List of digital terrestrial television channels (UK)

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This is a list of the current channels available on digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, those planned for the future, and those that have been removed.

All multiplexed H.222 transports for HDTV (1080i) channels use DVB-T2 256-QAM modulation. Local channels on the LTVmux use DVB-T QPSK modulation. All other transports for PAL (576i), radio and interactive channels use DVB-T 64-QAM modulation.

All HD television channels on the Freeview platform are encoded in H.264 and subject to a MPEG-LA controlled transmission patent licensing tax which is included in the Freeview broadcaster cost and varies on viewership figures. This tax is currently paid via one of three registered licensees, which are the BBC, ITV and BSkyB. The SD channels still use H.262 which doesn't incur any addition transmission costs.

The PSB1 transport (aka BBC A) is used solely for BBC non-HDTV channels. The PSB2 transport (aka D3&4) is used for other broadcasters' non-HDTV channels with spill over onto the less available COM4 (aka SDN), COM5 (aka ARQ A) and COM6 (aka ARQ B) transports. The PSB3 transport (aka BBC B) is used solely for HDTV channels with spill over onto the less available COM7 (aka ARQ C) transport.

LTVmux is series of localised transports at certain transmitter sites carrying local and nationwide channels. Its availability is much less than that of the commercial COM transports. In addition to this, the GImux transport (aka G_MAN) is only available in Greater Manchester. The NImux transport (aka RNI_1) is only available in Northern Ireland.

Many free-to-air channels are promoted as part of the Freeview line-up. Subscription channels require a subscription to a pay TV package such as BT TV with pay-per-view channels requiring a one-off payment to view an event.

Contents

General entertainment (Local TV) (Greater Manchester) (Northern Ireland)Children'sNews
High-definitionAdultText servicesStreamed channelsInteractiveRadio stationsOther

Future channels and eventsChannels removed from digital terrestrial television
See alsoReferencesExternal links

Channel sections[edit]

