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Freeview removes com8 channels

As part of the long-term plans for Freeview, two temporary Freeview HD transmissions, were due to be removed yesterday. However due to the ongoing CV-19 working conditions, only com8 has stopped broadcasting. This means the loss of a Channel 4+1 HD, 4Seven HD, TJC HD and four +1 channels.

Some Freeview HD channels removed.    Photograph: Shutterstock
Some Freeview HD channels removed. Photograph: Shutterstock
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These channels could be received in about 77% of UK homes.    This means there are 15 channels left on com7.  According to reports com7 will now continue “for the foreseeable future”[1]



I have once-again aligned the data here on with the official list of Freeview channels, at






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Thursday, 2 July 2020
Philip Broomhead
6:39 AM

I receive my Freeview from Waltham.
Looking at your updated details for March 2020 I was surprised not to see Channel 29 listed. I have got the full details to hand.

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Philip Broomhead's 1 post GB

1:10 PM

Philip Broomhead:

The site owner is aware that a number of pages are not up-to-date as he's been unable to keep up with all the 700MHz clearance changes. Occasionally some updates are being done.

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Chris.SE's 2,590 posts GB

1:26 PM


Slight typo there Brian, CBeebies is on 206. You've listed the temporary interim simulcast on COM8 after the retune before COM8 closed.
Also Pick+1 on 92 has gone, it may be in the list and is on the EPG but not broadcasting, see 18 Jun 2020 - Pick TV +1 channel broadcast changes | Freeview

Based on the information I've been given, COMs 7&8 were never due to close yesterday (your note at the top of the page) as there was no revised licence published agreeing that, as Arqiva wanted a later date. The only licences ever listed recently were a revised one last year in July which still had the 2026 end date
and the new one….pdf

The COM8 closure was a commercial decision Rebuilding Freeview High Definition from 2019 onwards | free and easy and contains the statement I was given.

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