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Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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High definition channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
BBC Four HDaccount_box live_tv   106 (76%)watch_later 116watch_later 107watch_later

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info BBC Four HD page.

Official site: See the www.bbc.co.uk link icon BBC Four HD website.

From Wikipedia: - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about BBC Four HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: BBC Four HD is on multiplex com7 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Thursday, 3 May 2018
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js
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11:02 PM

John: You could put the scan here: Imgur: The magic of the Internet


This is a scan of mine from January: Imgur: The magic of the Internet
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To get the signal to noise ratios and constellation diagrams you click on the peaks in the spectrum.

Note you need to click at, or enter, the exact frequency, otherwise it won't lock.

In the case of Sutton Coldfield:

COM7 is 746 MHz
COM8 is 754 MHz
BBC B is 626.167

BBC A is 650 MHz
D3&4 is 674 MHz
SDN is 642 MHz
ARQ A is 666 MHz
ARQ B is 618.167 MHz

Sutton Coldfield (Local Mux)is 594 MHz

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js's 790 posts GB
Thursday, 10 May 2018
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Mike Hartley
12:02 PM

Hello: I have been looking into a query from someone who cannot get Freeview HD channels from the Storeton transmitter on the Wirral. Your list of Stroreton channels shows these as being broadcast on C60 (PSB3) so manually tuned this channel in with no success. I then rang DigitalUK who informed me that Storeton are not broadcasting HD on that frequency and indeed the HD channels are on COM 7 and COM 8 muxes which Storeton does not transmit. Bad news for people in Wirral and Merseyside who want a sharper picture unless they turn their aerials round to Winter Hill!

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StevensOnln1
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12:27 PM

Mike Hartley: PSB3 broadcasts HD channels from every transmitter. According to the Digital UK postcode checker, Storeton broadcasts the Granada version of the PSB3 mux (carrying BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, ITV Granada HD, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD, CBBC HD & Film 4 +1) on UHF channel 22. There is a separate Welsh version broadcasting directionally towards North Wales (carrying BBC 1 Wales HD, BBC 2 HD, ITV Wales HD, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD, CBBC HD & Film 4 +1) on UHF channel 60. I think there may have been some confusion in your conversation with Digital UK who are correct in saying that COM7 & COM8 are not broadcast from Storeton, however this means that viewers would need to use Winter Hill to get the additional HD channels on these muxes (i.e. BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD, BBC News HD, Channel 4 +1 HD, 4Seven HD, Al Jazeera HD, RT HD, QVC HD, etc). If you put a full postcode in to this website (or use Digital UK's checker) you will be able to see which multiplexes are available from which transmitters (along with their UHF channel allocations) at your location.

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StevensOnln1's 3,154 posts GB
Sunday, 10 June 2018
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David Whitley
3:59 PM

Oddly, I can get Freeview channel 106 (BBC4 HD) on one TV in my house but another TV connected to the same aerial doesn't show 106 in the programme guide - it jumps from 105 to 107. Both sets are Samsung, but different models. The one that won't show 4HD is the newer one. I've retuned it at least 4 times, most recently yesterday.

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David Whitley's 4 posts GB
Monday, 11 June 2018
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StevensOnln1
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10:19 AM

David Whitley: We need to know which transmitter you're using, please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted coverage etc. BBC Four HD is on the COM8 multiplex, are you missing any of the other COM8 channels such as the QVC HD channels?

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StevensOnln1's 3,154 posts GB
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
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David Whitley
1:09 PM
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Transmitter is Winter Hill. My postcode is L35 0NT. HD channels on the set in question are 101 to 113 inclusive with 106 and 112 missing.

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David Whitley
1:37 PM

Just checked again. Chan 111 is also missing, QVC HD, as you suggested. On the TV that will receive 4HD the HD channels go up to 115 with no gaps.

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StevensOnln1
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2:30 PM

David Whitley: On the TV where BBC Four HD is missing, do you get any signal strength or quality readings if you go to the manual tuning screen in the settings and select UHF channel 31? What do you get for UHF channel 55?

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StevensOnln1's 3,154 posts GB
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David Whitley
8:43 PM

Searched manual tuning. No channels shown below Ch 49. Ch 55 "Signal quality 81%"

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David Whitley's 4 posts GB
Monday, 25 June 2018
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MAHMOUD
7:37 PM

Hi
to receive channels we are using a special receiver in our company that needs the frequency and bandwidth so could I know the frequency to get BBC-4 HD

NW107FY

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