General entertainment[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
1 BBC One Some regional variations in programming. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
2 BBC Two Some regional variations in programming. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
3 ITV Made up of 15 regional stations. Branded ITV, STV or UTV depending on location. ITV Network Ltd (ITV plc/STV Group plc/UTV Media) 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
4 Channel 4 England, Northern Ireland, Scotland only. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
4 S4C Wales only. Programmes in Welsh. S4C Authority 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
5 Channel 5 Northern & Shell 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
6 ITV2 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 BBC Three Timeshares with CBBC. BBC 19:00 – 05:30 PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 Channel 4 Wales only. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 BBC Alba Scotland only. Programmes in Scottish Gaelic. Timeshares with BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC World Service, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal. BBC/MG Alba 17:00 – 00:00 (Monday–Friday)
16:00 – 01:00 (Saturday)
16:00 – 00:00 (Sunday)
PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
9 BBC Four Timeshares with CBeebies. BBC 19:00 – 05:30 PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
10 ITV3 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours COM4 (Excluding Channel Islands)
PSB2 (Channel Islands)
Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
11 Pick BSkyB 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
12 Dave Partial timeshares with Party. UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 07:00 – 03:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
13 Channel 4 +1 1 hour timeshift of Channel 4. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
14 More4 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
15 Film4 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
16 QVC QVC (Liberty Media) 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
17 Really Timeshares with Blue Kiss TV, Babestation 2. UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 08:00 – 04:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
18 4Music Additional IPTV streamed channels available on the red button: Magic, Kiss, Kerrang!. Box Television (Bauer Group/Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
19 Yesterday UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
20 Drama Timeshares with Dave ja vu. UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 08:00 – 02:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
21 Viva Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
22 Ideal World Timeshares with SmileTV2. Ideal Shopping Direct plc 05:00 – 00:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
24 ITV4 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
25 Dave ja vu 1 hour timeshift of Dave. Timeshares with Drama. UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 02:00 – 05:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
26 ITV4 +1 1 hour timeshift of ITV4. Timeshares with CITV, ITV3 +1, JML Store. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 04:00 – 06:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
27 ITV2 +1 1 hour timeshift of ITV2. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
28 E4 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB2 (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland)
COM4 (Wales)
Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
29 E4 +1 1 hour timeshift of E4. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
30 5* Timeshares with Television X. Northern & Shell 06:00 – 00:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
31 5USA Northern & Shell 06:00 – 04:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
32 Movie Mix Square 1 Management Ltd 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
33 ITV +1 1 hour timeshift of ITV. Made up of 13 regional stations. Branded ITV +1, STV +1 or UTV +1 depending on location. ITV Network Ltd (ITV plc/STV Group plc/UTV Media) 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
34 ITV3 +1 1 hour timeshift of ITV3. Timeshares with CITV, ITV4 +1, JML Store. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 18:00 – 00:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
35 QVC Beauty Timeshares with Babestation, Rocks & Co 1. QVC (Liberty Media) 05:00 – 13:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
36 Create and Craft Timeshares with SmileTV3, Travel Channel. Ideal Shopping Direct plc 06:00 – 18:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
37 Quest Discovery Networks Western Europe 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
38 Quest +1 1 hour timeshift of Quest. Discovery Networks Western Europe 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
39 JML Store Timeshares with ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, CITV. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 00:00 – 04:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
40 Rocks & Co 1 Timeshares with Babestation, QVC Beauty. Rocks & Co Productions Ltd 13:00 – 23:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
41 Food Network Scripps Networks Interactive 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
42 Travel Channel Timeshares with Create and Craft, SmileTV3. Scripps Networks Interactive 18:00 – 22:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
43 Gems TV The Genuine Gemstone Company 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
44 Channel 5 +1 1 hour timeshift of Channel 5. Northern & Shell 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
45 Film4 +1 1 hour timeshift of Film4. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
46 Challenge BSkyB 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
47 4seven Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
48 Movies4Men Sony Pictures Television 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
49 The Jewellery Channel The Jewellery Channel Ltd 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
55 Channel 5 +24 24-hour timeshift of Channel 5. Northern & Shell 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
57 QVC Extra QVC (Liberty Media) 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
58 BT Sport 1 BT Group 24 hours COM6 Subscription channel 16:9 SDTV
59 BT Sport 2 BT Group 24 hours COM6 Subscription channel 16:9 SDTV
61 True Entertainment Timeshares with Xpanded TV. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland only. CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 06:00 – 03:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
63 Community Channel Timeshares with TBN UK. Partial timeshares with Party. Media Trust 03:00 – 08:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
64 Jewellery Maker The Genuine Gemstone Company 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
65 TBN UK Placeholder channel. Timeshares with Community Channel. Partial timeshares with Party. Trinity Broadcasting Network 08:00 – 00:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
66 CBS Reality CBS Studios International 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
67 Chart Show TV Timeshares with Pop. CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 22:00 – 06:00 LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
68 TruTV Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

General entertainment: Local TV variations[edit]

These regional channels are licensed by Ofcom under the Local Digital Television Programme.[1]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
8 Estuary TV Grimsby and surrounding areas. Estuary TV CIC Ltd 06:00 – 00:00 LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 Latest TV Brighton and surrounding areas. Placeholder channel. Latest TV Ltd N/A LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 London Live London and surrounding areas. ESTV (Lebedev Holdings Ltd) 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 Mustard TV Norwich and surrounding areas. Mustard TV Ltd (Archant Community Media Ltd) 17:30 – 22:30 (Monday–Friday) LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 Notts TV Nottingham and surrounding areas. Confetti Media Group 16:00 – 00:00 LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
23 STV Glasgow Glasgow and surrounding areas. STV Group plc 12:00 – 01:00 LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

General entertainment: Greater Manchester variations[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
50 Movies4Men +1 1 hour timeshift of Movies4Men. Sony Pictures Television 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
53 Lamhe Zee Entertainment Enterprises 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
54 Heart TV Global Music Television (Global Radio) 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
56 Capital TV Global Music Television (Global Radio) 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
60 Fire Hit TV The Triple Broadcast Co Ltd 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

General entertainment: Northern Ireland variations[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
51 TG4 Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours NImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
52 RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours NImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
53 RTÉ Two Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours NImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

