Freeview offers 70 TV channels, 15 HD* channels, and more than 30 radio stations. In fact over 95% of the nation’s favourite programmes are available at no monthly cost**.
Check out our amazing range of channels below. New channels are added frequently- see the channels available in your area.
*To receive HD channels you need Freeview HD equipment. Some standard channels only available with Freeview HD equipment
**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)
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BBC One offers something of value for everyone with a range of high-quality, popular programming for a modern UK audience.
BBC Two prides itself on a rich mix of innovative, entertaining and challenging programmes, including documentaries, the arts, current affairs, comedy, drama and history.
The heart of popular culture.
Award-winning comedy, groundbreaking documentaries, distinctive drama and entertainment with an edge.
Channel 5 is the home of great television for all the family, with loads of quality shows that includes entertainment, documentaries, sport, drama from the UK and US, films, reality, comedy, children’s and news.
TV. and then some
A digital TV channel, available in Scotland, broadcasting Gaelic programmes daily. Programming includes news, Scottish sport, music, factual, children’s and entertainment programmes.
Local TV services on channel 7
Bay TV Liverpool serving Liverpool.
Big Centre TV serving Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Solihull and the Black Country.
Estuary serving Grimsby and parts of north Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.
Latest TV serving Brighton, Hove, Shoreham, Worthing and surrounding area.
Made in Bristol serving Bristol.
Made in Leeds serving Leeds.
Made in Teesside serving Middlesbrough.
Made in Tyne and Wear serving Newcastle.
Mustard TV serving Norwich and the surrounding area.
Notts TV serving Nottingham and the surrounding area.
NVTV serving Belfast.
Sheffield Live serving Sheffield.
That's Cambridge serving Cambridge.
That's Lancashire serving Lancashire.
That's Manchester serving Manchester.
That's Oxfordshire serving Oxford.
That's Solent serving Southampton.
Local TV services on channel 8
Bay TV Swansea serving Swansea.
London Live serving London.
Made in Cardiff serving Cardiff.
STV Glasgow serving Glasgow and the west of Scotland.
STV Edinburgh serving Edinburgh and the east of Scotland.
BBC4 brings viewers an alternative and wonderful mix of culture, arts, world cinema, science, history, business and current affairs.
Crafted drama collections from ITV.
Pick offers a compelling mix of general entertainment, from quality drama and documentaries to lifestyle and factual entertainment programming.
‘The home of witty banter’ brings you a selection of fresh new shows as well as some old favourites.
The same as Channel 4 only one hour later, so you don't miss out. Award-winning comedy, groundbreaking documentaries, distinctive drama and entertainment with an edge.
Lifestyle, documentaries and US drama, from brand new programmes to the best of Channel 4.
The best of British film-making, US independents, Hollywood blockbusters, guilty pleasures, foreign films and cult.
QVC is the UK's leading TV shopping channel, making shopping easy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The UK’s leading lifestyle TV channel. Really provides a compelling mixture of honest and entertaining television.
4Music is the UK’s No.1 music channel, bringing you the latest in hit music, access to the most talked about stars and the very best in comedy and entertainment. 4Music spans the full breadth of the charts playing the biggest tracks alongside the ‘soon to be’ hits we know you’ll love. 4Music is the only destination for daily live music and entertainment for youth audiences on TV. It’s music, and then some.
Yesterday takes the viewer back in time, evoking the past in a way that’s vivid and relevant.
Watch a selection of critically acclaimed dramas, featuring stellar talent, that'll keep you glued to your TV screen.
The definitive place to see the best drama and movies direct from the U.S.
Create and Craft is devoted to a range of craft pursuits, including card making, drawing, needlecraft, embroidery and decoupage.
A haven of sport and cult classics from ITV.
Entertainment and lifestyle from the UK and US, featuring real lives and real people, on ITVBe.
Telly with attitude, stuffed to bursting with comedy, drama, US imports, reality shows and plenty fun times.
Catch up on E4 one hour later. Telly with attitude, stuffed to bursting with comedy, drama, US imports, reality shows and plenty fun times.
The fun loving home of some of the biggest dramas, soaps, entertainment shows and movies from the U.K and U.S.
This is 5SPIKE. A brand new channel for those who demand entertainment smarter, sharper, braver. A fresh venue for exclusive shows from the UK and US - visionary dramas, genre-defining movies and sports that push limits.
Get comfortable and immerse yourself in quality movies from the UK and US. Covering the full variety of genres – from rom-com to hard-hitting action, summer blockbusters to critically-acclaimed indie darlings – the channel brings an ever-changing mix of modern cinematic classics to the fore, providing all-encompassing entertainment for all ages.
Catch up on ITV one hour later.
Catch up on ITV3 one hour later.
