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 14 November 2019 (E4+1)

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PSB1


BBC-A (Multiplex 1) · 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 varies)BBC Alba
BBC Scotland

PSB2


D3&4 (Multiplex 2) · 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


BBC-B (Multiplex B) · 6 HD streams
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BBC One HD
BBC Two HD
ITV HD / STV HD / UTV HD
Channel 4 HD
Channel 5 HD
CBBC HD 19.00CBBC HD*
*Replaced by BBC Scotland HD in Scotland between 7pm and midnight

COM4


SDN (Multiplex A) · 16 SD streams
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Quest
QVC
Drama
5 USA
ITVBe
04.[1] 05.00ITV4​+1 07.00ITV2+1
5 Star
00.00Studio 66   06.00CITV 21.00ITV3+1
05.[2]* 06.00Sony Movies Action*
Channel 5+1
Paramount Network
5 Select
02.[3] 03.00TCC 05.00Blaze
CBS Reality
Horror
Hochanda
[1] ITVBe+1 · [2] Xpanded TV2* · [3] Blaze+1
*Replaced by E4 in Wales

COM5


ARQ-A (Multiplex C) · 15 SD streams
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Pick
Really
Dave
05.00Now 90s 07.00Create & Craft 22.00Smile​TV3
Sony Movies
Quest Red
Food Network
Gems TV
Film4+1
Challenge
TJC
TBN UK
Quest+1
03.00Xpanded TV 07.00Together TV
Sky News

COM6


ARQ-B (Multiplex D) · 16 SD streams
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00.00SmileTV2 05.00 07.00Ideal World
Yesterday
4Music
5 Spike
01.00QVC Style 17.00QVC Beauty
DMAX
CBS Justice
Home
4seven
CBS Drama
…Babestation 05.00 08.00Sewing Quarter 13.00 23.
Dave Ja Vu
Talking Pictures
Pop
RT
Al-Jazeera English

COM7


ARQ-C / NUK7 (temporary) · 7 SD streams + 4 HD streams
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5 USA+1
CBS Reality+1
Jewellery Maker
Quest Red+1
More4+1
Pick+1
Smithsonian Channel
BBC News HD
Channel 4+1 HD
4seven HD
RT HD

COM8


ARQ-D / NUK8 (temporary) · 6 SD streams + 3 HD streams
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5 Star+1
FreeSports
Now 80s
Together TV+1
PBS America
Forces TV
05.30CBeebies HD 19.00BBC Four HD
01.00QVC Beauty HD 13.00QVC HD
Quest HD

Local TV multiplex


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

Northern Ireland multiplex


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

Manchester multiplex


Greater Manchester only · 5 SD streams
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04.00Sony Ch​+106.00Pop Max
Sony Movies Christmas+1
Spotlight TV
Clubland TV
TV Warehouse

Cardiff multiplex


Cardiff region only · 0 streams
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Not broadcasting any services

Related links


Freeview and satellite updates » RXTV-log
Technical information about bitrates, etc. » digitalbitrate.com
Live list of channels » terrestrialtv.uk
Freeview forum » digitalspy.co.uk



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