In late 2022 the BBC announced plans to close their Standard Definition (SD) channels on satellite during 2023.
This will mean that the BBC channels will only be available in High Definition (HD) via satellite.

This page will keep you updated with the changes as they happen.
For most people (Sky and Freesat users) the change swill be automatic.
Users of other satellite receiver will have to rescan to take into account these changes.

BBC TV and Radio Channel Satellite Frequencies

26 Jan 2023:
Frequency 10.818 V has today has its second BBC one HD region added. BBC One East HD. This afternoon BBC Two Wales HD, CBeebies HD / BBC Four HD, BBC Scotland HD have also been added.

25 Jan 2023:
Frequency 10.818 V has today been converted to 10.818 V 23000 DVB-S2 8PSK to carry HD channels. BBC One East Midlands HD currently on test there.

24 Jan 2023:
First BBC frequency – 10.818 V, 22.000, 5/6, DVB-S, QPSK – cleared of channels (BBC One South, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC Two Northern Ireland) , and ready to be reconfigured for HD.

23 Jan 2023:
BBC have released a schedule of when regions will close on SD and be HD on channel 101 on Sky and Freesat boxes.
View the schedule here
Changes on Freesat are slightly different to changes on Sky.
And this has meant that on Freesat HD boxes BBC One South HD is now (like today 23rd Jan!) on Freesat 101, taking over from BBC One South SD, which has now closed. Freesat users with SD Freesat boxes are now directed to the “Nightlight” version of BBC One, which does not carry any regional programming. Sky boxes will get this change on Tuesday 24th January 2023.
Worth noting that the BBC One South HD channel is currently on a temporary frequency, a frequency which can be tricky to receive in some fringe reception areas, or on satellite dishes less than 110x120cm, or satellite dishes that are not well aligned. Reception should improve when the BBC One South HD channel moves onto its permanent frequency in the next few weeks.

Also,
– BBC One Northern Ireland and BBC Two Northern Ireland SD versions have been closed and removed from channel lists
– BBC Two SD, BBC Three SD, CBBC SD and CBeebies SD moved to 12422 H. If using SD “free to air” receiver, and you still want these channels in SD, then you will have to rescan for them on their new frequency.

Todays (and tomorrows for Sky users) changes effectively clears frequency 10818 of channels, in readiness for its conversion to a HD frequency.

20 Jan 2023 :
First batch of BBC TV changes, affecting BBC South and BBC Northern Ireland viewers takes place on Tuesday 24th January 2023. More information.

18 Jan 2023 :
BBC One East W – 10.773 H, 22.000, 5/6, DVB-S, QPSK – no signal.
BBC One Oxford – 10.818 V, 22.000, 5/6, DVB-S, QPSK – no signal.
BBC One South West has moved from 10818 V DVB-S SR 22000 FEC 5/6 to 10773 H DVB-S SR 22000 FEC 5/6

Looks like 10818 V will be the first BBC frequency to be cleared and converted to DVB-S2 for HD, as all other channels on this frequency (BBC Three, CBBC, BBC News, BBC One Northern Ireland and BBC Two Northern Ireland) are already available in HD.

17 Jan 2023 : BBC close two sub regions – Where has my BBC One Oxford and BBC One East West gone?
BBC One Oxford and BBC One East West were removed from Freesat on Monday 16th January 2023
BBC One Oxford and BBC One East West have removed from Sky (101 and 965 and 962) today, Tuesday 17th January 2023. Read more

Jan 2023 : BBC create one frequency that will carry SD channels only – 12422 H DVB-S SR 27500 FEC 2/3 – that will carry a generic versions of BBC1 and BBC2 (ie no local news), for those still using SD satellite receivers. This frequency will close by April 2024.

23 Nov 2022 : BBC to start switching off SD channels and go HD only
“The BBC have announced plans to close their Standard Definition (SD) channels on satellite during 2023.
This will mean that the BBC channels will only be available in High Definition (HD) via satellite.
Users with a Freesat HD or Sky HD or Sky+HD set top box should not be affected, unless you watch BBC SD channels if you cannot receive BBC HD channels.
But users with older Freesat SD and Sky digiboxes will begin to lose services.” Read more

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