Freeview HD

With amazing detail and beautiful, rich colour, HD is the best way to experience programmes on Freeview. Get the UK’s favourite TV channels in high definition subscription free!

The easiest way to join the 3.7 million households already enjoying Freeview HD is to get a TV with Freeview HD built-in. Simply plug your roof top aerial into the TV and you’ll get the HD channels, starting with BBC One HD on channel 101.  Or you can get a Freeview HD recorder and connect it to an existing HD-ready TV.

We offer up to 12 HD channels. Use our coverage check to see the channels available in your area.

All channels are subject to coverage and may be changed from time to time. Aerial upgrade and/or receiver may be required.

HD Channels on Freeview

Channels below are available to approximately 70% of UK homes. Check your channel line up here.

To view these channels you will need a TV with Freeview HD built in, or a HD-ready TV connected to a Freeview+ HD recorder.

Stunning detail

  • Up to 5 times more detail than standard TV, with superb picture quality and amazing clarity and sharpness.

The most popular programmes

  • Up to 12 channels in HD, subscription free
  • TV drama has never been more gripping from Call the Midwife to Law and Order UK

Objects of desire

  • Freeview HD is built-in to most new TVs from the big brands
  • Or get a Freeview+ HD recorder

Smart TV

Smart TVs let you access your favourite catch up and on demand services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5, YouTube and Netflix from your TV, instead of your PC.

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It’s easy to install


For more on how to set up Freeview HD or a Smart TV check our handy guide

Launch Freeview HD set up guide