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Unavailable channels on satellite (UK and Ireland)

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These channels are not available on Sky, Freesat or Saorsat in the UK & Ireland.

Freeview / YouView note

YouView is a service by multiple providers and services that uses combi-boxes to show Freeview channels and additional channels with a subscription. The availability of these subscription channels vary with provider. Channels listed on this page that are available on Freeview are also available on YouView on BT, YouView on TalkTalk and YouView on PlusNet respectively.

Key

Example / Abbreviation Description
4Seven HD Channel is in high definition
Virgin TV UHD Channel is in ultra high definition (UHD), full ultra high definition (Full UHD/FUHD), 4K or 8K.
Streamed Streaming service
NI Available in Northern Ireland.
Scot Scotland
ScotNotSB Available in Scotland, excluding Scottish Border region.

Unavailable channels on satellite

Entertainment and Documentaries

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Virgin Media.png
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203 4Seven HD 4SevenHD.png Channel Four Television Corporation
BT-TV.png 332 AMC AMC.png AMC Networks International Channel Ltd/BT Group plc
381 AMC HD AMC HD.png AMC Networks International Channel Ltd/BT Group plc
Virgin Media.png
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251 Animal Planet HD Animal Planet HD.png Discovery, Inc.
BT-TV.png 378
Freeview.png 102
(NI)
BBC Two HD BBC Two HD.svg.png BBC Northern Ireland
Virgin Media.png
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102
(NI)
Freeview.png 80 Blaze +1 Blaze +1.png A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd)
23 CCXTV CCXTV.png Ideal Shopping Direct plc
Virgin Media.png
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247 Eden HD Eden HD.png UKTV (BBC Studios)
BT-TV.png 389
Virgin Media.png
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502 Fashion TV Fashion TV.png Michel Adam Lisowski
997 Get Moving HD Get Moving.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)
179 ITV Be HD ITVBe HD.png ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc)
208 Lifetime HD Lifetime HD.png A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd)
BT-TV.png 384
Virgin Media.png
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0 Live Channel Events Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)
275 Love Nature HD Love Nature HD.png Blue Ant Media
150 Paramount Network HD Paramount Network HD.png ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
Freeview.png 93 PBS America +1 PBS America Plus 1.png PBS UK LLC
234
(Streamed)
RT Documentary RT Documentary.png RIA Novosti Official name: RTD Documentary Channel
33
(Scot - Edinburgh)
STV +1 STV Plus 1.png STV Group
33
(Scot - Dundee)
33
(Scot - North (Aberdeen))
Virgin Media.png
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114
(Scot - Edinburgh)
114
(Scot - Dundee)
114
(Scot - North (Aberdeen))
Freeview.png 77 TCC TCC.png The Community Channel
88 Together TV +1 Together TV Plus 1.png The Community Channel
BT-TV.png 391 Vice HD Vice.png Vice TV UK Ltd
Freeview.png 265
(Streamed)
Video On Demand 365 VOD365.png VOD 365
Virgin Media.png
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148 Virgin Media Three HD Virgin Media Three HD.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
Eir.png 120
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228 Virgin TV Ultra HD Virgin TV Ultra HD.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)
999

Local TV

Local TV channels are available in certain areas only. See notes for these areas.

