Freeview change to Sony Movies

Viewers may need to retune to continue watching Sony Movies on Freeview.

The channel is currently on the move to a new frequency on the digital terrestrial TV service.

As of midday on Wednesday 15th April, Sony Movies is currently simulcasting on old and new frequencies - viewers with older TVs and boxes will lose the channel on 2nd June they don't retune.

  • Newer receivers will automatically store the new version of Sony Movies on channel 32 and the old version on channel 792.
  • Some boxes will stick the new version of Sony Movies in the 800s channel range until a full retune is completed.

Other Sony services on Freeview, which are only available in the some parts of the country, such as Sony Movies Classic are unaffected by this change.

Other changes

Elsewhere on Freeview, Yesterday+1 has been allocated channel 75, marking an imminent return of the timeshift channel on Freeview after 15 months away.

  • Paramount+1 has been removed from channel 94 after failing to launch on Freeview.
  • CCX TV and Create and Craft have swapped channel numbers (23 and 95). CCX TV launched this morning at 10am, crashing midway through a presentation on Create and Craft, which it will simulcast for three hours every morning between 7am and 10am. More information about the channel here...
  • Trans World Radio (Freeview 733) has also changed frequencies.
A more detailed breakdown of the changes can be found on the Freeview Updates page...

Unable to help relatives or elderly friends and neighbours with retuning?

The changes made today (15th April) only affect a small number of channels with no changes to the broadcast of the main Freeview channels. This means that the majority of viewers with older TVs or boxes who need support retuning their TV and who are unable to get support due to self-isolation and/or who are not able to access online retuning guides at , can leave the retune for now - with all the main Freeview services continuing to be available.

However, most newer Freeview devices will automatically adjust to the changes made today.

High pressure

High pressure weather conditions, especially in northern areas of the UK may continue to affect reception of Freeview this week. This is due to tropospheric ducting, which can cause the signals from more distant transmitters to interfere with local signals. Symptoms of interference include picture break-up and sound glitching or - in worst case scenarios - total loss of some channels for a number of hours. You should not retune if you see a no signal message and wait for weather conditions to change.

  • Updated with Sony Movies simulcast end date.