Freeview Channels List

Our list of the digital TV channels available on Freeview. Our list includes the Freeview channel name, channel type and the multiplex that the channel is broadcast on.

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EPG Channel Programming Notes Mux*
1 BBC One Entertainment
PSB1
2 BBC Two Entertainment
PSB1
3 ITV1 Entertainment
PSB2
4 Channel 4 (S4C in Wales) Entertainment
PSB2
5 Channel 5 Entertainment
PSB2
6 ITV2 Entertainment
PSB2
7 BBC Three Entertainment
PSB1
8 Local TV / Ch. 4 (Wales) / BBC Alba (Scotland) Entertainment
PSB1
9 BBC Four Culture Starts at 7pm
PSB1
10 ITV3 Entertainment
COM4
11 Pick TV Entertainment Renamed from Sky Three in Feb 2011
COM5
12 Dave Entertainment 7am to 3am only

COM5
13 Channel 4 +1 Entertainment
PSB2
14 More 4 Entertainment
PSB2
15 Film 4 Movies
PSB2
16 QVC Shopping
COM4
17 Really Entertainment 8am to 4am only
COM5
18 4Music Music
COM6
19 Yesterday History Formerly UKTV History
COM6
20 Drama Entertainment
COM4
21 5 USA Entertainment Formerly known as Five USA
COM4
24 ITV4 Entertainment
COM6
25 Home Entertainment
PSB2
26 ITVBe Entertainment
COM4
27 ITV2 +1 Entertainment
COM4
28 E4 Entertainment
PSB2
29 E4 +1 Entertainment
COM5
30 5* Entertainment Formerly known as Fiver
COM4
31 Spike Entertainment ??
COM6
32 Movie Mix Movies “More than Movies” service
COM5
33 ITV1 +1 Entertainment
PSB2
34 ITV3 +1 Entertainment
COM6
35 QVC Beauty Shopping 5am to 1pm
COM6
36 Create & Craft Shopping 7am to 10pm
COM5
37 Quest Documentary
COM4
38 Quest + 1 Documentary
COM6
39 The Store Gaming / Shopping 6pm to 4am
COM4
40 Rocks & Co 1 Shopping 1pm to 11pm
COM6
41 Food Network Food 6pm to 10pm
COM5
42 Travel Channel Shopping 6pm to 10pm
COM6
43 Gems TV Shopping
COM5
44 Channel 5 + 1 Entertainment
COM4
45 Film 4 +1 Entertainment
PSB3
46 Challenge Quiz Replaced Channel One in Feb 2011
COM5
47 4seven Entertainment Repeats of Channel 4 content (Only in areas that have completed the Switchover)
COM6
48 Movies4Men Movies 24 hours
COM5
49 Jewellery Channel Shopping 6am-12am
COM4
55 Channel 5 + 24 Entertainment COM4
57 Viva Music channel Also running Noggin (morning kids content)
COM7
58 ITVBe +1 Entertainment 4am to 6am
COM4
59 BT Sport Showcase Sport Subscription channel (BT Sport)
COM6
61 True Entertainment
COM4
62 ITV4 + 1 Entertainment 4am-6am
COM4
63 Community Channel Specialist
COM7
64 CBS Action Entertainment
COM6
65 TBN UK Specialist
COM5
66 CBS Reality Entertainment
COM4
67 CBS Reality +1 Entertainment
COM7
68 Tru TV Entertainment
COM5
69 Tru TV +1 Entertainment 5am to 8am
COM5
70 Horror Channel Entertainment
COM4
72 YourTV Entertainment 7am to 3am
COM5
73 YourTV +1 Entertainment 3am to 4pm
COM6
74 CBS Drama Entertainment
COM6
76 Jewellery Maker Specialist 7am-12pm
COM6
77 Rishtey Europe Shows in Hindi
COM7
81 Talking Pictures TV Entertainment
COM7
83 5USA +1 Entertainment 6pm to 5am
COM7
84 Dave ja vu Entertainment +1 service of Dave
COM6
100 Freeview Information Information
PSB2

