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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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  • covlad007 Len (@covlad007) reported

    So im watching crap again #onbenefits on bloody freeview #5Select channel . How can you select from shit and make a channel of that shite is beside me but ....yep i am watching 😃

  • JackfromDevon Jack Earnshaw (@JackfromDevon) reported

    @SkyNews since channel changes at Huntshaw transmitter we can't get Sky News on Freeview. Transmitter people say there's no problem! Pls chase

  • diablomac22 Rocket (@diablomac22) reported

    @DevoxAnne @MrMalky We have an amazon firestick and installed Kodi on it cancelled sky and only watch freeview on sky box as a catch up. Ain't had a licence since 2009 never will. Kodi also has live sports streaming and films and series etc we also pay for Netflix and amazon prime as well.

  • dilly_dot DIANE SAMUEL (@dilly_dot) reported from Bathgate, Scotland

    @istanbulfiona @LesleyRiddoch Away down at Channel 82 on Freeview. Why not #BBCSCOTLAND

  • s1monaw Simon (@s1monaw) reported

    @bt_uk I've been through a whole thing with BT's live support about it. Freeview channels freeze up on an hourly (if not more regularly) basis...making BT TV pretty much useless.

  • Robk00466698 Rob k (@Robk00466698) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice Website said retuning at 6:30 am. Returned at 3pm lost signal at 18:30. After going around many elderly family retuning their TVs now I will have to do it all again. When to complain on the freeview site. got lots off adds about PPI and downloading apps.

  • GlenysTaylour Glenys Taylour (@GlenysTaylour) reported

    @MarcCorbishley Yes! Still do, it's being shown again on Forces Network, available on FreeSat and on Freeview in some areas!

  • DianaMajor6 Diana Major (@DianaMajor6) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice I have just aquired a portable television with Freeview do I need a Freeview box to get programs as it's saying no signal. Many thanks.

  • jamiej199425 Jamie Jones (@jamiej199425) reported

    @FreeviewTV I’m from the South Wales valleys and I can only watch freeview channels onto my sky box. But had no signal for about a week 😭😭😭

  • lucysaunderspr lucysaunderspr (@lucysaunderspr) reported

    @MrsMigginsHere freeview box in my house has never been tainted by use. for over a decade, I had no TV at all. then there were the years of the broken TV which was missing the pic at the top 3 ins of the screen. real shock when I could see people's heads at last.

  • IEat22over7 iEat22over7 (@IEat22over7) reported

    @BBCNews What I took away was... No 1 - Oh no! That's on..! No 2 - Netflix has Jessica Jones series 3 No 3 - Freeview best of Rude Tube is on No 4 - Glass of milk and biscuits No 5 - Ooo! Weather's on BBC News

  • DaisyShylass Daisy Shylass (@DaisyShylass) reported

    Bloody #Freeview & bloody government-enforced airwave reallocation or whatever ******** it is. I can't make the telly work for Mother to watch the doomy gloomy news. And @FreeviewTV don't have Samsung tellies listed in the help section. Ffs. I'm going to bed. 😖

  • Sambrow03835985 Michael Rodent 🇬🇧💚🇪🇺 (@Sambrow03835985) reported

    @nixon_jo @LogisticsOak Tbh, I was hoping to stir some stupid comments lol, but you answered a sensible answer 😊. Actually the reason I have a freeview recorder is because I can scan tv for the fortnight ahead to record programs and watch at leisure. I’m not prepared/ can’t afford sky, Netflix etc.

  • stevenjonesorig Steven Jones (@stevenjonesorig) reported

    @timrollpickerin The problem is Freeview still relies on a signal to be sent from a transmitter to an aerial. If there is a line to sight issue or another signal like your neighbors microwave, the BBC licence fee isn't going to fix that.

  • RXTVlog RXTV-log (@RXTVlog) reported

    RETUNE | Freeview - Bristol & Somerset, South Wales / Valleys, North Devon Freeview changes on Wednesday mean you may lose services for a time overnight. Retune after 6am - unless you get a reduced Freeview service from a relay - relays will be switched by late afternoon.

