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List of British television channels

Terrestrial Stations These channels are available as free-to-air analogue broadcasts, as well as on digital, satellite and cable systems.

  • BBC1 - see also BBC
  • BBC2 - ditto
  • ITV - sometimes referred to as ITV 1, to distinguish it from ITV 2 (see below)
  • Channel 4 - not Wales
  • S4C - Wales only
  • five (formerly known as Channel 5; unavailable in some regions)

Free Digital Channels Most of these channels are available on the Freeview service as well as in basic digital cable and satellite packages. Some are only available in part of the UK.

Satellite & Cable These channels are only available on cable and satellite television, whether in basic packages or as premium channels.

See also: Lists of television channels

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