Freeview

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Freeview - the UK’s most popular TV platform

Freeview - the UK’s most popular TV platform

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Gain access to more than 19m households

How do you get your content out to as wide an audience as possible, quickly and painlessly? Can you trust it to be delivered without interruption to 19m households? It’s what we do best. So give us your content or channel and we’ll do the rest.

Making digital happen

We touch every strand of the UK’s Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) ecosystem. It can be complex, but we make it easy for our customers to access Freeview, the UK’s largest terrestrial free-to-air (FTA) TV platform along with the other services that make up the UK’s DTT landscape.

We are a founder shareholder in Freeview and play an active role in key industry bodies such as Digital UK and Digital TV Group (DTG). We also work closely with the regulatory bodies and policy makers.

When it comes to giving you a digital platform for your content, we’re always there, always connected.

Viewers love Freeview

Freeview is the UK’s most popular TV platform, with 95% of the most watched programmes available with no monthly costs.

With plug and play simplicity, viewers have easy access to free, quality content: most with access to more than 70 TV channels, 15 HD channels and over 25 radio stations. The platform also continues to evolve with the launch of Freeview Play.

Freeview is a major part of the growing DTT landscape

Freeview is the largest component of an ever-popular and growing ecosystem which makes up FTA terrestrial television in the UK. Free-to-air DTT also underpins other subscription and internet-connected TV packages such as Youview, BT, TalkTalk and Sky’s NOW TV Smart Box which launched in 2016.

For more information about what the UK’s DTT platform has to offer please see the links below:

Overview

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…

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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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Freeview Play

The next evolution of TV, Freeview Play is a hybrid service combining access to all of the Freeview channels along with popular on-demand content…

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Digital Terrestrial Television

Our infrastructure and engineering expertise ensures Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) broadcasters reach their audiences across the UK.

Case Study

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.

News

DTT SD (MPEG2) National Channel Slot Available

Arqiva is the licence holder for multiplexes C and D, two of the eight multiplexes which make up the UK’s national DTT platform, Freeview.

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