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Freeview Channels and Channel Numbers

The table below is a complete Freeview TV channel list, which includes free to view HD services. It was last updated in September 2017 to reflect changes to Freeview channel numbers and to accommodate new Freeview services. Every effort is made to keep this table up to date, but frequent changes to the Freeview EPG make this a challenge.

Please note: Smaller UK relay transmitters do not transmit all Freeview channels. You'll only be able to receive multiplexes marked with an asterisk, from these relay (fill-in) transmitters.

If you are missing channels which are listed here, then please retune your TV or set top box.
To receive Freeview HD, you will need a DVB-T2 compatible TV, or set top box.

For more information about each channel, click the linked channel name, to visit the official website.

Freeview Channel List

- Updated September 2017 [ Download as PDF (400KB) ]

Freeview Ch. Freeview Ch. No. Programme Genre
BBC One* 1 General entertainment
BBC Two* 2 General entertainment
ITV* 3 General entertainment
Channel 4* or S4C* 4 Channel of the year
Channel 5* 5 General entertainment
ITV2* 6 General entertainment
Local TV Service 7 Regional programming (not all regions)
BBC FOUR* 9 General entertainment
ITV3 10 General entertainment
Pick 11 General entertainment
Dave 12 General entertainment
Channel 4+1* 13 General entertainment
More4* 14 General entertainment
Film4* 15 Film channel
QVC 16 Home shopping
Really 17 Entertainment from UKTV
4Music 18 Music videos
Yesterday 19 Entertainment from UKTV
Drama 20 Entertainment from UKTV
5USA 21 Drama & movies from USA
Ideal World 22 Home shopping
Creat & Craft 23 Misc. craft pursuits
ITV4* 24 General entertainment
Home 25 Home & garden (UKTV)
ITVBe 26 Lifestyle & entertainment
ITV2+1 27 General entertainment
E4* 28 Entertainment from Ch4
E4+1 29 Entertainment from Ch4
5 STAR 30 Drama & entertainment
Spike 31 General entertainment
Sony Music Ch. 32 Music channel
ITV+1* 33 General entertainment
ITV3+1 34 General entertainment
QVC Beauty 35 Home shopping
QVC Style 36 Home shopping
QUEST 37 Adventure
QUEST Red 38 Adventure
CBS Action 39 General entertainment
Rocks & Co 1 40 Home shopping
Food Network 41 Culinary programming
Travel Channel 42 Travel guides (24 Hrs)
Gems TV 43 Gemstones shopping
Channel 5+1 44 Entertainment from Ch5
Film4+1* 45 Film channel
Challenge 46 Quiz shows
4Seven 47 Popular Ch4 shows
movies4men 48 Movies
TJC 49 Shopping service
My5 54 Shopping service
5STAR+1 55 General entertainment
5USA+1 56 General entertainment
VIVA 57 Music channel
ITVBe+1 58 Lifestyle & entertainment
ITV4+1 59 General entertainment
True Crime 60 General entertainment
True Entertainment 61 General entertainment
True Movies 62 General entertainment
Blaze 63 Community related programming
CBS Action+1 64 High-octane entertainment
TBN UK 65 Religion
CBS Reality 66 Documentaries / real life
CBS Reality+1 67 Documentaries / real life
truTV 68 Reality shows + comedy
truTV+1 69 Entertainment
Horror Channel 70 Horror films / supernatural
CBS Drama 71 Entertainment
YourTV 72 Real life stories
YourTV+1 73 Real life stories
The Store 74 Home Shopping
Jewellery Maker 76 Jewellery making
TCC 77 Entertainment / culture
Sewing Quarter 78 Entertainment / culture
Dave Ja Vu 79 Entertainment
Blaze+1 80 Entertainment
Talking Pictures TV 81 Films
Vintage TV 82 Entertainment
Quest+1 83 Adventure
Quest Red+1 84 Adventure
Hochanda 85 Entertainment
More4+1 86 Entertainment
Keep It Country 87 Country Music TV
TJC Choice 93 Home Shopping
Free Sports 95 Sports
Forces TV 96 Entertainment
Freeview Information 100 Freeview service info
Freeview HD    
BBC One HD* 101 General entertainment
BBC Two HD* 102 General entertainment
ITV HD* / STV HD* 103 General entertainment
Ch 4 HD* or S4C HD* 104 General entertainment
Channel 5 HD* 105 Launched 04/05/16
BBC Four HD* 106 Documentaries
BBC News HD* 107 24Hr News from BBC
Al Jazeera HD 108 News service
Channel 4+1 HD 109 General entertainment
4Seven HD 110 General entertainment
QVC HD 111 Home shopping
QVC Beauty HD 112 Beauty products
RT HD 113 Russian news
BT Showcase HD 115 Sport
Children's Channels    
CBBC* 201 Children's entertainment
CBeebies* 202 Children's entertainment
CITV 203 Children's
CBBC HD 204 Children's entertainment
CBeebies HD 205 Early years' entertainment
Pop 206 Children's shows
Tiny Pop 207 Children's (3-7 years)
Pop Max 208 Children's
Ketchup TV 211 Children's
News Channels    
BBC News* 231 News
BBC Parliament* 232 News
Sky News 233 News
RT 234 News
Adult Channels    
Television X [pay] 671 Adult
Adult Smile TV2 [pay] 672 Adult
Adult Smile TV3 [pay] 673 Adult
Adult Babestn [pay] 674 Adult
AdultXpanded TV [pay] 678 Adult
Adult Studio 66 [pay] 679 Adult
Text and Streaming Services    
BBC Red Button 250 Text services
365 Travel 251 Travel text service
Kiss Me TV 252 Text services
Proud Dating 253 Text services
CCTV 260 Chinese TV
Racing UK [pay] 261 Streaming channel
Connect 4 262 Currently off-air
SonLife 263 Religious programming
Vision TV 264 Streaming entertainment service
Planet Knowledge 265 Documentaries on-demand
Huda TV 266 Islamic service
Revelation TV 267 Christian Programming
Box Nation 268 Boxing
Arise News 269 African news service
Love World 270 Religious service
Rocks & Co 271 Home Shopping
Bollywood HD 272 Bollywood entertainment
Sports Channel Network 273 Sports

