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Freeview Channels and Channel Numbers

The table below is a complete Freeview TV channel list, which includes HD services and new channels. It was last updated on 3rd September 2014 to reflect recent changes to Freeview channel numbers and the channel lineup, 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. If you are missing channels which are listed here, then please retune your TV or set top box.

Freeview Channel List

- Updated 5th Sep 2014 - Download in PDF format (265KB)

Freeview
Channel Name
Freeview EPG
Channel Number
Programme
Genre
DTT Multiplex
Name/Number
BBC One 1 General Entertainment PSB1/BBC A
BBC Two 2 General Entertainment PSB1/BBC A
ITV 3 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
Channel 4 4 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
Channel 5 5 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
ITV2 6 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
BBC THREE 7 General Entertainment PSB1/BBC A
Regional TV*
(not all UK regions)
8 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
BBC FOUR 9 General Entertainment PSB1/BBC A
ITV3 10 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
Pick 11 General Entertainment COM5/Arq A
Dave 12 General Entertainment COM5/Arq A
Channel 4+1 13 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
More4 14 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
Film4 15 General Entertainment COM6/Arq B
QVC 16 Home Shopping COM4/SDN
Really 17 General Entertainment COM5/Arq A
4Music 18 Music Videos COM6/Arq B
Yesterday 19 General Entertainment COM6/Arq B
Drama 20 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
VIVA 21 General Entertainment COM6/Arq B
Ideal World 22 Home Shopping COM6/Arq B
ITV4 24 General Entertainment COM6/Arq B
Dave Ja Vu 25 General Entertainment COM6/Arq B
ITV Be 26 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
ITV2+1 27 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
E4 28 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
E4+1 29 General Entertainment COM5/Arq A
5* 30 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
5 USA 31 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
Movie Mix 32 General Entertainment COM5/Arq A
ITV+1 33 General Entertainment PSB2/D3+4
ITV3+1 34 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
QVC Beauty 35 Home Shopping COM6/Arq B
Create & Craft 36 General Entertainment COM6/Arq B
QUEST 37 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
QUEST+1 38 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
The Store 39 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
Rocks & Co 1 40 Home Shopping COM6/Arq B
Food Network 41 Culinary Programming COM5/Arq A
Travel Channel 42 Travel Deals (starts at 18:00) COM5/Arq A
Gems TV 43 Home Shopping COM6/Arq B
Channel 5+1 44 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
Film4+1 45 General Entertainment COM6/Arq B
Challenge 46 General Entertainment COM5/Arq A
4Seven 47 General Entertainment COM6/Arq B
Movies4Men 48 General Entertainment COM5/Arq A
Jewellery Ch. 49 Home Shopping COM4/SDN
Channel 5+24 55 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
QUEST+1 57 Adventure TV COM5/Arq A
BT Sport 1 [pay] 58 Sports COM6/Arq B
BT Sport 2 [pay] 59 Sports COM6/Arq B
True Entertainment 61 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
ITV4+1 62 General Entertainment COM4/SDN
Community 63 Community Action Ch. COM5/Arq A
Jewellery Maker 64 Home Shopping COM5/Arq A
TBN UK 65 Religion COM5
CBS Reality 66 Entertainment COM4/SDN
truTV 68 Entertainment COM5/Arq A
truTV+1 69 Entertainment COM5/Arq A
CBS Action 90 Entertainment COM6/Arq B
Freeview HD Channels

BBC One HD
BBC Two HD
ITV1 HD / STV HD*
Channel 4 HD
S4C HD (Wales Only)
BBC Three HD
BBC Four HD
BBC News HD
Al Jazeera HD
Community Ch. HD
Channel 4+1 HD
4seven HD



101
102
103
104
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111



General Entertainment
General Entertainment
General Entertainment
General Entertainment
General Entertainment
General Entertainment
General Entertainment
News
News
Community News
General Entertainment
General Entertainment



PSB3/BBC B
PSB3/BBC B
PSB3/BBC B
PSB3/BBC B
PSB3/BBC B
PSB3/BBC B
COM7
COM7
COM7
COM7
COM7
COM7
CBBC 120 Children's PSB1/BBC A
CBeebies 121 Children's PSB1/BBC A
CITV 122 Children's COM4/SDN
Freeview HD
Channels


CBBC HD
CBeebies HD



123
124



Children's
Children's



PSB3/BBC B
PSB3/BBC B
Pop+1 126 Children's COM5/Arq A
BBC NEWS 130 News PSB1/BBC A
BBC Parliament 131 News PSB1/BBC A
Sky News 132 News COM5/Arq A
Al Jazeera English 133 News COM6/Arq B
Russia Today (RT) 135 News COM6/Arq B
Adult Section 170 Adult COM6/Arq B
Television X [pay] 171 Adult COM4/SDN
Adult Smile TV2 [pay] 172 Adult COM6/Arq B
Adult Smile TV3 [pay] 173 Adult COM5/Arq A
Adult Babestation [pay] 174 Adult COM6/Arq B
Adult Party [pay] 175 Adult COM5/Arq A
Adult Blue [pay] 176 Adult COM5/Arq A
Adult Babestation2 [pay] 177 Adult COM5/Arq A
Adult Xpanded TV 182 Adult Sex Chat COM4/SDN
BBC Red Button 200 Text Services N/A
Holidays TV 201 Text Services COM4/SDN
Rabbit 202 Text Services PSB2/D3+4
Gay Rabbit 203 Text Services PSB2/D3+4
1-2-1 Dating 204 Text Services COM4/SDN
Kiss Me TV 207 Text Services COM5
Proud Dating 208 Text Services COM5
CCTV 226 Streamed Channels COM6/Arq B
Propeller TV 229 Streamed Channels COM4/SDN
Racing UK 231 Streamed Channels COM6/Arq B
CONNECT 4 234 Streamed Channels COM4/SDN
VuTV [pay] 238 Subscription TV Service COM4/SDN
SonLife 239 Religious Programming COM6/Arq B
Motors TV 240 Sport N/A
TVPlayer 241 Data Service N/A
Vintage TV 242 Data Service N/A
Dating 243 Data Service N/A
Interactive Services 301 Interactive PSB1/BBC A

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 around 58 standard definition DVB-T Freeview channels transmitted as part of the UK digital terrestrial television and 13 HD channels. Most are "free to air" (FTA) 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.

Notes:

  • The asterisk character (*) against a channel name is used to identify encrypted Freeview channels which require a Top Up TV subscription.
  • To obtain the UHF channel numbers for the digital multiplexes appropriate to your local transmitter, download the DTG Transmitter Pocket Guide. This lists the latest UHF channel number assignments for each Freeview multiplex covering all UK DTT transmitters.

Missing Freeview Channels & Wrong Channel Numbers

Missing channels and incorrect channel numbers are the unfortunate consequence of regular Freeview changes, most of which are made to accommodate new TV services. The most recent changes were made on 3rd September 2014.

As well as frequent EPG changes, updates 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 seven multiplexes in total, although two 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 postcode checker and then on the results page, click on 'Find out more' (under 'Reception and channels' in the 'Aerial' row under 'Method of reception'), then click on the pink 'How do I re-tune' menu to reveal the UHF channels needed to tune the Freeview service on your local transmitter).

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