About the Freeview platform

Freeview is the biggest and best-loved TV platform in the UK. Used in 18 million homes enjoy 95% of the nation’s most popular shows, for free.

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The Freeview platform

The Freeview platform is managed by Digital UK Ltd and DTV Services Ltd. The companies have three common shareholders: BBC, ITV, and Channel 4.

Sky is a shareholder in DTV Services Ltd.

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Digital UK

Digital UK is the body responsible for leading the future development of free to view TV in the UK as well as the day-to-day management of the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and Freesat platforms.

The organisation also looks after the strategic and operational development of Freeview Play, the UK’s fastest-growing TV service with 10 million users, combining live linear TV with on-demand content from the UK’s main broadcasters.

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About Freeview Play

Our connected service, Freeview Play, brings together the best free content, live and on demand, from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK and Horror Bites. 

Freeview Play is available on most smart TVs sold in the UK. With over 40,000 hours of on-demand content, it has quickly become a must-have feature. 

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Freeview mobile app

The Freeview mobile app for smartphones and tablets launched in 2019, allowing people to watch their favourite programmes in one place, wherever you are. 

In a fast-changing media landscape, Freeview is the only major UK TV platform to be growing its audience. As a compelling foundational service onto which other connected services can be added, it plays a key role in delivering share and prominence for UK broadcasters while supporting consumer choice. 

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The principle of ensuring universal, free access to the best of the nation’s content, for all UK viewers, continues to drive Freeview’s evolution.