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
4seven HD 110   4seven 47
QVC HD 111 QVC 16
QVC Beauty HD 112   QVC Beauty 35
RT HD 113 RT 234
Quest HD 114   Quest 12
TJC HD 115   TJC 49
CBeebies HD 205 CBeebies 202
5STAR+1 55   5STAR 30
5USA+1 56   5USA 21
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
Pick+1 92   Pick 11
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,, freesat channel 807
Now 80s 83  
Forces TV 96, freesat channel 165
Trans World Radio 733

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.