Freeview shutdown: What channels is Freeview losing today? How to retune box or TV?

Freeview is altering this week, with standard channels leaving the free TV service and new ones becoming a member of it. Earlier this month Freeview introduced that its number of channels could be altering on each Wednesday June 29 and Thursday June 30 with viewers having to retune their TV or field on each days to entry the brand new channels and preserve their TV information up-to-date. In the event you’re questioning what channels are leaving and coming to Freeview, and how one can retune your devices to entry the revised TV information then that is what you have to know…


The 4 Music channel has simply been rebranded to E4 Further whereas on Thursday June 30 the Horror channel will grow to be Legend.

Each the brand new E4 Further and Legend channels could be accessed through channel numbers 31 and 41 respectively.

Different Freeview channels, nonetheless, are being closed fully or will solely be obtainable in sure areas.

This is because of huge modifications to the Freeview broadcast sign, which is known as COM7.

Ofcom has determined to change this sign off to assist approach make for the most recent 5G smartphone expertise.

In consequence, Freeview channels that use this sign are having to make modifications to the best way they’re broadcast, with some having to close down their companies fully.

Channels being closed embrace BBC Information HD, QVC HD and More4+1.

You’ll have to retune your Freeview field or TV on each June 29 and June 30 so your set and TV information is totally up-to-date.

Here’s a full checklist of all of the modifications taking place this week…

June 29 modifications

Channel identify modifications

Earlier identify: 4 Music – New identify: E4 Further – Channel quantity 31

Broadcast modifications

Collectively TV – Elevated protection – Channel quantity 83

That’s TV (UK) – Elevated protection – Channel quantity 91

Quest Pink +1- Elevated protection – Channel quantity 71

BBC FOUR HD – Elevated protection – Channel quantity 106

CBeebies HD – Elevated protection – Channel quantity 205

Channel closures or not on Freeview

Craft Further – Channel quantity 95

June 30 modifications

Channel identify modifications

Earlier identify: Horror – New identify: Legend – Channel quantity 41

Broadcast modifications

Now 80’s – Discount in protection, now obtainable in Manchester solely – Earlier channel quantity 77, new channel quantity 77

That’s Music – Rebranding to Basic Hits and growing protection – Earlier channel quantity 92, new quantity 91

CBS Drama – Rebranding to Actuality Xtra and discount to protection – Earlier channel quantity 68, new quantity 68

Different channel quantity modifications

That’s TV (UK)- Earlier channel quantity 91, new quantity 65

Channel closures or not on Freeview

Freesports – 65

CBS Justice – 69

More4+1 – 86

PBS America+1 – 87

Forces TV – 96

BBC Information HD – 107

QVC HD – 111

QVC Magnificence HD – 112

Quest HD – 114


Freeview customers may also must retune their TVs or bins on each Wednesday June 29 and Thursday June 30.

If you have not accomplished this shortly you could want a reminder on how to do that.

Fortunately, Freeview on its web site offers a step-by-step information for how one can retune your TV or gadget.

This is how one can do it…

– Press menu in your field or TV distant management

– Choose ‘set-up’, ‘set up’, ‘replace’ or an identical choice. In the event you’re requested for a password, the default code is ‘1234’ or ‘0000’.

– Choose ‘first-time set up’ (typically known as ‘manufacturing facility reset’, ‘full retune’ or ‘default settings’).

– Press ‘OK’ in case your gear asks if it is OK to delete current channels after which your retune ought to begin mechanically. In the event you’re prompted to, save the channels which might be discovered.

One factor that’s necessary to remember is after retuning you might even see your channel favourites and scheduled recordings have been misplaced, so you will must verify and reset them.

Any recordings you made previous to retuning ought to nonetheless be there although.

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