Freeview HD Channels

101 BBC One HD Entertainment – HD Freeview HD areas only
PSB3
102 BBC Two HD Entertainment – HD Freeview HD areas only
PSB3
103 ITV1 HD / STV HD Entertainment – HD Freeview HD areas only
PSB3
104 Channel 4 HD Entertainment – HD Freeview HD areas only
PSB3
105 BBC Three HD Entertainment – HD Freeview HD areas only
PSB3
106 BBC Four HD Entertainment – HD Freeview HD areas only
COM7
107 BBC News HD News – HD Freeview HD areas only
COM7
108 Al Jazeera English HD News – HD Freeview HD areas only
COM7
109 Channel 4 +1 HD Entertainment – HD Freeview HD areas only
COM7
110 4seven HD Entertainment – HD Freeview HD areas only
COM7
111 QVC +1 HD Shopping – HD Freeview HD areas only
COM8
112 QVC Beauty HD Shopping – HD Freeview HD areas only
COM8
113 Russia Today UK HD News – HD Freeview HD areas only
COM7

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Kids TV

120 CBBC Kids
PSB1
121 CBeebies Kids
PSB1
122 CITV Kids
PSB1
123 CBBC HD Kids HD  Freeview HD areas only
PSB3
124 CBbeebies HD Kids HD  Freeview HD areas only
COM7
125 POP Kids
LTVmux
126 Tiny Pop Kids
COM5
127 Kix Kids
LTVmux

News

130 BBC News News
PSB1
131 BBC Parliament News
PSB1
132 Sky News News
COM5
134 Al Jazeera Arabic News
COM7
135 Russia Today News
COM6

Adult Services

171 Television X Adult Pay-to-view
COM4
172 Smile TV2 Adult chat Midnight to 5am
COM6
173 Smile TV3 Adult chat 10pm to 5am
COM5
174 Babestation BSX Adult chat 11pm to 4:45am
COM6
175 Party Adult Chat Midnight to 7am
COM5
176 Blue Kiss TV Adult 4am to 5am
COM5
177 Babestation 2 Adult 5am – 6am
COM5
182 xxXpanded TV Adult 3am to 6am
COM4
184 Sin TV Adult
COM4

Freeview Data / Text Services

EPG Channel Programming Notes Mux*
200 BBC Red Button Text Information
PSB1
201 365 Travel Text Holidays
COM4
207 Kiss Me TV Text Dating
COM5
208 Proud Dating Text Dating
COM5

Internet-based Channels

225 Connect 1 Internet TV service Placeholder channel
COM6
226 CCTV Internet TV service Chinese TV
COM6
227 Connect 2 Internet TV service Internet-based Sports service
COM6
231 Racing UK Internet TV service Racing channel
COM6
234 Connect 4 Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM4
238 VuTV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM4
239 SonLife Broadcasting Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM4
240 Motors TV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM5
241 TVPlayer Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM4
242 Vintage TV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM4
244 Vision TV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
245 Planet Knowledge Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
246 JSTV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
247 kykNET Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
249 Huda TV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
250 Synapse 2 Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
252 ABN TV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
254 Showcase TV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
255 Box Nation Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6
256 Inspiration TV Internet TV service Unknown Internet TV service
COM6

Radio Stations on Freeview

EPG Channel Programming Notes Mux*
700 BBC Radio 1 Music
PSB1
701 BBC 1 Xtra Music
PSB1
702 BBC Radio 2 Music
PSB1
703 BBC Radio 3 Music
PSB1
704 BBC Radio 4 Speech
PSB1
705 BBC 5 Live Sport
PSB1
706 BBC 5 Live Sports Extra Sport
PSB1
707 BBC 6 Music Music
PSB1
708 BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy/Drama
PSB1
709 BBC Asian Network Specialist
PSB1
710 BBC World Service Speech
PSB1
711 The Hits Radio Music
COM6
712 KissFresh Music
COM6
713 Kiss Music
COM6
714 Kisstory Music
COM6
715 Magic Music
COM6
716 Heat Music
COM6
717 Kerrang! Music
COM6
718 Smooth Radio Music
COM6
719 BBC Local Radio Speech Local & regional service 1
PSB1
720 BBC Local Radio Speech Local & regional service 2
PSB1
721 BBC Local Radio Speech Local & regional service 3
PSB1
722 BBC Local Radio Speech Local & regional service 4
PSB1
723 TalkSPORT Sport
COM5
724 Capital FM Music
COM4
725 Premier Christian Radio Religious
COM6
726 U105 Radio Music Northern Ireland only
PSB2
727 Absolute Radio Music
COM4
728 Heart Music
COM4
730 RNIB Connect Radio for blind people
COM5
731 Classic FM Radio for blind people
COM5
732 LBC Radio for blind people
COM5
733 Trans World Radio Radio for blind people
COM7

The above lineup was obtained from a BT YouView set-top box, receiving signals from the Crystal Palace transmitter.