The above list of Freeview TV channels is provided in good faith. Its accuracy is not guaranteed as new channels are added periodically and others may be removed.

There are over 60 standard definition DVB-T Freeview channels transmitted as part of the UK digital terrestrial television and 15 HD channels. Most are "free to air" non-subscription digital TV channels which are free to view in areas with Freeview coverage.

Approximately 98.5% of the UK population can now receive the DTV service), with the appropriate TV license. A Freeview set top box, or a TV with built-in DVB digital tuner is required. Freeview aerial requirements vary by UK region.

Encrypted pay and subscription channels are suffixed by [pay] in the table below, since they are not available, without a one-off or monthly subscription payment.

More help:

Missing Freeview Channels?

Please note that there are some regional variations to the TV channels available - so your channel list may vary from the one above. Importantly, relay transmitters in the UK only broadcast 3 of the 8 Freeview multiplexes. These are marked with an asterisk. If you are served by one of these relay transmitters, you will not receive all channels.

In addition, some Freeview multiplexes are transmitted at lower power, resulting in reduced coverage. You may have reception problems with some groups of channels, especially if you live in fringe reception areas.

Wrong Channel Numbers?

Incorrect channel numbers are the unfortunate consequence of changes to the Freeview channel lineup, most of which are made to accommodate new TV services. Significant EPG changes were made during 2015.

As well as frequent EPG updates, changes are also routinely made to the digital multiplexes which carry groups of TV channels. Each multiplex is allocated a particular UHF channel - which will vary, depending on the transmitter which serves your area.

Freeview has 8 multiplexes in total (although relay transmitters only transmit 3 of them - PSB1/BBCA, PSB2/D3+4 and PSB3/BBC B). Two multiplexes (PSB3/BBC B and COM8) are primarily used for HD programming, so will not be receivable on all Freeview equipment - only on TV's and STB's equipped with a DVB-T2 tuner.

A retune is periodically required on all Freeview equipment in order to keep the channel list up to date. Some set top boxes (like Panasonic and Samsung) automatically advise when re-tuning is necessary with an on-screen retuning message.

To fix any viewing problems we recommend retuning your Freeview box or TV if your channel numbering doesn't match published lists. To do this, delete the current EPG Channel List on your set top box or IDTV and then carry out a full channel re-installation using your Freeview boxes "automatic" or "manual" channel installation mode.

Freeview Retune

Details of how to retune Freeview equipment will be in your user guide or at http://www.tvretune.co.uk/. Automatic tuning (the easiest Freeview box retuning method) is often referred to as 'Auto Set Up'. Sometimes a 'Factory Reset' or full 'Auto Tune' is required to wipe all existing channels, depending on set top box or TV manufacturer.

The manual channel tuning mode on your IDTV or Freeview box allows channel search and installation by specific UHF channel number. This is recommended in areas where Freeview signals from more than one transmitter can be received.

To find out the UHF channel numbers for manual retuning of your particular transmitter, use the Digital UK Coverage Checker. You may need to check the "detailed view" box if you are not served by the main transmitter in your area.

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