TV – BBC – New Electronic Programme Guide positions for BBC Scotland TV channel released

BBC Scotland have released full details of where audiences can find its new channel which launches on 24 February 2019.

The positions vary across the different broadcast platforms, with transition taking effect from week beginning 18 February.

BBC Scotland will be available in High Definition (HD) via Freeview/YouView, Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media. The channel will also be available in HD via BBC iPlayer.

From midnight on Sunday 17 February, BBC Two Scotland will cease to broadcast to viewers in Scotland. After this date, viewers in Scotland will receive the network version of BBC Two and content that would traditionally have been broadcast on BBC Two Scotland will become part of the content mix on the BBC Scotland channel.

Re-tuning will be required on Freeview devices only with all other TV platforms updating automatically before launch.

For Freeview customers in Scotland only, BBC Four SD will move to 82. BBC Four HD remains unaffected across all platforms including Freeview.

Sky and Freesat viewers without an HD-capable receiver will instead receive BBC Scotland in SD on 115/106 respectively.

Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé, award-winning actor Mark Bonnar, comedy legends Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill and a raft of new talent and documentaries showcasing modern Scotland, are lined up to feature on the new BBC Scotland television channel launching next month.

Newly-commissioned programmes span the genres from factual, entertainment and arts to comedy, drama, news and sport, meaning hundreds of more hours of additional content for audiences in Scotland. The channel goes on air at 7pm on Sunday 24 February.


BBC Scotland will be available for viewers in the rest of the UK at the following positions:

BBC Scotland HD 457
BBC Scotland SD 457*
*Sky customers who have an HD receiver can also find the channel in SD at 876

BBC Scotland HD: 108
BBC Scotland SD: 108*
*Freesat customers who have an HD receiver can also find the channel in SD at 174

Virgin Media
BBC Scotland HD: 162

FreeView/YouView customers in the rest of the UK (outside Scotland) can access the channel via BBC iPlayer