Final countdown to Freeview retune

A national upgrade of the UK Freeview service is two weeks away and viewers are being reminded to retune their equipment from midday on September 30th so they can continue receiving all channels and services available to them, including Five.

Starting today, on-screen messages will appear over the next three weeks on the BBC channels, ITV, Channel 4 and Five giving details of the retune date and where to go for further information.

Technical changes, including preparations for the future availability of HD channels on Freeview, will take place during the morning of September 30th and are expected to be complete by midday. All Freeview boxes, Freeview+ digital TV recorders and digital TVs can be retuned at any point after this.