  • iwootten Ian Wootten (@iwootten) reported

    @pokestuff It's channel 801 on our Freeview, which will work if you are pointing at the Wenvoe transmitter and have strong enough signal I believe.

  • vosie Darren Vose (@vosie) reported

    @itvhub I was watching it through the ITV hub app on Freeview play not my pc. I haven't had any issues since so I'm guessing a one time dodgy upload to itv hub.

  • DJGaryBaldy DJGaryBaldy (@DJGaryBaldy) reported

    Bah!! The Freeview is down again....

  • JT_kink JonnyT (@JT_kink) reported

    @PositiveLad You suggest it's a technological issue. It's more of a cost thing. There's 12-ish BBC regions, and a TV channel on Freeview (apparently) costs around £12m p.a. to broadcast. So that's £144 million for HD broadcasting. I think you may get it on iPlayer though.

  • GingerPrincessq Katie Gunn (@GingerPrincessq) reported

    @virginmedia Basically there was a power cut in her home and now there is zero power to her TiVo box at all. But because her aerial from the roof fell down in a storm a while ago, she cant even get freeview through her TV so has had no TV for 2 days. She basically needs a new box sending out

  • EndlessSandGirl 𝖆𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖆 (@EndlessSandGirl) reported

    @virginmedia I don’t want a text chat. I want my bills to not keep increasing when your loyalty discounts run out conveniently for you in the middle of a contract! Unless you can help me with that, I’ll be leaving you as soon as possible after many years and will get myself a freeview box!

  • EndlessSandGirl 𝖆𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖆 (@EndlessSandGirl) reported

    @virginmedia bill has gone up again by £8 a month. Indian call centre operative who could barely speak English was rude and unhelpful. No interest in customer loyalty whatsoever. Come December, I’m jumping ship and getting a freeview recorder and cheaper broadband. 👎🏼

  • Gert Genderfree Gert💜⚪💚 (@Gert) reported

    @ElizAthertonSop @cardiffsinger @susantomespiano I agree with Elizabeth. It's not just about being internet savvy but also households with poor internet connections especially in rural areas. BBC2 Wales is not on Freeview in England.

  • sewell_graham Graham Sewell (@sewell_graham) reported

    @Pick_TV the EPG is not working on freeview.

  • Rachbythesea rachel (@Rachbythesea) reported

    @littlepigletta It depends what you’re watching it through (would only be able to see it if the TV network is a paid one) You can’t get Sky on Freeview

  • RVaikasas Rokas Vaikasas (@RVaikasas) reported

    @FreeviewAdvice Hi I have a Freeview already but I was wondering if or when you would add Disney channels to the service as I want to have access to Disney now and shows exclusive those channels😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • arron_far Az (@arron_far) reported

    Remember back in the day if you had sky or cable both upstairs and down, they had to be watching the same channel .. absolute peak and risky times when the ten minute Freeview came on and your parents were in bed watching tv 😂😂😂

  • BarryK78905953 Barry K. (@BarryK78905953) reported

    @simik1968 @Karenlatham830 DD whats that 😉😉 freeview me boy freeview in my principal free means free & like **** will I pay for it 😁

  • 00Curt00 curt (@00Curt00) reported

    @Tyson_Fury Shit! I don’t have Dave anymore anyone got a freeview box I can borrow 🙄

  • VoightKampff19 Lazlo Woodbine (@VoightKampff19) reported

    @the_Follower365 @StevePersonally Netflix and Prime together are cheaper than BBC. You can still use your aerial for freeview (ch88 80s music vids) it is your right to cancel. Never forget that.

  • rossymanning Ross Foster-Manning (@rossymanning) reported

    Can't help but noticing now I'm catching up on @LoveIsland that the picture quality is better on @itvhub than on @itv2 on Freeview

  • cleanbrexzit Mat James (@cleanbrexzit) reported

    @Newton_Marks @58paulb @Marshall5Sharon Also, the Tv upscales non HD up, so it looks crisper. Obviously not all channels broadcast in HD but most have a HD version (15 on freeview) If, 10 years ago you bought a non HD TV, you would have made a bad choice.