Children's[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
70 CBBC Timeshares with BBC Three. BBC 05:30 – 19:00 PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
71 CBeebies Timeshares with BBC Four. BBC 05:30 – 19:00 PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
72 CITV Timeshares with ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, JML Store. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 06:00 – 18:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
73 CBBC HD Timeshares with BBC Three HD. BBC 05:30 – 19:00 PSB3 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
74 CBeebies HD Timeshares with BBC Four HD. BBC 05:30 – 19:00 COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
75 Pop Timeshares with Chart Show TV. CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 06:00 – 22:00 LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
76 Pop +1 1 hour timeshift of Pop. CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

News[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
80 BBC News BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
81 BBC Parliament BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
82 Sky News BSkyB 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
83 Al Jazeera English Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera Media Network) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
84 Al Jazeera Arabic Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera Media Network) 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
85 RT RIA Novosti 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

High-definition[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
101 BBC One HD Regional variations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales only. BBC 24 hours PSB3 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
102 BBC Two HD BBC 24 hours PSB3 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
103 ITV HD Made up of 6 regional stations. Branded ITV HD, STV HD or UTV HD depending on location. ITV Network Ltd (ITV plc/STV Group plc/UTV Media) 24 hours PSB3 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
104 Channel 4 HD Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB3 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
105 BBC Three HD Timeshares with CBBC HD. BBC 19:00 – 05:30 PSB3 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
106 BBC Four HD Timeshares with CBeebies HD. BBC 19:00 – 05:30 COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
107 BBC News HD BBC 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
108 Al Jazeera English HD Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera Media Network) 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
109 Community Channel HD Media Trust 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
110 Channel 4 +1 HD 1 hour timeshift of Channel 4 HD. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
111 4seven HD Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV

Adult[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
170 Adult Section Digital UK 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
171 Television X Timeshares with 5*. TVX Europe Ltd (Northern & Shell) 00:00 – 04:00 COM4 Pay-per-view 16:9 SDTV
172 SmileTV2 Timeshares with Ideal World. Cellcast Group 00:00 – 05:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
173 SmileTV3 Timeshares with Create and Craft, Travel Channel. Cellcast Group 22:00 – 05:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
174 Babestation Timeshares with QVC Beauty, Rocks & Co 1. Cellcast Group 23:00 – 04:45 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
175 Party Partial timeshares with Community Channel, Dave, TBN UK. Cellcast Group 00:00 – 07:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
176 Blue Kiss TV Ceased broadcasting. Timeshares with Babestation 2, Really. Square 1 Management Ltd 04:00 – 05:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
177 Babestation 2 Ceased broadcasting. Timeshares with Blue Kiss TV, Really. Cellcast Group 05:00 – 06:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
182 Xpanded TV Timeshares with True Entertainment. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland only. 03:00 – 06:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
199 Adult Section Digital UK 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air Text service

Text services[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
200 BBC Red Button BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air Text service
201 Holidays TV Associated Newspapers 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
202 Rabbit Associated Newspapers 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
203 Gay Rabbit Associated Newspapers 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
204 1-2-1 Dating Associated Newspapers 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
207 Kiss Me TV BoxBeat Media 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air Text service
208 Proud Dating BoxBeat Media 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air Text service

Streamed channels[edit]

Interactive services for compatible receivers (Internet connection/compatible HD TV/box required).

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
225 Connect 1 Placeholder channel. Connect TV Ltd (Arqiva) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air Text service
226 CCTV China Central Television 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air Text service
227 Connect 2 Placeholder channel. Connect TV Ltd (Arqiva) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air Text service
229 Propeller TV Xiking Group 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air Text service
231 Racing UK Racing UK Ltd 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air Text service
234 Connect 4 Placeholder channel. Connect TV Ltd (Arqiva) 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
238 VuTV Synapse TV 24 hours COM4 Subscription channel Text service
239 SonLife Broadcasting Network Jimmy Swaggart Ministries 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
240 Motors TV Motors TV S.A. 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air Text service
241 TVPlayer SimpleStream Group plc 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
242 Vintage TV Vintage Entertainment Ltd 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service

Interactive[edit]

These are services that are not designed to be channels but do show up on the EPG of the majority of Freeview boxes.

