Channels

Freeview offers over 50 TV channels,  up to 12 HD channels, and 24 radio stations. In fact over 95% of the nation’s favourite programmes are available subscription-free.

Check out our amazing range of channels below. We’re currently rolling out a number of new ones so use our coverage check to see the channels available in your area.

All channels are subject to coverage and may be changed from time to time. Aerial upgrade and/or receiver may be required. (Source: Of the highest rated 1000 programmes in the UK between Oct 2012-Mar 2013 based on average audience and all individuals. BARB consolidated data includes all viewing in the first seven days.)

HD

Channels below are now rolling out (available to 70% of UK homes by June 2014). Check your channel line up here.

To view these channels you will need a TV with Freeview HD built in, or a HD-ready TV connected to a Freeview+ HD recorder.

Entertainment

Children's

News

Regional

S4C is a Welsh language service available to Freeview viewers in Wales. BBC Alba is a Scottish Gaelic language service available in Scotland. RTE One, RTE Two and TG4 are broadcast to c.78% of the population Northern Ireland and can be received with Freeview HD equipment.

Local TV

Please check the coverage in your area here to see what Local TV channel you will receive. More coming soon.

Text Services

Interactive

Radio

Channel numberChannel nameRegional variationBroadcast hoursDescription
1 BBC One 24 hours BBC One offers something of value for everyone with a range of high-quality, popular programming for a modern UK audience.
2 BBC Two 24 hours BBC Two prides itself on a rich mix of innovative, entertaining and challenging programmes, including documentaries, the arts, current affairs, comedy, drama and history.
3 ITV 24 hours The heart of popular culture.
4 Channel 4 24 hours Award-winning comedy, groundbreaking documentaries, distinctive drama and entertainment with an edge.
4 S4C 24 hours S4C digital is S4C's lively, dynamic digital channel dedicated to Wales and all things Welsh.
5 Channel 5 24 hours Channel 5 features programming as diverse as the CSI franchise, The Wright Stuff, Neighbours, Extraordinary People and Milkshake!
6 ITV2 24 hours Life’s pretty straight without ITV2!
7 BBC Three 19:00 - 05:30 BBC is an innovative mixed schedule of news, current affairs, education, music, arts, science and coverage of international issues, as well as drama, comedy and entertainment.
8 BBC Alba 17:00-00:00 Mon-Fri, 16:00-01:00 Sat and 16:00-00:00 on Sun A digital TV channel, available in Scotland, broadcasting Gaelic programmes daily. Programming includes news, Scottish sport, music, factual, children’s and entertainment programmes.
8 Estuary TV shut down daily at 12 am Estuary is a commercial public service broadcaster and will provide local news every day, combined with a varied schedule including current affairs, business, environmental, historical, documentary, films and entertainment programming.
9 BBC Four 19:00 - 04:00 BBC4 brings viewers an alternative and wonderful mix of culture, arts, world cinema, science, history, business and current affairs.
10 ITV3 24 hours Crafted drama collections from ITV.
11 Pick 24 hours Pick offers a compelling mix of general entertainment – from quality drama and documentaries to lifestyle and factual entertainment programming.
12 Dave 07:00 - 03:00 Dave features top quiz shows and cult comedies, including QI, Top Gear and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Dave is 'the home of witty banter'.
13 Channel 4+1 24 hours The same as Channel 4 only one hour later, so you don't miss out. Award-winning comedy, groundbreaking documentaries, distinctive drama and entertainment with an edge.
14 More4 09:00 - 04:30 Lifestyle, documentaries and US drama, from brand new programmes to the best of Channel 4.
15 Film4 11:00 - 04:00 The best of British film-making, US independents, Hollywood blockbusters, guilty pleasures, foreign films and cult.
16 QVC 24 hours QVC is the UK's leading TV shopping channel, making shopping easy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tune in for the best advice available from experts in the world of beauty, DIY, fashion and electrical.
17 Really 08:00 - 01:49 Really is the UK’s leading lifestyle TV channel, providing a tantalising cocktail of honest and entertaining television.
18 4Music 24 hours The ultimate in music TV, bringing you closer to the music you love with the hottest stars and the biggest charts, plus gut-busting comedy and jaw-dropping reality shows.
It’s music and then some.
19 Yesterday 06:00 - 03:00 Yesterday is a place where the past is always present. On this channel the past will be evoked in a way that is more vivid and relevant to viewers than ever before.
20 Drama 08:00 - 02:00 Drama airs a diverse range of critically-acclaimed British dramas featuring stellar talent, many of whom have gone on to join Hollywood’s elite. Watch the trailer to see what to expect on Drama.
21 VIVA 24 hours A unique mix of award-winning comedy, the best in rock and pop and fabulous new programming, VIVA is the exciting new channel from MTV.
