In November 2014 Ofcom announced its decision to reallocate some of the airwaves used by Freeview to be used for mobile services. This spectrum change will be made to meet the predicted increase in demand for mobile data.
This change will mean that some Freeview channels will need to move to new frequencies, this process is known as 700MHz clearance.
The next stage of this process will take place on the 13th March 2019 and impact:
- The Fremont Point main transmitter
If you receive your TV signal directly from either of these main transmitters we advise you to do a quick retune of your YouView
box to ensure you receive all of your Freeview channels (including BBC standard definition (SD), ITV, Channel 4 and 5) after this date. If you are not sure what transmitter you are using you can check using the coverage checker
on the Digital UK website (click on ‘Detailed View’ before searching to see your specific transmitter!).