Freeview is expanding its on-screen programme guide which will see a number of channels move to new numbers.
Children’s and News services will move to new numbers from September 3rd 2014, increasing capacity for up to 99 general entertainment channels. Channels 70-76 in the Children’s genre will move to 120-126, and News channels 80-85 will move to 130-135 on the Freeview TV guide.
Changes to channel numbers will be picked up automatically by some Freeview TVs and boxes, while others will need to be retuned to get the updated guide. On-screen messages will prompt viewers to retune on or after mid-afternoon on the 3rd of September.
“This update to the TV guide will create the room needed to bring even more great entertainment to Freeview viewers. We are urging viewers to retune to ensure they can still watch their favourite news and children’s shows without missing out on exciting new services.” – Guy North, Managing Director of Freeview
Viewers who don’t re-tune on the 3 September will still be able to watch channels at their old numbers. However, they won’t be able to access new services until they retune their equipment.
For further information on how to re-tune your Freeview box or TV and to download the new channel guide, visit www.freeview.co.uk. Viewers can also call the Freeview Advice Line on 03456 505050.
Last week Sky updated their TV Guide with brand new recommendations feature and smart series link service.