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
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803 CCTV CorkCTV.png Cork Community Television Cork
802 DCTV DCTV.png Dublin Community Television Co-op Dublin
Freeview.png 7 KMTV KMTV UK.png KM Television Maidstone & Tonbridge
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 7 Latest TV Latest TV.png Latest TV Ltd Brighton & Hove
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 8 North Wales TV North Wales TV.png Local Television Ltd North East Wales
7 Notts TV Notts TV.png Confetti Media Group Nottingham
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 7 NVTV NVTV.png Northern Visions Belfast
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 7 Sheffield Live Sheffield Live.png Sheffield Community Media Ltd Sheffield
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 7 Teeside TV Teeside TV.png Local Television Ltd Middlesborough
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 7 That's TV Cambridge That's TV.png That's TV Cambridge
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 8 That's TV Cumbria That's TV.png That's TV Cumbria
7 That's TV East That's TV.png That's TV Norwich
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 7 That's TV Hampshire That's TV.png That's TV Basingstoke
7 That's TV Humber That's TV.png That's TV Grimsby
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 7 That's TV Lancashire That's TV.png That's TV Blackpool & Preston
7 That's TV Manchester That's TV.png That's TV Manchester
7 That's TV North Yorkshire That's TV.png That's TV Scarborough
8 That's TV Scotland That's TV.png That's TV Central & Northern Scotland
7 That's TV Solent That's TV.png That's TV Southampton
7 That's TV South East That's TV.png That's TV Guildford
7 That's TV South Midlands That's TV.png That's TV Oxfordshire
8 That's TV South Wales That's TV.png That's TV Swansea
Virgin Media.png
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159
Freeview.png 7 That's TV Thames Valley That's TV.png That's TV Reading
7 That's TV Wessex That's TV.png That's TV Salisbury
8 That's TV York That's TV.png That's TV York

Regional & Interactive

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Freeview.png 250 BBC Red Button BBC Red Button.png BBC Not to be confused with BBC Red Button 1.

Movies

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
BT-TV.png 500

Sky Cinema Animation e

Sky Cinema Animation.png

Sky UK Ltd
Virgin Media.png
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312
318

Sky Cinema Hits e

Sky Cinema Hits.png

Sky UK Ltd Incorrectly marked as being on Sky channel 897 on some Sky apps.
BT-TV.png 503
TalkTalk TV.png 503
Eir.png 303
Virgin Media.png
Flag-ie.png
304

Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror e

Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror.png

Sky UK Ltd Incorrectly marked as being on Sky channel 898 on some Sky apps.
BT-TV.png 511
TalkTalk TV.png 511
Eir.png 311
Virgin Media.png
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306

Sky Cinema Superheroes e
(Sky Cinema Select)

Sky Cinema Superheroes.png

Sky UK Ltd Incorrectly marked as being on Sky channel 896 on some Sky apps.
BT-TV.png 502
TalkTalk TV.png 502
Eir.png 312
Virgin Media.png
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416 TCM Movies HD TCM Movies HD.png Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia)
BT-TV.png 526
Virgin Media.png
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400 Virgin Movies and Store Virgin Media.png FilmFlex/Virgin Media (Liberty Global)

Music

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Freeview.png 98
(GM)
Country Music Entertainment Country Music Entertainment.png Country Music Entertainment Ltd GM = Greater Manchester only.
271
(via Channelbox)
Virgin Media.png
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311 MTV Live HD MTV Live HD.png ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
300 New Music on Demand Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)

Sports

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
BT-TV.png 414 Amazon Prime Amazon Prime.png Amazon
459 BT Sport Extra 2 HD BT Sport Extra 2 HD.png BT Group plc
460 BT Sport Extra 3 HD BT Sport Extra 3 HD.png BT Group plc
461 BT Sport Extra 4 HD BT Sport Extra 4 HD.png BT Group plc
462 BT Sport Extra 5 HD BT Sport Extra 5 HD.png BT Group plc
463 BT Sport Extra 6 HD BT Sport Extra 6 HD.png BT Group plc
456 BT Sport Extra 7 UHD BT Sport Extra X7 UHD.png BT Group plc
Virgin Media.png
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531 BT Sport Ultimate UHD BT Sport Ultimate UHD.png BT Group plc
BT-TV.png 433
Eir.png 106 eir Sport 1 Eir Sport 1.png eir
400
406 eir Sport 2 Eir Sport 2.png eir
434 eir Sport UHD Eir Sport UHD.png eir
431 eir Sport X1 Eir Sport X1.png eir
433 eir Sport X2 Eir Sport X2.png eir
Virgin Media.png
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Red button Eurosport 4K Eurosport 4K.png Discovery, Inc.
Freeview.png 64 FreeSports FreeSports.png Premier Media
Virgin Media.png
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862 PPV Channel Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Ireland)
BT-TV.png 416

