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List of digital terrestrial television channels (UK)

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List of digital terrestrial television channels (UK)
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 (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) High-definition
Children's
News Adult Text services Streamed channels Interactive Radio stations Other
Future channels and events Channels removed from digital terrestrial television
See also References External links
Channel sections
General entertainment
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
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2
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 Gidheal.
BBC/MG Alba 17:00 00:00
(MondayFriday)
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
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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 ITVBe Timeshares with
CITV, ITV3 +1,
ITV4 +1, JML Store.
Placeholder channel.
ITV Digital Channels
Ltd (ITV plc)
05:30 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
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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,
ITVBe, 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 COM6
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
39 JML Store Timeshares with
CITV, ITV3 +1,
ITV4 +1, ITVBe.
ITV Digital Channels
Ltd (ITV plc)/JML
Direct Ltd
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
Partial timeshares
with Xpanded TV
(England, Northern
Ireland, Scotland).
The Jewellery
Channel Ltd
03:00 00:00
(England, Northern
Ireland, Scotland)
24 hours (Wales)
COM4
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
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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
Partial 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
62 ITV4 +1 1 hour timeshift of
ITV4. Timeshares
with CITV, ITV3 +1,
ITVBe, JML Store.
ITV Digital Channels
Ltd (ITV plc)
04:00 05:30 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
Placeholder channel. CSC Media Group
(Sony Pictures
Television)
N/A
LTVmux
Free-to-air
Text
service
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. Placeholder
channel.
Turner Broadcasting
System Europe (Time
Warner)
N/A
COM5
Free-to-air
Text
service
90 CBS Action Placeholder channel. CBS Studios
International
N/A
COM6
Free-to-air
Text
service
General entertainment: Local TV variations
These regional channels are licensed by Ofcom under the Local Digital Television Programme.
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NorDig
LCN
DVB name Notes Owner/parent
company
Broadcast hours H.222
Transport
Availability Format
8 Bay TV
Liverpool
Liverpool and
surrounding areas.
Placeholder channel.
Bay TV Liverpool
N/A
LTVmux
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
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.
Latest TV Ltd 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
Bristol
Bristol and
surrounding areas.
Placeholder channel.
Made Television Ltd
N/A
LTVmux
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
8 Made in
Leeds
Leeds and
surrounding areas.
Placeholder channel.
Made Television Ltd
N/A
LTVmux
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
8 Made in
Tyne &
Wear
Newcastle and
surrounding areas.
Placeholder channel.
Made Television Ltd
N/A
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
(MondayFriday)
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
8 NvTv Belfast and
surrounding areas.
Placeholder channel.
Northern Visions Ltd
N/A
LTVmux
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
8 That's
Solent
Southampton and
surrounding areas.
Placeholder channel.
That's Media Ltd
N/A
LTVmux
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
23 Made in
Cardiff
Cardiff and
surrounding areas.
Placeholder channel.
Made Television Ltd
N/A
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
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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
NorDig LCN DVB name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours H.222 Transport Availability Format
51 TG4 Teilifs na Gaeilge 24 hours NImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
52 RT One Raidi Teilifs ireann 24 hours NImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
53 RT Two Raidi Teilifs ireann 24 hours NImux Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
High-definition
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
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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
Children's
Due to a recent move of this genre, additional placeholders for these channels exist on LCNs 70-76 directing viewers
to their new numbers.
NorDig
LCN
DVB
name
Notes Owner/parent
company
Broadcast
hours
H.222
Transport
Availability Format
120 CBBC Timeshares with BBC
Three.
BBC 05:30
19:00
PSB1
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
121 CBeebies Timeshares with BBC
Four.
BBC 05:30
19:00
PSB1
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
122 CITV Timeshares with ITV3
+1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe,
JML Store.
ITV Digital Channels
Ltd (ITV plc)
06:00
18:00
COM4
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
123 CBBC HD Timeshares with BBC
Three HD.
BBC 05:30
19:00
PSB3
Free-to-air
1080i
HDTV
124 CBeebies
HD
Timeshares with BBC
Four HD.
BBC 05:30
19:00
COM7
Free-to-air
1080i
HDTV
125 Pop CSC Media Group
(Sony Pictures
Television)
24 hours LTVmux
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
126 Pop +1 1 hour timeshift of Pop.
Placeholder channel
CSC Media Group
(Sony Pictures
Television)
N/A
COM5
Free-to-air
Text
service
News
Due to a recent move of this genre, additional placeholders for these channels exist on LCNs 80-85 directing viewers
to their new numbers (TBA appeared as part of the change, and had no prior LCN).
