Freeview June Update: Three New Channels Are Coming

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That special day of the month – when Freeview gets a channels update – has arrived early in June, bringing with it brand new channels, several channel movements – and a few closures.

Typically, Freeview EPG changes occur near the end of the month, but this month, they started rolling out on June 12.

That being said, some changes have already taken place, and some haven’t, (at least as of this writing) – so the EPG is a bit of a mess right now, but that should settle down within a day or two.

Most of the changes to Freeview’s channel lineup this month are channel numbering changes – but we did get a couple of new channels, such as Extreme, dedicated to extreme sports, along with three channels that are being shut down.

As always, these changes require a manual retune on most devices.

Freeview scanning for channels

Freeview, which has been around since 2002, is the UK’s terrestrial television platform. It provides free-to-air TV channels and radio stations (via a Freeview aerial), including more than 100 standard and HD channels. You can watch it on any supported TV, or by using a set-top Freeview box.

To watch Freeview via broadband, you’ll need one of the new subscription-based devices like Sky Stream or Virgin Media Stream (though not all Freeview channels are available on these devices). Last month, Everyone TV also launched Freely, which lets you watch SOME Freeview channels via broadband – but the channel lineup is still quite limited.

Also see our full Freeview guide.

New Freeview Channels

Three new Freeview channels are launching this month. Two of the new channels are streaming-only channels.

To watch streaming Freeview channels, you need a modern Freeview device that supports the HbbTV standard – most modern Smart TVs with Freeview Play, and Freeview Play set-top boxes (like the Manhattan T3-R and the new T4-R, the Humax Aura and others) already support this standard.

Manhattan T4-R with remote
Manhattan T4-R

Once your device is connected to broadband, you will be able to access these IP-only Freeview channels like normal channels through the electronic TV Guide.

Extreme (Streaming)

The channel is dedicated to extreme sports, “bringing global audiences the best mix of extreme sports from around the world”.

Extreme channel

Some of Extreme’s programmes include:

Action Sports World: The show takes you to the most exciting locations, adventures, and events, including freeskiing, mountain biking, climbing, and a host of other energetic sports disciplines.

Pro Bull Riders: Join the world’s best bull-riding talent as they saddle up for another season of dangerous, adrenaline-fuelled action.

Drone Racing League: DRL is the world’s leading drone racing league, featuring the best pilots and cutting-edge technology.

The channel is available on the web and via free apps, but is now also available on connected Freeview Channel 295.

POP Up (Streaming)

From the people who brought us Pop Max, Tiny Pop, and the Pop Player, POP Up is another channel that focuses on animated shows for children.

At the moment POP Up seems to be focused on Lego shows such as Lego DREAMZzz and LEGO Friends.

POP Up is available on connected Freeview Channel 207.

That’s Memories

The channel is shrouded in mystery for now. It appears to be another channel from That’s TV, who operate several retro and music channels (such as That’s TV, That’s 60’s, etc.).

However, as of this writing, Neither Freeview nor That’s TV have provided any information about the new channel’s content, and Freeview’s EPG data for it hasn’t been updated yet either.

We reached out to That’s TV for more information, and will update once we know more.

When it actually starts broadcasting, That’s Memories will be available on Freeview Channel 71 (which used to belong to That’s 60’s – see below) and Freeview Channel 95 in Manchester.

Freeview Channel Closures


EarthxTV is a 24/7 global TV network that promotes the environment and sustainability, which launched on Freeview in 2022.

EarthX TV

The channel was available on Freeview Channel 79 but has now left the platform (and has been replaced by the shopping channel “Seen on TV”).

TV Extra

TV Extra was a hub for several connected (streaming) channels, on Channel 291, but it has now left Freeview.


The TCC channel used to air just two hours of programming every night on Freeview Channel 78, but it has now shut down.

Freeview Channel Changes

The following channels have changed places:

Tiny Pop Moved From Freeview Channel 207 To Freeview Channel 208
POP Player Moved From Freeview Channel 208 To Freeview Channel 212
That’s 60’s Moved From Freeview Channel 71 To Freeview Channel 75

In Manchester:

That’s 90’s MCR Moved From Freeview Channel 86 To Freeview Channel 78
That’s TV (UK) MCR Moved From Freeview Channel 92 To Freeview Channel 86
That’s TV 2 MCR Moved From Freeview Channel 76 To Freeview Channel 92

Channel Rebrands

Two Freeview channels have changed their names and focus:

That’s 90’s has changed to That’s Dance on Freeview Channel 76.

That’s 80’s has changed to That’s Dance MCR on Freeview Channel 80.

Retune Your Freeview Device

As always, when Freeview changes take place, most people need to retune their Freeview devices and TVs – otherwise, channel numbers and names may be incorrect, and new channels will not show up.

Manhattan scanning channels

Some devices do this retune automatically, but others might require a manual retune for this month’s changes to update correctly.

You can find more information on how to retune your device, on Freeview’s retuning help section.

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1 thought on “Freeview June Update: Three New Channels Are Coming”

  1. Why is it channels come on to freeview you can’t watch them because there Internet only it’s stupid really like that’s dance channel should be free to watch


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