Following required changes to TV signals in the Sheffield area on 5 February 2020, some Freeview channels will no longer be broadcast from the Sheffield transmitter. We understand viewers will be disappointed with this change. The vast majority of channels will continue as normal.
- Most channels affected are +1 or HD variants and the main versions of these will still be available.
- Viewers with Freeview Play equipment and other Smart TVs can also watch programmes from a number of these channels on-demand, including in HD on BBC iPlayer.
- Programmes may also be available on the Freeview mobile app.
HD versions of BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are not affected.
Details of the changes and how viewers can continue watching
|Service closing||Channel number||Viewers can still watch on||Channel number|
|BBC Four HD||106||BBC Four||9|
|BBC News HD||107||BBC News||231|
|Channel 4+1 HD||109||Channel 4+1||15|
|QVC Beauty HD||112||QVC Beauty||35|
|CBS Reality+1||67||CBS Reality||66|
|CBS Justice+1||69||CBS Justice||39|
|Quest Red+1||72||Quest Red||38|
|More 4+1||86||More 4||18|
|Together TV+1||89||Together TV||88|
|PBS America+1||93||PBS America||91|
|Paramount Network+1||94||Paramount Network||31|
Unfortunately, programming from the following channels will no longer be available from the Sheffield transmitter from 5 February 2020:
|Service||Channel number||Other ways to watch or listen free|
|FreeSports||64||freesat channel 252|
|Jewellery Maker||74||Red button on Sewing Quarter (channel 73) on connected TVs, Jewellerymaker.com, freesat channel 807|
|Forces TV||96||Forces.net, freesat channel 165|
|Trans World Radio||733||Twr.org.uk, iTunes, Facebook|
Why will some channels no longer available from this transmitter?
Unfortunately, it is no longer viable to broadcast some channels from Sheffield due to the complexity of the changes required to update TV signals.