List of BBC television channels and radio stations

This is a list of national, regional and local television channels and radio stations owned by the BBC in the United Kingdom.

List of television channels


Name Description HD Channel
BBC One Flagship channel. BBC One HD
BBC Two A range of programming including current affairs and sport. BBC Two HD
BBC Four Focuses on documentaries and serious programming. BBC Four HD
BBC News Rolling news and current affairs. BBC News HD
BBC Parliament Parliamentary coverage. BBC Parliament HD
BBC Alba Scottish Gaelic language channel. BBC Alba HD
CBBC Programming for children over the age of six. CBBC HD
CBeebies Programming for children under the age of six. CBeebies HD


Name HD Channel
BBC One Northern Ireland BBC One Northern Ireland HD
BBC One Scotland BBC One Scotland HD
BBC One Wales BBC One Wales HD
BBC Two Northern Ireland BBC Two Northern Ireland HD
BBC Two Wales BBC Two Wales HD
BBC Scotland BBC Scotland HD


Name Sub-opt
BBC One East
  • East from Norwich
  • West from Cambridge
BBC One East Midlands
BBC One London
BBC One North East & Cumbria
BBC One North West
BBC One South BBC Oxford for Oxford and the surrounding areas
BBC One South East BBC Channel Islands for the Channel Islands
BBC One South West
BBC One West
BBC One West Midlands
BBC One Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
BBC One Yorkshire

List of UKTV channels

UKTV is a multichannel broadcaster ran under BBC Studios,therefore, the channels are not funded by the television licence.

Name Description HD +1
Alibi Crime drama Alibi HD Alibi +1
Dave Comedy Dave HD Dave ja vu
Drama Drama
Eden Nature Eden HD Eden +1
Gold Classic comedy Gold HD Gold +1
W Entertainment W HD W +1
Yesterday History Yesterday +1

List of international television channels

BBC Studios operate additional television channels around the world. These services are not to be confused with the domestic channels operated in the United Kingdom.

Name Description
BBC World News An International news channel from BBC available worldwide. Partially available in the UK, mainly overnight via BBC News Channel.
BBC Arabic Television Arabic news channel available in the Arab World.
BBC Persian Iranian/Afghan news channel available in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
BBC America United States, a mixture of comedy, drama and lifestyle programming.
BBC Canada Canada, a mixture of comedy, drama and lifestyle programming.
BBC Entertainment Light entertainment programming.
BBC First Comedy and drama programming.
BBC Brit Factual entertainment programming.
BBC Earth Premium factual programming and documentaries.
BBC HD High-definition television channel.
BBC Lifestyle Lifestyle programming.
BBC UKTV Australia, and New Zealand, best of British entertainment programming.
CBeebies Programming for children under the age of six.

List of national radio stations

Name Description FM AM DAB and online platforms
BBC Radio 1 Current hit music, dance and rock. Yes No Yes
BBC Radio 1Xtra Urban music, hip-hop, grime and dancehall. No No Yes
BBC Radio 2 Adult contemporary, oldies, country, jazz, soul and funk. Yes No Yes
BBC Radio 3 Classical, jazz, world music, arts, culture and drama. Yes No Yes
BBC Radio 4 Spoken-word programming, news, current affairs, drama and philosophy. Yes Yes Yes
BBC Radio 4 Extra Archive programming. No No Yes
BBC Radio 5 Live News, current affairs, discussion and sport. No Yes Yes
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Additional sports coverage. No No Yes
BBC Radio 6 Music Alternative music, rock, reggae and other minor genres. No No Yes
BBC Asian Network Station for the British-Asian community. No No Yes (in most of the UK)
BBC World Service International radio station for current affairs. No No Yes (24 hours)

List of regional radio stations



Northern Ireland

List of local radio stations


East Midlands


North East and Cumbria

North West


South East

South West


West Midlands


Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

List of former TV channels and radio stations



National stations

Local stations

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