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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: analogue, 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 have italics numbers. The Sky No Card channels can be seen without an Sky viewing card (or if your subscription is over).

Key: funded by the TV Licence funded by the TV Licence  Daytime only Daytime only  Evenings only Evenings only  † Local TV only


Main TV channelswebother Freeview logo) Freesat from Sky logo Freesat logo
4Music 18  
4seven 47140127
4seven HD starts 1 Jul 14 111  
5* 30176131
5* +1  219 
5USA 31174129
5USA +1   130
Active Channel   408
Ahlulbayt TV  842 
Al Jazeera Arabic 84  
Al Jazeera English 83514203
Al Jazeera HD 108  
Bay TV Clwyd † 8  
Bay TV Liverpool starts 30 Jun 14 † 8  
Bay TV Swansea † 8  
BBC Alba scotland flag 8nighttime143nighttime110
BBC Four nighttime9nighttime116nighttime148licence fee
BBC Four HD nighttime106nighttime211nighttime107licence fee
BBC News 80503212licence fee
BBC News HD 107570200licence fee
BBC One 1101101licence fee
BBC One HD 101141108licence fee
BBC Parliament 81504201licence fee
BBC Red Button 1 301 981licence fee
BBC Red Button 2 302  licence fee
BBC Red Button HD   980licence fee
BBC Three nighttime7nighttime115nighttime147licence fee
BBC Three HD nighttime105nighttime210nighttime106licence fee
BBC Two 2102109licence fee
BBC Two HD 102142102licence fee
BET  187140
BET+1  190141
Bliss  372 
Bloomberg TV Europe  502208
Bright Entertainment Network  182 
Cambridge Presents † 8  
Capital TV 56388517
CBBC Channel daytime70daytime613daytime607licence fee
CBBC HD daytime73daytime633daytime600licence fee
CBeebies daytime71daytime614daytime608licence fee
CBeebies HD daytime74daytime624daytime601licence fee
CBS Action  148137
CBS Drama  149134
CBS Reality 66146135
CBS Reality +1  147136
CCTV News  510211
Challenge 46145145
Challenge +1  164 
Channel 4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 4104104
Channel 4 wales flag 8104104
Channel 4 HD england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag 104230126
Channel 4+1 13135121
Channel 4+1 HD starts 1 Jul 14 110  
Channel 5 5105105
Channel 5 +1 44177128
Channel 5 +24 nighttime55nighttime175nighttime132
Chart Show Dance   503
Chart Show TV † 67365500
CITV daytime72daytime621daytime602
City TV Broadcasting starts 31 Oct 14 † 8  
Clubland TV  383510
CNBC  505210
CNC World English  515 
CNN International Europe  506207
Community Channel daytime63539651
Community Channel HD daytime109  
Dave 12  
Dave ja vu 25  
Drama 20  
E4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 28136122
E4 wales flag 28136122
E4+1 29137123
ENews Channel Africa  517 
Estuary TV † 8  
ETV starts 30 Jun 14 † 8  
EuroNews  508204
Film 4 15315300
Film 4 +1 45316301
Fire Hit TV 60  
Fitness TV  282 
Flava  374502
Food Network 41251149
Food Network +1  262151
Forces TV  299652
France 24 English  513205
GTV starts 2 Jun 14 † 8  
Heart TV 54387516
Heat TV  364520
Holiday & Cruise  284409
Horror Channel  319138
Horror Channel +1  320139
Horse and Country TV  280 
Information TV  212401
ITV england flagwales flag 3103103
ITV +1 england flagwales flag 33131112
ITV 2 6118113
ITV 2 +1 nighttime27179114
ITV 3 10119115
ITV 3 (Channel Islands onIy)  10  
ITV 3 +1 34180116
ITV 4 24120117
ITV 4 +1 26206118
ITV HD england flagwales flag 103178119
JML Store 39  
Kerrang! (TV)  368524
Kiss (TV)  361518
Kix  627606
Latest TV starts 28 Aug 14 † 8  
LONDON LIVE starts 31 Mar 14 † 8  
Made in Bristol starts 22 Sep 14 † 8  
Made in Cardiff starts 22 Sep 14 † 8  
Made in Leeds starts 22 Sep 14 † 8  
Made in Teesside † 8  
Made in Tyne and Wear starts 22 Sep 14 † 8  
Magic TV  363523
More 4 14138124
More Movies  185143
More Movies +1  186 
More4+1  139125
Movie Mix 32  
Movies4Men 48325304
Movies4Men +1 50326305
Mustard † 8  
My TV  203 
NHK World TV  507209
Notts TV starts 27 May 14 † 8  
NOW Music   512
NvTv starts 22 Sep 14 † 8  
OH TV  199 
pick 11152144
pick +1  153 
Planet Pop  370 
Pop † 75616603
Pop+1 76  
PopGirl  626604
PopGirl +1  629 
Propeller  189 
Quest 37  
Quest +1 38  
Really 17  
Retro TV  198 
RT English  daytime85518206
RTE One (NI) northernireland flag 52  
RTE Two (NI) northernireland flag 53  
S4C wales flag 4134120licence fee
Showcase 2  192402
Showcase TV  191400
Sky News 82501202
SLTV/Sheffield Live starts 22 Dec 14 † 8  
Smash Hits TV  362521
Sony SAB TV Asia  816 
STV scotland flag 3103103
STV HD scotland flag 103178119
STV+1 scotland flag 33131112
TG4 (NI) northernireland flag 51  
That's Reading † 8  
That's Salisbury † 8  
That's Surrey † 8  
Thats Oxford starts 22 Dec 14 † 8  
Thats Solent starts 22 Dec 14 † 8  
The Africa Channel  209 
The Box  359519
The York Channel † 8  
Tiny Pop  617605
Tiny Pop +1  625 
Travel Channel 42252150
Travel Channel +1  nighttime263 
True Drama  183153
True Entertainment england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 61184142
True Movies 1  321302
True Movies 2  322303
truTV 68 154
UTV northernireland flag 3103103
UTV HD northernireland flag 103178119
UTV+1 northernireland flag 33131112
Vintage TV  369515
VIVA 21357146
Voxafrica Africa  218 
Yesterday 19  
Yorkshire Coast TV † 8  
YourTV Blackpool and Preston starts 1 Oct 14 † 8  
YourTV Manchester starts 1 Oct 14 † 8  


