On 29th and 30th June 2022 there are changes being made to the way some channels are currently broadcast.

Since the decision by Ofcom to make more airwaves available for mobile data, the Ofcom licenses for some channels broadcasting on Freeview has expired. This means that affected channels are making changes to the way they are broadcast moving forward. Please see below for a list of the changes and viewer advice.

You will need to retune your TV on both the 29th & 30th June 2022 to update your channels and to keep your TV Guide up to date.  To find out more about retuning watch our handy retune videos.

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What is changing on 29th June? 

The following channels will be making changes to the way they are broadcast on 29th June 2022.  You will need to retune your TV to continue watching these channels.  

 Channel Name Changes

Current Name New Name Channel Number
4 Music E4 Extra 31

Broadcast Changes

Channel Name Change Channel Number
Together TV Increased coverage 83
That’s TV (UK) Increased coverage 91
Quest Red +1 Increased coverage 71
BBC FOUR HD Increased coverage 106
CBeebies HD Increased coverage 205<

Channel closures or no longer available on Freeview

Channel Name Channel Number
Craft Extra 95

What is changing on 30th June? 

The following channels will be making changes to the way they are broadcast on 30th June 2022.  You will need to retune your TV to continue watching these channels.  

Channel Name Changes

Current Name New Name Channel Number
Horror Legend 41

Broadcast Changes

Channel Name Change Channel Number New channel Number
Now 80’s Reduction in coverage, now available in Manchester only 77 77
That’s Music Rebranding to “Classic Hits” and increasing coverage 92 91
CBS Drama Rebranding to Reality Xtra and reduction to coverage 68 68

Channel Number Changes

Channel Name Current Channel New Channel
That’s TV (UK) 91 65

Channel closures or no longer available on Freeview

Channel Name Channel Number
Freesports 65
CBS Justice 69
More4+1 86
PBS America+1 87
Forces TV 96
BBC News HD 107
QVC HD 111
QVC Beauty HD 112
Quest HD 114

Where to watch content from the closed channels moving forward

Although some channels are closing on Freeview this does not mean you will lose the ability to watch all of them, some +1 and HD channels will go but the original channels will remain. You will still be able to view all the content you love on the following channels.

Channel Name Channel Number
More4 18
PBS America 84
BBC News 231
QVC 16
QVC Beauty 37
Quest 12

See our Freeview Channel Checker for channels in your area. 


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