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Did you know?
Did you know that most of the TV viewing in the UK is to free-to-air channels? According to BARB, last week's** figures show:
Freeview had 80.6%
*
Freesat had 77.4%
*
Sky no card had 77.8%
*
* premium channels had 3.8%, ** to 12 Oct 2014
Compare overview Defunct channels Freeview/Freesat Freeview/Sky Freesat/Sky Freeview Light/Freesat Freeview Light/Sky

To help you decide which free TV service you want to use to watch your favourite TV channels consult the lists below, or click on Detailed comparison to compare two free TV services with each other.

Which TV channels are on all free TV services?


BBCALBA2BBC4N24BBC1BBCPARBBC3BBC3HD
BBC2CBBCCBBCHDPCBBSC4C4WAC4PLUS1
FIVEE4FILM4ITV1ITV1PL1ITV2MOR4
S4C

BBC Alba scotland flag, BBC Four, BBC News, BBC One, BBC Parliament, BBC Three, BBC Three HD, BBC Two, CBBC, CBBC HD, CBeebies, Channel 4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, Channel 4 wales flag, Channel 4 +1, Channel 5, E4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, Film 4, ITV england flagwales flag, ITV +1 england flagwales flag, ITV 2, More 4, S4C wales flag

Channel 4 appears at position 8 only on Freeview in Wales. E4 is not on Freeview Light in Wales. ITV is provided in the Border area of Scotland, not STV

Which TV channels are on most services?

Not on Freeview Light


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CAPITALTVCBEEBIESHDPFIVEPL1CITVE4WAE4P1FILM4P1
GEMS1HEARTVITV2PITV3ITV3P1ITV4MVS4MN
MVS4MNP1PICKTVQVCQVCBQVCEXTRASNWSTMF

4seven, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Capital TV, CBeebies HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, E4 wales flag, E4 +1, Film 4 +1, Gems TV, Heart TV, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, Movies4Men, Movies4Men +1, pick, QVC, QVC Beauty, QVC Extra, Sky News, VIVA

E4 is not on Freeview Light in Wales only

Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Freesat, Watch online


FVLITE10FREEVIEWXFREESAT08ONLINEBBCI301

BBC Red Button 1

Can't watch online


XONLINEBBCTWOHDC4HDITVHDSTV3STVHD1STVPL1
UTVUTVHDUTVPL1

BBC Two HD, Channel 4 HD, ITV HD england flagwales flag, STV scotland flag, STV HD scotland flag, STV+1 scotland flag, UTV northernireland flag, UTV HD northernireland flag, UTV+1 northernireland flag



Which TV channels are on three services?

Channels on Freesat, Sky (no card), Watch online


FREESAT08SKYNOCARDSONLINE5USP1HEATTVTV1KERRATVKISSTV
MAGICTVQVCSTYLESHOWCASE2SHOWCASESHTVTHEBOX

5USA +1, Heat TV, Ideal Extra, Kerrang! (TV), Kiss (TV), Magic TV, QVC Style, Showcase 2, Showcase TV, Smash Hits TV, The Box

Channels on Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Freesat


FVLITE10FREEVIEWXFREESAT08BBC1HD

BBC One HD

Channels on Full Freeview, Freesat, Sky (no card)


FREEVIEWXFREESAT08SKYNOCARDSCBSACTREALCHALLENGEC5P24CHSH
COMCHCRACFFOODNETIWITV4P1ITVBEJMAKERTV1
POPROCKANDRUSTTV1JEWELLTCUKTRUEETRUTV
VINTAGE

CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +24, Chart Show TV, Community Channel, Create and Craft, Food Network, Ideal World, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Jewellery Maker, JML Store, Pop, Rocks and Co, RT English , TBN, The Jewellery Channel, Travel Channel, True Entertainment england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, truTV, Vintage TV



Which TV channels are on two services?

Channels on both Full Freeview and Watch online


FREEVIEWXONLINETHTSFOUR7HDALJAZAALJAZHDC4PLUS1HDDAVEDAVEJAVU
LONDONLNOTTSTVQUESTQUESTP1REALLYUKHY

4Music, 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, LONDON LIVE, Notts TV, Quest, Quest +1, Really, Yesterday

Channels on both Freesat and Watch online


FREESAT08ONLINE5LIFEP1

5* +1

Channels on both Freesat and Sky (no card)


FREESAT08SKYNOCARDSTV1BETBETP1BLOOMBGCBSDRMAREALP1CCTVNEWS
CLUBLNDCNBCCNNTV1TV1EUROFONTVFOODNETP1FORCES
FRANCE24TV1TV1HOLCRUISZHORRORZHORROPINFOTVTV1TV1
JMLDIRECTKIXMENAMOVMORE4P1NHKWORLDNOWMUSICPOPGIRLTV1TV1
TV1TV1STARZTV1VAULTTINYPOPTINYPOPP1TRUEDRAMATRUEM1
TRUEM2TV1TV1TV1

B4U Music, BET, BET+1, Bloomberg TV Europe, CBS Drama, CBS Reality +1, CCTV News, Clubland TV, CNBC, CNN International Europe, Craft Extra, Daystar TV, EuroNews, Film on TV, Food Network +1, Forces TV, France 24 English, God TV, High Street TV, Holiday and Cruise, Horror Channel, Horror Channel +1, Information TV, Inspiration TV, Islam Channel, JML Direct, Kix, More Movies, More4+1, NHK World TV, Now Thats What I Call Music, PopGirl, Psychic Today, Revelation TV, SBN International, Sony SAB TV Asia, Starz, Thane, The Vault, Tiny Pop, Tiny Pop +1, True Drama, True Movies 1, True Movies 2, TV Shop, TV Warehouse, Zing

Channels on both Full Freeview and Sky (no card)


FREEVIEWXSKYNOCARDSPOPP1TRUTVP1

Pop +1, truTV +1



Which TV channels are on just one service?

