RT HD has launched on Freeview at today on channel 113. For non-HD viewers, the standard definition version of RT continues on channel 135 as normal. In addition to world news and current affairs, the channel also contains a UK opt-out during the evening with hourly news bulletins tailored to UK audiences.
News and children’s channels will be moving places on Freeview on Wednesday 3rd September 2014, as plans to extend the range of channel numbers reserved for general entertainment channels, are put in to place.
The BBC Red Button service that is now on channel 301 will move to channel 601 on that date as well, as part of a move to increase the number of channels available on YouView, which shares the Freeview channel numbering system.
More information can be found @ www.a516digital.com/2014/04/Freeview-Retune-Day-September-2014-News-Childrens-Channel-moves.html
To get the extra channels, you will already need to receive BBC One HD, BBC Two HD etc via your Freeview HD TV/box or YouView device.
The extra HD channels to look out for are :-
- CBeebies HD
- BBC FOUR HD
- BBC NEWS HD
- Al Jazeera English HD
- COMMUNITY HD
Great news for people that can already receive Freeview HD channels 101-105 and can receive services from the Waltham (East Midlands) transmitter will gain access to BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD, BBC News HD and Al Jazeera English HD as well as standard definition Al Jazeera Arabic.
To get the extra channels, viewers with a Freeview HD or YouView device should retune on the 25th March 2014.
Several transmitters, centred on Waltham near Melton Mowbray, will be switched off from midnight on 29 May.
Affected householders will need to retune their Freeview boxes to restore services.
The work is being done to free up more airwave space for the 4G mobile phone service.
Read it on the BBC News Website.