Logo used since 2021
Logo used since 2021

This is a list of local, regional, national and international television channels and radio stations owned by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom and around the world.

List of television channels

In the UK, as well as on Freeview, satellite and cable services, the BBC's licence-funded television channels and their programmes can be watched live and on demand via BBC iPlayer. They can also be seen in Ireland and some parts of mainland Europe.


Name Logo Description Airtime per day HD Channel
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Flagship channel and broadcasts a variety of mainstream programming. 24 hours BBC One HD
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Secondary channel and broadcasts a range of alternative programming. BBC Two HD
BBC Three
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Broadcasts a variety of youth-orientated programming. 9 hours (19:00 to 04:00) BBC Three HD
BBC Four
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Broadcasts a range of serious programming. BBC Four HD
BBC News
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Rolling news and current affairs. 24 hours BBC News HD
BBC Parliament
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Parliamentary coverage. Variable; normally broadcast whenever at least one of the Houses of the UK Parliament is sitting.
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Programming for children over the age of six. 12 hours (07:00 to 19:00) CBBC HD
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Programming for children under the age of six. 13 hours (06:00 to 19:00) CBeebies HD


Name Logo HD Channel Language
BBC One Channel Islands[1]
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BBC One Channel Islands HD English
BBC One Northern Ireland
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BBC One Northern Ireland HD English
BBC One Scotland
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BBC One Scotland HD English
BBC One Wales
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BBC One Wales HD English
BBC Two Northern Ireland
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BBC Two Northern Ireland HD English
BBC Two Wales
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BBC Two Wales HD English
BBC Scotland
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BBC Scotland HD English
BBC Alba
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Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
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S4C HD Cymraeg (Welsh)

Local (England)

Name Sub-opt
BBC One East Previously (1997–2022) East from Norwich and 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 One South West BBC Channel Islands for the Channel Islands
BBC One West
BBC One West Midlands
BBC One Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
BBC One Yorkshire

List of UKTV channels

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

Name Description HD +1 Package
Alibi Crime drama Alibi HD Alibi +1 Pay
Dave Comedy Dave HD Dave ja vu Free-to-air
Drama Drama Drama HD Drama +1
Eden Nature Eden HD Eden +1 Pay
Gold Classic comedy Gold HD Gold +1
W Entertainment W HD W +1 Free-to-air
Yesterday History Yesterday +1

List of international television channels

Commercially funded BBC Studios and BBC Global News, as well as state-funded BBC World Service operate and distribute these linear television services around the world. These services are not to be confused with the domestic channels operated in the United Kingdom and accessible in the Republic of Ireland.

Name Description
BBC News An international English language news network from BBC Global News available worldwide.
BBC Arabic Television Arabic news channel available in the Arab World. Operated by BBC World Service.
BBC Persian Iranian/Afghan news channel available in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Operated by BBC World Service.
BBC America United States, a mixture of comedy, drama and lifestyle programming. Joint venture between BBC Studios Channels with AMC Networks.
BBC Entertainment Light entertainment programming.
BBC First Comedy and drama programming.
BBC Brit Factual entertainment programming.
BBC Earth Premium factual programming and documentaries. Also identified as Sony BBC Earth in India owing to joint venture partnership.
BBC HD High-definition television channel. Available on watercraft and about entirely defunct across national markets.
BBC Lifestyle Lifestyle programming.
BBC UKTV Australia, and New Zealand, best of British entertainment programming.
BBC Nordic Nordic countries, Factual entertainment and documentaries programming.
BBC Kids Australia, and New Zealand, Programming for children over the age of six.
CBeebies Programming for children under the age of six.

List of national radio stations

Main article: List of BBC radio stations

Name Logo Description FM AM DAB & Digital TV BBC Sounds
BBC Radio 1
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Youth-orientated music, dance and rock. Yes No Yes Yes
BBC Radio 1Xtra
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Black music, hip hop, R&B and dancehall. No
BBC Radio 1 Dance
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Classic, current and future electronic dance music, with mixes and archives. No
BBC Radio 1 Relax
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Meditation music with a selection of relaxation and well-being focused shows.
BBC Radio 2
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Adult-orientated music, country, jazz, soul and funk. Yes Yes
BBC Radio 3
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Classical music, jazz, world music, arts, culture and drama.
BBC Radio 4
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Spoken-word programming, news, current affairs, drama and philosophy. Yes
BBC Radio 4 Extra
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Archive programming. No No Yes
BBC Radio 5 Live
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News, current affairs, discussion and sport. Yes
BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra
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Additional sports coverage. No Yes
BBC Radio 6 Music
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Alternative music, rock, reggae and other minor genres.
BBC Asian Network
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Station for the British Asian community. In some areas
BBC World Service
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International radio station for current affairs. No

List of regional radio stations



Northern Ireland

List of local radio stations

BBC Local Radio logo used since 2021
BBC Local Radio logo used since 2021


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

Regional stations

Local stations


  1. ^ "BBC One Channel Islands - Schedules".