Freeview timeshares

Not all television channels on Freeview broadcast 24 hours a day, so they share capacity with other services. This page shows how they all fit together. Note that channels' actual schedules may differ from the hours shown: for example, CBeebies comes on air at 5.30am but programmes don't start until 6am.

Last updated 29 July 2020 (Merit, Country Music Entertainment)

Key: SD channelHD channelvacant capacity T2 multiplexes require a "Freeview HD" receiver
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PSB1BBC-A PSB2D3&4 PSB3BBC-B COM4SDN COM5ARQ-A COM6ARQ-B COM7ARQ-C Local

PSB1


~99% UK coverage · 7 SD streams*
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BBC One
BBC Two
CBBC
05.30CBeebies 19.00BBC Four
BBC News
BBC Parliament
BBC Red Button 1
*2 additional SD streams broadcast in Scotland:
BBC Alba shares capacity with BBC Radio services  Start time variesBBC Alba
BBC Scotland

PSB2


~99% UK coverage · 12 SD streams
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ITV / STV / UTV
Channel 4
Channel 5
ITV2
ITV3
E4*
Film4
Channel 4+1
More4
ITV4
E4+1
ITV+1** / STV+1 / UTV+1
*Replaced by S4C in Wales (E4 carried on COM4)
**Replaced by ITVBe in the Channel Islands

PSB3


~99% UK coverage · 2 SD streams + 6 HD streams T2
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TBN UK
Shopping Quarter
BBC One HD
BBC Two HD
ITV HD / STV HD / UTV HD
Channel 4 HD
Channel 5 HD
CBBC HD*
*Replaced by BBC Scotland HD in Scotland between 7pm and midnight

COM4


~90% UK coverage · 18 SD streams
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Quest
QVC
Drama
5 USA
ITVBe
04.[1] 05.00ITV4​+1 07.00ITV2+1
5 Star
Paramount Network
00.00 06.00CITV 21.00ITV3+1
05.[2]* 06.00Sony Movies Action*
Channel 5+1
TJC
5 Select
02.[3] 03.00TCC 05.00Blaze
CBS Reality
Horror
CCXTV
Create & Craft
[1] ITVBe+1 · [2] Xpanded TV2* · [3] Blaze+1
*Replaced by E4 in Wales

COM5


~90% UK coverage · 15 SD streams
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Pick
Really
Dave
05.00Y'dayYesterday​+1 07.00Hochanda 22.00Smile​TV3
4Music
Quest Red
Food Network
Gems TV
Film4+1
Challenge
4seven
03.00Xpanded TV 07.00Smithsonian Channel
Quest+1
Together TV
Sky News

COM6


~90% UK coverage · 14 SD streams
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00.00Studio 6606.00  07.00Ideal World
Yesterday
Sony Movies
01.00QVC Style 17.00QVC Beauty
DMAX
CBS Justice
HGTV
CBS Drama
…Babestation 05.00 08.00Jewellery Maker 13.00PBS America 23.00
Dave Ja Vu
Talking Pictures
Pop
RT
Al-Jazeera English

COM7


~60% UK coverage · 8 SD streams + 5 HD streams T2
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Merit
FreeSports
Quest Red+1
Now 80s
More4+1
Together TV+1
PBS America+1
Forces TV
05.30CBeebies HD 19.00BBC Four HD
01.00QVC Beauty HD 13.00QVC HD
Quest HD
BBC News HD
RT HD

Local TV multiplex


Selected regions only · 4 SD streams
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Local TV channel (varies by region)
Sony Channel
Sony Movies Classic
…Sony Movies+1 06.00Tiny Pop22.00

Northern Ireland multiplex


Northern Ireland only · 3 SD streams T2
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TG4
RTÉ One
RTÉ Two

Manchester multiplex


Greater Manchester only · 7 SD streams
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04.00Sony Ch​+106.00Pop Max
Sony Movies Classic+1
Now 70s
Clubland TV
Now 90s
TV Warehouse
Country Music Entertainment

Cardiff multiplex


Cardiff region only
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Not broadcasting any services



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