Following required changes to TV signals in the Fenham area on 13 November 2019, some Freeview channels will no longer be broadcast from the Fenham 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
CBeebies HD 205 CBeebies 202
5STAR+1 56   5STAR 30
5USA+1 57   5USA 21
CBS Reality+1 67   CBS Reality 66
Quest Red+1 78   Quest Red 38
Pick+1 92   Pick 11
Together TV+1 93   Together TV 89

Unfortunately, programming from the following channels will no longer be available from the Fenham transmitter from 13 November 2019:

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 TV Player free version
PBS America 91 My5, freesat channel 155
Forces TV 96, freesat channel 165
Smithsonian Channel 99 freesat channel 175
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 Fenham due to the complexity of the changes required to update TV signals.