If you get your fix of nightly entertainment via Freeview then you might want to give your TV a quick retune. The hugely popular telly platform has confirmed that a major update has just been released which includes a swathe of channel changes along with a number of new services being beamed into homes.
That’s TV and WildEarth are just two of the latest channels to launch into UK homes with Freeview users now getting access to extra entertainment and wildlife shows which are broadcast 24 hours a day.
You’ll find That’s TV on channel 8 with WildEarth taking its place on channel 91. Along with that new content, there are also over 15 channels changing names or moving places on the planner.
These include BBC Three HD, Channel 5+1 and 5Select which are all switching from their usual positions.
Explaining more, Freeview said: “Some broadcasters are making important changes to their channels. You will need to retune to update your TV and keep your channels and TV Guide up to date.”
Here is the full list of channels moving
Channel 5+1 • WAS Ch46 – NOW Ch38
5Select • WAS Ch56 – NOW Ch46
Together TV+1 • WAS Ch92 – NOW Ch90
BBC Three HD • WAS Ch109 – NOW Ch107
Vision TV • WAS Ch264 – NOW Ch261
Arise News • WAS Ch269 – NOW Ch262
FailArmy • WAS Ch274 – NOW Ch264
Pet Collective • WAS Ch278 – NOW Ch266
Al Jazeera English • WAS Ch285 – NOW Ch267
Al Jazeera Arabic • WAS Ch286 – NOW Ch268
WION News • WAS Ch287 – NOW Ch269
Real Crime • WAS Ch288 – NOW Ch270
Adult Xpanded TV • WAS Ch678 – NOW Ch675
Here is the full list of name changes
WAS QVC Beauty – NOW QVC2
WAS That’s TV Manchester – NOW That’s TV 7
WAS That’s TV Scotland – NOW That’s TV 8
One final change is that QVC Style has now shut down which means it will no longer be available to view on TVs.
HOW TO RETUNE YOUR TV
Retuning is pretty straightforward, and while it may vary slightly depending on which device you have, it usually includes the following steps:
• Press menu on your box or TV remote control
• Select ‘set-up’, ‘installation’, ‘update’ or a similar option. If you’re asked for a password, the default code is ‘1234’ or ‘0000’.
• Select ‘first-time installation’ (sometimes called ‘factory reset’, ‘full retune’ or ‘default settings’).
• Press ‘OK’ if your equipment asks if it’s OK to delete existing channels and then your retune should start automatically. If you’re prompted to, save the channels that are found.