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Which TV channels are on all free TV services?


BBC Alba HD scotland flag, BBC Four HD, BBC Parliament, BBC Three HD england flagnorthernireland flag, CBBC HD, CBeebies HD, ITV 1 (SD) england flag, ITV 2, ITV3, ITV4

ITV is provided in the Border area of Scotland, not STV

Which TV channels are on most services?

Not on Freeview Light


4seven, E4 Extra, Gems TV, ITV4 +1, Jewellery Maker, QVC, QVC2

Can't watch online


5SELECT, BBC Two HD, Channel 4 +1, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD, ITV 1 HD england flagscotland flag, ITV1 +1 england flagscotland flagwales flag, ITVBe, STV HD scotland flag, UTV +1 northernireland flag, UTV HD northernireland flag

Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Sky (no card), Watch online


BBC Four england flagnorthernireland flagwales flag, CBBC, CBeebies, Channel 4 (SD) england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag

Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Freesat, Watch online


BBC Scotland HD scotland flag, E4, Film4, More4

E4 is not on Freeview Light in Wales

Which TV channels are on three services?

Channels on Freesat, Sky (no card), Watch online


4Music, BBC News HD, Kerrang! TV, Kiss (TV), Magic (TV), QVC Style, The Box

Channels on Full Freeview, Freesat, Sky (no card)


5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Create & Craft, Dave, DMAX, Drama, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, HGTV, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, Legend, LEGEND XTRA, NHK WORLD, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Revelation TV, Sky Mix, Talking Pictures TV, TalkTV, That's TV (UK), That's TV 2, TJC, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA

Channels on Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Watch online


BBC Four (Scotland SD) scotland flag, BBC News, BBC One (SD), BBC Three, BBC Two

Channels on Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Freesat


BBC One HD, Channel 4 HD (Wales) wales flag, E4 +1

Channels on Full Freeview, Sky (no card), Watch online


BBC Scotland SD scotland flag

Channels on Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Sky (no card)


Channel 5, STV (SD) scotland flag, STV+1 scotland flag, TBN UK, UTV (SD) northernireland flag

Channels on Full Freeview, Freesat, Watch online


Sky News

Which TV channels are on two services?

Channels on both Freesat and Sky (no card)


5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Court TV, More4 +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, TJC Beauty, TRUE CRIME 1

Channels on both Full Freeview and Sky (no card)


Channel 4 (Wales) wales flag, Dave ja vu, Drama +1, EarthxTV, GREAT! action england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, GREAT! tv, GREAT! tv +1, Ideal World, Pop, POP MAX, Rok, That's 90s, That's TV 2 MCR england flag, Tiny Pop, TV Warehouse england flag, Yesterday +1

Channel 4 appears at position 8 only on Freeview in Wales

Channels on both Freesat and Watch online


E4 (Wales) wales flag

E4 is not on Freeview Light in Wales only

Channels on both Sky (no card) and Watch online


FreeSports, Ideal World Extra

Channels on both Full Freeview and Watch online



Channels on both Full Freeview and Freesat


Quest, Sky Arts, W, Yesterday

Which TV channels are on just one service?

Channels just on Full Freeview


3ABN, Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera Eng, Alaraby Network, AlJazeera Arabic, AmazingDiscoveries, Asharq News, Asharq News #2, Bay TV Clwyd, Bay TV Liverpool, Bay TV Swansea, Big Centre TV, Blaze +1, Cambridge Presents, Channelbox, Estuary TV Doncaster, Estuary TV York, FailArmy, God TV, HobbyMaker, ITVBe +1, Ketchup Too, Ketchup TV, Latest TV, Made in Bristol, Made in Cardiff, Made in Leeds, Made in Teesside, Made in Tyne and Wear, Mustard, Newsmax, NvTv, Pet Collective, Pop Player, Real Crime, RTÉ One northernireland flag, RTÉ Two northernireland flag, Sheffield Live, Shots!, SonLife, STV Edinburgh, STV Glasgow, TCC, TG4 northernireland flag, That's 60s MCR england flag, That's 80s england flag, That's 90s MCR england flag, That's Berkshire, That's Lancashire, That's Manchester, That's Oxford, That's Salisbury, That's Solent, That's Surrey, That’s 60s, The York Channel, Together TV +1, TV Warehouse+1 england flag, UK RADIO PORTAL, WildEarth, YAAAS!, Zee World

