List of DTT channels in the United Kingdom

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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 additional transmission costs.

The PSB1 transport (operating name BBC A) is used solely for the standard definition PSB services of the BBC. The PSB2 transport (operating name D3&4) carries only standard definition versions of both the commercial broadcasters PSB services and some of their commercial services. The PSB3 transport (operating name BBC B) is used for both HDTV versions of the BBC and commercial PSB services (except CBeebies HD/BBC Four HD which are on COM 7) and for standard definition commercial services (viz Film4 +1). The COM4 (operating name SDN), COM5 (operating name ARQ A) and COM6 (operating name ARQ B) transports, which are only transmitted from main transmission sites, carry only standard definition commercial services. The even less geographically available COM7 and COM8 transports, only broadcast from selected principal transmitting sites at significantly lower power than the other transports, carry both commercial HDTV and commercial standard definition services.

LTVmux is a 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 NImux transport (operating name RNI_1) is only available in parts of Northern Ireland and the GImux transport (operating name G_MAN) is only available in Greater Manchester.

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

Contents

General entertainment (Local TV)High-definitionChildren's
NewsAdultText servicesStreamed channelsInteractiveRadio stations (BBC Local and Nations Radio)

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 variations in programming for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. 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) 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 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 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 Channel 4 Wales only. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 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 Sky plc 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
12 Dave UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 24 hours 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, TruTV +1. UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 08:00 – 02:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
18 4Music Additional IPTV streamed channels available on the red button: Magic, Kiss, Kerrang!. The Box Plus Network (Bauer Media 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 UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 07:00 – 04:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
21 5USA Viacom International Media Networks Europe 09:00 – 04:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
22 Ideal World Timeshares with SmileTV2. Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 07:00 – 00:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
23 Create and Craft Timeshares with Babestation 2, Smile TV 3. Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 07:00 – 22:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
24 ITV4 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
25 Home UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
26 ITVBe ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
27 ITV2 +1 1 hour timeshift of ITV2. Timeshares with ITVBe +1. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 06:00 – 04:00 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 5Star Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
31 Spike Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours COM6 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) 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
34 ITV3 +1 1 hour timeshift of ITV3. Timeshares with CITV, Studio 66. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 18:00 – 00:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
35 QVC Beauty Timeshares with QVC +1. QVC (Liberty Media) 05:00 – 01:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
36 QVC +1 1 hour timeshift of QVC. Timeshares with QVC Beauty. QVC (Liberty Media) 01:00 – 05:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
37 Quest Discovery Networks Northern Europe 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
38 Quest +1 1 hour timeshift of Quest. Discovery Networks Northern Europe 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
39 The Store ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc)/JML Direct Ltd 06:00 – 04:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
40 Rocks & Co 1 Timeshares with Babestation, Jewellery Maker. 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 Scripps Networks Interactive 24 hours COM6 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. Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
45 Film4 +1 1 hour timeshift of Film4. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours PSB3 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
46 Challenge Sky plc 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
47 4seven Channel Four Television Corporation 09:00 – 05:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
48 Movies4Men Sony Pictures Television 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
49 TJC Timeshares with ITV4 +1. The Jewellery Channel Ltd 06:00 – 04:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
50 Movies4Men +1 1 hour timeshift of Movies4Men. Placeholder channel. Sony Pictures Television N/A GImux Free-to-air N/A
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 RTÉ2 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours NImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
55 Channel 5 +24 24-hour timeshift of Channel 5. Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
57 Viva Timeshares with 5USA +1. Viacom International Media Networks Europe 05:00 – 18:00 COM7 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
58 ITVBe +1 1 hour timeshift of ITVBe. Timeshares with ITV2 +1. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 04:00 – 06:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
59 BT Sport Showcase Timeshares with Community Channel, YourTV +1. BT Group 12:00 – 00:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
60 True Crime CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 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 4:3 SDTV
62 ITV4 +1 1 hour timeshift of ITV4. Timeshares with The Jewellery Channel. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 04:00 – 06:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
63 Community Channel Timeshares with BT Sport Showcase, YourTV +1 Media Trust 04:00 – 12:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
64 CBS Action CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
65 TBN UK Trinity Broadcasting Network 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
66 CBS Reality CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
67 CBS Reality +1 1 hour timeshift of CBS Reality. CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
68 TruTV Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
69 TruTV +1 1 hour timeshift of TruTV. Timeshares with Blue, Really. Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 06:00 – 09:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
70 Horror Channel CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
71 CBS Drama CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
72 YourTV Partial timeshares with Party. Fox International Channels (21st Century Fox) 07:00 – 03:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
73 YourTV +1 1 hour timeshift of YourTV. Timeshares with BT Sport Showcase, Community Channel. Fox International Channels (21st Century Fox) 03:00 – 04:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
74 True Movies 1 CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 4:3 SDTV
75 Chart Show TV CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
76 Jewellery Maker Timeshares with Babestation, Rocks & Co 1. The Genuine Gemstone Company 07:00 – 12:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
77 Rishtey Europe Programmes in Hindi. Viacom 18 Media Private Ltd (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Network18 Media & Investments Ltd) 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 4:3 SDTV
78 5USA +1 Timeshares with Viva. Viacom International Media Networks Europe 18:00 – 05:00 COM7 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
80 ShowBiz TV ShowBiz TV & Media Ltd 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
81 Talking Pictures TV Talking Pictures TV Ltd 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air SDTV
84 Dave ja vu 1 hour timeshift of Dave. UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
86 Vintage TV Vintage Entertainment Ltd 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
87 Keep It Country Keep It Country TV Ltd 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
100 Freeview Information Information page. DTV Services Ltd 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air Text service

