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Media Centre

Welcome to the Freeview press page, a place for the media to find out more about the nation’s most popular TV service.

Below you can view all our press releases, as well as official imagery and logos, biographies about our staff, and some useful stats about us.

If you’re a member of the press and can’t find what you’re looking for, email us and we’ll be happy to help.


If you’re a journalist with a media query, please contact our press office here at:

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The Freeview timeline: the big events

Check out our timeline below and see how we’ve changed over the years.

October 2002

Freeview launches with 25 free to air channels

May 2005

E4 launches on Freeview

July 2006

Film 4 launches on Freeview

May 2008

We gave customers more control of their TVs with Freeview +

March 2010

Freeview HD launches, giving you 3 HD channels free – we now have 12

February 2010

Freeview launch the TV Guide app to help you plan your viewing

October 2012

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

January 2015

4.3 million have Freeview HD on their main set

May 2015

Freeview pass 100 million sales

October 2015
Freeview Play launches

Freeview is marketed by DTV Services Limited

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*Based on the BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) Establishment Survey q2 2013