Interactive TV channelswebother Freeview logo) Freesat from Sky logo Freesat logo
Sky News Active  501 
Radio stations marked ◊ do not broadcast 5pm-midnight in scotland flag Scotland on Freeview
Radio stationswebother Freeview logo) Freesat from Sky logo Freesat logo
Absolute 80s DAB 0200726
Absolute 90s DAB 0203 
Absolute Classic Rock  0201 
Absolute Radio radio DAB7270107724
BBC Asian Network radio DAB7090119709licence fee
BBC London DAB 0152718licence fee
BBC Radio 1 radio DAB◊7000101700licence fee
BBC Radio 1Xtra DAB7010137701licence fee
BBC Radio 2 radio DAB◊7020102702licence fee
BBC Radio 3 radio DAB◊7030103703licence fee
BBC Radio 4 DAB7040104704licence fee
BBC Radio 4 Extra DAB7080131708licence fee
BBC Radio 4 LW  0143710licence fee
BBC Radio 5 Live radio DAB7050105705licence fee
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra DAB7060144706licence fee
BBC Radio 6 Music DAB7070120707licence fee
BBC Radio Cymru wales flag radio DAB7200154715licence fee
BBC Radio Foyle northernireland flag DAB720  licence fee
BBC Radio nan Gaidheal scotland flag ◊7200139713licence fee
BBC Radio Scotland scotland flag 7190116712licence fee
BBC Radio Ulster northernireland flag 7190118716licence fee
BBC Radio Wales wales flag DAB7190117714licence fee
BBC World Service radio DAB◊7100115711licence fee
BFBS Radio DAB 0211786
Capital FM 7240109719
Capital Xtra   0114720
Classic FM radio DAB 0106721
Desi Radio  0169 
Diamond Radio  0185 
EWTN Radio  0147 
Gold radio DAB 0121722
Heart radio DAB7280111733
Insight Radio 7300188777
Jazz FM DAB 0202729
Kanshiradio  0205 
Kerrang! DAB717  
Kiss radio DAB7130178 
KISS FRESH 712  
KISSTORY 714  
LBC 97.3  0112734
LBC News  0124 
Liberty Radio  0186 
Magic DAB7150180 
NewsTalk  0210 
Panjab Radio DAB 0130 
Planet Rock radio DAB 0110730
Premier Radio DAB725  
Q 716  
Radio Khushkhabri  0151 
Rainbow Radio  0207 
Real Radio Wales  0146 
RTE 2FM  0164751
RTE Lyric FM  0165752
RTE Radio 1  0160750
RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta  0166753
RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta (NI) northernireland flag 729  
Smooth radio radio DAB7180128732
Solar Radio  0129 
Sukh Sagar Radio  0150 
talkSPORT radio DAB7230108731
The Hits radio 711  
TWR  0138790
U105 northernireland flag 726  
UCB  0125 
UCB Bible DAB 0134 
UCB Gospel DAB 0135 
UCB Inspirational DAB 0136 
UCB Ireland  0214 
WRN English Europe  0122 
Xfm radio DAB 0113723
TV text serviceswebother Freeview logo) Freesat from Sky logo Freesat logo
1-2-1 Dating 204  
BBC Red Button 200  licence fee
CCTV 226  
CONNECT 2 229  