Freeview Channel List Updated March 2016
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* Freeview Multiplexes

The number or letter beside the channels in the above list represents the Multiplex (or MUX) that carries the channel. Freeview channels are broadcast on one of six dedicated Freeview multiplexes, and as channels are grouped in multiplexes, it’s common that you’ll either receive all of the channels on a multiplex, or none of the channels on that multiplex.

More on Multiplexes in our Glossary | See also Reception Help

  • Multiplex PSB1 – Operated by the BBC – Includes BBC 1, 2 and Three
  • Multiplex PSB2 – Operated by Channel 3&4 Ltd – Includes the ITV group, plus E4 / More 4
  • Multiplex PSB3 – High Definition, Operated by the BBC
  • Multiplex COM4 – Operated by SDN – Includes ITV3, QVC
  • Multiplex COM5 – Operated by Arqiva. Carries Pick TV, Dave and Really
  • Multiplex COM6 – Operated by Arqiva. Carries Yesterday, Film 4 and many commercial radio stations
  • Multiplex COM7 – Operated by Arqiva. Carries HD additional channels

 

 

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143 comments

  • Sue

    Have suddenly lost many Freeview Channels, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21 etc., the ones in between are fine. Any suggestions please?

  • Mark Glaude

    Got most of the HD channels, but not 107 to 113 – do I need to retune it again?

    • Derek

      Hi, I have the same problem no between channels from 105 and 120 also som missing in the 70s and high hundreds.
      Will watch your replies with interest

      • I have given up trying. We live 4 miles from the transmitter but still can’t get Talking pictures on Freeview channel 81.

        • Ronan Hay

          I’m trying to send you a reply but I’m not sure if it’s posting.

        • Ronan Hay

          Dear Ronald Unsworth,

          I have found that you have been trying to get Talking Pictures TV for more than a year, now, and would like the help you.

          I don’t know anything about the channel, but I assume it is of strong interest to you. Here is the reason why you are currently unable to watch it.

          “The Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels.” -ukfree.tv

          You will not receive Talking Pictures TV from Wrexham transmitter, no matter what equipment you use or how much you rescan. As another poster mentioned, not all transmitter sites broadcast all channels. Some are government only ran sites giving main channel coverage to black-spot areas. Think of these transmitters as “repeaters.” They take the signal from the big main transmitters and rebroadcast them to smaller local areas, but without many commercial channels (including Talking Pictures TV).

          What does all this mean for you? Well, it means you now have two options for how to get Talking Pictures TV channel.

        • Ronan Hay

          1. Moving your TV antenna.

          Those main transmitters with the full channel list may cover your home. There are two near Wrexham; Moel-Y-Parc (Wales) and Storeton (England). Without knowing where in Wrexham you live, it would be hard for me to guess which one might cover your home, but a TV antenna installation engineer would know and test this to get you the best signal for your TV viewing pleasure. For this reason, I would also not recommend moving the antenna yourself.

          2. Using “Freesat” instead of “Freeview”.

          You might not get signal from those Freeview transmitters at all, in which case you would be back to square one. So what is Freesat and how is it different? Well, it’s basically the same thing, except it uses a satellite dish instead of a TV antenna. This way, you will surely get Talking Pictures TV. Another advantage? You can get many more channels you’re currently missing out on, maybe more than 100 extra channels. So instead of using a TV antenna, you need a satellite dish. Again, an installation engineer could do this (not Sky TV or any subscription stuff, don’t worry). If you previously had Sky TV or there was already a dish installed when you moved into your house, you might not need an installation at all. However, either way, you also probably need to change your equipment. This means buying any “Freesat” tuner and connecting this to your TV, or changing your TV for a “Freesat ready” TV if that is preferable to you (I know you bought a new Samsung TV). Check freesat.co.uk for everything you need to know.

          I hope this helped and please do keep us up to date on your progress.

          Best Regards,
          Ronan Hay

        • W Duncan

          I believe talking pictures is only available on full had tv’s

        • Brian T

          OK stumbled on this website and these comments ………

          WRT Talking Pictures – Check your complete listing and go to the 800 series listing. I can’t remember which channel it is on but my mother wanted to see a film on the channel and, like you, got no reception on CH81. I checked the complete channel list and found in the 800 series.

        • janet n

          have you tried 812

  • Andy

    No CNN but you have it at the centre of your advert ???