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
301 BBC RB 301 BBC Red Button video stream, press the red button for full functionality. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

Radio stations[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability
700 BBC Radio 1 Timeshares with BBC Alba (Scotland). BBC 24 hours (England, Northern Ireland, Wales)
00:00 – 17:00 (Monday–Friday) (Scotland)
00:00 – 16:00 (Saturday) (Scotland)
01:00 – 16:00 (Sunday) (Scotland)
PSB1 Free-to-air
701 BBC Radio 1Xtra BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
702 BBC Radio 2 Timeshares with BBC Alba (Scotland). BBC 24 hours (England, Northern Ireland, Wales)
00:00 – 17:00 (Monday–Friday) (Scotland)
00:00 – 16:00 (Saturday) (Scotland)
01:00 – 16:00 (Sunday) (Scotland)
PSB1 Free-to-air
703 BBC Radio 3 Timeshares with BBC Alba (Scotland). BBC 24 hours (England, Northern Ireland, Wales)
00:00 – 17:00 (Monday–Friday) (Scotland)
00:00 – 16:00 (Saturday) (Scotland)
01:00 – 16:00 (Sunday) (Scotland)
PSB1 Free-to-air
704 BBC Radio 4 FM version. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
705 BBC Radio 5 Live BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
707 BBC Radio 6 Music BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
708 BBC Radio 4 Extra BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
709 BBC Asian Network BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
710 BBC World Service English language, European version. Timeshares with BBC Alba (Scotland). BBC 24 hours (England, Northern Ireland, Wales)
00:00 – 17:00 (Monday–Friday) (Scotland)
00:00 – 16:00 (Saturday) (Scotland)
01:00 – 16:00 (Sunday) (Scotland)
PSB1 Free-to-air
711 The Hits Radio Bauer Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
712 KissFresh Bauer Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
713 Kiss Bauer Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
714 Kisstory Bauer Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
715 Magic 105.4 FM Bauer Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
716 Heat Radio Bauer Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
717 Kerrang! Radio Bauer Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
718 Smooth Radio Global Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Scotland MW/Digital version. Scotland only. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Ulster Northern Ireland only. Programmes mainly in English, but also in Irish and Ulster Scots. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Wales Wales only. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio Cymru Wales only. Programmes in Welsh. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio nan Gàidheal Scotland only. Programmes in Scottish Gaelic. Timeshares with BBC Alba. BBC 00:00 – 17:00 (Monday–Friday)
00:00 – 16:00 (Saturday)
01:00 – 16:00 (Sunday)
PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio Foyle Northern Ireland only. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC London London and surrounding areas only. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC WM Birmingham and surrounding areas only. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
723 Talksport UTV Radio 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
724 Capital London Global Radio 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air
725 Premier Christian Radio Premier Christian Media Trust 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
726 U105 Northern Ireland only. UTV Radio 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air
727 Absolute Radio TIML Radio Ltd 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air
728 Heart London Global Radio 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air
729 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Northern Ireland only. Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours NImux Free-to-air
730 Insight Radio Royal National Institute of Blind People 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air

Other[edit]

These are channels that do not fall into any of the other categories (e.g. a placeholder for an old multiplex position).

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
790 Test Placeholder channel. Synapse TV 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service

Future channels and events[edit]

2014[edit]

August[edit]

  • 28 - Latest TV on channel 8 (Brighton only)[2][3][4]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

Before 2015[edit]

  • Bay TV Liverpool on channel 8 (Liverpool only)[31][32]
  • Made in Tyne and Wear on channel 8 (Newcastle only)[33][34]
  • YourTV Blackpool & Preston on channel 8 (Blackpool and Preston only)[35][36]
  • YourTV Manchester on channel 8 (Manchester only)[37][38]

2015[edit]

January[edit]

  • 5 - TBN UK on channel 65[39]

Before 2016[edit]