Tune into QVC Beauty, dedicated to premium beauty brands and beauty advice – because who doesn’t like to look good?
QVC Style brings you the best of QVCs offerings in fashion, accessories and fashion jewellery.
Quest is the channel for people who find real-life more fascinating and entertaining than fiction.
An escape into a world of jaw-dropping real lives, spine-tingling real crime and heart-warming real stories.
The home of high-octane entertainment, edge of your seat thrillers and cult favourites. Classic US series Star Trek, NCIS, CSI, Walker, Texas Ranger and Dexter.
Rocks & Co. 1 is a falling auction shopping channel that specialises in high end jewellery and precious gemstones. The team includes internationally renowned gemstone experts and jewellery designers.
Food Network UK brings a fresh perspective to the UK food scene by offering an irresistible combination of credible cooking, new ideas and high-energy lifestyle entertainment.
Channel 5+1 is the home of great television for all the family, that includes entertainment, documentaries, sport, drama from the UK and US, films, reality, comedy, children’s and news. Everything you love from Channel 5, just 1 hour later.
Keep missing your favourite films on Film 4? Film 4 +1 is now available on Freeview. Giving you another chance to catch the best of British film-making, US indies, Hollywood blockbusters, guilty pleasures and cult classics.
Challenge is the home of ‘contest’. It offers cult shows, world famous quiz formats, innovative new game shows and superb TNA Impact Wrestling action. From original UK commissioned content to iconic classic shows from the past, there's something for everyone.
Your chance to catch up with Channel 4’s most popular and talked-about shows from the last seven days.
Get comfortable and immerse yourself in quality movies from the UK and US starting 1 hour later. Covering the full variety of genres – from rom-com to hard-hitting action, summer blockbusters to critically-acclaimed indie darlings – the channel brings an ever-changing mix of modern cinematic classics to the fore, providing all-encompassing entertainment for all ages.
TG4 is only available to Freeview customers in certain parts of Northern Ireland. Please check your coverage.
RTÉ One is the most popular TV channel in Ireland. RTÉ One serves the wider population with high-impact programming, landmark drama, documentary, factual and entertainment programming, news and current affairs, bringing the country together for key national events. RTÉ One is only available to Freeview customers in certain parts of Northern Ireland. Please check your coverage.
RTÉ2 provides distinctive and relevant programming for younger people, Ads 15-34, through factual, entertainment, comedy, sport, documentary and acquired drama. RTÉ2 is only available to Freeview customers in certain parts of Northern Ireland. Please check your coverage.
5Select is a new premium channel offering high-quality factual series, intelligent documentaries and must-watch dramas. It features first-run originals alongside the finest content from Channel 5 and spin-offs from its most popular programmes.
Another chance to see 5USA – The definitive place to see the best drama and movies direct from the U.S.
Sony Crime is the must see channel for true crime stories and accounts. Sony Crime explores the dark side of humanity letting audiences witness the gripping true stories around crime and punishment with must see series such as ‘Killer Kids’ and ‘Real Detective’. Everyone has their breaking point in this sensational and addictive new factual entertainment channel - real people, real emotion, true crime - get ready to expect the unexpected.
The home of classic series, true stories, and drama adaptations – it’s everything to keep you enthralled in one place.
True Movies offers a wide range of emotional, gripping and astonishing true stories based on real people and actual events. Discover powerful true stories of ordinary people overcoming extraordinary circumstances, giving a unique insight into the human condition. True Movies hosts inspiring real life stories, starring the best acting talent from both America and Britain with the likes of Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren and many more. True Movies blends award winning series and movies to make sure there’s always something to keep you coming back for more.
BLAZE™ is an entertainment channel which celebrates people who achieve the extraordinary through determination, courage and a hint of maverick spirit. American by nature, but distinctly British by nurture, it raises the flag for real people who boldly follow their own path.
CBS Action. One hour later. The home of high-octane entertainment, edge of your seat thrillers and cult favourites. Classic US series Star Trek, NCIS, CSI, Walker, Texas Ranger and Dexter.
TBN UK offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeal to people in a wide variety of Protestant, Catholic and Messianic Jewish denominations.
Home to the good, the bad and the extraordinary, CBS Reality brings you a wide variety of hit content, including the longest running courtroom U.S. series Judge Judy, multi-award winning 48 Hours, fast-paced crime series Jail, Sins and Secrets and Cops, plus the highly entertaining docu-series Hoarders. Be captivated, shocked, and entertained by this award winning real life channel packed with compelling documentaries and hard-hitting real life dramas.