CONNECT 4 234  
Gay Rabbit 203  
Kiss Me TV 207  
Proud Dating 208  
Rabbit 202  
Racing TV  231  
SkyText  501 
Sports 227  
Teletext Hols 201  
VISION 225  
VuTV 238  
Other TV channelswebother Freeview logo) Freesat from Sky logo Freesat logo
Aaj Tak  818 
Aastha International  849 
Abu Dhabi Al Oula Europe  796 
Ahlebait TV  836 
ARY News  806 
ARY QTV  804 
ATN Bangla  827 
B4U Music  781504
BelieVe TV  593 
Best Direct  649 
Brit Asia TV  833 
Channel 9 UK (Bangladesh)  834 
Channel I Europe  844 
Channel S  814 
Chat Box  873 
Create and Craft daytime36671813
Daystar TV  584691
DM Digital  802 
EWTN  589 
Faith World TV  591 
GayNetwork  872 
Gems TV 1 43 805
Geo News International  825 
Geo Tez  824 
Glory TV  832 
God TV  580694
Gospel Channel  588 
High Street TV   821
Ideal Extra  651810
Ideal World 22644812
Inspiration TV   690
Iqra TV  826 
Islam Channel  813693
Jewellery Maker 64655807
JML Direct  641808
JML Living   809
KICC TV  592 
Lamhe  798 
Loveworld TV  586 
Madani Channel  838 
MATV National  793 
MTA International  787 
Noor TV  819 
NTV UK (Bangladesh)  852 
Olive TV  594 
Pavers Shoes TV  659 
Peace TV  820 
Peace TV Urdu  841 
Phoenix CNE  785 
Prime TV  792 
Psychic Today  886 
PTC Punjabi  822 
PTV Global  810 
QVC 16640800
QVC Beauty 35658816
QVC Extra † 57667814
QVC Style  683818
Record Europa  801 
Retail Therapy TV  647 
Revelation TV  581692
Rishtey  831 
Rocks and Co 1 40666817
Sahara One  817 
Samaa  843 
Sangat TV  847 
Sikh Channel  840 
Sky News Arabia  855 
Smart Live Casino Roulette  863 
SonLife Broadcasting Network 239 695
Sony SAB TV Asia  816660
Super Casino  862 
Takbeer TV  845 
TBN Europe  583696
TGGC Outlet  656 
Thane Direct  660820
The Boutique  653 
The Dating Channel  870 
The Deal Channel  668 
The Deal Channel   811
The Department Store  681 
The Jewellery Channel 49650815
The Vault  366501
The Word Network  590 
Tristar  646803
TV Discount Store  657 
TV Shop  643806
UCB TV  585 
UK Home Shopping  682 
Ummah Channel  828 
UMP Movies  797 
V Channel  664 
Venus TV  805 
Zing  789663
Adult channelswebother Freeview logo) Freesat from Sky logo Freesat logo
ADULT Blue 176  
ADULT PARTY 175  
ADULT Section 199  
ADULT Section 170  
ADULT smileTV2 172  
ADULT smileTV3 173  
Babestation 174906870
Babestation Apprentice  908 
Babestation Xtra 177909 
Cruzr  943 
Flirt TV  916 
Playboy TV Chat 181902875
Red Light Central TV 1  910 
Red Light Central TV 3  913 
Red Light Central TV 4  932 
Storm Babes  939 
Studio 66 TV 1  912 
Studio 66 TV 3  941 
Television X 171  
XxXpanded TV  931 