Sky Sports Extra e

Sky Sports Extra.png

Sky UK Ltd
438

Sky Sports Extra e

Sky Sports Extra HD.png

Sky UK Ltd HD
Virgin Media.png
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430 Virgin Media Sport HD Virgin Media Sport HD.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) eir Sport 2 HD is incorrectly labelled as Virgin Media Sport HD on Sky.
116 Virgin Media Sport Virgin Media Sport.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
400
471 Virgin Media Sport Extra 1 HD Virgin Media Sport Extra 1 HD.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
451 Virgin Media Sport Extra 1 Virgin Media Sport Extra 1.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
472 Virgin Media Sport Extra 2 HD Virgin Media Sport Extra 2 HD.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
452 Virgin Media Sport Extra 2 Virgin Media Sport Extra 2.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
473 Virgin Media Sport Extra 3 HD Virgin Media Sport Extra 3 HD.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
453 Virgin Media Sport Extra 3 Virgin Media Sport Extra 3.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
474 Virgin Media Sport Extra 4 HD Virgin Media Sport Extra 4 HD.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
454 Virgin Media Sport Extra 4 Virgin Media Sport Extra 4.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
475 Virgin Media Sport Extra 5 HD Virgin Media Sport Extra 5 HD.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
455 Virgin Media Sport Extra 5 Virgin Media Sport Extra 5.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
476 Virgin Media Sport Extra 6 HD Virgin Media Sport Extra 6 HD.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
456 Virgin Media Sport Extra 6 Virgin Media Sport Extra 6.png Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)

News

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Virgin Media.png
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206 BBC World News BBC World News.png BBC
240 Bloomberg Television Bloomberg.png Bloomberg L.P.
Eir.png 502
513 France 24 France 24.png France Médias Monde

Faith

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
(No channels primarily in this section that aren't available on satellite.)

Kids

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Virgin Media.png
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602 Cúla4 Cúla4.png Teilifís na Gaeilge Simulcast of TG4:
06:50-11:30
15:00-19:00
(Broadcast hours vary)
Eir.png 602
Freeview.png 211 Ketchup TV KetchupTV.png videoondemand365 Streaming service
Virgin Media.png
Flag-gb.png
700 Kids TV on Demand Virgin TV Kids.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)
Virgin Media.png
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601 TRTÉ TRTÉ.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann Simulcast of RTÉ2:
06:50-17:30
(Broadcast hours vary)
Eir.png 601
Freeview.png 212 Yaaas! Yaaas!.png Yaaas Limited Streaming service

Shopping

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Freeview.png 251 365 Travel 365 Travel.png BoxBeat Media Ltd
Virgin Media.png
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748 Create and Craft Create and Craft.png Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd
Freeview.png 22 Ideal World Ideal World.png Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd
Virgin Media.png
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747
Freeview.png 111 QVC HD QVC HD.png QVC (Liberty Interactive)
112 QVC Beauty HD QVC Beauty HD.png QVC (Liberty Interactive)
74 Shopping Quarter Shopping Quarter.png JewelleryMaker Ltd
Virgin Media.png
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757 TJC HD TJC HD.png The Jewellery Channel Ltd

International

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Hindi language
Virgin Media.png
Flag-gb.png
800 Eros Now Eros Now.png Eros International
829 NDTV Good Times NDTV Good Times UK.png New Delhi Television Ltd
837 NDTV Spice NDTV Spice.png New Delhi Television Ltd


800 Voot Voot.png Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Viacom/TV18)
810 Zee Cinema HD Zee Cinema HD.png Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Urdu language
(No channels primarily in this language that aren't available on satellite.)
Punjabi language
(No channels primarily in this language that aren't available on satellite.)
Bengali language
(No channels primarily in this language that aren't available on satellite.)
Arabic language
Virgin Media.png
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831 Al Jazeera Al Jazeera.png Al Jazeera
Other languages
Freeview.png 271 Channelbox Channelbox.png Synapse TV Ltd Streaming service.

