back bulletins) and breaking news (live events), with mainly rolling news overnight.

The bits to avoid

As a single UK-wide channel, there is no TV regional news service, but a text round-up can be found by pressing the Red Button.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
1:12 PM

sir i am from india. i want to receive bbc tv news free to air . how can i receive? could u help me the procedure.

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ramesh's 1 post IN flag
Monday, 15 July 2013
11:47 PM

yeah cousin

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lincoln's 1 post BR flag
Thursday, 29 August 2013
10:36 AM

Hi, new to freeview - (Waltham transmitter)
On BBC News24 using cable it switches to East midlands News & Weather / Traffic
Now on FreeView all we get is London?
Is there anyway to get East Midlands news on BBC 24 News???

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Miketf's 1 post GB flag

2:49 PM

Miketf: As far as I'm aware, the 'local' news for News 24 is London. If you want East Midlands, then its BBC1.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Friday, 6 September 2013

3:42 PM

MikeB: There is no local news on BBC News. When it's the sustaining feed (such as on BBC One HD) it has extra sports updates.

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Briantist's 38,901 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Noor Aqa
3:54 AM

I thank bbc news and history program mes I am very interested in your channel and always listen to your programmes. bbc is the best.

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Noor Aqa's 1 post AF flag
Monday, 10 March 2014
1:16 PM

Heres the link on scrapping tv licence to pay tv.

BBC report 'proposes scrapping licence fee' - Telegraph

its not going to happen till 2020

so they say i bet its gossip rather facts

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Rob's 17 posts GB flag

1:25 PM

Rob: "However, on Saturday night the BBC denied the claim."

Seems that it's not even "gossip".

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Briantist's 38,901 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
R de Silva
8:09 PM

I live in Kidlington, Oxford. I have stopped getting Freeview signals for BBC News 24 HD on ch 107 and Home on ch 25. I do still get quite a few other Digital channels on Freeview. I would like to know what could be the cause ?

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R de Silva's 1 post GB flag

9:05 PM

R de Silva: Both of those channels changed frequency at the Oxford transmitter on 1st March. You should be able to restore them by retuning.

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