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 they need to.

No hidden costs

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 Homeland to Strictly, we have something for everyone. Enjoy more than 60 standard channels and up to 12 HD channels** through your aerial. In fact, 27 of the top 30 channels in the UK are available on Freeview***. And now with Freeview Play, you can watch programmes from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5 all in one place.

  • Something for everyone

    Standard channels

  • Straight to your TV

    HD channels

  • TV you care about

    of the top channels in the UK are available on Freeview

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 in 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

Freeview gives you the freedom to choose. Find catch up sitting alongside live TV with Freeview Play. Just scroll back in the TV guide to watch programmes you missed from the last 7 days. And with most smart TVs, enjoy box sets and the latest films from paid services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Now TV.

Whether you’re a film buff or big on stand-up, you’ll always find something to watch

Access these on demand catch up services with Freeview Play enabled TVs.

What can Freeview offer you?

27 of the top 30 channels in the UK are available on Freeview

See the full channel lineup

* 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.