  • Bay TV Clywd on channel 23 (Mold only)[40]
  • Bay TV Swansea on channel 23 (Swansea only)[40]
  • BBC One +1[41]
  • Cambridge Presents on channel 8 (Cambridge only)[20][21]
  • KMTV on channel 8 (Maidstone and Tonbridge only)[42]
  • Made in Teesside on channel 8 (Middlesbrough only)[43]
  • STV Edinburgh on channel 23 (Edinburgh only)[44][45][46]
  • That's Hampshire on channel 8 (Basingstoke only)[42]
  • That's Reading on channel 8 (Reading only)[47]
  • That's Salisbury on channel 8 (Salisbury only)[47]
  • That's Surrey on channel 8 (Guildford only)[47]
  • The York Channel on channel 8 (York only)[43]

Channels removed from digital terrestrial television[edit]

These are channels that have been removed from digital terrestrial television. This does not include rebranded channels or channels that have ceased broadcasting.

2001[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
36 Discovery Kids Timeshared with Discovery Wings and both were replaced with the Discovery Channel. Discovery Channel 2001/11/18
36 Discovery Wings Timeshared with Discovery Kids and both were replaced with the Discovery Channel. Discovery Channel 2001/11/18

2002[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
31 Granada Breeze Closed April 2002. 2002/01/31
21 Sky Sports 1 Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned on 1 August 2010. 2002/05/01
22 Sky Sports 2 Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned on 1 August 2010. 2002/05/01
23 Sky Sports 3 Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. 2002/05/01
24 Sky Movies Max 1 Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. 2002/05/01
25 Sky Movies Premier 1 Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. 2002/05/01
26 Sky One Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. 2002/05/01
27 Cartoon Network Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in March 2004 on channel 72 as part of the Top Up TV Service. 2002/05/01
28 Carlton Cinema Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. It then closed down 10 months later. 2002/05/01
29 British Eurosport Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in June 2005 on channel 49 as a replacement for E4 on the Top Up TV Service which became free to air in May 2005. 2002/05/01
30 Plus Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. More than 2 years later Plus was replaced by ITV3. 2002/05/01
31 Men & Motors Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in May 2005 on channel 38 as part of the Freeview service. 2002/05/01
32 UK Gold Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in March 2004 on channel 17 as part of the Top Up TV Service. 2002/05/01
33 MTV Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. 2002/05/01
36 Discovery Channel Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in March 2004 on channel 27 as part of the Top Up TV Service. 2002/05/01
37 Play UK Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. the channel Closed Down itself a few months later. 2002/05/01
38 UK Style Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in March 2004 on channel 26 as part of the Top Up TV Service. 2002/05/01
39 Nickelodeon Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Was timeshared with the Paramount Comedy channel. 2002/05/01
39 Paramount Comedy Channel Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Was timeshared with Nickelodeon. 2002/05/01
43 UK Horizons Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. it closed 2 years later. 2002/05/01
90 The Adult Channel Removed when ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. 2002/05/01
91 Television X Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in March 2004 on channel 60 as a pay per view channel for Freeview and Top Up TV. 2002/05/18
41 FilmFour Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in July 2006 as Film4 on channel 31 and part of the Freeview service. 2002/05/24
42 E4 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting. Returned in March 2004 on channel 14 as part of the Top Up TV service then on 27 May 2005 became part of the Freeview service. 2002/05/24

2004[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
88 Jazz FM Smooth FM moved to channel 718 in October 2005. 102.2 Smooth FM 2004/03/01

2005[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
11 Sky Travel Only replaced on Freeview. Channel later rebranded to Sky Real Lives on all other platforms. Sky3 2005/10/31

2006[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
38 Men & Motors ITV Play 2006/04/12
31 More4 +1 Channel originally replaced by Big Brother Interactive Channel. Replaced by Film4 on 23 July 2006. Film4 2006/05/18
74 Toonami Space revoked by Five to launch Five Life. Five Life 2006/09/03
84 Bloomberg Space revoked by Five to launch Five Life. Five Life 2006/09/05
98 Red Hot Space revoked by Five to launch Five US. Five US 2006/09/05
73 Boomerang Space used by Top Up TV to launch a video loop about their anytime service. Top Up TV Promo 2006/09/12
29 UKTV Food Space revoked by Five to launch Five Life. Five Life 2006/09/26
41 Top Up TV Promo Space revoked by Five to launch Five US. Returned in February 2007 on channel 43 and in a different space on the multiplex. Five US 2006/10/06
32 Quiz Call Closed down after ownership sold to iTouch. Film4 +1 2006/11/15

