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Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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High definition channels
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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info BBC Four HD page.

Official site: See the www.bbc.co.uk link icon BBC Four HD website.

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Freeview multiplex: BBC Four HD is on multiplex PSB3 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Saturday, 3 September 2016
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Richard Cooper
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3:50 PM

Steven Seeds: Hi, Steven. BBC4HD was temporarily moved from the COM7 multiplex to the PSB3 multiplex for the duration of the Summer Olympic Games Competition, but has now returned to the COM 7 multiplex. It is worth carrying out a re-tune on any of the HD receiving devices that are in your possession that haven't been retuned since the Olympics finished so that all your HD receivers have up-to-date channel lists.

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Richard Cooper's 462 posts GB
Monday, 5 September 2016
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Bill McDonald
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9:18 AM

Steven Seeds: Hi, I have the same problem in my home cheap little box from Tesco, receives all HD channels, expensive Panasonic HDD and JVC TV will not, all on the same aerial.

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Bill McDonald's 40 posts GB
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Richard Cooper
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10:19 AM

Bill McDonald: Just shows that the old adage, " You gets what you pays for" is not always true! R, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 462 posts GB
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Richard Cooper
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10:52 AM

John : Hi, John. Brighton is not a 'major city'. It only gained city status in 2000 and ranks 42nd in the UK. if you care to watch BBC Three, you can watch it online and what have you got against CBBC and CBeebies, since we were all children once? Interested in your reply, Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 462 posts GB
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John
11:31 AM

Hi Richard. By definition I guess one's home city is 'major' LOL. But we do have two universities and two hospitals.
Apart from the transmitter being, I'm told, unable to deliver the extra channels it isn't actually able to deliver SD DTV to some areas of the town because of the very hilly nature here.
So most folks pay for SKY (or at least a dish for FREESAT) or Cable. Blocks of flats in the town from my experience are either tied in to SKY or VIRGIN and once you've moved in and find your FREEVIEW doesn't work you don't have a whole lot of choice.

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John's 6 posts GB
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John
11:32 AM

Oh, and before I forget, I fully believe that all TV for ALL age groups should be at the best possible quality!

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MikeB
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2:41 PM

John : I'm wondering if the Light transmitter has more to do with geography than population or because its only been a 'city' for 16 years.

Try putting your postcode into the site, and use the terrain button to see what the signal paths are. As you said the 'very hilly nature' makes it difficult to get a signal at all. I'm betting thats why you have a Light transmitter, and because its a Light transmitter, it hasn't currently got the full range of channels, including BBC4 HD.

Thats not the BBC's fault - its the hills, and being a light transmitter, it just possibly get that extra mux in. Yes, Freesat would be a good solution.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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Bill McDonald
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7:51 AM

Bill McDonald: It would be nice if we actually had a transmitter that served our 'town' properly, we don't get a good signal from either Mendip or Stockland Hill, and I believe some poor sods to the east of Yeovil actually use Rowridge. Generally what I would class as a mess.

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Bill McDonald's 40 posts GB
Monday, 31 October 2016
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Steve
9:54 AM

Anyone know why CH31 seems to have disappeared from the Winter Hill signal?
As of yesterday.
Thanks.

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MikeP
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12:44 PM

Steve:

It's still being transmitted! You may be being affected by the tropospheric ducting phenomenon affecting may [parts of the UK at present. Do NOT retune your equipment.



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