DTT Changes 18th November 2021

18th November 2021

Latest updated Freeview DTT mux slide to reflect the following seasonal changes that came into play from 18th November 2021 until further notice:

  • Now 80s at LCN 76 on the COM7 /Arqiva C temporary HD mux changed to Now Christmas
  • Now 90s at LCN 78 on the G Man local mux serving Greater Manchester only changed to Now 80’s
  • That’s TV local TV services at LCN 7 and LCN 8 on the COMUX /Local mux became That’s Xmas
  • That’s TV Gold at LCN 91 on the COM7 /Arqiva C temporary HD mux has changed to That’s TV Xmas UK

There are no multiplex moves and no changes to broadcast hours.

Freeview advise viewers to retune their TV equipment to ensure their service listings and electronic programme guides (EPGs), however some more recent models will update automatically.

DTT Changes 23rd September 2021

23rd September 2021

Latest updated Freeview DTT mux slide that reflects regular festive channel changes taking place today:

  • ‘GREAT! movies classic’ at LCN 51 on the COMUX (Local TV) Mux will be renamed ‘GREAT! movies Christmas’
  • ‘GREAT! movies classic+1’ at LCN 62 on the G-Man Mux serving Greater Manchester homes will be renamed as ’GREAT! movies Christmas+1’.

There will be no changes to the broadcast hours for both of the above. 

Freeview advises viewers able to receive the relevant muxes will need to retune to keep their TV equipment channel lists and EPGs up to date. However, some newer products will adopt the changes automatically. 

DTT Changes 25th August 2021

25th August 2021

Latest updated Freeview DTT mux slide reflects the following taking place today:

Music services ‘Now 70s’ and ‘Now 80s’ will swap logical channel number positions and related multiplexes on Freeview.

  • Now 80s will now be at LCN 76 on the COM7 temporary HD mux;
  • Now 70s will transfer from the above to take position at LCN 75 on the G-Man local mux.

These changes will result in a loss of coverage for Now 70s outside of the Manchester area, while Now 80s will see increased coverage and reach those homes that have the required DVB-T2 (HD) compatible product.

Freeview advises viewers will need to retune their equipment to keep service lists and EPGs up to date. However, some more recent models will adopt the changes automatically.

DTT Changes 1st July 2021

1st July 2021

Latest updated Freeview DTT mux slide reflects two changes made today:

  • 5SELECT on LCN55 has now moved from the SDN/COM4 mux to the BBC B/PSB3 mux.  As a result this service will now only be available to viewers with Freeview HD equipment, consistent with BBC B being a DVB-T2 mux whereas SDN is DVB-T providing SD only services.  Note that 5SELECT is not an HD service and will continue until further notice in SD on the BBC mux.
  • 365 Travel, the streaming online service at LCN251 has ceased broadcasting and is no longer be available on Freeview.

DTT Changes 22nd June 2021

22nd June 2021

Latest updated Freeview DTT mux slide reflects the following changes made earlier today:

  • Shopping Quarter at LCN72 has moved from the BBC-B HD mux (PSB 3) to the Arqiva B mux (COM6).  This means that viewers who do not have HD equipment will now be able to view this service.
  • That's TV Gold has launched with a 'Coming Soon' on screen slate at LCN91 on the Arqiva C (COM 7) temporary HD mux.  This is pending content being launched at a later date yet to be confirmed.
  • Court TV recently closed and the message for this and the LCN89 was removed from the TV Guide (EPG) and Channel lists.

Freeview advise viewers will need to retune to update their equipment to capture these changes.  However some later products will adopt them automatically.

DTT Changes 25th May 2021

25th May 2021

All Sony general entertainment channels rebranded to GREAT!

The specific changes are as below and represented in the latest updated DTT multiplex slide:

  • LCN33 changed from Sony Movies to GREAT! movies.
  • LCN41 changed from Sony Movies Action to GREAT! movies action.
  • LCN49 changed fron Sony Channel to GREAT! tv.
  • LCN51 changed from Sony Movies Classic to GREAT! movies classic.
  • LCN60 changed from Sony Movies+1 to GREAT! movies+1.
  • LCN61 changed from Sony Channel+1 to GREAT! tv+1.
  • LCN62 changed from Sony Movies Classic+1 to GREAT! movies classic+1

Freeview advise viewers will need to retune to update their TV equipment channel lists and EPGs up to date.  However some newer products will automatically adopt the changes.

There will be no changes to content, broadcast hours or coverage for any of the above channels.

DTT Changes 29th April 2021

29th April 2021

Please find attached an updated Freeview DTT multiplex slide to reflect the changes below made on 28 April:

  • Now 80’s has moved to LCN75 on the GMan Local Mux serving Greater Manchester
  • Now 70’s has moved to LCN76 on the COM7/Arq C mux.
    • As a result of the above moves, there will be changes to coverage.  Now 80s will no longer be available outside of the Manchester area , while for Now 70’s will have increased coverage for homes receiving the temp HD mux COM7 and beyond its previous Manchester only coverage.
  • GB News has been placed at LCN236 on the Arq B/COM6 mux.
    • It has launched with a ‘coming soon’ slate message, pending a later content launch date to be confirmed.

