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BBC SD channels on satellite have now closed – limited help scheme resources remain available

As previously advised, the BBC has now closed all its SD channels on satellite. This follows the closure of the BBC One regional versions in SD and the subsequent launch of all BBC One HD regional versions in February/March of last year.

A ‘channel closed’ message is now displayed on any SD-only satellite boxes that were being used to watch SD channels. This message will remain in place for a limited time and will direct impacted viewers, who have not yet upgraded, to where support is available.

If you are seeing the ‘channel closed’ message, then to be able to continue watching BBC channels you will now need to upgrade your satellite set-top box receiver to HD.

A reduced help scheme support service will remain in place for a short time – for anyone that has still to upgrade then please visit our information page which has more information on how to upgrade, as well as details on the support scheme for any vulnerable impacted viewers.

Please note, Freeview channels are unaffected by the BBC’s SD channel switch-off on satellite.