The Freeview TV guide is being updated on September 3rd to create extra capacity for new services. As a result, Children’s and News channels will move to new channel numbers.
To update their guide viewers simply need to retune their Freeview TVs and digital boxes where equipment does not pick up the changes automatically. On-screen messages will prompt viewers to retune on or after September 3rd.
Viewers who don’t retune will not lose channels – services will remain accessible at their old numbers. However, Digital UK and Freeview recommend viewers retune from time-to-time to ensure they have access to all available services in their area.
• The Children’s genre will move from LCN 70 to start at LCN 120
• The News genre will move from LCN 80 to start at LCN 130