Freeview offers over 70 TV channels, up to 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. We’re currently rolling out a number of new ones so use our coverage check to see the channels available in your area.
*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.
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.
The ultimate in music TV, bringing you closer to the music you love with the hottest stars and the biggest charts, plus gut-busting comedy and jaw-dropping reality shows.
It’s music and then some.
Yesterday takes the viewer back in time, evoking the past in a way that’s vivid and relevant.
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 SPIKE. 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 and drama series from the UK and US.
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.
Catch up on Quest one hour later. Quest is the channel for people who find real-life more fascinating and entertaining than fiction.
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.
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.
Channel 5 +24 is Channel 5's new catch-up channel. It will show the previous day's Channel 5 primetime programmes from 7pm until midnight each day.
Another chance to see 5USA – The definitive place to see the best drama and movies direct from the U.S.
A unique mix of award-winning comedy, the best in rock and pop and fabulous new programming, VIVA is the exciting new channel from MTV.
Entertainment and lifestyle from the UK and US, featuring real lives and real people, one hour later than ITVBe.
True Crime is a dedicated crime channel, where viewers who are fascinated by true life stories will be able to have everything in one place.
The home of classic series, true stories, and drama adaptations – it’s everything to keep you enthralled in one place.
Community Channel is the only TV channel for communities, charities and the brilliant people who make the U.K. a better place for us all. Twelve million people watched the channel last year. Viewers learn more by watching the channel and are motivated to do more for others. Community Channel is a Media Trust initiative, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
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.
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.
The home of festive movies.
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
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.
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.
Europe's dedicated country music channel.
The Craft Channel is the new home of craft shopping TV, bringing you an exciting range of must-have products from the top brands in the industry.
Turning the spotlight on a wide range of popular as well as niche sports, including both live and recorded action.
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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.
The same as QVC HD only one hour later, so you don't miss out. QVC is the UK's leading TV shopping channel, making shopping easy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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.
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.
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.
What happens when you mix passion, entertainment and edginess with the best of today’s rock music? You get Kerrang! Radio – Everything That Rocks.
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.
STV Glasgow showcases the City, its surrounding areas and its people with an entertaining mix of news, features, live and interactive formats together with quality acquired and archive programmes.
In order to watch HD, you’ll need a product with an HD receiver. Freeview HD give you 5x better picture quality.
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