That’s the day when there will be a huge change made to the positioning of channels, with more clearly defined sections being created to cope with the many future services expected to launch as Freeview expands following the analogue switch-off.
These include local channels and up to 20 HD channels, as well as more content being delivered via the Internet on the latest Freeview+ boxes and televisions.
Adult services, which recently expanded to need two different sections, will be moved to the end of the ordinary TV channel list and will continue to be ‘bookended’ by warning channels that will help stop you stumbling onto them by mistake (a surprisingly common problem, we’re sure). Or, if you’re actually looking for them, make them easier to find.
The new channel ranges can be seen below.
|Local||Freeview + Freeview HD|
|Adult services||171-198 (with 170 & 199 warning bookends)|
|IP delivered services||400-499|