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Freeview channel changes in 2017 – TV Aerial Installes Across The UK

Freeview channel changes

On the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd August 2017, there will be changes affecting a number of Freeview channels.

This will also affect YouView (BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Plusnet TV), EE TV and Now TV Smart Box users, as some of the channels are delivered through Freeview and share the same channel numbers.

What’s changing?
Children’s, news, text, streamed and adult channels are moving to new channel numbers. In the entertainment genre, CBS Action moves from channel 64 to channel 39. Scroll down for a detailed overview.

Following the retune, you will see that most affected channels will be broadcasting redirect messages on the old channel numbers, redirecting users to the new location.

What do I need to do?
The changes are due to take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd August 2017. Once the changes are complete, you can retune your Freeview devices.

YouView boxes (used by BT TV, TalkTalk, Plusnet TV) and Freeview Play devices will automatically re-sort the channels.

What if I don’t retune?
This is no problem if your device automatically makes the changes. On older devices, you may not be able to receive all available channels in your area, you may find “dead” channels in your channel listing. Some devices that don’t auto-sort channels, but do add new channels may add them in the 800s until you retune.

Overview of the changes

Entertainment channels
Changes
old
new
service name
64
39
CBS Action
74
64
CBS Action+1**
39
74
The Store
** Available to 75% or less of UK households. Freeview HD/Freeview Play compatible device required.

Children’s channels
Children’s channels move from their current position to channels 200-229

old
new
service name
120
201
CBBC
121
202
CBeebies
122
203
CITV
123
204
CBBC HD
124
205
CBeebies HD*
125
206
POP
126
207
Tiny POP*
127
208
Kix *
128
209
POP+1**
129
210
TinyPOP+1**
96
211
Ketchup TV^
Channels in bold available from all transmitters.
* Available to 75% or less of UK households.
** Manchester only.
^ Requires compatible connected device, streams via internet.

News Channels
News channels move from their current positions to channels 230-249.

old
new
service name
130
231
BBC News
131
232
BBC Parliament
132
233
Sky News
135
234
RT
Channels in bold available from all transmitters.
HD News Channels will remain at their current positions (BBC News HD – 107 & Al Jazeera HD – 108 & RT HD – 113 , although channel 235 has been reserved for Al Jazeera HD should the HD and SD news channels move together in the future.

Text services
Text or data services move to channels 250-259
old
new
service name
200
250
BBC Red Button
201
251
365 Travel
202
252
Kiss Me TV
208
253
Proud Dating
Channel 250 available from all transmitters.
The other channels have already moved in advance of the changes on 02/08/2017 to allow them to advertise their new positions ahead of the children’s channels moving to these slots.

Streamed channels
Streamed channels are tidied up and allocated channels 260-299. A compatible connected receiver is required to watch the online streams.
Changes

old
new
service name
226
260
CCTV (CGTN)
231
261
Racing UK
234
262
Connect 4
249
263
Sonlife
244
264
Vision TV
245
265
Planet Knowledge
249
266
Huda TV
250
267
Revelation TV
255
268
BoxNation
257
269
Arise News
258
270
Loveworld
271
271
Rocks & Co*
272
272
Bollywood HD*/**
*Already allocated number in the new range, so no changes. **Available to 75% or less of UK households.

New arrivals

new
service name

273
Sports Channel Network

Adult channels
Adult channels move from channels 170-199 to channels 670-699.

old
new
service name
170
670
Adult Section
171
671
TVX
172
672
Adult SmileTV2
173
673
Adult SmileTV3
174
674
Adult Babestn
175
675
Adult Party
176
676
Adult Blue
177
677
Adult Babestn2
178
678
Adult XpandedTV (not Wales)
185
679
Adult Studio 66
199
699
Adult Section
Between channels 695 and 699, extra blank channels have been added to provide a buffer between youth orientated BBC Radio 1 and the adult channels.

Further help & advice
On TV: Freeview channel 100
Online: https://www.freeview.co.uk/support/living-with-freeview/retuning

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