22 Ideal World 24 hours Broadcasting 24 hours each day, Ideal World brings you a vast range of goods from fashion, jewellery, gardening, health & beauty and housewares.
24 ITV4 24 hours A haven of sport and cult classics from ITV.
27 ITV2+1 24 hours Catch up on ITV2 one hour later.
28 E4 24 hours Telly with attitude, stuffed to bursting with comedy, drama, US imports, reality shows and plenty fun times.
29 E4+1 24 hours Catch up on E4 one hour later. Telly with attitude, stuffed to bursting with comedy, drama, US imports, reality shows and plenty fun times.
30 5* 09:00 - 12:00 5* is an entertainment channel for people who like their drama sexier, their documentaries harder, their movies bigger and their soaps soapier.
31 5 USA 12:00 - 01:00 5 USA reflects the energy, pulse and guts of the USA’s great cities. 5 USA will be showcasing the best of American TV including The Beast, acclaimed comedy 30 Rock and The Shield.
32 Movie Mix 24 hours Movie Mix is the home of a broad range of movie entertainment and quality drama series from the UK and US, broadcasting in the UK on Freeview Channel 32.
33 ITV+1 24 hours Catch up on ITV one hour later.
34 ITV3+1 18:00 - 00:00 Catch up on ITV3 one hour later.
35 QVC Beauty 08:00 - 13:00 QVC Beauty is a TV channel dedicated to premium beauty brands and beauty advice. Broadcasts feature QVC’s extensive range of salon and prestige skincare, cosmetic and haircare brands.
36 Create and Craft 08:00 - 18:00 Create and Craft is devoted to a range of craft pursuits, including card making, drawing, needlecraft, embroidery and decoupage.
37 Quest 24 hours Quest brings you TV at the Heart of the Action and the programming will be a high-octane mix of quality drama, outdoor adventure series, documentary series and user-generated video clip shows.
38 Quest+1 24 hours Catch up on Quest one hour later. Quest brings you TV at the Heart of the Action and the programming will be a high-octane mix of quality drama, outdoor adventure series, documentary series and user-generated video clip shows.
39 The Store 00:00 - 04:00 The Store is a teleshopping channel with a mix of retail teleshopping content focused on beauty, health and homeware products. The channel also features live teleshopping gaming content from Netplay TV under the programme brand Jackpot247.
40 Rocks & Co 13:00 - 18:00 Rocks & Co. is a falling auction shopping channel that specialises in high end jewellery and precious gemstones. The team includes internationally renowned gemstone experts and jewellery designers.
41 Food Network 24 hours Food Network UK brings a fresh perspective to the UK food scene by offering an irresistible combination of credible cooking, new ideas and high-energy lifestyle entertainment.
42 Travel Channel 18:00 - 22:00 Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel-themed entertainment channel. Through the engaging storytelling and unique perspectives of our presenters we transport viewers to every corner of the globe. Our shows inspire, inform and entertain and tap into the human desire to experience new things, explore new places and engage with fascinating people and cultures.
43 Gems TV 24 hours Gems TV is a family owned jeweller that specialises in creating exquisite fine jewellery with gemstones uncovered from some of the remotest locations on earth.
44 Channel 5+1 24 hours Channel 5+1 means you never need miss such great shows as Celebrity Big Brother, Neighbours the CSI franchise, The Gadget Show and some great sport!
45 Film4+1 24 hours Keep missing your favourite films on Film 4? Film 4 +1 is now available on Freeview. Giving you another chance to catch the best of British film-making, US indies, Hollywood blockbusters, guilty pleasures and cult classics.
46 Challenge 24 hours Challenge is the home of ‘contest’. It offers cult shows, world famous quiz formats, innovative new game shows and superb TNA Impact Wrestling action. From original UK commissioned content to iconic classic shows from the past, there's something for everyone.
47 4seven See description Your chance to catch up with Channel 4’s most popular and talked-about shows from the last seven days.
48 Movies4Men 24 hours Movies4Men is a film channel dedicated to supplying quality, non-stop entertainment for the male audience. The channel caters for all tastes, serving up the very best in Action, War, and Westerns, with hundreds of titles ranging from the cinematic golden age to modern big screen greats.
49 Jewellery Channel 24 hours The Jewellery Channel (TJC) boasts a personal shopping service that offers friendly and professional advice so customers get the most out of their Jewellery shopping experience.
55 Channel 5 +24 19:00 - 00:00 Channel 5 +24 is Channel 5's new catch-up channel. It will show the previous day's Channel 5 primetime programmes from 7pm until midnight each day.
61 True Entertainment 06:00 - 03:00 True Entertainment is the home of classic series, powerful true stories, dramas based on bestselling novels and heart-warming movies. With an exciting mix of programming its all the entertainment you need in one place.