Freeview advises viewers will need to retune to update their DTT TV equipment and keep the channel lists and TV guide up to date. However, some newer equipment will capture the changes automatically.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 15th February 2021

15th February 2021

The updated Freeview DTT mux slide to reflect the following: 

  • New service COURT TV has launched today (15.02.2021) at LCN89 on the COM7/ARQ C temporary HD mux
  • TOGETHER TV+1 at LCN83 on COM7/ARQ C closing down – essentially making space for the launch of COURT TV at LCN89 as referenced above

 Those homes receiving this mux may need to retune their product to ensure their EPG and Channel Lists adopt this change.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 1st February 2021

1st February 2021

The updated Freeview DTT mux slide reflects a service name change and a number of LCN (logical LCN number) changes made 1st February 2021 as below:

Service name change 

  • At LCN73 ( COM4/SDN mux) CCXTV changed to Drama+1

 LCN number change

  • Now 70s (G-Man /Local Manchester mux) has moved from LCN78 to LCN75.
  • Now 80s (COM7/ Arq C temp HD mux) has moved from LCN83 to LCN76.
  • Now 90s (G-Man /Local Manchester mux) has moved from LCN84 to LCN78.
  • Clubland TV (G-Man /Local Manchester mux) has moved from LCN82 to LCN79.
  • Together TV (COM5/Arq A) has moved from LCN87 to LCN82.
  • Together TV+1 (COM7/ Arq C temp HD mux) has moved from LCN88 to LCN83.
  • PBS America (COM6/Arq B) has moved from LCN91 to LCN84.
  • PBS America+1 (COM7/ Arq C temp HD mux) has moved from LCN93 to LCN87.
  • Country Music Entertainment (G-Man /Local Manchester mux) has moved from LCN98 to LCN88.

Viewers receiving the related muxes above, may need to retune especially on older Freeview TV equipment to apply the changes.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 7th December 2020

7th December 2020

The updated Freeview DTT mux slide reflects the 7th December 2020 changes

Some channels made updates including LCN (logical channel number) moves. 

Freeview advise viewers need to retune to update their TV equipment and keep the channels and TV Guide up to date. However some newer models will automatically adopt the changes.

  • Dave Ja Vu moved from LCN79 to LCN23
  • Yesterday+1moved from LCN75 to LCN74
  • CCX TV moved from LCN23 to LCN73
  • Jewellery Maker moved from LCN 73 to LCN 71
  • Shopping Quarter moved from LCN 74 to LCN72 

Other changes

  • Ketchup Channel has been renamed as Ketchup TV 

There will be no changes to broadcast hours or content.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 12th November 2020

12th November 2020

The 12th November 2020  Freeview DTT mux slide reflects the small seasonal changes made:

The following services are changing their names and content:

  • Now 80s at LCN83 on COM7/ARQC temp HD mux has changed to Now Xmas
  • Now 90s at LCN84 on the G-Man mux (serving Greater Manchester homes only) has changed to Now 80s

Both of these services will be playing nonstop Christmas music from 12 November until the New Year

  • Viewers receiving local TV operated by That’s TV on either LCN7 or LCN8 via the COMUX/Local mux will see a new service name ‘That’s TV Christmas’

There will be no change to the broadcast hours for this service.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 24th September 2020

24th September 2020

  • ​​Sony Movies Classic on LCN 50 (COMUX/LOCALmux) changes to Sony Movies Christmas.
  • Sony Movies Classic +1 on LCN 62 (G-MAN mux - Greater Manchester only) will be changing to Sony Movies Christmas +1

Viewers receiving these two muxes may need to retune to update their TV equipment to keep their channels and TV Guide up to date.

This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 17th September 2020

17th September 2020

  • Sky Arts has launched on LCN 11 (COM5/ARQ A mux) the former home for Pick TV. Sky Arts plans to bring together the best of theatre, music and art in Britain. Sky Arts will also be on the Freeview Play broadband service;
  • Pick TV has moved from LCN11 to LCN34 (COM5/ARQ A mux);
  • Merit formerly on LCN34 (COM7/ARQ C mux) has now closed;
  • Pick+1 formerly on LCN92 (COM7/ARQ C mux) has also ceased broadcasting;
  • BBC Four Scotland has moved from LCN68 to LCN55, (PSB3/BBC B mux);
  • Smithsonian has moved from LCN57 to LCN56 (COM5/ARQ A mux);
  • Together TV has moved form LCN88 to LCN87 (COM5/ARQ A mux);
  • Together TV+1 has moved from LCN89 to LCN87 (COM7/ARQ C mux);
  • There is also a new Accessible TV Guide operating at LCN555 (PSB2/D3&4 mux).
This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

DTT Changes 29th July 2020

29th July 2020

  • LCN34 - Merit begins broadcasting (2100-0000) and has moved from COM4/SDN to COM7.
  • LCN 89 TogetherTV+1 goes off air between 2100-0000to make way for Merit on COM7.
  • LCN 98 –NEW Country Music Entertainment (G_MAN)Manchester only
  • LCN 211 – Ketchup following demerge from YAAAS! 
  • LCN 212 – Yaaas!relaunches as a standalone service.
This information was supplied courtesy of Indigo Associates.

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