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 BSkyB 24 hours COM5
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
133 Al Jazeera
English
Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera
Media Network)
24 hours COM6
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
134 Al Jazeera
Arabic
Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera
Media Network)
24 hours COM7
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
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135 RT RIA Novosti 24 hours COM6
Free-to-air
16:9
SDTV
136 TBA Placeholder
channel.
N/A N/A
COM7
Free-to-air
Text
service
Adult
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 Pay-per-view 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
Partial timeshares with The
Jewellery Channel, True
Entertainment. England,
Northern Ireland, Scotland only.
Txt Me TV Ltd 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
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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
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
243 Dating
N/A
24 hours COM6
Free-to-air
Text
service
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Interactive
These are services that are not designed to be channels but do show up on the EPG of the majority of Freeview
boxes. Due to a recent move of this genre, an additional placeholder for BBC Red Button 1 exists on LCN 301
directing viewers to the new number.
NorDig
LCN
DVB
name
Notes Owner/parent
company
Broadcast
hours
H.222
Transport
Availability Format
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
Radio stations
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
(MondayFriday)
(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
(MondayFriday)
(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
(MondayFriday)
(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
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12
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
(MondayFriday)
(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 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 Gidheal
Scotland only. Programmes
in Scottish Gaelic.
Timeshares with BBC Alba.
BBC 00:00 17:00
(MondayFriday)
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
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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 RT Raidi na
Gaeltachta
Northern Ireland only. Raidi Teilifs
ireann
24 hours NImux
Free-to-air
730 Insight Radio Royal National
Institute of Blind
People
24 hours COM5
Free-to-air
Other
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
2014
September
23 - SLTV on channel 8 (Sheffield only)
29 - NvTv on channel 8 (Belfast only)
Made in Bristol on channel 8 (Bristol only)
Made in Cardiff on channel 23 (Cardiff only)
October
1 - CBS Action on channel 70 (Placeholder currently on channel 90)
8 - ITVBe on channel 26
22 - That's Solent on channel 8 (Portsmouth, Southampton & Winchester only)
Made in Leeds on channel 8 (Leeds only)
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14
November
5 - That's Oxford on channel 8 (Oxford only)
Before 2015
Bay TV Liverpool on channel 8 (Liverpool only)
Made in Tyne & Wear on channel 8 (Newcastle only)
YourTV Blackpool & Preston on channel 8 (Blackpool and Preston only)
YourTV Manchester on channel 8 (Manchester only)
2015
January
5 - TBN UK on channel 65
Before 2016
Bay TV Clywd on channel 23 (Mold only)
Bay TV Swansea on channel 23 (Swansea only)
BBC One +1
Cambridge Presents on channel 8 (Cambridge only)
KMTV on channel 8 (Maidstone and Tonbridge only)
Made in Teesside on channel 8 (Middlesbrough only)
STV Edinburgh on channel 23 (Edinburgh only)
That's Hampshire on channel 8 (Basingstoke only)
That's Reading on channel 8 (Reading only)
That's Salisbury on channel 8 (Salisbury only)
That's Surrey on channel 8 (Guildford only)
The York Channel on channel 8 (York only)
Yorkshire Coast TV on channel 8 (Scarborough only)
Unknown date
TruTV +1 on channel 69
[1]
Channels removed from digital terrestrial television
See also: List of former TV channels in the United Kingdom
These are channels that have been removed from digital terrestrial television. This does not include
rebranded channels or channels that have ceased broadcasting.
2001
List of digital terrestrial television channels (UK)
15
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
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
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16
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
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
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
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
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17
2007
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
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
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
List of digital terrestrial television channels (UK)
18
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
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
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
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19
2013
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
EPG No. Channel name Notes Replaced by Date removed
180 xxXpanded TV Extended broadcasting hours for The Jewellery Channel 2014/01/30
References
[1] [1] Placeholder appeared 28 August 2014.
External links
Freeview Channels (http:/ / www. freeview. co. uk/ freeview/ Channels)
Digital UK Listings (http:/ / www. digitaluk. co. uk/ industry/ Channels/ channel_listings)
Ofcom Current TV broadcast licensees: Digital terrestrial television (http:/ / www. ofcom. org. uk/ static/
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