Freeview SD (Standard Definition)

We help broadcasters reach the largest possible audience with access to Freeview, the UK’s free-to-air service and leading television platform…

Freeview - the UK's most popular TV platform

Freeview - the UK's most popular TV platform

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Premium product, greatest reach

Freeview is the UK’s number one TV platform, watched in 19m households, 11m of which are viewing Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) as their primary TV service. We hold the license awarded by Ofcom for two of the commercial SD multiplexes that sit behind the Freeview brand, these multiplexes broadcast from 80 transmission sites to over 90% of the UK.

Viewers can discover your great content

Your channel is more discoverable on Freeview. With fewer channels than other platforms in the UK, across all genres, Freeview viewers are more likely to discover your content.

Technology knowhow in a one-stop-shop

We like to make technology accessible. That’s why our approach is simple: one fee covers access to the platform, as well as all of the transmission costs. This ensures your channel is up and running as quickly as possible and we help you make that channel easy to find.

We own no channels of our own. Instead we focus on providing the enabling technology, industry knowledge and digital platform strength that frees you up to focus on what you do best – creating engaging programmes that excite your audiences.

Quality of service and ingenuity

A fully managed service with outstanding availability and resilience sits at the core of our TV offering. And it’s built on an impressive DTT multiplexing, distribution and transmission capability from 80 sites across the UK.

Since its launch in 2002 we have continued to adopt ingenious solutions to maintain a robust and relevant platform. This same ingenuity has helped launch Freeview HD services and Freeview Play.

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Moving out from behind the paywall: Why broadcasters are embracing free-to-air

As publishers increasingly slip behind a paywall, broadcasters are starting to emerge from behind theirs. What benefits are they seeing, and will more follow suit?

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UKTV at Home on Freeview - Arqiva Case Study

UKTV has increased its free-to-air (FTA) footprint by moving Home out of pay and on to Freeview.

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Freeview HD (High Definition)

As audience’s television screens get bigger, so does the demand for HD (High Definition) services. Freeview HD provides the perfect platform to distribute great content with advanced picture quality…

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