63 Community Channel 02:00 - 08:00 Community Channel is the only TV station totally dedicated to highlighting issues from both local and international communities as well as the voluntary and charitable sectors. Programmes like What Can Science Do for Me?, films produced through the Volunteer Filmmaking scheme, Spotting Cancer Early and Mad for Dance showcase the people that go the extra mile every day.
64 Jewellery Maker 24 hours JewelleryMaker is the leading one stop online destination and TV channel for top quality but affordable jewellery making accessories.
66 CBS Reality 24 hours Home to the good, the bad and the extraordinary, CBS Reality brings you a wide variety of hit content, including the longest running courtroom U.S. series Judge Judy, multi-award winning 48 Hours, fast-paced crime series Jail, Sins and Secrets and Cops, plus the highly entertaining docu-series Hoarders. Be captivated, shocked, and entertained by this award winning real life channel packed with compelling documentaries and hard-hitting real life dramas.
67 Chart Show TV 22:00 – 05:59 Chart Show TV brings you the Singles, Album, Airplay, Urban and Dance charts weekly, along with the biggest new tracks, interviews with your favourite artists and a chance for you to tweet in your requests daily. Check out Twitter.com/Chartshowtv to keep up to date with our latest new videos, chats and competitions
68 truTV 24 hours New to Freeview, truTV is the larger-than-life entertainment channel. With a mix of original, unseen and unscripted programming, truTV brings us unique characters in thrilling and amazing real-life situations, including hit US chatshow Conan; Fear Factor, Redneck Island, Container Wars and Hardcore Pawn: Chicago.
70 CBBC 07:00 - 19:00 Offering a broad mix of drama, entertainment, news and factual shows, CBBC is the exciting digital channel for 6 -12 year olds.
71 CBeebies 06:00 - 19:00 CBeebies is dedicated to preschoolers. Packed full of their favourite characters, CBeebies offers 13 hours of programmes every day which encourage your child to play along and learn.
72 CITV 06:00 - 18:00 Wickedly playful kids stuff from ITV.
75 POP 24 hours POP is a high energy channel for kids. POP delivers a fresh and diverse mix of shows. Silly cartoons, fun how to facts and game shows all combine to form an entertaining and inspiring bundle for children.
80 BBC News 24 hours The BBC's continuous news channel, breaking stories as they happen, with the latest news, weather, sport and business updates 24 hours a day seven days a week.
81 BBC Parliament 24 hours The UK’s prime political channel - unedited coverage of the House of Commons, House of Lords and Select Committees in Westminster.
82 Sky News 24 hours Breaking news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And a whole lot more. Sky News has been voted News Channel of the Year, and it keeps getting better.
83 Al Jazeera English 24 hours Al Jazeera English is international news that takes you to the heart of the story, with in depth news and analysis from around the globe.
84 Al Jazeera Arabic 24 hours 24 hour news and current affairs from the Arab world
85 RT 24 hours RT offers regular news updates and a unique insight into many aspects of Russian history, culture and opinions.
101 BBC One HD 24 hours You can now see all of BBC One's big shows in high definition on the BBC One HD channel, Freeview channel 101.
102 BBC Two HD 24 hours BBC Two HD is a free-to-air high definition channel from the BBC. It features a wide range of programmes from across BBC Two.
103 ITV HD 24 hours ITV HD offers everything you know and love about ITV but in even shinier, brighter high definition.
104 4HD 24 hours 4HD means you can view the complete Channel 4 schedule and enjoy a high definition experience whenever it is available.
105 BBC Three HD 7 pm - 4 am BBC Three HD
73 CBBC HD 7 am - 7 pm CBBC HD
106 BBC Four HD 7 pm - 4 am BBC Four HD
107 BBC News HD 24 hours BBC News HD
108 Al Jazeera English HD Only available in certain areas. Please check your coverage 24 hours International news that takes you to the heart of the story, in glorious high definition.
109 Community Channel HD 24 hours Community Channel is the only channel for communities, charities and local stories and is available in 25 million homes across the UK on TV and online. It broadcasts entertaining stories, inspiring series and pioneering documentaries that encourage viewers to Do #SomethingBrilliant to change their world. Over a million people watch the channel each month. Community Channel is a Media Trust initiative, funded by Big Lottery Fund.
74 CBeebies HD 6 am - 7 pm CBeebies HD
110 Channel 4+1 HD 24 hours Catch up on the complete Channel 4 schedule one hour later, in high definition.
111 4seven HD 24 hours Channel 4's most popular and talked about shows from the last seven days, all in HD.
200 BBC Red Button 24 hours Press the red button on your remote at any time to enter the world of BBC Red Button.
201 Holidays TV 24 hours Holidays TV is a new channel from the broadcast division of the Daily Mail Group. It’s the perfect place to find great value last minute holidays, from the comfort of your armchair.
301 BBC Red Button 24 hours Press the red button on your remote at any time to enter the world of BBC Red Button.
