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]


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 Alba Scottish Gaelic language channel.
CBBC Programming for children over the age of six. CBBC HD
CBeebies Programming for children under the age of six. CBeebies HD


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 Wales
BBC Scotland


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 from Oxford and the surrounding areas
BBC One South East BBC Channel Islands From 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 HD +1
Alibi Alibi HD Alibi +1
Dave Dave HD Dave ja vu
Eden Eden HD Eden +1
Gold Gold HD Gold +1
Good Food Good Food HD Good Food +1
Home Home +1
W W HD W +1
Yesterday 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. Available in the UK, 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
BBC Radio 1Xtra Adult contemporary, oldies, country, jazz, soul and funk. No Yes
BBC Radio 2 Classical, jazz, world music, arts, culture and drama. Yes No
BBC Radio 3 Spoken-word programming, news, current affairs, drama and philosophy. Yes No
BBC Radio 4 Urban music, hip-hop, grime and dancehall. Yes No
BBC Radio 4 Extra Archive programming. No Yes
BBC Radio 5 Live News, current affairs, discussion and sport. No Yes
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Additional sports coverage. No Yes
BBC Radio 6 Music Alternative music, rock, reggae and other minor genres. No Yes
BBC Asian Network Station for the British-Asian community. No Yes
BBC World Service International radio station for current affairs. No Yes

List of regional radio stations[edit]



Northern Ireland[edit]

List of local radio stations[edit]

BBC Local Radio logo


East Midlands[edit]


North East and Cumbria[edit]

North West[edit]


South East[edit]

South West[edit]


West Midlands[edit]


Yorkshire and Lincolnshire[edit]

List of former TV channels and radio stations[edit]