Channels available:
France 24 English 1,
Hellenic TV,
Law & Crime Trial Network,
Vox Africa 1,
Faith UK 1,
LCBN TV,
Islam Channel 1,
Islam Channel Urdu 1,
TV Warehouse 1,
Clubland TV 1,
Now 90s 1,
Country Music Entertainment,
Trace Vault 1,
Trace Urban 1
Virgin Media.png
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825 TV5 Monde Europe TV5MONDE Europe.png TV5MONDE, S.A. French
Freeview.png 264 Vision TV Vision TV.png Vision247 Streaming service.

Channels available:
Spotlight TV 1,
NTAI,
Supreme Master TV,
YANGA! 1,
Edgy TV,
LIVE360 1,
FashionTV,
eSports24.tv,
Channel 7 1,
Sports Tonight Live,
Alaraby Television,
UK44,
Arise News 1,
DW News,
France 24 English 1,
ABP News,
Times Now,
JML Direct 1,
TJC 1,
Best Direct 1,
Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN),
(Dare to Dream,
3ABN,
3ABN Latino,
3ABN Proclaim!,
3ABN Français,
3ABN Kids,
3ABN Praise Him Music,
3ABN Russia)
,
Revelation TV 1,
Firstlight,
GoodNews TV 1,
Dunamis TV 1,
Daystar 1,
IIPC TV,
Sharjah TV,
Islam Channel 1,
British Muslim TV,
Sikh Channel 1,
Brit Asia TV 1

Footnotes for the International section:

  • 1 - Available on satellite as a standalone channel.

Adult

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Freeview.png 695 695 Digital UK.png Digital UK
696 696 Digital UK.png Digital UK
697 697 Digital UK.png Digital UK
698 698 Digital UK.png Digital UK
Virgin Media.png
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969 Adult Previews Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)
Freeview.png 670 Adult Section Adult Section.png Digital UK
699
Virgin Media.png
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982 Meet The Babes Meet The Babes.png Escape Channel Ltd
Freeview.png 675 Party Party.png Synapse TV Ltd
Virgin Media.png
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983 Pure Babes HD Pure Babes HD.png Escape Channel Ltd
Freeview.png 673 SmileTV3 SmileTV3.png Cellcast Group
679 Studio 66 Studio 66.png 965 TV Ltd
252 Kiss Chat & Date Kiss Chat & Date.png BoxBeat Media Ltd
253 Proud Dating Proud Dating.png BoxBeat Media Ltd

Information

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Virgin Media.png
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968 A Message for Parents Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)
985
BT-TV.png 399 BT TV Preview BT.png BT Group plc
Freeview.png 100 Freeview Freeview.png Freeview
Saorview.png 27 Saorview Information Saorview.png Saorview
Virgin Media.png
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100 Virgin 100 Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Ireland) (Liberty Global)
Virgin Media.png
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998 Virgin Media Previews Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)
100 Virgin Media Previews HD Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Liberty Global)
Virgin Media.png
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999 Virgin Media Test Channel Virgin Media.png Virgin Media (Ireland) (Liberty Global)

Radio

BBC Local Radio channels are available in certain areas only. See notes for these areas.

