UK DVB Scan and Channel Lists

Michael Sheldon (webmaster at mikeasoft dot com)


Digital television transmitters in the UK generally have 6 multiplexes; each multiplex caries a group of channels. A scan list gives frequencies and basic parameters for all the multiplexes on a specific transmitter. The scan program (available as part of the linuxtv-dvb-apps package at takes this list and scans all the frequencies in it to produce a list of channel settings for that transmitter, which can then be used with media players such as xine or mplayer.

If you create any channel lists from scan lists currently lacking channel lists, please e-mail them to me for inclusion in this table.

TransmitterScan ListChannel List
[S] Astra 28ENoYes
[T] Black HillYesYes
[T] BlaenplwyfYesYes
[T] Crystal PalaceYesYes
[T] HanningtonYesYes
[T] Kilvey HillYesYes
[T] MidhurstYesYes
[T] OxfordYesYes
[T] Pontop PikeYesYes
[T] RedruthYesNo
[T] ReigateYesYes
[T] Ridge HillYesYes
[T] RowridgeYesYes
[T] SalisburyYesNo
[T] Sandy HeathYesYes
[T] StoretonYesNo
[T] Winter HillYesYes

[T] = Terrestrial
[S] = Satellite
[C] = Cable

Links - UK multiplexes. - Band channel to frequency information. - Linux DVB drivers.