Why Freeview?

Now you can have TV your way

From after work pick me ups to a night of immersive TV, we believe everyone deserves great entertainment without paying more than they need to.

No hidden costs

Enjoy the UK’s most popular TV programmes for £0 a month – exactly the way it should be. A huge £2.7 billion is spent on unwatched channels across the country, that’s about £200 per home*. Why pay for things you don’t need?

TV that matters

From Homeland to Strictly, we have something for everyone. Enjoy more than 60 standard channels and up to 15 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 find catch up from BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, 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. You’ll find Freeview in most new TVs, so if you’ve got a flatscreen, you might already have it. Give it a try with your aerial, you’ll be enjoying TV for no monthly cost 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.

BBC iPlayer
Channel 4
Demand 5
Hero UKTV Play hero (landscape) RGB

What can Freeview offer you?


Discover new programmes or catch up straight from the TV guide.

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Freeview HD

Watch up to 12 HD channels in clear, natural colour and detail.

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Freeview HD Recorder

Pause, record and rewind live TV, this is TV at your convenience.

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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

* 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/get-freeview/channels-at-your-address.

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