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About Digital UK

Digital UK supports the UKs terrestrial TV service and its viewers. At the heart of the platform is Freeview the universally available, free-to-air service watched in three-quarters of UK homes.

The company provides operational support for the platform, including management of the Freeview electronic programme guide, and leads on developing DTT strategy, working with its broadcast partners and industry. It also provides viewers with information and advice about terrestrial TV channels, services and reception.

The company is owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Arqiva, which owns and operates the transmitter network.

Spectrum policy

Crucial decisions are currently being made in the UK and across Europe about the future use of spectrum (airwaves). As part of this, Ofcom has recently made the decision to clear some frequencies currently used by terrestrial television to meet a predicted increase in demand for mobile broadband. Find out more about this and Digital UK's policy on spectrum here.

CEO and Chair

The Digital UK team is led by Chief Executive Jonathan Thompson. Caroline Thomson is Chair.

Read more about our management team

Corporate information

Find out more about Digital UK and our role in managing digital terrestrial television (DTT).

Who we are and what we do
Digital UK funding principles

Coverage Checker

Find out your predicted Freeview coverage and dates for upcoming retunes


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Contact us

Still can't find what you're looking for? Call the Freeview advice line:

03456 50 50 50

Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun closed

Our contact centre can be accessed using the minicom service on 0330 332 0975.

Christmas opening hours

As normal except:

Christmas Eve 9am - 4pm

Christmas Day/Boxing Day Closed

New Year's Eve 9am - 4pm

New Year's Day Closed

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