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Freeview is the United Kingdom's digital terrestrial television platform. It is operated by DTV Services Ltd, a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and transmitter operator Arqiva.

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Most Reported Problems:

  • TV 90.67% TV
  • Total Blackout 6.34% Total Blackout
  • E-mail 1.41% E-mail
  • Phone .70% Phone
  • Wi-fi .53% Wi-fi
  • Internet .35% Internet

Freeview Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from Bolton, Nottingham, Wanstead, Smethwick, Isleworth, Luton, Truro, Gloucester, Birmingham, Ascot, Holborn, Port Talbot, Northampton, Stockton-on-Tees and Wandsworth.

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Freeview Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • Ash_735 Ash R. (@Ash_735) reported

    @atattokiss It was before Freeview, was subscription based and has a lot of Sky channels, see it was really popular for one reason, you could "chip" the boxes and unlock all the channels for free. The service went bust after a few years but plenty had it when it was active.

  • Sheena2907 Sheena (@Sheena2907) reported

    @Stitches369 We're watching it on the laptop... We had to stream it and it refused to cast to the TV. My freeview doesn't work in the summer because we have giant trees at the back of our house 🙄

  • covid_long Long Covid Hattie (@covid_long) reported

    @TheBrickCastle @DrFrancesRyan Ah, just another example of the government putting expense onto the BBC, like the World Service (previously funded by the Foreign Office) and free licences for the over 75s. I don't have a TV or freeview (whatever that is). I saw some via other media. Waffle, so I went to WHO.

  • gildy61 Random Jottings of Gildersleeve (@gildy61) reported

    So...move away from #wato at 1pm if you can...its mainly filler on a Sunday. Instead if you able access the World Service and listen to #Newshour via DAB. Freeview/Freesat. The internet. It lasts an hour too.

  • DannyGutteridge Danny Gutteridge (@DannyGutteridge) reported

    @RobPattison91 @virginmedia They’re terrible. They tried telling me that the cheapest package they can offer me (basically freeview + internet) is in excess of £50 per month. Definitely moving back to sky

  • the_rope_again The Great Valerio 🕶 (@the_rope_again) reported

    @Burt20003 No idea. My **** EPG doesn't say. I'm having to watch FREEVIEW atm

  • SoupyTwists Soupy twist (@SoupyTwists) reported

    @darrengrimes_ The problem is a subscription model can't work. Most BBC viewers are over 60 with Freeview that has no encryption facility, so the only option is advertising. None of the other broadcasters want to have you fight the bbc for ad money, so the govt won't do anything about it.

  • sgordon_the87 Ste Gordon (@sgordon_the87) reported

    @russty_russ @htwcentral @GRALWrites It closed because it was losing money. Ironically Carlton and Granada bought the channel from ITN in 2002 when the Football issue was ongoing. They found by 2005 it was better to use the Freeview bandwidth for CITV and ITV4.

  • AceBlaggard Paul 🇪🇺🇬🇧🌈 (@AceBlaggard) reported

    @pjsissons Freeview on the left, DAB on the right innit! Even my 30 something daughter said this week they never watch 'live' TV, only streamed stuffed. Doesn't bode well for trad media forms.

  • delboyfour Dirk allum (@delboyfour) reported

    @AJRVLR Any company that makes tvs and they do not include any bbc rubbish on their freeview will make alot of money, I would purchase one no problem ! They will require no licence !!!

  • hazelmcgee Hazel M (@hazelmcgee) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice Freeview worked fine for years, then we lost it completely last night (Jan 31). Retune not working (2 TVs of different brands.) Not good enough just to say try again, especially on day we have to start paying for licence. Guildford area, GU4.

  • lornajane Lorna Mitchell (@lornajane) reported

    @gsnedders @edent I never watch live TV but my freeview box records things, and I can catch up on them from another device over the house network. Sometimes I even watch TV content on the TV, at a time of my choice. Broadcast is still useful but more like the recording OU content at 3am pattern

  • edent Terence Eden (@edent) reported

    @gsnedders I foresee (and this is never going to happen) the FreeView spectrum becoming a bit like satellite Internet. Your ISP's router will have an aerial socket. If you request a high-bandwidth stream, your ISP send that to FreeView and they broadcast it on DTT.

