From tomorrow, viewers will be able to tune in to BBC Three on linear TV. Although BBC Three launched as a linear TV channel in February 2003, it became online-only in February 2016.
Promotional material for BBC Three has been airing as part of test transmissions since 10th January, on hidden channels on the DTT and DSAT platforms.
And since 22nd January, other BBC TV channels have been running a one-minute trail for BBC Three.
Below we’ve listed the channel numbers where you’ll find BBC Three on the major platforms.
Digital Terrestrial Television (via an aerial)
From midday on 26th January (note: a retune will be required):
- 23 (SD)
- 109 (HD): England, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
The HD service is not available in Scotland and Wales.
From 27th January:
- 117 (HD): England (excluding London), Northern Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle of Man
- 173 (HD): London
- 141 (HD): Scotland
- 845 (SD)
On Sky Glass, BBC Three will appear on channel 118 (119 in Wales).
From 27th January (a manual retune may be required for older receivers):
- 107 (HD)
- 179 (SD)
From 1st February:
- 107 (HD): England, Northern Ireland
- 157 (HD): Scotland, Wales
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