CBS Reality, one hour later. Home to the good, the bad and the extraordinary, CBS Reality brings you a wide variety of hit content, including the longest running courtroom U.S. series Judge Judy, multi-award winning 48 Hours, fast-paced crime series Jail, Sins and Secrets and Cops, plus the highly entertaining docu-series Hoarders. Be captivated, shocked, and entertained by this award winning real life channel packed with compelling documentaries and hard-hitting real life dramas.
Horror Channel is the UK’s first channel dedicated to the dark side of cinema and television. With an eclectic mix of ground-breaking and genre-defining content including niche, cult and box office smash movies along with fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural series, you'll be entertained and terrified.
Home of iconic and unforgettable series, CBS Drama is the destination for irresistible storylines, passionate love affairs and legendary cliff-hangers. From the best of British drama, Waterloo Road to glam US super-soap, Knots Landing to crime-busting detective series such as Matlock and Father Dowling Mysteries.
YourTV is a fresh new entertainment channel providing sensational real-life stories, irresistible experiences and thrilling tales. On air from 7am to 3am across the UK, series airing on the channel include Don’t Tell The Bride, Corrupt Crimes, Shark and Snapped. Visit yourtv-uk.com for more info.
Chart Show TV brings you the Singles, Album, Airplay, Urban and Dance charts weekly, along with the biggest new tracks, interviews with your favourite artists and a chance for you to tweet in your requests daily. Check out Twitter.com/Chartshowtv to keep up to date with our latest new videos, chats and competitions
Sewing Quarter is dedicated to all things sewing and quilting. Discover inspirational project ideas, techniques from the best designers in the industry plus irresistible offers on all your favourite fabric and sewing room essentials.
An Afternoon At the Flicks Any time of day! A new independent archive film and television channel.
Talking Pictures is now more widely available in the UK - please retune to get the updated service.
Vintage TV is a destination channel for music of quality and longevity; a vital, unique offering for those who grew up with the many vintage artists still touring and recording, and for younger audiences whose musical appreciation includes the best sounds of any decade. Vintage TV's 24/7 schedule includes intimate live sessions, concerts, exclusive artist interviews, festivals, album review shows and a unique archive of vintage videos.
Catch up on Quest one hour later. Quest is the channel for people who find real-life more fascinating and entertaining than fiction.
Catch up on Quest Red one hour later. An escape into a world of jaw-dropping real lives, spine-tingling real crime and heart-warming real stories.
Europe's dedicated country music channel.
Every day, we bring you great shows to celebrate the quirks of British life, make you feel better, more creative, and connected with people around you.
PBS America showcases all of PBS's best-loved and award-winning factual strands - including NOVA (science), FRONTLINE (current affairs) and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (history) - alongside epic series from legendary storyteller Ken Burns including Jazz, The West and the remastered The Civil War.
Sports fans can now keep up with events around the clock with the launch of FreeSports, Freeview’s first free 24-hour sports service. Available on channel 95, FreeSports will be bringing viewers thousands of highlights from the UK and global sporting calendars. Programming includes football, with up to 10 live matches a week, rugby league, hockey from the NHL, tennis, show jumping, motorsports, mixed martial arts and more.
Forces TV, the home of entertainment and military life.
The same great compelling mix of general entertainment, from quality drama and documentaries to lifestyle and factual entertainment programming from Pick, 1 hour later.
Journeys to global destinations, art and archaeology to history and culture, taking in culinary delights to favourite cities for food, experience the multitude of architectural styles and heritage, live the lifestyle, immerse yourself in nature and much more with the world’s leading travel channel. Be. There.
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You can now see all of BBC One's big shows in high definition on the BBC One HD channel, Freeview channel 101.
BBC Two HD is a free-to-air high definition channel from the BBC. It features a wide range of programmes from across BBC Two.
ITV HD offers everything you know and love about ITV but in even shinier, brighter high definition.
4HD means you can view the complete Channel 4 schedule and enjoy a high definition experience whenever it is available.
Channel 5 HD is the home of great television for all the family, with loads of quality shows that includes entertainment, documentaries, sport, drama from the UK and US, films, reality, comedy, children’s and news.
BBC Four HD
BBC News HD
Al Jazeera English is international news that takes you to the heart of the story, with in depth news and current affairs programming from around the globe, in high definition.
Catch up on the complete Channel 4 schedule one hour later, in high definition.
Channel 4's most popular and talked about shows from the last seven days, all in HD.
QVC is the UK's leading TV shopping channel, making shopping easy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all in stunning High Definition.
Tune into QVC Beauty HD, dedicated to premium beauty brands and beauty advice – all in stunning High Definition.
RT offers regular news updates and a unique insight into many aspects of Russian history, culture and opinions.
Offering a broad mix of drama, entertainment, news and factual shows, CBBC is the exciting digital channel for 6 -12 year olds.