Available on EPG Channel Logo Parent / Owner company (Advertising) Region / Notes
Virgin Media.png
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931 98FM 98FM.png Communicorp
Freeview.png 734 BBC Essex BBC Radio Essex.png BBC Local Radio London, South East & East (East)
720 BBC Hereford & Worcester BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester.png BBC Local Radio West Midlands
719 BBC Newcastle BBC Radio Newcastle.png BBC Local Radio North East & Cumbria
719 BBC Radio Berkshire BBC Radio Berkshire.png BBC Local Radio London, South & Oxfordshire
719 BBC Radio Bristol BBC Radio Bristol.png BBC Local Radio West & South West
722 BBC Radio Cambridgeshire BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.png BBC Local Radio East (East) & East (West)
721 BBC Radio Cornwall BBC Radio Cornwall.png BBC Local Radio South West
719 BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire.png BBC Local Radio West Midlands
721 BBC Radio Cumbria BBC Radio Cumbria.png BBC Local Radio North East and Cumbria & North West
735 BBC Radio Derby BBC Radio Derby.png BBC Local Radio Yorkshire, East Midlands & West Midlands
720 BBC Radio Devon BBC Radio Devon.png BBC Local Radio South West
735 BBC Radio Gloucestershire BBC Radio Gloucestershire.png BBC Local Radio Oxfordshire, West & West Midlands
721 BBC Radio Guernsey BBC Radio Guernsey.png BBC Local Radio Channel Islands
721 BBC Radio Humberside BBC Radio Humberside.png BBC Local Radio East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire & Yorkshire
719 BBC Radio Jersey BBC Radio Jersey.png BBC Local Radio Channel Islands
719 BBC Radio Kent BBC Radio Kent.png BBC Local Radio South East
720 BBC Radio Lancashire BBC Radio Lancashire.png BBC Local Radio North West
719 BBC Radio Leeds BBC Radio Leeds.png BBC Local Radio Yorkshire & North East and Cumbria
721 BBC Radio Leicester BBC Radio Leicester.png BBC Local Radio East Midlands
722 BBC Radio Lincolnshire BBC Radio Lincolnshire.png BBC Local Radio East Midlands, East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire & Yorkshire
719 BBC Radio Manchester BBC Radio Manchester.png BBC Local Radio North West
722 BBC Radio Merseyside BBC Radio Merseyside.png BBC Local Radio Merseyside
719 BBC Radio Norfolk BBC Radio Norfolk.png BBC Local Radio East (East), East (West) & East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
734 BBC Radio Northampton BBC Radio Northampton.png BBC Local Radio East (West) & East Midlands
722 BBC Radio Oxford BBC Radio Oxford.png BBC Local Radio Oxfordshire
734 BBC Radio Sheffield BBC Radio Sheffield.png BBC Local Radio East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire & Yorkshire
721 BBC Radio Shropshire BBC Radio Shropshire.png BBC Local Radio West Midlands
721 BBC Radio Solent BBC Radio Solent.png BBC Local Radio Southampton, Hampshire & Isle of Wight only.
726 Dorset only
726 BBC Radio Stoke BBC Radio Stoke.png BBC Local Radio North West & West Midlands
720 BBC Radio Suffolk BBC Radio Suffolk.png BBC Local Radio London & South East
720 BBC Radio York BBC Radio York.png BBC Local Radio North East and Cumbria & Yorkshire
722 BBC Somerset BBC Radio Somerset.png BBC Local Radio South West & West
722 BBC Surrey BBC Radio Surrey.png BBC Local Radio East (East)
722 BBC Tees BBC Radio Tees.png BBC Local Radio North East and Cumbria
720 BBC Three Counties Radio BBC Three Counties Radio.png BBC Local Radio London & South East
721 BBC Wiltshire BBC Radio Wiltshire.png BBC Local Radio South, Oxfordshire & West
722 BBC WM 95.6 BBC WM 95.6.png BBC Local Radio West Midlands
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936 Classic Hits Classic Hits.png TCH / Vienna Investments / Bay Broadcasting Ltd / Irish Times / Fox Radio
930 FM104 FM104.png Wireless Group
Freeview.png 716 Greatest Hits Radio Greatest Hits Radio.png Bauer Radio Ltd
717 Kerrang! Radio Kerrang! Radio.png Bauer Radio Ltd


712 Kiss Fresh Kiss Fresh.png Bauer Radio Ltd
714 Kisstory Kisstory.png Bauer Radio Ltd
725 Premier Christian Media Trust Premier Christian Media Trust.png Bauer Radio Ltd
Saorview.png 210 Radio Maria Radio Maria.png Radio Maria Ireland
Virgin Media.png
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937 Radio Nova Radio Nova.png Classic Rock Broadcasting Ltd


Freeview.png 730 RNIB Connect RNIB Connect.png Royal National Institute of Blind People
Virgin Media.png
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934 Spin 1038 Spin 1038.png Communicorp
933 Sunshine 106.8 Sunshine 106.8.png Star Broadcasting Ltd
904 Today FM Today FM.png Communicorp
Eir.png 910

See also

UK and Ireland TV providers

Satellite

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