Freeview TV guide channel updates

Posted August 12, 2014 - Service Updates

On 3rd September 2014 Children’s and News services will be moving to new channel numbers as we update the Freeview TV guide, making room for new entertainment services. From late afternoon on Wednesday 3rd September current Children’s services will be available between channels 120-126, and News services between channels 130-135.

How to update?

To update the TV guide on your Freeview TV or digital box and make the most of the new services you will need to retune. However, some equipment will do this automatically, which means you will see the changes straight-away. More on retuning.

Viewers who don’t retune on 3rd September will still be able to watch the channels on their old numbers. However, this change is in preparation for new services over the coming weeks and you won’t be able to access the new services until you retune.

The following changes will be made to the Children’s and News channels:
Channel Current Channel Number New Channel Number
Children’s Genre 70-79 120-129
CBBC 70 120
CBeebies 71 121
CITV 72 122
CBBC HD 73 123
CBeebies HD 74 124
Pop 75 125
Pop+1 76 126
News Genre 70-79 120-129
BBC NEWS 80 130
BBC Parliament 81 131
Sky News 82 132
Al Jazeera Eng 83 133
Al Jazeera Arabic (SD) 84 134
RT 85 135

Don’t forget that if you need any additional support you can contact the Freeview advice line on 03456 505050 (more information on call charges & opening times can be found here)

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