Brits! Get retuning your Freeview boxes!

You’ve probably already been nagged to death by messages appearing onscreen whenever you turn on your DigiTV or Freeview box, but today is the day for you to hit the retune button on your digi-TVs.

Brits! Get retuning your Freeview boxes!

From around lunchtime onwards, you’ll need retune any digital freeview TVs or boxes otherwise you may risk losing channels.

A special website has been set up at to help folks get a-retunin’ and to explain what it’s all about:

On Wednesday 30 September improvements are being made to the Freeview service to pave the way for the digital TV switchover.

You will need to re-tune your Freeview TV or box (including BT Vision and Top Up TV) from lunchtime onwards to ensure you continue to receive your available channels, including Channel Five.

The TV Retune site also helpfully provides some resources for anyone baffled by the process:

Re-tune guides and instruction manuals
How to re-tune” video