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List of TV channels and radio stations no longer broadcasting on Freeview, Freesat or Sky No Card

This is a list of channels that are no longer broadcast on free-to-air television. Some channels have become subscription (such as Sky Sports News), others continue in another form (S4C Clirlun is still broadcast in standard definition) and some still broadcast on DAB or analogue radio (such as Kismat Radio). Of course, some just went bust (like Setanta Sports). Older channels are listed on the History - page.

Main TV channels closed on digital TV

Active Channel  Wikipedia
Al Jazeera Arabic  Media UK  Wikipedia
B4  Media UK  Wikipedia
B4U Music
Baby Channel  Media UK  Wikipedia
BBC Red Button 1  Wikipedia
BBC Three  Media UK  Wikipedia
BBC Three HD  Media UK  Wikipedia
BET+1  Media UK  Wikipedia
Bliss  Media UK  Wikipedia
Body in Balance  Wikipedia
BT Sport  Wikipedia
BT Sport 1  Wikipedia
Bubble Hits  Wikipedia
Business Channel  Media UK  Wikipedia
Buz Muzik  Media UK  Wikipedia
Community Channel HD  Media UK  Wikipedia
Edge Media  Wikipedia
ENews Channel Africa  Wikipedia
ESPN UK  Wikipedia
FAB TV  Wikipedia
Fame TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
Fashion One  Wikipedia
Film 24  Wikipedia
Fire Hit TV  Wikipedia
Fitness TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
Fizz  Media UK  Wikipedia
Flaunt  Media UK  Wikipedia
G.O.L.D.  Wikipedia
Genesis  Wikipedia
Greatest Hits TV  Wikipedia
Hi TV  Wikipedia
Home and Leisure  Wikipedia
Information TV +1  Wikipedia
Irish TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
Just Fabulous TV  Wikipedia
Klear TV  Wikipedia
Legal TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
Loaded TV  Wikipedia
Luxury Life  Media UK  Wikipedia
Luxury Life HD  Wikipedia
Massive R+B  Wikipedia
More 4 +2  Wikipedia
Motors TV  Wikipedia
Movies4Men 2  Media UK  Wikipedia
Movies4Men 2 +1  Media UK  Wikipedia
OBE  Media UK  Wikipedia
Open Access  Media UK  Wikipedia
Open Access 2  Wikipedia
Open Access 3  Wikipedia
Overseas Property  Media UK  Wikipedia
Passion TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
PopGirl +1  Media UK  Wikipedia
Press TV  Wikipedia
Property TV +2  Wikipedia
Property TV +3  Wikipedia
Real Estate TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
Real Madrid TV  Wikipedia
Retro TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
Rockworld TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
S4C Clirlun  Wikipedia
Setanta Sports  Wikipedia
Setanta Sports News  Wikipedia
ShowBiz TV  Wikipedia
ShowBiz TV +1  Wikipedia
Showcase 3  Media UK  Wikipedia
Showcase TV +1  Wikipedia
Showcase TV +1  Wikipedia
Sky Sports 1  Wikipedia
Sky Sports 2  Wikipedia
Sky Sports News  Wikipedia
Smash Hits TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
Solent TV  Wikipedia
Summer Hits TV  Wikipedia
TBC  Wikipedia
TCM (not free)  Wikipedia
TeleG  Wikipedia
The Africa Channel  Media UK  Wikipedia
The Africa Channel +1  Media UK  Wikipedia
Trends TV  Wikipedia
True Crime +1  Media UK  Wikipedia
TTV2  Wikipedia
Wedding TV  Media UK  Wikipedia
Wedding TV Asia  Wikipedia
Wine TV  Media UK  Wikipedia