  • MisterVivian Mister Vivian (@MisterVivian) reported

    @callummccrae1 She's in the analogue signal. No Freeview them days

  • silversurfer42 Johno (@silversurfer42) reported

    @LondonLive What’s the point of this channel being on my Freeview, If you have to live in Piccadilly Circus to get any reception on it. I live in a large London suburb and have never been able to pick it up ?

  • juliemcgarry34 jules 😉🔆🔆🌞💜 (@juliemcgarry34) reported

    @Manhattan_TV good afternoon my remote control doesn't work for my freeview HD box t1 can replace it

  • MykGee45 Mike Grundy (@MykGee45) reported

    @geatkins @toryboypierce That's exactly why I ditched Sky and bought a Freesat recording box. Can now watch Freeview tv while freesat box records up to 2 other channels. Will NEVER pay Sky another penny.

  • Helynne7 Helynne (@Helynne7) reported

    Hi, we don't have any freeview channels for the last 2 days it went down and we try to re-scan but to no avail.

  • AWkeyanu _panc4ke (@AWkeyanu) reported

    @TrinXyTrinX That's really really bad. Freeview is errrr Free. @skytv should not be exploiting this. Appalling behaviour

  • dougiebuster Jim Hunter (@dougiebuster) reported

    @Christinedonne6 @stugoo13 @SkyNews We have been blindly paying £60 - £80 a month to Sky for 14 years. Phoned to cancel - was offered the same package for £30....NO THANKS.....plug being pulled later this month (30 days notice). Got FREEVIEW box instead. Now working on TV licence.....

  • TheNorgz Norgz (@TheNorgz) reported

    @incrediblesie @SkySportsF1 1 - Its the drivers choice and that has been made clear from the start. 2 - It's most likely 16 drivers will kneel. 3 - British Grand Prix is also on Channel 4 Live, cancel freeview and your TV Licence

  • KernowChris Christopher Rowe (@KernowChris) reported

    @nowtvhelp I do hope Sky Arts will continue to be available in HD on NOW TV from September. Reducing a premium arts service to SD on Freeview will be ridiculous and maddening.

  • drewsonix Drew White (@drewsonix) reported

    @cycleoptic @virginmedia @BAFTA I got rid of their TV service because I ended up watching on Freeview every time there was an outage and almost forgot I still had it. Still very unstable with just broadband.

  • DanielKenway Daniel Lucas (@DanielKenway) reported

    @HathorGoddess @clarkgregg It'll likely either be in Amazon Prime, since they have every other season, or Disney+, but they only have 5 seasons. Sucks that it won't be on Freeview like it has been for the last 6 years, but at least it will likely be coming at some point.

  • NickHackett2 Nicholas (@NickHackett2) reported

    @ETalkUK Yes your right but I still expect freeview around but not by Ariel I expect BBC 1,2,ITV 1,2,3,4,Be,Ch4,E4,More 4,CBBC,BBC News and like Plant knowledge and Sports Channel Network are now streamed.

  • Bingleboo C Cret (@Bingleboo) reported

    Our freeview box is broken and stuck (thankfully) on bbc1.

  • BigD6944146716 Big D 69 (@BigD6944146716) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice Leaving for a decent signal after recent advice to retune onscreen & some HD channels Weather affecting picture badly Retuned again and again and...... Disappointed Seems I'm not alone picked a Freeview tv especially for Freeview not to retune my tv I'm out good luck

  • Misspinkygeorg1 Miss pinkygeorgina Wright (@Misspinkygeorg1) reported

    Painful antacid reflux irritable bowel syndrome half of a bowel piles bumhole bladder pain hot cold constipation diarrhoea toilet **** poo wee pee bed watching freeview pick 11 television

  • juliemcgarry34 jules #skinny #iamshort (@juliemcgarry34) reported

    @Manhattan_TV hi my remote control doesn't work at all I can replace my remote control for my Manhattan HD freeview Box

  • _chalkie_ Graham White (@_chalkie_) reported

    @JDelube @darrengrimes_ @andreajenkyns S4C content, BBC World Service, the Freeview platform (the BBC no longer owns its transmission paths), fibre broadband, all the local radio and tv station, all the regional radio and tv stations, all of the national radio and tv stations, UKTV channels, and so on, all for 43p/day