It’s retune time again: Five Freeview channels, including the relatively new CCXTV, will be changing their numbers on December 7, with viewers having to retune their devices in order to keep watching.
This change comes a month after a major Freeview shakeup, where more than 30 channels switched places.
Following that, Freeview proposed an even bigger change, relating to SD and HD channels – which might occur in the future.
Freeview, which was established back in 2002, is the United Kingdom’s terrestrial television platform.
It provides free-to-air TV channels and radio stations (via a Freeview aerial), and includes more than 80 standard and HD channels (See our full Freeview guide here). Some of the channels, like the BBC and ITV, can also be watched on streaming devices.
The new changes, which will happen on December 7, are:
Dave Ja Vu – Moving from Channel 79 to Channel 23
The timeshift version of the Dave channel (owned by UKTV), which broadcasts programmes one hour after their airing on Dave, 24 hours a day.
Yesterday+1 – Moving from Channel 75 to Channel 74
Another UKTV owned channel, which focuses on history and science programming.
The +1 is the timeshift version, which airs programmes one hour after their airing on the main Yesterday channel.
CCXTV – Moving from Channel 23 to Channel 73
CCXTV launched back in April, with a somewhat unique mix of programmes – from Great British Ghosts to new episodes of the popular soap, The Bold and The Beautiful.
Jewellery Maker – Moving from Channel 73 to Channel 71
A jewellery shopping channel which launched back in 2010.
Shopping Quarter – Moving frmo Channel 74 to Channel 72
A shopping channel that focuses on craft and sewing products.
Here’s a quick table of all the changes:
|Channel||Channel Number||New Channel Number|
|Dave Ja Vu||79||23|
Depending on your Freeview box, you might need to do a manual retune, so that your electronic programmes guide is up to date.
You can find more information on how to retune your device, on Freeview’s retuning help section.
Finally, Ketchup Channel (211) will be changing its name to Ketchup TV. There will be no changes to the channel’s broadcast hours or content.