700 BBC Radio 1 24 hours BBC Radio 1 takes you through your day - playing the best new music, with exclusive interviews, live bands and unprecedented access to the stars.
701 BBC 1Xtra 24 hours The hottest new black music. From RnB to Drum & Bass, Hip Hop to Dancehall and Garage - and loads in between.
702 BBC Radio 2 24 hours BBC Radio 2 combines popular music and culture with a diverse range of specialist music, features, documentaries, light entertainment and live and exclusive recordings.
703 BBC Radio 3 24 hours BBC Radio 3 is the home of live music and the arts. We offer classical music, world music, jazz, Broadway and film music, drama, the arts and ideas.
704 BBC Radio 4 24 hours BBC Radio 4 offers a unique range of programmes to inspire and entertain you. From current affairs to award winning comedy every week and captivating drama.
705 BBC R5 Live 24 hours Dedicated to giving you live commentary on news and sport. Exclusive rights on the all the major sports including the Premiership, and up to the minute news and debate.
706 BBC R5SX 24 hours BBC Five Live Sports Extra is dedicated to pure live sport - the digital home of cricket and rugby, plus extra commentary of football, F1, and tennis.
707 BBC 6 Music 24 hours BBC Radio 6 Music celebrates the very best in music. It's a station for people who are passionate about rock and pop music.
708 BBC R4 Extra 24 hours BBC Radio 4 Extra offers pure radio entertainment all day, every day. Hear original radio comedies which became TV hits, alongside comedy classics and the best names on the stand-up scene.
709 BBC Radio Asian 24 hours The BBC Asian Network brings you the latest news, sport and issues from a British Asian perspective, with the sounds of current Bollywood hits and the best in British Asian music.
710 BBC World 24 hours BBC World Service is the award-winning broadcaster which gets to the heart of global events. Programmes cover news to science and the environment to arts, religion and music of all kinds.
711 The Hits Radio 24 hours Playing the biggest hits right now across the UK.
712 Kiss Fresh 24 hours
713 Kiss 24 hours A fun-loving station dedicated to the UK's young party people. Playing rhythmic driven music - Urban and Dance.
714 Kisstory 24 hours
715 Magic 24 hours Magic plays more music, less talk twenty four hours a day. Core artists include Elton John, Dido, Will Young, Stevie Wonder and George Michael. This is feel good radio for all ages.
716 Heat 24 hours A non-stop mix of music that makes you want to get up in the morning - or stay out late at night.
718 Smooth Radio 24 hours Smooth Radio loves life and loves music, just the way you do. Join Simon Bates, Mark Goodier, David ‘Kid’ Jensen, Andy Peebles, Pat Sharp and Emma B for the greatest soulful sounds.
722 Kerrang! 24 hours Playing music with attitude - Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Foo Fighters, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Greenday, Muse, Beastie Boys and HARD-Fi ...... get it all at Kerrang!
723 talkSPORT 24 hours talkSPORT tackles all the big sporting issues with an energy, humour and opinion you won't find anywhere else on the dial!
724 Capital FM 24 hours Capital FM offers the very best Hit Music, the hottest showbiz & artist interviews, massive money-can’t-buy competitions, up-to-date local news and traffic & travel throughout the day.
725 Premier Radio 24 hours Premier Christian Radio brings you inspirational teachings and debate, Christian and Gospel music and the latest news from a Christian perspective.
726 U105 24 hours U105 is a Belfast based radio station, providing a mix of music and speech as well as hourly news bulletins.
727 Absolute Radio 24 hours Discover Real Music. Absolute Radio guarantees to help you rediscover more music than any other station.
728 Heart 24 hours There's no better way to lift your mood than by tuning into Heart. From the Sugababes and Kelly Clarkson to Sister Sledge and Barry White, Heart plays music that's guaranteed to make you feel good.
0 Local TV coming soon 24 hours Nineteen independent local TV channels have been licensed by Ofcom.
8 London Live 24 hours The first 24 hour entertainment channel devoted exclusively to the Capital. London Live will begin broadcasting on the 31st of March in the Greater London area.
730 Insight Radio 24 hours
8 Mustard TV Monday to Friday from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm Mustard TV will be launching a brand new local TV station for the greater Norwich area on Freeview channel 8 on March 24th 2014.
8 Notts TV Monday to Friday 4pm to 12am
23 STV Glasgow Monday to Friday from 12pm to 1am STV Glasgow showcases the City, its surrounding areas and its people with an entertaining mix of news, features, live and interactive formats together with quality acquired and archive programmes.
51 TG4 24 hours TG4 is only available to Freeview customers in certain areas. Please check your coverage.
52 RTE One 24 hours RTE One is only available to Freeview customers in certain areas. Please check your coverage.
53 RTE Two 24 hours RTE Two is only available to Freeview customers in certain areas. Please check your coverage.

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