Guide to Freeview

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Freeview is the terrestrial TV service for the UK, and is delivered via an aerial to either the TV’s built in tuner, or to a set top box.

Channel Availability

Freeview channels have different levels of availability, and the Freeview Multiplex Guide explains how channels are carried, and where the are available.

Some channels are available in HD, requiring newer DVB-T2 equipment. This equipment is identified by Freeview HD or Freeview Play branding. Irish Soarview equipment is also DVB-T2 compatible, and should work with the Freeview HD service.

Aerials

Internal or external aerials can be used, although most equipment manufacturers recommend the use of external, usually roof top aerials.