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Following switchover, all TV in the UK is now digital. Services are available on satellite and cable, through broadband and via an aerial (terrestrial TV), commonly known as Freeview. All new television sets include Freeview as standard, helping make it the UK's most popular way to watch.
Freeview offers more than 60 subscription-free television channels, digital radio and interactive services via an aerial. High-definition channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are also available if you have a Freeview HD television or digital box.
STV HD and UTV HD are available in Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.
With a Freeview Recorder you can record programmes or a whole series at the touch of a button, as well as pause and rewind live TV.
TVs and boxes with Freeview Play combine the best of broadcast with on-demand and catch-up TV services.
Free-to-air terrestrial channels are also available as part of some other subscription and internet-connected TV packages. such as Youview, BT and TalkTalk.
Freeview viewers may need to retune their TV equipment from time to time as a result of upgrades to the service, the launch of new channels or essential engineering works carried out at transmitters.
Retuning normally takes just a few minutes and most people find this straightforward. Further information is available here.
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
Extended opening hours:
9am 7pm Wednesday, 27 July - Thursday, 28 July
9am 7pm Tuesday, 2 Aug - Thursday, 4 August
9am 9pm Friday, 5 August
Our contact centre can be accessed using the minicom service on 0330 332 0975.Email us