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What we do

At Freeview we’ve got one simple aim, to bring you the best possible lineup of TV for free. With over 70 standard channels and 15 HD channels*, we’re bringing you the nation’s favourite shows, through your TV aerial, for no monthly cost. Of course, if you choose Freeview Play, you can connect to the internet to watch on demand shows from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK and Horror Bites.

TV the way it should be

With 95% of the nations favourite programmes** you can enjoy the UK’s most popular shows and your own guilty pleasures without paying a penny for channels you don’t watch. With Freeview Play, your live TV and on demand services are all in one place. Enjoy what you want, when you want, with complete peace of mind.

Something for everyone


Standard channels

HD covered


HD channels

The TV you care about, for free


Get over 95% of the nation’s most watched programmes**

You might have it already

No matter your situation, you can get set up with Freeview. If you bought your TV in the last five years, Freeview is already built in. Just connect it up to the aerial and take a look. If you like the convenience of recording, get a hold of a Freeview HD Recorder and watch your favourite series at your convenience. Either way, Freeview is TV through the aerial, so you’ll need an aerial in good condition.

Switching, made easy

Switching to Freeview is easy, and the chances are you already have the things you need. All TVs since 2010 have Freeview built in, so only require a working aerial to be plugged into the back. If your TV is older than this you may need a Freeview box, or you have an HD ready TV, buy a Freeview HD Recorder to watch in high definition.

If you’re in the market for a new TV, grab one with built-in Freeview Play. These are future-proof, offering catch up alongside live TV through the TV guide.

Alternatively, if you want to record live programmes and access on demand services through your TV,  Freeview HD Recorders offer a simple solution and can easily be connected to any HD Ready TV.

Catch up on the big screen

With Freeview Play you catch up on TV you have missed through the TV guide.  With over 10,000 programmes available from the the UK’s favourite broadcasters you have your pick of shows from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK and Horror Bites.

All you need is a  Freeview Play  TV  from the likes of Panasonic, LG, Hisense and JVC or a recorder from Humax or Panasonic hooked up to your existing TV.  What’s more you will get a choice of other services such as YouTube, Netflix, NOW TV, Prime Video and more – check for the line up of apps before you buy.

BBC iPlayer

What can Freeview offer you?


Once you’ve connected your Freeview Play TV to your aerial and Wi-Fi, you’ll have access to up to 70 standard channels, 15 HD channels and on demand services all in one easy to use package.

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Freeview HD

With a Freeview HD TV, 15 HD channels of vivid natural detail can be yours…with most of the UK’s most popular shows, we’ve got HD covered too.

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Freeview HD Recorder

Once connected, your HD recorder lets you pause, record and rewind live TV so your favourite shows are at your fingertips.

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Can I get Freeview?

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

See the full channel lineup

* 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

** 95% of the most watched programmes are available subscription free on Freeview – of the highest rated 2,000 programmes in the UK between September 2015 and May 2016. Based on average audience and all individuals. (BARB consolidated data)

*** Based on the top TV channels watched in 2012 by Individuals 4+ (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) consolidated data) in all homes.