  • Ron Unsworth

    When can I expect to get Talking pictures on freeview in North Wales.

  • Is+free+view+channels+free

  • Kathryn Harman

    I have just done a Re-tune and seem to have lost my favorite channels………….10/20/61/&70, why has this happened ????????

  • Ron Unsworth

    I still can’t get Talking pictures on my Freeview. Tried and tried retuning.

  • Frances

    Help no matter what I do I can’t find BBC 3 or as it’s now known as W. I am on Freeveiw. Again HELP

  • DazEdwardo

    Purchased+a+Sony+HD+free+view+box,+remember+watching+the+Grinch+in+lovely+HD+with+Dolby+Surround+last+Xmas.+Then+after+noticing+I+need+to+retune+my+set+top+box,+I+completely+rescanned+all+channels.+Woo+grate,+new+channels+where+added.+Checked+the+HD+channels.+They+are+scrambled+or+of++very+poor+reception+on+the+first+5+HD+channels+for+over+a+year+now.+I+just+done+a+retune+and+I+can+receive+the+latest+additions+to+HD+with+no+problems+except+the+same+5+HD+channels+still+(the+scan+picked+up+an+impressive+399+channels+BTW).+I+checked+out+with+Freeview+if+it+had+anything+to+do+with+4G+interference+problem,+which+was+not+a+problem+in+my+area+(Wrexham+North+Wales).+I+do+remember+finding+a+workaround+for+something+like+this+a+while+ago+which+did+work+for+me.+It+was+something+like+unplug+the+RF+cable,+then+do+a+hard+reset+on+the+tuner+box.+Re-scan+full+channel+list+which+gets+no+results+with+the+RF+lead+dis-connected.+Then+leave+unconnected+over+night+before+re-connecting+with+a+new+full+scan.+I+think+that+worked+until+I+done+a+further+scan+to+update,+then+got+the+same+messed+up+5+HD+channels+again.

  • I live in Wrexham North Wales, but still cannot get talking pictures on Freeview channel 81.

  • DazEdwardo

    I’ve just checked on my latest full rescan for you Ron, and I’m afraid to say it’s showing 81 for me, so I suggest if you can make any sense of my first post, give that a go perhaps.

  • IAN CLABON

    Hi+Ron-i+have+3+freeview+tuners+linked-A+lg+HD+SMART++hardrive-a+panasonic+video+with+built+in+freeview+tuner-and+a+stand+alone+freeview+box-only++the+LG+HD+TUNER+WILL+TUNE+TO++CHANNEL+81–The+wife+has+a+standard+19″+LGtv-that+wont+tune+to+channel+81–two+LGsmart++TVs+in+the+building+will+tune,+looks+like+you+must+use+a+HD+tuner+even+though+it+is+not+a+HD+CHANNEL,LET+ME+KNOW+IF+I+HAVE+CRACKED+IT.-Regards-Ian

  • Ron Unsworth

    Thanks for your reply Ian, I really do want to crack this but can’t make head or tail with your post. Lots of adds and pluses.
    Can you simplify it for me to know what to ask for please.
    Thanks
    Ron

  • ian clabon

    Sorry website did not like my (linkdashs) in a nut shell you must use a freeview HIGH DEFINITION tuner not just a standard freeview tuner.

  • Ron Unsworth

    Thanks Ian. I will look into that in town tomorrow.

  • Ronald Unsworth

    I;ve tried everything known to man to get Talking pictures on my Freeview but still can’t,

  • Paul Smith

    I found a webpage with updated channel numbers for Freeview, Sky, BT and Virgin. http://britishtvchannels.com/uk-tv-channel-numbers.html It has only got the main channels but might be of some help.

  • Concerned

    I can not tell if this is up-to-date but when the last time it was edited/looked at is shown as a year ago and the “Is our list out-of-date? Let us know” link doesn’t work, one can’t have too much faith in it.

    Anyone know a site that actually does give an up-to-date list ?

  • linda

    cant+down+load+please+help+me+thanks

  • Ron Unsworth

    When I looked at the nearest signal we are literally just 5 miles away from ours but I still can’t get Talking pictures on my Freeview. I got a HD tv to make sure but still can’t get it.

  • Anton

    This site has up to date TV Channel numbers:
    http://www.tvchannelguide.co.uk

    Ron – Talking Pictures is on Channel 81 on FreeView. It’s great.
    It needs an HD receiver because it broadcasts on an HD multiplex.
    Maybe retune your TV to get all the latest channels.

