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How to Watch: STV (SD)

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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STV (SD)   3 scotland flag 803  

Regional content: Channel 3 network for adverts and regional news. See ITV, UTV and STV regions - overview map - interactive maps. . For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon STV (SD) page.

Official site: See the link icon STV (SD) website.

From Wikipedia: The brand was adopted on Tuesday 30 May 2006 replacing both franchises' identities. Both licensees are owned by STV Group plc. On a network scale, one of STV's most famous exports is the long-running crime drama Taggart, set in Glasgow. - link icon read more about STV (SD) on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: STV (SD) is on multiplex PSB2 in scotland flag.

Monday, 21 February 2011
tony petty
7:19 PM

i can not get the itv or stv or chanel 4 e4 but i can get itv2+1 and e4+1.

is there a reason for this?

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012
margaret donnelly
7:20 PM

I cant get stv 4 5 6

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margaret's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Thursday, 26 July 2012

3:57 PM

margaret donnelly: I'm sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you mean.

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Sunday, 11 August 2013
M. Gillespie
10:39 PM

I live in Nairn and for the past two weeks I no longer get a signal for STV and associated channels. I've tried re-tuning

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M.'s: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage

11:00 PM

M. Gillespie: Those channels changed frequency on July 31st and a proper retune is required - try something like "default/factory settings" or "first time installation" on your equipment.

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Michael's 358 posts GB flag
Saturday, 5 January 2019
10:52 AM

Hi there,

We appear to have lost over 40 channels on free view in Glasgow's Southside, including Sky News and Pick. Any idea why

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Helen's 1 post GB flag

3:09 PM

Helen : Probably due to a fault with your aerial system. Start by checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV, but don't attempt to retune.

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