CBeebies is dedicated to preschoolers. Packed full of their favourite characters, CBeebies offers 13 hours of programmes every day which encourage your child to play along and learn.
Wickedly playful kids stuff from ITV.
POP is a high energy channel for kids. POP delivers a fresh and diverse mix of shows. Silly cartoons, fun how to facts and game shows all combine to form an entertaining and inspiring bundle for children.
Tiny Pop offers a fun and safe environment for kids aged 3-7 to laugh, learn and grow, with a brilliantly diverse range of programming and fun interactive games. Continue the fun over at tinypop.com with exclusive digital content including full length episodes, games, competitions and much more.
Note: only available in major towns and cities.
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POP Max is the action and adventure channel where you can tune into an action feast of shows including Dr Dimensionpants, Lego: Nexo Knights and Shezow!
Note: only available in major towns and cities.
The BBC's continuous news channel, breaking stories as they happen, with the latest news, weather, sport and business updates 24 hours a day seven days a week.
The UK’s prime political channel - unedited coverage of the House of Commons, House of Lords and Select Committees in Westminster.
Breaking news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And a whole lot more. Sky News has been voted News Channel of the Year, and it keeps getting better.
Press the red button on your remote at any time to enter the world of BBC Red Button.
BBC Radio 1 takes you through your day - playing the best new music, with exclusive interviews, live bands and unprecedented access to the stars.
The hottest new black music. From RnB to Drum & Bass, Hip Hop to Dancehall and Garage - and loads in between.
BBC Radio 2 combines popular music and culture with a diverse range of specialist music, features, documentaries, light entertainment and live and exclusive recordings.
BBC Radio 3 is the home of live music and the arts. We offer classical music, world music, jazz, Broadway and film music, drama, the arts and ideas.
BBC Radio 4 offers a unique range of programmes to inspire and entertain you. From current affairs to award winning comedy every week and captivating drama.
Dedicated to giving you live commentary on news and sport. Exclusive rights on the all the major sports including the Premiership, and up to the minute news and debate.
BBC Five Live Sports Extra is dedicated to pure live sport - the digital home of cricket and rugby, plus extra commentary of football, F1, and tennis.
BBC Radio 6 Music celebrates the very best in music. It's a station for people who are passionate about rock and pop music.
BBC Radio 4 Extra offers pure radio entertainment all day, every day. Hear original radio comedies which became TV hits, alongside comedy classics and the best names on the stand-up scene.
BBC World Service is the award-winning broadcaster which gets to the heart of global events. Programmes cover news to science and the environment to arts, religion and music of all kinds.
Kiss stands at the forefront of urban music, lifestyle and club culture, engaging audiences with the freshest urban and dancefloor beats. Kiss explores every facet of urban music; hip hop, RnB, grime, dance and pop hits, from up and coming, established stars and artists that remain as relevant today as when they first appeared. Kiss TV is your soundtrack, Kiss is the beat of the UK.
Magic sets the mood, it’s sparkling, uplifting and has a good-time feel, playing a mix of much-loved music you grew up with along with a sprinkling of current hits. Magic is the ultimate in music indulgence.
Kerrang! plays the noisiest most kick-ass rock music on the planet. It’s where we live life loud! It’s a high-energy destination for the most unshakably loyal music fans out there. Kerrang! covers contemporary rock and punk music, some metal, classics from the rock archives and provides a platform for rock’s emerging new talent.
BBC local radio stations are available on Freeview - services listed will vary depending on your region. A current list of channels is below. You can find out all of the TV and radio channels available in your area by using our coverage checker.
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
BBC Herford & Worcester
BBC Three Counties
BBC Radio London
BBC West Midlands
BBC Solent Dorset
RNIB Connect provides a platform for people to share experiences of living with little or no sight, inform and create new programming on topics of interest and be relevant to listeners throughout the UK.
To view these channels you will need a TV with Freeview HD built in, or a HD-ready TV connected to a Freeview+ HD recorder.
Channels below are available to approximately 70% of UK homes.
S4C is a Welsh language service available to Freeview viewers in Wales. BBC Alba is a Scottish Gaelic language service available in Scotland. RTE One, RTE Two and TG4 are broadcast to c.78% of the population Northern Ireland and can be received with Freeview HD equipment.
Please check the coverage in your area here to see what Local TV channel you will receive. More coming soon.
Estuary is a commercial public service broadcaster and will provide local news every day, combined with a varied schedule including current affairs, business, environmental, historical, documentary, films and entertainment programming.
Mustard TV is a local TV station for the greater Norwich area.
Local TV for Brighton and Hove.
Big Centre is the local TV channel for Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Solihull and The Black Country.
Covering Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight, That’s Solent is your voice providing the latest news and entertainment for the Solent.
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