Radio stations closed on digital TV

Amar Radio  Media UK  Wikipedia
Amazing Radio  Media UK  Wikipedia
Amrit Bani  Media UK  Wikipedia
Calvary Chapel Radio  Media UK  Wikipedia
Chill  Media UK  Wikipedia still on DAB
Diamond Radio  Media UK  Wikipedia
Family Radio  Media UK  Wikipedia
Gaydar Radio  Media UK  Wikipedia
Kismat Radio  Media UK  Wikipedia
MOJO Radio  Wikipedia
Punjabi Radio  Wikipedia
Q  Wikipedia
Radio Apni Awaz  Media UK  Wikipedia
Radio Caroline  Media UK  Wikipedia still on DAB still on AM/FM
Radio Khuskhkhabri  Wikipedia
Radio Record  Wikipedia
Rainbow Radio  Wikipedia
Real Radio Wales  Media UK  Wikipedia
Smash Hits!  Wikipedia
StarBeats Radio  Wikipedia
Sunrise Radio 1458 AM  Media UK  Wikipedia
U105  Media UK  Wikipedia still on AM/FM
UCB Bible  Media UK  Wikipedia
UCB Gospel  Media UK  Wikipedia
UCB Inspirational  Media UK  Wikipedia
Yorkshire Radio  Wikipedia

Streamed TV and text closed on digital TV

1-2-1 Dating
Connect 1
Gay Rabbit
Holidays TV
Kingdom Europe
Mail Travel TV
Propeller TV

Other TV channels closed on digital TV

ACBN International
Argos TV
Argos TV 24/7
ARY News
Bid Plus
Bike Channel
Blue Ocean Network  Wikipedia
Celebrity Shop
Channel 9 UK (Bangladesh)
Daystar TV HD
Gala TV
GayXchange TV
Geo News International
Geo Tez
Imagine Dil Se
Jeem TV
News 18
News 18 India
NTV UK (Bangladesh)
Ocean TV
Praise TV Network
Price Drop TV
Psychic Line
QVC +1
Ramadan TV
Record Europa HD
Renault TV
Rishtey Cineplex
Rishtey Cineplex
Sahara One
Smart Live Casino Roulette
Sony Max
Sony SAB TV Asia  Media UK  Wikipedia
Sparkle TV
Sunrise TV
Super Casino
TGGC Outlet
Thane Stop and Shop
The Boutique
TV Discount Store
TV Roulette
Twinkle TV
UK Home Shopping
UMP Stars
Wellbeing Network
Zee Punjabi

Adult channels closed on digital TV

ADULT Playboy
ADULT redhotTV
Babe Guide
Babes from TV
Bluebird 1
Bluebird 2
Bluebird 3
Bluebird 4
Chat 4 Fun
Elite TV 920
Flirt TV
Manchester Love
Red Light Central TV
Red Light Central TV 1
Red Light Central TV 2
Red Light Central TV 3
Red Light Central TV 4
Red Light Latinas TV
Storm Babes TV
Studio 66 TV 4
TextMe TV
Xpanded TV promo

Sunday, 21 June 2015
7:31 PM

Liam: I asked one of the full timers today, and his description of the Samsung way of switching tuners matched yours. I actually tried it out on an 55H7000 - you go to menu, then broadcast, then the aerial, then fiddle around there. A right pain. I didn't get a chance to look at the LG's, but my mate confirmed that the Panasonic's are easy ( same as about 5 years ago), and the Sony rep showed me their system, which seems very similar to the Panasonic. You flick down through the sources, and you can even choose to leave out the ones you dont use.

If your not bothered about having Freesat, then Sony or Panasonic (if you are) sounds easier. The alternative is to just get a seperate Freesat box ( less than fifty notes) and just flick between sources.

Bigger question - is that the right size and technology for the person? You'll be able to go up one size from the current TV, so a 40 to 48 switch works well, but for 4K I'd be thinking 2-2.5 times size of screen. If the person has fast broadband (20mbs plus), uses Netflix, and wants to stream movies/sport, then 4K makes sense. On the other hand, if not, then a decent mid range HD might do fine. To be fair, the prices for a 2015 40ish TV in the mid-range are around six to seven hundred, which in some cases is only about 50 to a hundred less than the 4K ones! If you really didn't care about sat. built in or 4K, then grab a UE40H6400 while you can - about to vanish but cracking value at 399.