2007[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
42 Discovery Real Time Removed in favour of Top Up TV Anytime 1. Top Up TV Anytime 1 2007/02/04
27 Discovery Channel Space used by Top Up TV to launch a video loop about their anytime service. Top Up TV Promo 2007/02/06
72 Cartoon Network Removed in favour of Top Up TV Anytime 3. Top Up TV Anytime 3 2007/02/09
718 102.2 Smooth FM 102.2 Smooth Radio 2007/03/23
32 Film4 +1 Space used to launch Channel 4 +1 on channel 13, moving More4 to channel 14, E4 to channel 29 and Film4 to channel 32. Channel 4 +1 2007/08/20
41 Thomas Cook TV Nuts TV/The Jewellery Channel 2007/09/01

2008[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
44 The Jewellery Channel Broadcast licence not renewed (for unknown reasons). Returned to channel 60 on 21 September 2011. Gems TV 2008/10/06
724 Clyde 1 2008/10/30

2009[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
24 Price-Drop TV Returned to channel 43 on 27 August 2009. Quest 2009/01/05
46 SmileTV 2 England, Northern Ireland, Scotland only. Virgin1 2009/03/17
44 GEMSTV1 CNN used space to increase its broadcast hours. CNN 2009/03/31
43 Gems TV Film4 used space to increase its broadcast hours. Film4 2009/05/01
39 Super Casino Channel removed from EPG on 23 August 2010. 2009/10/20
302 302 Space being used for HD Channels in post switchover areas. 2009/11/02
305 305 Space being used for HD Channels in post switchover areas. 2009/11/02
100 Teletext Channel removed from EPG on 21 June 2010. 2009/12/15

2010[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
35 Virgin1 +1 Extended broadcast hours for Yesterday. 2010/06/01
41 Ideal Extra Extended broadcast hours for TV News 2. 2010/06/01
88 Teachers TV Channel removed from EPG on 7 October 2010. 2010/07/21
83 Sky Sports News Channel removed from EPG on 22 September 2010. Sky3 +1 2010/08/23
99 Babestation 2 ADULT Section/Extended broadcast hours for Yesterday. 2010/09/01
201 JML Direct Manchester only. 2010/10/13
84 CNN International Channel removed from EPG on 27 July 2011. 2010/11/14
86 S4C2 Wales only. 2010/11/30

2011[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
44 Pick TV +1 Removed so that all of the channels owned by BSkyB could be on multiplex C and Challenge can broadcast 24 hours a day in Wales. Channel removed from EPG on 17 October 2011. Challenge with increased broadcast hours in Wales 2011/09/20
47 Daystar Channel removed from EPG on 24 November 2011. 2011/10/11
191 Red Hot TV Removed to allow Television X to continue broadcasting. Channel removed from EPG on 9 January 2012. 2011/12/01

2012[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
192 Filth 2012/01/09
201 Movies4Men Manchester only. 2012/01
202 Movies4Men +1 Manchester only. 2012/01
203 Movies4Men 2 Manchester only. 2012/01
204 Movies4Men 2 +1 Manchester only. 2012/01
205 Men&Movies Manchester only. 2012/01
178 Playboy Channel removed from EPG on 23 January 2013. Extended broadcast hours for The Jewellery Channel. 2012/12/01

2013[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
57 High Street TV Manchester only. 2013/04/23
41 Sky Sports 1 BT Sport 1 2013/07/01
42 Sky Sports 2 BT Sport 2 2013/07/01
34 ESPN BT Sport 2013/08/01
235 God TV The Angel Foundation 2013/09/10
26 Gold Removed with closure of Top Up TV. 2013/10/31
54 Home Removed with closure of Top Up TV. 2013/10/31
57 BT Sport Preview Removed with closure of Top Up TV. Channel removed from EPG on 4 November 2013. Extended broadcasting hours for Marketplace. 2013/11/01
53 SAB TV Manchester only. 2013/11/28

2014[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
180 xxXpanded TV Extended broadcasting hours for The Jewellery Channel 2014/01/30

See also[edit]

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