RTE TV channels can be received only in Northern Ireland

Channels just on Watch online


4seven HD, Box Upfront, Capital TV england flag, CITV, Fitness TV, Heart TV england flag, Irish TV, QVC +1, QVC HD, Showcase 3, Smash Hits TV

Channels just on Sky (no card)


A1 TV, Aaj Tak, Aastha, Ahlebait TV, Ahlulbayt TV, Akaal Channel, Arise News, Arise Play, ARY Digital, ARY World, ATN Bangla, Brit Asia TV, British Muslim TV, Channel 7 (Ghana), Channel S, Clubland TV england flag, CRAFT EXTRA , Cruise 1st TV, Deen TV, Dunamis TV, Dunya News, Eman Channel, EuroNews English, EWTN, Faith, Faith World TV, Foodxp, Geo, Geo News International, GoodNews TV, Great! Movies Action 1 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, Heart 80s, Heart 90s, HGTV +1, Hidayat TV, High Street TV 1, High Street TV 2, High Street TV 3, High Street TV 4, Hum Masala, Hum TV, Ion TV, Iqra Bangla, Iqra TV, Iran International HD, Islam Channel Urdu, Islam TV, Kanshi TV, KICC TV, Loveworld TV HD, Madani Channel English, MATV Channel, MTA 1, NDTV 24x7, New Media HD, Noor TV, Now 90s england flag, NTD, NTV, Phoenix CNE, Pitaara International, Pop +1 england flag, POP MAX +1, Primal Living, Psychic Today, PTC Punjabi, PTV Global, Sangat TV, Sanskar TV, SBN International, Sikh Channel, Sky News Arabia, Smithsonian Channel, SportyStuff TV HD, Takbeer TV, The Word Network, Tiny Pop +1 england flag, Trace Hits, Travelxp HD, TV One, TVC News Nigeria, UK 44, W +1, WION HD

Channels just on Freesat



Sunday, 27 June 2021
Charles Stuart

10:48 PM

The LG TV just gets text on channel 100. I haven't tried 555, as I'm currently watching the Toshiba TV in my bedroom. It gets the various links you describe on channel 100. On 555 the Toshiba gets a message that the accessible TV is starting soon.

Is Amazon Fire better than Chromecast? However, I don't know if Amazon Fire supports Britbox and Discovery+.

I'll try and find a mirroring app that works.

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Charles Stuart's 159 posts GB flag
Monday, 28 June 2021

2:48 AM

Charles Stuart:

If you have HbbTV turned on, then Channels 100 & 555 should display correctly on the LG.
There are quite a few sets, your Toshiba is obviously one, that don't fully support Freeview Play and HbbTV and it's an oddity that such sets display 100 correctly but not 555, I have yet to discover why.

I'm afraid I can't help regarding Amazon Fire & Chromecast.

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Chris.SE's 4,083 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Charles Stuart

5:54 PM

With Hbb turned on 555 and 100 do work on the LG. Britbox still doesn't. I downloaded a free mirroring app but I couldn't get it to work. I phoned Britbox to see what they recommended and the customer service agent who took the call gave me the personal recommendation of using an Amazon Firestick. I bought the cheapest version at John Lewis (which was even cheaper because I work for Waitrose) and it works brilliantly.

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Charles Stuart's 159 posts GB flag

6:09 PM

Charles Stuart:

Well I'm glad you've got it resolved and thanks for the update, that's useful info.

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