Category Archives: Freeview

Freeview is the free-to-air service which was created following the demise of ITV Digital. Freeview is available to all UK households, and gives viewers access to a greater amount of digital television channels that were previously unavailable. More recently a number of high definition channels (HD Channels) have also become available to viewers as part of the Freeview service.

With no monthly subscription to pay, or long term contracts to sign, Freeview is the choice of millions of people in the UK to obtain digital television. In this section you can read all about the latest news which affects Freeview services in the UK.

Digital Switchover now officially complete

The UK finally said goodbye to analogue as the Northern Ireland region made the switch to digital television on the 24th October bringing Digital UK’s £630m switchover project to its conclusion. Olympic Pentathlon Gold Medallist Dame Mary Peters pressed the … Continue reading

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UTV-BBC to mark end of Digital Switchover

UTV and the BBC have unveiled plans to mark the end of the Digital Switchover this month with a live broadcast on both channels presented by Eamonn Holmes. The switchover is due to be completed in Northern Ireland on the 23rd … Continue reading

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Channel 4 HD comes to Freeview in Wales

Free to air terrestrial television channel Channel 4 has announced that it will be offering its high definition simulcast Channel 4 HD channel after the broadcaster obtained the Freeview HDcapacity that was formally taken up by S4C. The move came … Continue reading

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BT Deal could return Premiership Rugby back to ITV

Terrestrial television network ITV could be the main beneficiary of BT’s brand new £152m Premiership rugby deal which will see the sport broadcast on BT Vision. However according to a report in the Evening Standard, it would appear that the … Continue reading

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England waves goodbye to analogue TV

Analogue TV has come to an end in England after the last channels were switched off in the North East leaving Northern Ireland as the final region remaining to make the move to digital. The digital switchover is on track … Continue reading

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UKTV channels receive on demand treatment

UKTV has announced that a range of its digital television channels are to get their own dedicated video on demand players branded for its channels. The digital television channels which will be getting their own branded video on demand players include … Continue reading

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Freesat launches new next generation TV guide

Free to air satellite television service Freesat have announced that they are to launch a brand new electronic programme guide (EPG) which will tie elements of live television and video on demand content when it officially launches next month. The new … Continue reading

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Sky appeals over Freeview reshuffle

Pay television provider Sky has lodged an appeal with the organisation that has co-ordinated the Freeview service electronic program guide reshuffle after it was revealed that the digital television news channel Sky Newswould move further down the Freeview channel listings. … Continue reading

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Paralympic channels come to digital TV platforms

Following the BBC’s coverage of the London 2012 Olympic games, digital television viewers are set to benefit after Channel 4 revealed that it would be making three extra video feeds available to show upcoming coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic games. … Continue reading

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Freeview revamp EPG

Free to air digital terrestrial television service Freeview has announced that it is to make major changes to its electronic program guide in order to make it easier for users to navigate through its channel listings. The new EPG is also … Continue reading

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