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
7 Bay TV Liverpool Liverpool and surrounding areas. Bay TV Liverpool 06:00 – 00:00 (Monday–Friday)
07:00 – 00:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Cambridge TV Cambridge and surrounding areas. Cambridge TV Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Big Centre TV Birmingham and surrounding areas. Kaleidoscope TV Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Estuary TV Grimsby and surrounding areas. Estuary TV CIC Ltd 06:00 – 00:00 LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Latest TV Brighton and surrounding areas. Latest TV Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Made in Bristol Bristol and surrounding areas. Made Television Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Made in Leeds Leeds and surrounding areas. Made Television Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Made in Tyne & Wear Newcastle and surrounding areas. Made Television Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Mustard TV Norwich and surrounding areas. Mustard TV Ltd (Archant Community Media Ltd) 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Notts TV Nottingham and surrounding areas. Confetti Media Group 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 NVTV Belfast and surrounding areas. Northern Visions Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 Sheffield Live Sheffield and surrounding areas. Sheffield Community Media Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 That's Lancashire Blackpool, Preston, and surrounding areas. That's Media Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 That's Manchester Manchester and surrounding areas. That's Media Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 That's Oxfordshire Oxford and surrounding areas. That's Media Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
7 That's Solent Southampton and surrounding areas. That's Media Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 Bay TV Swansea Swansea and surrounding areas. Bay TV Swansea 24 hours 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 Made in Cardiff Cardiff and surrounding areas. Made Television Ltd 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 STV Edinburgh Edinburgh and surrounding areas. STV Group plc 07:00 – 02:00 LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
8 STV Glasgow Glasgow and surrounding areas. STV Group plc 07:00 – 02:00 LTVmux 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 7 regional stations. Branded ITV HD, STV HD or UTV HD depending on location. ITV Network Ltd (ITV plc/STV Group plc) 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 Channel 5 HD Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours 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 Channel 4 +1 HD 1 hour timeshift of Channel 4 HD. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
110 4seven HD Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
111 QVC +1 HD 1 hour timeshift of QVC. Timeshares with QVC Beauty HD. QVC (Liberty Media) 01:00 – 13:00 COM8 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
112 QVC Beauty HD Timeshares with QVC +1 HD. QVC (Liberty Media) 13:00 – 01:00 COM8 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
113 RT UK HD (ANO) TV-Novosti 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV

Children's[edit]

Due to the LCNs allocated to the Children's section all being filled, a temporary overflow space has been created in the General Entertainment section between LCNs 95–99.