  • Ron Unsworth

    I have changed my tv to a HD Samsung but after retuning still can’t get channel 81 Talking pictures. On my channel 81 is the shopping channel.

  • IAN CLABON

    hi Ron did you buy a smart hd tv if so it has a saterlite tuner built in, talking pictures is on freesat

    regards IAN

  • Ron Unsworth

    No it isn’t a smart tv.

  • Anton

    Hi Ron, just wondering what region you are in. There is an engineering site that says that the Dover region transmitter doesn’t carry COM7. TalkingPictures is on COM7.
    https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/tv/Dover

  • Ron Unsworth

    WRexham, North Wales

  • Suzanne

    Have+just+updated+my+TV+scan+as+it+kept+saying+I+had+no+signal+when+I+clearly+did+on+other+channels+now+I+have+lost+a+lot+of+channels,+feeling+a+tad+p***Ed+off!+Anyone+else+had+the+same+problem?

  • I still can’t get Talking pictures on my Freeview. I live in Wrexham, North Wales.

  • It+seems+I+have+lost+a+lot+of+programmes+and+been+left+with+bloody+shopping+channels!+Anyone+else+had+the+same?….

  • Denys

    I+have+also+lost+channels+,+although+it+says+it+is+there+but+similar+message++weak+or+no+signal.++Not+at+al,+happy!!!

  • Lorraine

    Watched The Son on freeview BT for 2 weeks and now with no explanation its no longer on. Why would that be ???

  • I have a LG HD TV and have been trying to get Channel 81 Talking Movies. I have clicked on the Freeview availability link which tells me It should be available at my address. But despite retuning I am still unable to get it. Channel 81 shows but with a blank screen.

  • i cannot get ch 81 talking pictures any ideas.

  • cant get c/h81 talking pictures any ideas

  • Rajiva Govil

    First+you+dropped+channel+88+and+now+77+-+is+there+a+problem+for+freebies+to+broadcast+Hindi+channels

  • Rajiva Govil

    Why have you stopped Channel 77 & 88

  • denton

    New freeview recorder installed – but no channel 19 Yesterday. It is there on the TV tuner – but not of the recorder.

  • Michael Purches

    Ron: Do you get your tv signals from a main transmitter (maybe Moel-y-Parc for Wrexham), or from a repeater transmitter?Repeaters don’t put out all multiplexes. Talking Pictures is on com7, so you could try some other com7 channels, eg 5USA1 on 83, or Transworld Radio on 733. If you can’t get those, I suspect your whole com7 multiplex is missing.

  • Mike

    How can I get Fox News ( Sky has dropped it ) in the UK ?
    Mike

  • I+would+be+grateful+of+a+reply.+Literally+we+are+just+a+few+miles+from+the+transmitter+but+still+cannot+get+channel+81+Talking+pictures+on+our+Freeview+tv

  • Alvin Evans-Woodward

    Can you tell me how I can get BBC Oxford. In used to be able to get it on sky box

  • Rev Pam Crane

    Why can’t we get PBS America on Channel 94 here in Llandudno? I’ve tried re-tuning two TVs and a Freeview box – no good.

  • Rose

    Several+of+our+channels+are+gone.+Husband+says+he+heard+some+kind+of+announcement+that+this+would+occur.+How+to+get+them+back?

  • Has Forces TV and PBS America been removed from the channels that are broadcast on Freeview ?

    we were instructed to retune for today – 21march – and they have disappeared from the list, nor do they appear on the Freeview website list !!!

  • john

    Be aware that the multiplex data above currently differs from https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/tv/Crystal_Palace
    They can’t both be right ( or maybe they refer to different transmitters?)
    eg BBC Four HD is on com7 above, but com8 on https://ukfree.tv
    Important to bear this discrepancy in mind when trying to identify a faulty multiplex!

  • Behnam Behroozi

    Viva has been closed for months, how often do you update your page???!!!

  • Geemac

    Freeview Channel List needs updaing on this site. New channel Paramount Network on 57 and CBS Drama now on 71 but not after 11pm. And why are the comments going in reverse order, hate scrolling down especially when pages take time to load!!!

  • I have just bought two new tv;s. One 47inch and one 32 inch for bedroom, both are smart tv’s and glad to say I can now get talking tv and all other channels. Relief!!

  • I really like the channels you share. I enjoyed reading newspapers, and watching football news.

  • I really like the information you share. thank you very much

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