Freeview Updates

There have been a number of changes to the Freeview service over the past few days, which are summarised below. Taking effect from yesterday (Wednesday 8th January 2020), arts and craft channel Hochanda has reverted to broadcasting between 7am and 7pm on Freeview. The channel started broadcasting 24 hours a day in Autumn 2019, but…Read moreRead more

Upcoming Freeview Changes

There will be changes to Freeview services on 6th/7th January. Some services will only be moving to a new channel number, whilst others will be moving to new frequencies. As some channels are moving frequency, a retune will be required to restore missing channel. Viewers receiving Freeview from a relay are not expected to be…Read moreRead more

Box Upfront Not Returning

As Channel 4 starts to fully integrate the Box Plus Network into its main business, it has been confirmed that Box Upfront will not be returning. Box Upfront had become Boxmas over the festive period. Boxmas will close on 8th January on Virgin Media, and 6am on 9th January on Sky. Adverts on E4 are…Read moreRead more

Sewing Quarter to Close TV Channel

Shopping channel Sewing Quarter is to close, following its owner Immediate Media’s decision to exit from the TV business. Sister channel Jewellery Maker is being sold to Gemporia, who originally launched the channel. The Sewing Quarter TV channel will close later this month, with discussions regarding the sale of the remaining business ongoing. The website…Read moreRead more

5Spike to Merge with Paramount Network

ViacomCBS owned 5Spike and Paramount Network are set to merge. 5Spike will close, with Paramount Network becoming a male skewed action and reality channel. The changes will take place on Tuesday 7th January 2020. On platforms where Paramount Network occupies a lower channel number than 5Spike, Paramount Network will take over 5Spikes channel number. On…Read moreRead more

TBN Moves on Freeview

TBN UK has moved to the BBC B HD multiplex, giving the channel a near UK wider coverage on Freeview. The channel broadcasts religious programming, and is available on channel number 65. Although not in HD, Freeview HD (DVB-T2) equipement is required to view the channel.

Freeview Reshuffle

A number of changes have taken place on Freeview recently. Starting with Channel 4, Film 4 +1, E4 +1, and More 4 +1 have moved to different frequencies. E4 +1 and Film 4 +1 have swapped places. E4 +1 now has expanded coverage, and is now available on PSB2 (D3&4), meaning the channel is now…Read moreRead more

Last Day for Total Country

Total Country has announced that it is closing today, just over a year after launch. The channel launched initial on Sky on 1st November 2018, replacing Massive R&B. The channel was also added to Virgin Media cable platform in March of this year. Following Keep It Country’s rebrand to Spotlight TV and introduction of other…Read moreRead more

Disney+ Launch Date Confirmed

Disney have confirmed that their Disney+ online streaming service will be available in the UK and Ireland from 31st March 2020. Full details of the programme line up have yet to be confirmed, and might be impacted on existing rights deals with broadcasters. The service will be available on a variety of platforms including: Amazon…Read moreRead more

+1 Moves on Freeview

Whilst I normally wait until I have the full story before publishing a news article, today I make an exception as the information will be of benefit to viewers. Freeview are advising viewers to to retune on 5th November, as changes are being made to way in which Film4+1 and More4+1 are broadcast. It is…Read moreRead more