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
95 Children's Section Digital UK 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air Text service
96 Ketchup TV Streamed channel. Requires internet connection and compatible receiver. Video On Demand 365 Ltd 24 hours COM4 Subscription channel Text service
120 CBBC BBC 07:00 – 21:00 PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
121 CBeebies Timeshares with BBC Four. BBC 06:00 – 19:00 PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
122 CITV Timeshares with ITV3 +1, Studio 66. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 06:00 – 18:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
123 CBBC HD BBC 07:00 – 21:00 PSB3 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
124 CBeebies HD Timeshares with BBC Four HD. BBC 06:00 – 19:00 COM7 Free-to-air 1080i HDTV
125 Pop CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
126 Tiny Pop Partial timeshares with Party. CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 03:00 – 00:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
127 Kix CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 24 hours LTVmux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
128 Pop +1 1 hour timeshift of Pop. CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 24 hours GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
129 Tiny Pop +1 1 hour timeshift of Tiny Pop. Placeholder channel. CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) N/A GImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

News[edit]

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
130 BBC News BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
131 BBC Parliament BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
132 Sky News Sky plc 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
134 Al Jazeera Arabic Ceased broadcasting. Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera Media Network) N/A COM7 Free-to-air N/A
135 RT UK (ANO) TV-Novosti 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV

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 Streamed channel. Requires internet connection and compatible receiver. Portland TV (Northern & Shell) 24 hours COM4 Pay-per-view Text service
172 Smile TV 2 Timeshares with Ideal World. Cellcast Group 00:00 – 05:00 COM6 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
173 Smile TV 3 Timeshares with Babestation 2, Create and Craft. Cellcast Group 22:00 – 05:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
174 Babestation Timeshares with Jewellery Maker, Rocks & Co 1. Cellcast Group 23:00 – 04:45 COM6 Pay-per-view 16:9 SDTV
175 Party Partial timeshares with Tiny Pop, YourTV. Cellcast Group 00:00 – 07:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
176 Blue Timeshares with Really, TruTV +1. Cellcast Group 04:00 – 05:00 COM5 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
177 Babestation 2 Timeshares with Create and Craft, Smile TV 3. 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. Txt Me TV Ltd 03:00 – 06:00 COM4 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
185 Studio 66 Timeshares with CITV ITV3+1 965 TV Ltd 00:00 – 05:30 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
201 365 Travel BoxBeat Media 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
226 CCTV China Central Television 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
239 SonLife Broadcasting Network Jimmy Swaggart Ministries 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
244 Vision TV Vision247 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
245 Planet Knowledge Video On Demand 365 Ltd 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air Text service
246 JSTV NHK Cosmomedia (Europe) Limited 24 hours COM4 Subscription channel Text service
247 kykNET M-Net 24 hours COM4 Subscription channel Text service
249 Huda TV Huda Television Ltd 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
250 Synapse 2 Placeholder channel. Synapse TV Ltd 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
254 Showcase TV N/A 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
255 Box Nation Boxing Channel Media Ltd 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air Text service
256 Inspiration TV INI - Inspiration Ministries 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air Text service
257 Arise News Arise Broadcasting 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
600 BBC Red Button 0 Placeholder channel. BBC N/A PSB1 Free-to-air N/A
601 BBC Red Button 1 BBC Red Button video stream, press the red button for full functionality. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
602 BBC Red Button 2 Ceased broadcasting. BBC N/A PSB3 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
603 BBC Red Button 3 Ceased broadcasting. BBC N/A PSB3 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 COM5 Free-to-air
713 Kiss Bauer Radio 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
714 Kisstory Bauer Radio 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
715 Magic 105.4 FM Bauer Radio 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
716 Heat Radio Bauer Radio 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
717 Kerrang! Radio Bauer Radio 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
718 Smooth Radio Global Group 24 hours COM6 Free-to-air
723 Talksport Wireless Group 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
724 Capital London Global Group 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. Wireless Group 24 hours PSB2 Free-to-air
727 Absolute Radio Bauer Radio 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air
728 Heart London Global Group 24 hours COM4 Free-to-air
729 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Northern Ireland only. Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours NImux Free-to-air
730 RNIB Connect Royal National Institute of Blind People 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
731 Classic FM Global Group 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
732 LBC Global Group 24 hours COM5 Free-to-air
733 Trans World Radio Trans World Radio 24 hours COM7 Free-to-air

Radio stations: BBC Local and Nations Radio variations[edit]

In England and the Channel Islands, up to five BBC Local Radio stations are available over DTT. Availability of these stations vary, depending on how their FM and DAB broadcast areas align with locations of DTT transmitters. In Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, national radio services are broadcast in their respective nations.

NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability
719 BBC Coventry & Warwickshire BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Newcastle BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Berkshire BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Bristol BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Jersey BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Kent BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Leeds BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Manchester BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Norfolk BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Scotland MW/Digital version. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Ulster Programmes mainly in English, but also in Irish and Ulster Scots. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
719 BBC Radio Wales BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Hereford & Worcester BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio Cymru Programmes in Welsh. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio Devon BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio Foyle BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio Lancashire BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio nan Gàidheal 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 Nottingham BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio Suffolk BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Radio York BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Sussex BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
720 BBC Three Counties Radio BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC Radio London BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC Radio Cornwall BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC Radio Cumbria BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC Radio Guernsey BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC Radio Humberside BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC Radio Leicester BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC Radio Shropshire BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
721 BBC Wiltshire BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC Radio Cambridgeshire BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC Radio Lincolnshire BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC Radio Merseyside BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC Radio Oxford BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC Radio Solent No Dorset opt-outs. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC Somerset BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC Surrey BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC Tees BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
722 BBC WM BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
734 BBC Essex BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
734 BBC Radio Northampton BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
734 BBC Radio Sheffield BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
734 BBC Radio Solent (Dorset) Dorset opt-outs. BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
734 BBC Radio Stoke BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
735 BBC Radio Derby BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air
735 BBC Radio Gloucestershire BBC 24 hours PSB1 Free-to-air


Future channels and events[edit]

2016[edit]

July[edit]

  • 27 - BBC Olympics HD on channel 114[2]
  • 27 - BBC Parliament to temporarily close on channel 131[2]
  • 27 - BBC RB 0-8 on channels 600-608[2]
  • 27 - CBBC HD to temporarily move from channel 123 to channel 97[2]

Before 2017[edit]

  • Bay TV Clwyd on channel 8 (Mold only)[3]
  • Blaze[4]
  • KMTV on channel 8 (Maidstone and Tonbridge only)[5]
  • Made in Teesside on channel 8 (Middlesbrough only)[6]
  • That's Hampshire on channel 8 (Basingstoke only)[5]
  • That's Reading on channel 8 (Reading only)[7]
  • That's Salisbury on channel 8 (Salisbury only)[7]
  • That's Surrey on channel 8 (Guildford only)[7]
  • The York Channel on channel 8 (York only)[6]
  • Yorkshire Coast TV on channel 8 (Scarborough only)[8][9]

Unknown dates[edit]

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
35 Taste CFN Closed December 2001 2001/12/01
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 32 then in 2005 moved to 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. Returned in March 2016 on channel 25 as part of Freeview. 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
53 Lamhe Manchester only. Replaced by Pop+1 on channel 127. 2014/10/23

2015[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
59 BT Sport 2 BT Showcase 2015/01/01
58 BT Sport 1 2015/06/02

2016[edit]

EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
240 Motors TV Streamed version. DTT version ceased broadcasting on 1 February 2016. 2016/03/23

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of L-DTPS Award Decisions". Ofcom. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Olympics: Changes to BBC services on Freeview". a516digital. 22 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ofcom awards Swansea and Mold local TV licences". Ofcom. 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "New Freeview channel: Name revealed". a516digital. 5 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Ofcom awards Maidstone and Basingstoke local TV licences". Ofcom. 30 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Ofcom awards York and Middlesbrough local TV licences". Ofcom. 27 November 2013. Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "That's Success for new local TV operator for Reading, Salisbury and Surrey". a516digital. 20 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ofcom awards Cambridge and Scarborough local TV licences". Ofcom. 31 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "First phase 2 local TV licences awarded". a516digital. 31 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "STV awarded TV licences for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee". STV Group plc (STV). 19 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "STV wins new local TV licences in Aberdeen, Dundee and Ayr". BBC News (BBC). 19 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

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