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Which TV channels are on all free TV services?


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BBC Alba scotland flag, BBC Four england flagnorthernireland flagwales flag, BBC Four HD, BBC Parliament, BBC Three HD england flagnorthernireland flag, CBBC, CBBC HD, CBeebies, CBeebies HD, Channel 4 (SD) england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, Channel 5 HD, ITV 1 (SD) england flag, ITV 2

ITV is provided in the Border area of Scotland, not STV

Which TV channels are on most services?

Not on Freeview Light


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4seven, 5Action, BBC Scotland SD scotland flag, CITV, E4 Extra, Gems TV, ITV4 +1, Jewellery Maker, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, QVC, QVC Beauty, QVC Style, Together TV

Can't watch online


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5SELECT, BBC Two HD, Channel 4 HD, E4 +1, ITV 1 HD england flagscotland flag, ITV1 +1 england flagscotland flagwales flag, STV (SD) scotland flag, UTV (SD) northernireland flag, UTV +1 northernireland flag

Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Freesat, Watch online


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BBC News, BBC One (SD), BBC Red Button, BBC Scotland HD scotland flag, BBC Two, E4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, Film4, ITV3, ITV4, More4

E4 is not on Freeview Light in Wales

Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Sky (no card), Watch online


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Channel 5



Which TV channels are on three services?

Channels on Freesat, Sky (no card), Watch online


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4Music, BBC News HD, Kerrang! TV, Kiss (TV), Magic (TV), Quest HD, The Box

Channels on Full Freeview, Freesat, Sky (no card)


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5STAR, 5USA, Blaze, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4 (Wales) wales flag, Channel 5 +1, CRAFT EXTRA , Dave, DMAX, Drama, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, GREAT! movies Christmas, GREAT! movies Christmas 1 england flag, GREAT! tv, GREAT! tv +1 england flag, HGTV, Ideal World, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop, POP MAX, RealityXtra, Really, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, That's TV (UK), Tiny Pop, TJC

Channel 4 appears at position 8 only on Freeview in Wales

Channels on Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Watch online


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BBC Four (Scotland SD) scotland flag, BBC Three

Channels on Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Freesat


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BBC One HD, Channel 4 +1

Channels on Full Freeview, Freesat, Watch online


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Quest, Sky News

Channels on Freeview Light, Full Freeview, Sky (no card)


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STV HD scotland flag, STV+1 scotland flag, TBN UK, UTV HD northernireland flag



Which TV channels are on two services?

Channels on both Freesat and Sky (no card)


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5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, CBS Reality +1, Court TV, Create and Craft, HorrorXtra, More4 +1, TJC Beauty

Channels on both Full Freeview and Sky (no card)


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Arise News, Clubland TV england flag, Dave ja vu, Drama +1, Earthx TV HD, GREAT! movies +1, NOW 80s england flag, Now 90s england flag, TV Warehouse england flag, Yesterday +1

Channels on both Freeview Light and Full Freeview


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Channel 4 HD (Wales) wales flag

Channels on both Freesat and Watch online


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E4 (Wales) wales flag

E4 is not on Freeview Light in Wales only

Channels on both Sky (no card) and Watch online


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Ideal World Extra

Channels on both Full Freeview and Watch online


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LONDON LIVE, Notts TV, TCC

Channels on both Full Freeview and Freesat


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Sky Arts, W, Yesterday



Which TV channels are on just one service?

Channels just on Watch online


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4seven HD, 5Action +1, Box Upfront, Capital TV england flag, Fitness TV, Heart TV england flag, Irish TV, QVC +1, QVC HD, RT HD, Showcase 3, Smash Hits TV, Together TV +1

Channels just on Sky (no card)


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A1 TV, Aaj Tak, Aastha, Ahlebait TV, Ahlulbayt TV, Akaal Channel, Arise Play, ARY Family, ARY World, ATN Bangla, Brit Asia TV, British Muslim TV, Channel 7 (Ghana), Channel S, Cruise 1st TV, Deen TV, Dunamis TV, Dunya News, Eman Channel, EuroNews English, EWTN, Faith, Faith World TV, Foodxp, FreeSports, Geo, Geo News International, GoodNews TV, Great! Movies Action 1 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag, Heart 80s, Heart 90s, HGTV +1, Hidayat TV, High Street TV 1, High Street TV 2, High Street TV 3, High Street TV 4, Hum Masala, Hum TV, Ion TV, Iqra Bangla, Iqra TV, Iran International HD, Islam Channel Urdu, Islam TV, Kanshi TV, KICC TV, Loveworld TV HD, Madani Channel English, MATV Channel, MTA 1, NDTV 24x7, New Media HD, Noor TV, Now 70s england flag, NTD, NTV, Phoenix CNE, Pitaara International, Pop +1 england flag, POP MAX +1, Primal Living, Psychic Today, PTC Punjabi, PTV Global, Rok, Sangat TV, Sanskar TV, SBN International, Sikh Channel, Sky News Arabia, SportyStuff TV HD, Takbeer TV, The Word Network, Tiny Pop +1 england flag, Trace Hits, Travelxp HD, TV One, TVC News Nigeria, UK 44, W +1, WION HD

Channels just on Full Freeview


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Aljazeera English, Bay TV Clwyd, Bay TV Liverpool, Bay TV Swansea, Big Centre TV, Blaze +1, Cambridge Presents, Classic Hits, Classic Hits MCR england flag, Estuary TV Doncaster, Estuary TV York, HobbyMaker, ITVBe +1, Ketchup Too, Ketchup TV, Latest TV, Made in Bristol, Made in Cardiff, Made in Leeds, Made in Teesside, Made in Tyne and Wear, Mustard, NvTv, RTÉ One northernireland flag, RTÉ Two northernireland flag, Sheffield Live, SonLife, STV Edinburgh, STV Glasgow, TG4 northernireland flag, That's Berkshire, That's Lancashire, That's Manchester, That's Salisbury, That's Solent, That's Surrey, Thats Oxford, The York Channel, YAAAS!

RTE TV channels can be received only in Northern Ireland

Channels just on Freesat


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Comments
Sunday, 27 June 2021
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Charles Stuart
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10:48 PM

The LG TV just gets text on channel 100. I haven't tried 555, as I'm currently watching the Toshiba TV in my bedroom. It gets the various links you describe on channel 100. On 555 the Toshiba gets a message that the accessible TV is starting soon.

Is Amazon Fire better than Chromecast? However, I don't know if Amazon Fire supports Britbox and Discovery+.

I'll try and find a mirroring app that works.

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Monday, 28 June 2021
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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:48 AM

Charles Stuart:

If you have HbbTV turned on, then Channels 100 & 555 should display correctly on the LG.
There are quite a few sets, your Toshiba is obviously one, that don't fully support Freeview Play and HbbTV and it's an oddity that such sets display 100 correctly but not 555, I have yet to discover why.

I'm afraid I can't help regarding Amazon Fire & Chromecast.

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Charles Stuart
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

5:54 PM

With Hbb turned on 555 and 100 do work on the LG. Britbox still doesn't. I downloaded a free mirroring app but I couldn't get it to work. I phoned Britbox to see what they recommended and the customer service agent who took the call gave me the personal recommendation of using an Amazon Firestick. I bought the cheapest version at John Lewis (which was even cheaper because I work for Waitrose) and it works brilliantly.

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Chris.SE
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6:09 PM

Charles Stuart:

Well I'm glad you've got it resolved and thanks for the update, that's useful info.

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