Freeview timeshares

Not all TV channels on Freeview broadcast 24 hours a day, so they share their timeslots with other services. This page shows how they all fit together. Note: channels' schedules may differ from the hours shown: for example, CBBC comes on air at 5.30am, but programmes don't start until 7am.

Last updated 9 January 2021 (CBBC now comes on air at 5.30am)

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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
5.30amCBBC
5.30amCBeebies 7pmBBC Four
BBC News
BBC Parliament
BBC Red Button 1
**Hidden stream testing BBC Three
*2 additional SD streams are available in Scotland:
BBC Alba shares its timeslot with five BBC radio stationsTimes varyBBC 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
*E4 is replaced by S4C in Wales
**ITV+1 is replaced by ITVBe in the Channel Islands

PSB3


~99% UK households · 40 Mb/s · 2 SD + 5/6 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
5.30amCBBC HD 7pm(regional variations)**
*ITV HD is not broadcast in the Channel Islands
**Scotland: BBC Scotland HD; Wales: Hidden stream testing S4C HD; Elsewhere: Hidden stream testing BBC Three HD

COM4


~90% UK households · 27 Mb/s · 17 SD streams
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Quest
QVC
Drama
5 USA
ITVBe
ITV2+1
5 Star
Paramount Network
Great! Movies Action*
4am[1] 5am[2] 6amCITV 9pmITV3+1
Channel 5+1
TJC
2am[3] 3amTCC 5amBlaze
CBS Reality
Horror
Drama+1
Create & Craft
[1] ITVBe+1 · [2] ITV4+1 · [3] Blaze+1
*Great! Movies Action is 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
3amXpanded TV 7amSmithsonian Channel
5amY'dayYesterday​+1 7amCraft Store TV 10pmSmile​TV3
Quest+1
Midnight 3amTogether TV
Sky News

COM6


~90% UK households · 27 Mb/s · 16 SD streams
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Midnight  7amIdeal World
Dave Ja Vu
Yesterday
Great! Movies
1pmQVC Style 7pmQVC Beauty
DMAX
CBS Justice
HGTV
CBS Drama
Babestation 5am 8amJewellery Maker 1pmPBS America 11pm
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 + 5 HD streams T2
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FreeSports
Quest Red+1
Now 80s
More4+1
PBS America+1
That's TV UK
Forces TV
5.30amCBeebies HD 7pmBBC Four HD
2amQVC Beauty HD 4amQVC 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 Classic
Great! Movies+1 6amTiny Pop10pm
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 · 7 SD streams
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Great! Movies Classic​+14amGreat! TV​+110pm
Now 70s
Now 90s
Clubland TV
Country Music Entertainment
TV Warehouse
Pop Max

Cardiff multiplex


Cardiff region only
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Not broadcasting any services!



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