Channels just on Sky (no card)


SKYNOCARDSTV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1ACTIVETV1AHLUTV1TV1
TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1BENTV1BLISSTV1BONANZATV1TV1
CHALLENP1CAKATV1TV1TV1CNCTV1TV1ENCATV1TV1TV1
TV1FLAVATV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1HANDC
TV1INFOTVP1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1MENAMOVP1TV1MYTV
TV1TV1TV1OHTVTV1TV1TV1TV1TV1PICKP1PLANETPTV1
PROPTV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1
TV1TV1SONYSABTV1TV1AFRICACHTV1TV1TV1TV1TRAVELP1TRISTAR
TRUEEP1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1TV1VOXAWEDDINGATV1

Aaj Tak, Aastha International, ABN TV, ABP News, Abu Dhabi Al Oula Europe, ACBN International, Active Channel, Ahlebait TV, Ahlulbayt TV, Akaal Channel, Arise News, ARY News, ARY QTV, ATN Bangla, Bangla TV, BelieVe TV, BEN, Best Direct, Bliss, Blue Ocean Network, Bonanza Bonanza, Brit Asia TV, British Muslim TV, Challenge +1, Channel Aka, Channel I, Channel S, Chat Box, CNC English, Colors, DM Global, ENews Channel Africa, Equal World, EWTN, Faith World TV, Fitness and Beauty TV, Flava, Flow TV, GayNetwork, Geo News International, Geo Tez, Glory TV, Gospel Channel, Hidayat TV, High Street TV Xtra, Home Store, Horse and Country TV, Hum TV, Information TV +1, Iqra Bangla, Iqra TV, KICC TV, Lamhe, Loveworld TV, Madani Channel, MATV National, More Movies +1, MTA International, My Channel, News 18, Noor TV, NTV, OH TV, Olive TV, Pavers Shoes TV, Peace TV, Peace TV Urdu, Phoenix CNE, Pick +1, Planet Pop, Prime TV, Propeller, PTC Punjabi, PTV Global, Record Europa, Retail Therapy TV, Rishtey, Safeer TV, Samaa TV, Sangat TV, Scuzz, Showcase 2 +1, Sikh Channel, Sky News Arabia, Smart Live Casino Roulette, Sony SAB TV Asia, Super Casino, Takbeer TV, The Africa Channel, The Arrow, The Department Store, The Mall, The Word Network, Travel Channel +1, Tristar, True Entertainment +1, TV 99, TV Roulette, TVC News, UCB TV, Ummah Channel, UMP Movies, V Channel, Venus TV, Voxafrica, Wedding TV Asia, Wedding TV Asia

Channels just on Full Freeview


FREEVIEWXBAYTVMOLDBAYTVLBAYTTSACBPRESCOMCHHDDRAMAESTUARYETVFIREHITLATESTMADEBS
MADECFMADELSMADETS2MADENEMOTORSMMIXMUSTARDNVTVRTEONENIRTETWONITV1GTV
TG4NITHATSRGTHATSSPTHATSGUYORKCHESTUARY2YOURTVPRYOURTVM

Bay TV Clwyd, Bay TV Liverpool, Bay TV Swansea, Cambridge Presents, Community Channel HD, Drama, Estuary TV, ETV, Fire Hit TV, Latest TV, Made in Bristol, Made in Cardiff, Made in Leeds, Made in Teesside, Made in Tyne and Wear, Motors TV, Movie Mix, Mustard, NvTv, RTE One (NI) northernireland flag, RTE Two (NI) northernireland flag, SonLife, STV Glasgow, TG4 (NI) northernireland flag, That's Reading, That's Salisbury, That's Surrey, The York Channel, Yorkshire Coast TV, YourTV Blackpool and Preston, YourTV Manchester

RTE TV channels can be received only in Northern Ireland

Channels just on Freesat


FREESAT08BBCI301HDCSHOWD

BBC Red Button HD, Chart Show Dance

Channels just on Watch online


ONLINEFITNESSDATE

Fitness TV, The Dating Channel





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Dave Lindsay
Tuesday 23 September 2014 4:39PM

annette mingay: Whether Sky News makes itself available online or not is down to its own discretion. Either use a TV near your computer or get a TV receiving card or USB dongle for your computer.

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annette mingay
Tuesday 23 September 2014 4:54PM

hi Dave
thank you, I have been using TVCatchup but they can't stream Sky or Sky channels, and I don't have a tv upstairs when I'm working at my computer - I'm one of those people who loves revolving news, so I tend to have the news on a lot during the day.

thanks for your reply, its appreciated.

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