Freeview regional retune days

Last updated: 01/12/2019



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.

  • There are no further regional Freeview retune days in 2019, although a final national channel change event is due in early December.

JAN-MAR 2020:
Transmitter group
Coverage area affected
Retune date
Emley Moor
most of Yorkshire
5th February 2020
Chesterfield
The Chesterfield area
5th February 2020
Totley Rise relay of Sheffield 
The Sheffield Totley Rise area
5th February 2020
Belmont
Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire (Hull, Grimsby)
5th February 2020
Emley Moor (some relays only)
Parts of West Yorkshire
12th February 2020
Oliver's Mount
Scarborough
12th February 2020
Sandy Heath
Bedfordshire, parts of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
12th February 2020
Winter Hill
Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire
19th February 2020 
Divis
Belfast and the surrounding area
4th March 2020
Belmont
Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire (Hull, Grimsby)
4th March 2020
Waltham
most of the East Midlands
4th March 2020
Nottingham
the Nottingham area
4th March 2020
Blackwaterfoot & Campbeltown relays of Darvel
Blackwaterfoot & Campbeltown area
4th March 2020


APR-JUN 2020:
Transmitter group
Coverage area affected
Retune date
Moel-Y-Parc
North East Wales
22nd April 2020
Winter Hill  / Lancaster / Storeton / Saddleworth
Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire
22nd April 2020
Caldbeck / Caldbeck Scotland (some relays only)
Gosforth, St Bees and Creetown
22nd April 2020
Douglas
Most of the Isle of Man
29th April 2020
Kendal relay of Caldbeck
Kendal and the central Lake District
29th April 2020



  • Information sourced from Digital UK. 







Previous events

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