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BBC News is Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day. It is a fast, live and accurate news service that gives context and analysis to the important stories of the day- both within the UK and from around the World. Its flagship programme is the 5 O'clock news hour which combines new reports, interviews and live events. The BBC News channel is available in the UK only. You can send comments and pictures to the BBC News Channel by texting 61124, or emailing

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How to Watch: BBC News

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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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon BBC News page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC News website.

From Wikipedia: edit History BBC News 24 was originally available only to analogue cable television subscribers. This coverage was improved in 1998 with the advent of digital television in the United Kingdom allowing satellite and digital terrestrial television viewers to also view the service. Initially it was difficult to obtain a digital satellite or terrestrial receiver without a subscription to Sky or ONdigital respectively, but now the channel forms an important part of the Freeview package of channels. - link icon read more about BBC News on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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How is the free channel paid for?

The £61.1m BBC News channel budget is funded by the £3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 1.7% of all BBC spending.

Is the channel live, pre-recorded, new content or repeats?

The BBC News channels is a live broadcast, with some pre-recorded shows in the weekend schedule, which are pre-empted when there is serious breaking news.

What's the channel's unique selling point?

The most popular television news channel in the UK from the most respected and trusted news broadcaster.

The programme schedule

Shares with BBC One for Breakfast (6am-8:30am) another main daily bulletins (1pm, 6pm, 10pm). The rest of the daytime schedule is a combination of rolling news (back-to-back bulletins) and breaking news (live events), with mainly rolling news overnight.

The bits to avoid

As a single UK-wide channel, there is no TV regional news service, but a text round-up can be found by pressing the Red Button.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

9:05 PM

R de Silva: Both of those channels changed frequency at the Oxford transmitter on 1st March. You should be able to restore them by retuning.

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StevensOnln1's 3,435 posts GB
Thursday, 2 July 2020
4:28 PM

I used to receive BBC Northwest regional news here in Ramsey Isle Of Man (this is the area we should be able to see regional news for i.e. BBC Northwest) covering the IOM.
Recent retuning has resulted in us now receiving BBC NE & Cumbria.
This is not the news we need to listen to. The Isle Of Man does not feature in this news at all.
We have an aerial pointing at Caldbeck.
It seems the BBC has decided to drop BBC Northwest from this transmitter as far as I can tell.
Any idea why I have lost North West regional news. Or any idea how I can restore my original news.
Tony Beck

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Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Paul Bowden
8:12 AM

I live near to Skegness and receive my Freeview signals from the Belmont transmitter which is about 20 miles away.
I have no problems receiving HD channels during the day, but after 6 p.m. I lose all HD channel above 106, including BBC News (107) which is most frustrating. On check signal strength I get 0% Signal and 0% quality, whereas during the day I ca get 100% for both.
Paul Bowden.

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Paul Bowden's 1 post GB

11:42 AM

Paul Bowden:

Do you (or a very close neighbour) have any electrical equipment that comes on at This sounds a bit like a classic case of electrical interference.

The other possibility is we are talking about HD channels that are on COM7 which is on UHF C55. This UHF frequency can be prone to interference from HDMI cables if you have a DVR or other device that you turn on. Make sure your HDMI cables are well away from any aerial or flyleads, especially if those leads aren't high quality double screened coax.

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