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How to Watch: Teletext

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.
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Official site: See the link icon Teletext website.

Monday, 11 November 2013
alan isherwood
3:59 PM

for the last few days I cannot receive teletext on any of the sky channels is it a problem with sky .

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alan isherwood's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
D Jelley
10:05 AM

I use f v via virgin at the moment. It seems stuck on the wrong date. 18th can you fix this please.

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D Jelley's 1 post GB

11:44 AM

D Jelley:

This is an independent help site for people with reception problems. it has nothing to do with Virgin or any direct connection to Freeview.

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Chris.SE's 3,328 posts GB
Wednesday, 2 March 2022
John Bolton
1:50 PM

Why is teletext on Freeview putting out lies and mis-information ?... they have said today that Russian ships have been sent away from the Milford haven port, which is lies... according to the head of the port of Milford haven authority, ships are continuing to come into Milford haven and there is one in there today and another coming in on Friday... this is further confirmed by wales on line - so why tell lies ???...

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John Bolton's 1 post GB

3:38 PM

John Bolton: There isn't any Teletext on Freeview as Teletext services all closed before Digital Switchover (DSO) completed back in 2012. Perhaps you were looking at the BBC red button service which I understand displays news articles from the BBC News website. I haven't seen the article you are referring to so I'm not in any position to comment on accuracy. I suggest you ask whichever channel or service you were viewing, as this is an independent technical help website which has no connection with any broadcaster or news organisation.

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StevensOnln1's 3,473 posts GB

3:46 PM

John Bolton:

This is NOT the BBC's website. The BBC are responsible for the pages of news that your read on Red Button or Text. You need to contact the BBC if the information being posted is wrong.
As an aside, typing in all capitals is considered shouting, please don't do so, it's not needed.
(Update: From what I've just read there is an explanation about a ship being turned away that is now going to be docking, maybe what your read hadn't been fully updated but as explained it's the BBC you need to contact if you feel the report isn't accurate).

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Chris.SE's 3,328 posts GB

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