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Want to watch BBC three or CBBC in HD? You need to retune your Freeview box

When the BBC HD channel changed to just showing BBC TWO programs, viewers of the other five BBC TV networks lost out. The BBC are going to launch two of them shortly, so retune your Freeview HD box.

Younger viewers deserve to have their BBC programs in high definition.    Photograph: Shutterstock
Younger viewers deserve to have their BBC programs in high definition. Photograph: Shutterstock
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OK, not too much to look at today, but if you retune your Freeview HD (or Youview) box you will see two text screens:



Channel 73 is for CBBC HD, and 105 for BBC three HD (sorry, Channel 5 HD, you have missed your Freeview slot!)

Thanks to the ever-vigilant Sharealam for spotting that, as well as 63 being ITV3+1.



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Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:18 PM

Right folks, just looking at


Digital UK Industry - Listings


We now see

108 Al Jazeera HD HD COM7

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:25 PM

I can confirm that COM7 is on air!

Al Jazeera HD is being broadcast from Crystal Palace.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 PM

It's a loop at the moment, not the actual channel.



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Dave
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8:47 PM

10 HD slots available and not one of these will be 5 HD ?

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:57 PM

Dave: That's up to channel 5 if they want to go onto Freeview HD. There has been space available on PSB3 for a while now, and they haven't bothered - obviously getting too much money from Sky and Virgin Media to be HD on their platforms.

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Michael's 358 posts GB
Thursday, 17 October 2013
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Tony Hill
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11:59 AM

What about these extra HD channels on Freesat?

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Friday, 18 October 2013
Mark Agius
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:02 PM

"Coming soon, ..."
It would be nice if the BBC told us how soon.
Before Christmas?

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Saturday, 19 October 2013
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david parker
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12:09 AM

Briantist
Are these new chanels for main tranmitters &
freeview lite.
Or just main transmitters.
I think it maybe better to make all transmitters
the same instead of these new ones.
some people are lucky and have a main transmitter,some people have to put with very poor choice of programes on freeview lite.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:35 AM

david parker: BBC three HD, CBBC are on all transmitters.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013
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George Buchanan
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12:51 PM

So why can't these additional BBC channels be put on Freesat for those of us in sparsely populated areas that are unlikely ever to get the additional services on Freeview?

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