Freeview regional retune days

Last updated: 17/07/2019



Between now and mid-2020 a regionalised clearance of frequencies is taking place to create more room for 5G services.

In the following areas, on the following dates, a retune will be needed to restore any missing Freeview channels.

During the early hours of the days in question, Freeview services will be off-air while engineering work takes place. You should retune after 6am, unless stated otherwise. Viewers receiving their service from a relay should wait until the afternoon to retune.

ADDITIONAL HELP & SUPPORT
Viewers who, after retuning, are still missing channels should contact the Freeview Advice Line for support on 03456 505050 .

(Please note that these retune dates relate to local frequency change events, not retunes related to broadcasters changing channel numbers on Freeview.)

Main transmitters in the tables below are in bold. Dates may change at short notice, as they may be impacted by weather or other technical delays.

JUL-SEP 2019

Transmitter group
Coverage areas affected
Retune date
Crystal Palace relays Hertford and Alexandra Palace
Hertford and parts of Ware and parts of Haringey and Barnet
24th July 2019
Caldbeck
Cumbria, south west Scotland and the south Lakes
31st July 2019
Caldbeck Scotland
Dumfries and Galloway
31st July 2019
Selkirk
Scottish Borders
14th August 2019 
Black Hill relays
parts of Loch Fyne, Bute, Gigha, Jura, Seil, Knapdale and Kintyre
14th August 2019
Dover
south and east Kent, and parts of East Sussex
22nd August 2019 
Brougher Mountain
south west Northern Ireland
4th September 2019 
Caldbeck Scotland  relay Portpatrick
Portpatrick
4th September 2019 
Darvel relays
Dunure, Girvan and parts of Dailly and parts of Troon
4th September 2019 
Divis
Belfast and the surrounding area
4th September 2019 
Limavady
north west Northern Ireland
4th September 2019 
Black Hill relay Uplawmoor
Uplawmoor and Lugton
11th September 2019 
Caldbeck relay Workington
Workington and Threlkeld
11th September 2019 
Caldbeck Scotland  relay Ballantrae
Ballantrae
11th September 2019 
Pontop Pike
Tyne and Wear and County Durham
12th September 2019 

OCT-DEC 2019
Transmitter group
Coverage area affected
Retune date
Dover
south and east Kent, and parts of East Sussex
16th October 2019
Midhurst
much of West Sussex
16th October 2019
Whitehawk Hill
the Brighton area
16th October 2019
Belmont
Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire (Hull, Grimsby)
23rd October 2019
Emley Moor
most of Yorkshire
23rd October 2019
Idle
the Idle area
23rd October 2019 
Sheffield (Tapton Hill)
the Sheffield area
23rd October 2019
Winter Hill
Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire
23rd October 2019 
Bilsdale
Teesside and much of North Yorkshire
13th November 2019 
Chatton
north Northumberland
13th November 2019 
Bradford West
parts of west Bradford
13th November 2019 
Fenham
the Fenham area
13th November 2019 
Idle
the Idle area
13th November 2019 
Keighley Town
Central and north east Keighley
13th November 2019 
Oliver's Mount
the Scarborough area
13th November 2019 
Pontop Pike
Tyne and Wear and County Durham
13th November 2019 
Angus
Angus, Dundee, Perth and parts of Fife
27th November 2019
Information sourced from Digital UK.