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UK EPG data in need of major update due to big channel changes


GaryMUK
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Freeview in the UK has had a big shuffle and moved channel numbers of many channels with the introduction of BBC Three.  Currently most of the mainstream channels are reporting on their old channel numbers.   Whilst changes may well take some time to come through, this is not a minor channel change, about 80% of the mainstream entertainment channels have changed channel number.  So the programme guide is now essentially useless for the Standard Def channels. 

Thankfully the HD ones have not changed otherwise all my recordings would be broken until this problem is fixed.

I will of course manually remap most of the affected channels, but can you ask the provider to update asap please.

Also once I have manually mapped a channel, is the only way to get back to automatic mapping to delete the EPG and set it up again?

 

This is the list of changed channels:

Old channel

New channel

Channel name

_ 23 BBC Three
_ 109 BBC Three HD (For England, Northern Ireland & the Channel Islands)
23 25 Davejavu
25 26 ITV4
26 27 Yesterday
27 28 ITVBe
28 29 ITV2 +1
29 30 E4+1
30 31 4Music
31 32 5STAR
32 33 5Action
33 34 GREAT! movies
34 35 UTV+1
34 35 STV+1
34 35 ITV +1
35 36 Pick
36 37 QVC Beauty
37 38 QVC Style
38 39 DMAX
39 40 Quest Red
40 41 CBS Justice
41 42 GREAT! movies action
42 43 Food Network
43 44 HGTV
44 45 Gems TV
45 46 Channel 5+1
46 47 Film4+1
47 48 Challenge
48 49 4seven
49 50 GREAT! tv
50 51 Ideal World
51 52 GREAT! movies classic
52 53 TG4
53 54 RTÉ One
54 55 RTÉ Two
55 56 5SELECT
56 57 Smithsonian Channel
57 58 ITVBe+1
58 59 ITV3+1
59 60 ITV4+1
60 61 GREAT! movies +1
61 62 GREAT! tv +1
62 63 GREAT! movies classic +1
63 64 Blaze
64 65 FreeSports
65 66 TBN UK
66 67 CBS Reality
67 68 CBS Drama
68 69 Horror Channel
69 70 QUEST+1
70 71 Quest Red+1
71 72 Jewellery Maker
72 73 Shopping Quarter
73 74 Drama +1
74 75 Yesterday+1
75 76 NOW 70s
76 77 NOW 80s
77 78 TCC
78 79 NOW 90s
79 80 Clubland TV
80 81 Blaze+1
81 82 Talking Pictures TV
82 83 Together TV
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RobsterUK

I've just come on to see if there has been any posts about this. Glad to see someone else has reported the same thing.
I ran a tuner scan on my HD Home Run Duo. Deleted the device from Emby and re-added.
Deleted the guide data and re-added the same one, let the guide data refresh then checked the channels section.
It still hasn't updated to reflect the channel changes.

I guess this wont change until the provider updates to reflect the new changes
Can't seem to find the official Freeview status for this, but here is an article about it.
https://rxtvinfo.com/2022/freeview-channel-reshuffle-retune-time-for-all-viewers

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RobsterUK

For completeness, I can confirm this is now resolved.

Didn't get another chance to look at this until Sunday 30th Jan.
Removed the tuner and guide data.
Re-added both and channel changes have been applied and the guide data is now correct.

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