TV Channels and Radio Stations of the BBC

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This is a list of national, regional and local television channels and radio stations owned by the BBC in the United Kingdom.

List of television channels[edit]

National[edit]

Name Description HD Channel
BBC One Flagship channel. BBC One HD
BBC Two A range of programming including current affairs and sport. BBC Two HD
BBC Four Focuses on documentaries and serious programming. BBC Four HD
BBC News Rolling news and current affairs. BBC News HD
BBC Parliament Parliamentary coverage. BBC Parliament HD
BBC Alba Scottish Gaelic language channel. BBC Alba HD
CBBC Programming for children over the age of six. CBBC HD
CBeebies Programming for children under the age of six. CBeebies HD

Regional[edit]

Name HD Channel
BBC One Northern Ireland BBC One Northern Ireland HD
BBC One Scotland BBC One Scotland HD
BBC One Wales BBC One Wales HD
BBC Two Northern Ireland BBC Two Northern Ireland HD
BBC Two Wales BBC Two Wales HD
BBC Scotland BBC Scotland HD

Local[edit]

Name Sub-opt
BBC One East
  • East from Norwich
  • West from Cambridge
BBC One East Midlands
BBC One London
BBC One North East & Cumbria
BBC One North West
BBC One South BBC Oxford for Oxford and the surrounding areas
BBC One South East BBC Channel Islands for the Channel Islands
BBC One South West
BBC One West
BBC One West Midlands
BBC One Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
BBC One Yorkshire

List of UKTV channels[edit]

UKTV is a multichannel broadcaster and a joint venture between BBC Studios and Discovery Networks Northern Europe. These channels are not funded by the television licence.

Name Description HD +1
Alibi Crime drama Alibi +1
Dave Comedy Dave ja vu
Drama Drama
Eden Nature Eden +1
Gold Classic comedy Gold +1
Good Food Food Good Food +1
Home Home and garden Home +1
Really Female-orientated lifestyle
W Entertainment W +1
Yesterday History Yesterday +1

List of international television channels[edit]

BBC Studios operate additional television channels around the world. These services are not to be confused with the domestic channels operated in the United Kingdom.

Name Description
BBC World News An International news channel from BBC available worldwide. Partially available in the UK, mainly overnight via BBC News Channel.
BBC Arabic Television Arabic news channel available in the Arab World.
BBC Persian Iranian/Afghan news channel available in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
BBC America United States, a mixture of comedy, drama and lifestyle programming.
BBC Canada Canada, a mixture of comedy, drama and lifestyle programming.
BBC Entertainment Light entertainment programming.
BBC First Comedy and drama programming.
BBC Brit Factual entertainment programming.
BBC Earth Premium factual programming and documentaries.
BBC HD High-definition television channel.
BBC Lifestyle Lifestyle programming.
BBC UKTV Australia, and New Zealand, best of British entertainment programming.
CBeebies Programming for children under the age of six.

List of national radio stations[edit]

Name Description FM AM DAB and online platforms only
BBC Radio 1 Current hit music, dance and rock. Yes No No
BBC Radio 1Xtra Urban music, hip-hop, grime and dancehall. No No Yes
BBC Radio 2 Adult contemporary, oldies, country, jazz, soul and funk. Yes No No
BBC Radio 3 Classical, jazz, world music, arts, culture and drama. Yes No No
BBC Radio 4 Spoken-word programming, news, current affairs, drama and philosophy. Yes Yes No
BBC Radio 4 Extra Archive programming. No No Yes
BBC Radio 5 Live News, current affairs, discussion and sport. No Yes No
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Additional sports coverage. No No Yes
BBC Radio 6 Music Alternative music, rock, reggae and other minor genres. No No Yes
BBC Asian Network Station for the British-Asian community. No Yes (central England only) Yes (in most of the UK)
BBC World Service International radio station for current affairs. Yes (between 1am and 5.20am) Yes (between 1am and 5.20am) Yes (24 hours)

List of regional radio stations[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

List of local radio stations[edit]

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East[edit]

East Midlands[edit]

London[edit]

North East and Cumbria[edit]

North West[edit]

South[edit]

South East[edit]

South West[edit]

West[edit]

West Midlands[edit]

Yorkshire[edit]

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire[edit]

List of former TV channels and radio stations[edit]

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

National stations[edit]

Local stations[edit]