Freeview Updates

Last reviewed: 15/11/2019




Keep up-to-date with the latest updates to the UK's digital terrestrial television service, Freeview. Updates will be posted, usually within 72 hours of occurrence.

Any updates highlighted in yellow are only applicable to newer Freeview receivers (Freeview HD / Freeview Play).


UPCOMING

  • 20th November 2019: Together TV moves from channel 89 to channel 88. Together TV+1 moves from channel 93 to channel 89. PBS America on channel 91 moves from COM8 to COM6. PBS America+1 launches on channel 93 via COM8.
  • 27th November 2019 - Angus / NE Scotland: Freeview frequency change.
  • Launch to be confirmed - Yaaas - channel 213
  • Scotland only: Channel 75 move to 68 - BBC Four (PSB1 - BBC) change pending


CHANGELOG

14th November 2019

  • Channel 28 - E4+1 has moved from COM5-Arq to PSB2-D3&4. It is now available from all relay transmitters.



13th November 2019

  • North East England: A frequency change has taken place. Affected viewers should retune in the morning if they have any missing services.  Some channels including BBC News HD, Quest HD, PBS America, Forces TV and FreeSports will no longer be available in the Fenham area. Visit www.freeview.co.uk/help/tv-changes for more information and details of support options available to viewers who are unable to restore channels.



12th November 2019

  • Testing - E4+1 (PSB2-D3&4) ahead of multiplex move on 14th November 2019.



5th November 2019


  • There has been a change in the coverage of Film4+1 and More4+1 on Freeview. Viewers who haven't retuned will continue to receive the channels in their old positions until 11th November 2019. These channels will no longer be available on relay transmitters once the changeover period has expired.


  • Channel 45 - Film4+1 has moved from PSB2 - D3&4 to COM5 - Arqiva
  • Channel 86 - More4+1 has moved from PSB3 - BBC to COM7 - Arqiva
  • Channel 89 - Together TV - COM5-Arq has changed to the new broadcast hours of 0700-0300.


1st November 2019

  • Channel 71 - CBS Drama (COM6 - Arqiva) goes full-time.



23rd October 2019
  • North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: A frequency change has taken place. Affected viewers should retune if they have any missing services. Visit www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges for more information.


16th October 2019
  • South East England: A frequency change has taken place. Affected viewers should retune if they have any missing services. Visit www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges for more information.


15th October 2019

  • Channel 72 - Your TV (COM5 - Arqiva) removed following the channel's cessation of broadcasts on the 27th September 2019.


2nd October 2019

  • Channel 85 - Hochanda (COM4 - SDN)  goes full-time.


1st October 2019

  • Manchester only: Channel removal - Channel 68 and 69 True Crime & +1 (GMAN - MTN)
  • Manchester only: Channel 88 moved to 82 - Clubland TV (GMAN - MTN) 
  • Channel 84 - NOW 90s has moved from COM8-Arqiva to COM5-Arqiva and is now streaming its content to viewers with compatible connected devices.


27th September 2019

  • Channel 72 - Your TV (COM5 - Arqiva) channel has ceased broadcasting on Freeview and other platforms following a decision by the broadcaster to close the channel.


25th September 2019

  • Channel 76 Quest+1 has moved from COM4 - SDN to COM5 - Arqiva and goes full-time.


12th September 2019
  • Tyne and Wear, County Durham: A frequency change has taken place. Affected viewers should retune if they have any missing services. Visit www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges for more information.


10th September 2019

  • Channel 32 - Sony Movie Channel is now Sony Movies (COM5-Arqiva)
  • Channel 40 - Movies4Men is now Sony Movies Action (COM4-SDN) [not Wales]
  • Channel 48 - True Entertainment is now Sony Channel (Local-Comux) [limited UK coverage]
  • Channel 60 - Sony Movies+1 (Local-Comux) Was previously on channel 61
  • Channel 61 - Sony Channel+1 (Manchester only)



4th September 2019
  • Northern Ireland: A frequency change has taken place. Affected viewers should retune if they have any missing services. Visit www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges for more information.

29th August 2019

  • Channel removal - channel 270 Loveworld (COM4 - SDN)


27th August 2019

  • Channel suspension - Channel 84 NOW 90s (COM8 - Arqiva) has suspended programming on Freeview.



21st August 2019

  • Scotland only: 82 moved to 75 - BBC Four SD (PSB1 - BBC)
  • Scotland only: 115 moved to 108 - BBC Scotland HD (PSB3 - BBC)



14th August 2019
  • Scottish Borders and parts of Central Scotland: A frequency change has taken place. Affected viewers should retune if they have any missing services. Visit www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges for more information.


31st July 2019

  • Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway: A frequency change has taken place. Affected viewers should retune if they have any missing services. A number of channels, including BBC Four HD, PBS America, FreeSports, Forces TV and 4seven HD will no longer be available in the area. Visit www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges for more information.


29th July 2019

  • New channel launch - 271 Channelbox (COM4 - SDN) This is a streamed channel portal for compatible, connected Freeview devices.


22nd July 2019
  • Channel removals - 602-606 BBC Red Button (COM8 - Arqiva); 790 True Entertainment (COM5 - Arqiva); 791 True Movies (COM6- Arqiva); 794 Movies4Men (COM5-Arqiva); 268 BoxNation (COM4 - SDN)
  • Channel change - 89 Together (moves from COM8 to COM5)
  • New channel launch - 93 Together+1 (COM8)