Advance notice: Freeview TV guide update in September 2014

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The Freeview TV guide is being updated on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 to create extra capacity for new services. As a result, Children’s and News channels will move to new channel numbers.

• The Children’s genre will move from channel numbers in the 70s to start at 120
• The News genre will move from channel numbers in the 80s to start at 130

To update their guide viewers simply need to retune their Freeview TVs and digital boxes where equipment does not pick up the changes automatically. On-screen messages will prompt viewers to retune on or after 3 September 2014.

Viewers who don’t retune will not lose channels – services will remain accessible at their old numbers. However, Digital UK and Freeview recommend viewers retune from time-to-time to ensure they have access to all available services in their area.

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