Why Freeview?

Now you can have TV your way. From an after work pick me up to a night of immersive TV, we believe everyone deserves great entertainment, without paying more than you need to. There are no subscription fees and no contracts. However you roll, make Freeview yours.

No hidden costs

Why pay for TV you don’t watch? With Freeview, the UK’s most popular TV programmes are subscription free – exactly the way it should be. A huge £2.7 billion is spent on unwatched channels in the UK, that’s about £200 per home*. We make sure you only pay for the things you need, not the things you don’t.

TV that matters

From Breaking Bad to Made in Chelsea, we have something for everyone. We give you more than 60 standard channels and up to 12 HD channels** straight to your TV, no fuss. In fact, 27 of the top 30 channels in the UK are available on Freeview***. It’s the TV you care about.

Keeping it simple

All you need is a Freeview HD TV or recorder and an aerial in good condition. If you haven’t tried it yet, Freeview is built-in to most new TVs, so if you’ve got a flatscreen, it’s likely you already have Freeview. Give it a try with your aerial, you’ll be enjoying subscription free TV in no time.

You’re in control

Whether you’re a film buff or big on stand-up, you’ll always find something to watch. Get a Freeview HD smart TV or HD recorder, connect it to the internet, and watch shows on BBC iPlayer or videos on YouTube. Some TVs also include ITV Player, All 4, and Demand Five – but you should check before you buy.
There are also paid services available on most smart TVs, so you can watch extra TV programmes, box sets and the latest films from Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Now TV.

* Data from the Post Office & Freeview Vision and Value Report, research conducted by Opinium between 21 December 2012 and 2 January 2013 amongst 3,006 adults who pay for a broadband, home phone and TV subscription package that does not include Sky Sports or Sky Movies.
** The Freeview service and channels are subject to coverage and may be changed from time to time. Aerial upgrade and/or receiver may be required. Visit freeview.co.uk/availability.
*** Based on the top TV channels watched in 2012 by Individuals 4+ (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) consolidated data) in all homes.