Following required changes to TV signals in Plymouth and parts of Devon and east Cornwall on 19 June 2019, some Freeview channels are no longer being broadcast from the Caradon Hill 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 new 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||13|
|QVC Beauty HD||112||QVC Beauty||35|
|CBS Reality+1||67||CBS Reality||66|
|Quest Red+1||78||Quest Red||38|
Unfortunately, programming from the following channels will no longer be available from the Caradon Hill transmitter from 19 June 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, Jewellerymaker.com, freesat channel 807|
|Now 80s||83||TV Player free version|
|Now 90s||84||TV Player free version|
|Together||89||Togethertv.com, My5, TV Player free version, freesat channel 164|
|PBS America||91||My5, freesat channel 155|
|Forces TV||96||Forces.net, freesat channel 165|
|Smithsonian Channel||99||freesat channel 175|
|Trans World Radio||733||Twr.org.uk, iTunes, Facebook|
Why are some channels no longer available at this transmitter?
Unfortunately, it is no longer viable to broadcast some channels from Caradon Hill due to the complexity of the changes required to update TV signals.