Freeview timeshares

Not all TV 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 23 September 2021 (Great! Movies Christmas)

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 Regional& Local TV

PSB1


~99% UK households · 24 Mb/s · 7 SD streams*
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BBC One
BBC Two
CBBC
05.30CBeebies 19.BBC Four
BBC News
BBC Parliament
BBC Red Button 1
*2 additional SD streams broadcast in Scotland:
BBC Alba shares capacity with radio stations (hours vary)BBC Alba
BBC Scotland

PSB2


~99% UK households · 24 Mb/s · 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 households · 40 Mb/s · 2 SD streams + 6 HD streams T2
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5 Select
TBN UK
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 households · 27 Mb/s · 17 SD streams
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Quest
QVC
Drama
5 USA
ITVBe
04.[1] 05.ITV4​+1 07.ITV2+1
5 Star
Paramount Network
05.[2]* 06.Great! Movies Action*
04. 06.CITV 21.ITV3+1
Channel 5+1
TJC
02.[3] 03.TCC 05.Blaze
CBS Reality
Horror
Drama+1
Create & Craft
[1] ITVBe+1 · [2] Xpanded TV2* · [3] Blaze+1
*Replaced by E4 in Wales

COM5


~90% UK households · 27 Mb/s · 16 SD streams
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Sky Arts
Really
Dave
4Music
Pick
Quest Red
Food Network
Gems TV
Film4+1
Challenge
4seven
03.Xpanded TV 07.Smithsonian Channel
05.Y'dayYesterday​+1 07.Craft Store TV 22.Smile​TV3
Quest+1
00. 03.Together TV
Sky News

COM6


~90% UK households · 27 Mb/s · 16 SD streams
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00.Studio 6606.  07.Ideal World
Dave Ja Vu
Yesterday
Great! Movies
13.QVC Style 19.QVC Beauty
DMAX
CBS Justice
HGTV
CBS Drama
…Babestation 05. 08.Jewellery Maker 13.PBS America 23.
Shopping Quarter
Talking Pictures
Pop
RT
Al-Jazeera English
GB News

COM7


"Temporary" multiplex expected to close by June 2022
~76% UK households · 36.6 Mb/s · 7 SD streams + 5 HD streams T2
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FreeSports
Quest Red+1
Now 80s
More4+1
PBS America+1
That's TV Gold
Forces TV
05.30CBeebies HD 19.BBC Four HD
02.QVC Beauty HD 04.QVC HD
Quest HD
BBC News HD
RT HD

Local TV multiplexes


Selected regions only · 9 Mb/s · 5 SD streams
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Local TV channel (varies by region)
Great! TV
Great! Movies Christmas
…Great! Movies+1 06.Tiny Pop22.
Ideal Extra

Northern Ireland multiplex


~71% Northern Ireland households · 9.8 Mb/s · 3 SD streams T2
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TG4
RTÉ One
RTÉ Two

Manchester multiplex


~55% Greater Manchester households · 18 Mb/s · 8 SD streams
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04.Great! TV​+106.Pop Max
Great! Movies Christmas+1
Now 70s
Now 90s
Clubland TV
Country Music Entertainment
TV Warehouse
Manchester TV

Cardiff multiplex


Cardiff region only
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