Perhaps the Sony x83 with a Freesat box (if you didn't want to use to use the generic sat. tuner) - very good picture in 2K, 4k set, and easy to use. If not then the 7000 (we have the 40in, not the 43), but its a lot of cash to pay for a Freesat tuner that's a pain to switch to and from.

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MikeB's 2,551 posts Platinum Platinum GB
10:04 PM

MikeB: Thanks for those updates. The real problem I'm trying to solve is multiple remotes. This lady has no problems when using my LG7700 but at her home she has a 32" Samsung plus a combi STB. The problem is she accidentally presses a channel button on the TV which then reverts to analogue and she has nothing. She rings me and tells me the TV is not working. So I have to go through a series of instructions to get her picture back. If there was only one remote, and switching between SAT and Saorview was simple we'd all be happy.I'll pop into Curry's and have a look at the Panasonic - maybe get a good FHD before they are all gone.Thanks again,Liam

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Liam's 8 posts IE
10:30 PM

Liam: A 42in Panasonic 740 from last year would be perfect, although goodness knows how your going to get one. Its basically a mid level panel with Freesat and some nicer styling. Great simple remote, Freesat, and pretty simple to go from one source to another. They vanished late last year, although the Panasonic area rep said they couldn't keep up with demand (which was strange since they were a lot more money for much the same panel!).

Found one: Richer Sounds have them( at a good price as well). Panasonic VIERA TX42AS740B | 42 inch 3D LED Smart TV 1080p HD Freeview HD freesat HD | Richer Sounds

By the sound of it, the person using it would get on very well with a Panasonic remote, and its a decent bit of kit. Not 4K, but thats not the end of the world. However, its a 2014 model, so grab one ASAP.

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MikeB's 2,551 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Saturday, 27 June 2015
12:39 AM

MikeB: Richer Sounds also have a 47" TX47AS740B so looks like the perfect solution. Thanks for all the help/advice.

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Liam's 8 posts IE
Saturday, 19 September 2015
7:07 PM

I have recently switched from Sky to Freest. With Sky I could still access Freebies/Digital TV
But now I can only access Analogue TV - which, obviously is now a snow screen
Have checked aerial and it is fine. All I did was unhook Sky from Sat feed and direct HDMI link to TV, and put cables to the Freest box
Can anyone suggest a solution?

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jackie's 1 post GB
8:36 PM

jackie: The only time that analogue would come into the equation is if you were using the Sky boxes RF2 output facility to feed analogue signals of whatever you were viewing on the Sky box to a TV (set on analogue) located in another room. If you were using this system? then Freesat boxes do not have this facility, the only way around it being to use a separate RF modulator connected into the Freesat boxes scart socket.

The other aspect of Freesat boxes not having this facility being, that "if" you were feeding Freeview signals from a normal aerial to a TV (set on Freeview) located in another room via the Sky boxes "aerial input" facility, then you will have to connect the lead from the aerial directly into the connector that was "previously" plugged into the Sky boxes RF2 output socket, as Freesat boxes are not fitted with normal aerial connectors.

Changing from Sky to Freesat is simply a matter of swapping the the Sky boxes LNB input "F" connector over to same on the Freesat box, likewise with the HDMI cable that goes to the TV, there is nothing more involved, that is apart from that mentioned.

Further advice provided as necessary.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016
10:27 PM

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Thursday, 3 August 2017
12:41 AM

Dave and Home now on Freesat.

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David's 20 posts GB
Saturday, 17 March 2018
3:57 AM

My favourite sky channels were Gold 110/166.
Husband is in the doghouse for switching to Freesat, now my entertainment has gone.
Any way to retrieve them through Freesat?

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Lynn's 1 post GB
11:02 AM

Lynn: Gold is a subscription channels and isn't available on Freeview or Freesat. You could look at streaming services such as Now TV for a lower cost way of accessing some subscription channels than subscribing to Sky.

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