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Timeline for the changes to Digital terrestrial television (DTT) channel numbers - 26th July 2017

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Due to Ofcom's decision to reallocate some frequencies currently used for DTT to mobile phone services, Freeview transmissions found in the 700MHz ultra high frequency (UHF) band will be moved. This process, known as the 700MHZ Clearance Programme, will roll out across the UK starting from Q3 2017, and will be completed in 2020.*

How will this affect me?

As a result, in order to view certain DTT channels/programmes, you will need to retune your TV, and may have to replace your antenna well. For model specific information on the retuning procedure, please see the following article:

Rollout plan overview

Area transmitter name  Date
Keelylang Hill Q3 2017
Rumster Forest Q3 2017
Rosemarkie Q3 2017
Knockmore Q3 2017
Eitshal Q3 2017
Bressay Q3 2017
Torosay  Q4 2017
Midhurst Q1 2018 | Q4 2019
The Wrekin Q1 2018
Ridge Hill Q1 2018
Sutton Coldfield Q1 2018
Crystal Palace Q1 2018
Sandy Heath Q2 2018
Rowridge Q2 2018
Oxford Q2 2018
Hannington Q2 2018
Tacolneston Q2 2018
Sadbury Q3 2018
Durris Q3 2018
Black Hill Q3 2018
Darvel Q3 2018
Sudbury Q3 2018
Bluebell Hill Q3 2018
Heathfield Q3 2018
Craigkelly Q4 2018
Llanddona Q4 2018
Blaenplwyf Q4 2018
Presely Q4 2018
Moel Y Parc Q1 2019
Stockland Hill Q1 2019
Beacon Hill Q1 2019
Fremont Point Q1 2019
Wenvoe Q2 2019
Mendip Q2 2019
Huntshaw Cross Q2 2019
Caradon Hill Q2 2019
Redruth Q2 2019
Selkirk Q3 2019
Caldbeck Q3 2019
Carmel Q3 2019
Limavady Q3 2019
Divis Q3 2019
Brougher Mountain Q3 2019
Angus Q4 2019
Chatton Q4 2019
Pontop Pike Q4 2019
Bilsdale Q4 2019
Dover Q4 2019
Emley Moor Q1 2020
Belmont Q1 2020
Isle of Man Q2 2020
Winter Hill Q2 2020