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MikeB
Thursday 10 July 2014 12:18PM

mick: They do put new ones on, but no broadcaster on Earth can afford to just show new programming (or at least programmes you'd actually want to watch) - there are more hours in the day than there is original content.

Of course you could subscribe to Gold, and pay to watch repeats....

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Arthur
Friday 11 July 2014 10:11PM Bury St. Edmunds

My chosen transmitter is Sandy Heath but about 100 yards away from me are some tall trees maybe 60 to 100 feet high..
I'm currently experiencing pixulation on several channels, Would it pay me to slightly raise the front -tip of my Roof-mounted aerial, and if so what would be the maximum angle above horizontal to go?

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Val King
Tuesday 15 July 2014 8:15AM

Hi I love to watch Pick TV but find your adverts between very loud and intrusive. So much so that I always mute the sound during them and do not watch at all. I am sure many others do the same and this doesn't do your advertisers any good!
Any chance of reducing the sound of adverts to a normal level?
Regards
Val

Briantist
Tuesday 15 July 2014 8:42AM

Val King: I would suggest there are two reasons for "adverts being louder than the programmes" on Pick TV.

Firstly, the adverts are not actually louder: they are just part of what is called "The Volume Wars". By using special software (called "auto compression"), the sound is made to sound louder, even though when measured, it isn't.

The adverts are delivered to Sky (who run Pick TV) by the advertisers in this form. They are paying for the channel, so they get make this choice.

Secondly, most of the content on Pick TV is of US origin. Most programmes are mixed for "5.1 sound" and then converted to what is called "Dolby Digital": a system that sounds OK on both stereo and 5.1 systems.

The upshot of this is that listening to it with stereo speakers will sound slightly quieter for the programmes than the adverts.

If Sky's clients (the advertisers) thought they would make more money by making the adverts quieter, they would be quieter.

Personally, I'm almost shocked that you don't use Freeview+/YouView to record Pick TV and skip the adverts altogether!

Briantist
Tuesday 15 July 2014 8:48AM

Arthur: Sorry that your comment here was missed.

If you are going to modify your aerial to deal with trees, the most sensible option is to use a longer pole.

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KMJ,Derby
Tuesday 29 July 2014 9:43PM

henry mcallister: No, BT Sport is a subscription channel, so requires a Sky box fitted with a suitable card to decode the signal, once the subscription has been paid. In circumstances when content is free-to-view for promotional purposes it would normally still require a Sky card, as the signal would be soft-encrypted due to rights issues which apply to many sporting events.

K
kamran akram
Friday 1 August 2014 9:45PM

There is demand that Freeview allow there to be a Multi Cultural Community Channel and Asian Tv Channels on Freeview BOX Please we all DO NOT Have SKY TV -Virgin-BT or cable.

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MikeB
Friday 1 August 2014 10:59PM

kamran akram: If someone think they can make money from such channels, then why not. I'm sure Freeview would be happy to have as many profitable channels as possible, providing they have the capacity.

Frankly, judging by the audience for the 'local' TV channels, there might be some space soon...

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