We are the most watched digital TV service in the UK – around 19 million homes use Freeview. And now we’ve launched Freeview Play, we’re giving viewers even more choice and control with catch up and live TV all in one place. And as ever with Freeview, it’s all subscription free.
In 2002, Freeview was launched by DTV Services Ltd – a company owned and run by BBC, Sky, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva. We began with just 25 free to air channels, now you can watch more than 60 and up to 15 HD channels through your aerial.
DTV Services Ltd
27 Mortimer Street
Check out our timeline below and see how we’ve changed over the years.
Freeview launches with 25 free to air channels
E4 launches on Freeview
Film 4 launches on Freeview
We gave customers more control of their TVs with Freeview +
Freeview HD launches, giving you 3 HD channels free – we now have 12
Freeview launch the TV Guide app to help you plan your viewing
75% of households now watching free digital TV via aerial – that’s up from 5% in 2002.
Free digital TV becomes available to everyone as switchover completes
4.3 million have Freeview HD on their main set
Freeview pass 100 million sales
Freeview Play launches
Freeview is marketed by DTV Services Limited
Registered number: 4435179, registered in England & Wales at the above address
*Based on the BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) Establishment Survey q2 2013