  • Huriye Huriye (@Huriye) reported

    @sophiieejaddee @katiels89 It's not on Freeview though, which is all I've got. 😢 So if it's possible in any way to share via upload, pleeeeease help. 🙏🙏

  • philrees2010 Phil Rees (@philrees2010) reported

    @Rebecca83964626 @ALANGRA47094120 @GuyFawk23231052 That’s the problem, as it excludes live news, such as Sky News which, even allowing for the bias, is not bad and certainly better than BBC news. And if watched via freeview there’s no catch-up.

  • zeborah zeborah @ (@zeborah) reported

    Haha I see via Twitter the world still sucks so that's great, but in brighter news I sold my old Freeview receiver to Cash Converters and in exchange got a new-old DVD player which doesn't crap out halfway through Moana i Te Reo. Pīata mai nei!

  • Matty412 Mat #ForBritain #Brexit 😀 (@Matty412) reported

    @FreeviewTV I know one shouldn't look a gifthorse in the mouth & all that, but the old freeview always seems to be shuffling the channels around like a deck of cards, it does get slightly annoying having to retune all the time, it's almost as bad as constant windows updates 😁

  • annispice LadyAnniSpice # NODEAL#WTO (@annispice) reported

    I would never have paid Sky ... with Freeview I get enough channels .... say nice things about me then !!

  • sixtiessound (@sixtiessound) reported

    After we leave. HOL, abolished BBC on "FREEVIEW" IMMIGRATION STOPPED BERCOW on "community service" Gove,Stewart,Hunt put in "REHAB"

  • poz_str8 Poz Str8 (@poz_str8) reported

    @smtm_LFC75 I get free BT through EE. I exchanged a log in with a mate in exchange for access to his sports on Sky Go. His Mrs has decided its costing too much so the poor bastard has lost his sports and now has freeview 😂

  • ILawson27 Iain.lawson27 (@ILawson27) reported


  • tartan1314 Fiona Collie (@tartan1314) reported from Bonnybridge, Scotland

    @BBCPhilipSim Maybe it's time to make BBC a commercial channel ie no licence. They can then raise income from advertising & charge for iplayer service (believe is being considered). That way no person would have a licence to pay & would only buy in other services they wanted above freeview

  • FreeviewAdvice Freeview Advice (@FreeviewAdvice) reported

    @jacque_davis Hi Jacqueline, If you are looking to receive Freeview, then no. Unfortunately this service can only be viewed using your TV and an active aerial connection. Thank you.

  • Alan1mp ALAN SPENCER (@Alan1mp) reported

    On the Freeview text service under health in news section. Investigation into Ghost patients 3.6 million on Dr's Surgeries in the UK at a £150 per patient per year. I wonder whos going to take that fall because the computer says no!!

  • stuartfanning1 Stuart Fanning (@stuartfanning1) reported

    @tvark @AndrewRWhite @RXTVlog Food Network has a Freeview slot if they merge it with Good Food.

  • Scottie_Brown Scott Brown (@Scottie_Brown) reported

    Just realised that Free to Air and Freeview are not free. Only taken 40 odd years. The TV licence is in effect a subscription service.

  • GordonBache Gordon Bache (@GordonBache) reported

    @LBC @TomSwarbrick1 #bollockstobbc If Freeview was free, they should ditch all BBC channels. @virginmedia , @sky, @bt should all offer packages with no BBC. Then see how many TV licence applications don’t come through. Output terrible for years. Pensioner deal outrageous. @lbc - the way forwards

  • GordonBache Gordon Bache (@GordonBache) reported

    @NickFerrariLBC @MattHancock @LBC #bollockstobbc If Freeview was free, they should ditch all BBC channels. @virginmedia , @sky, @bt should all offer packages with no BBC. Then see how many TV licence applications don’t come through. Output terrible for years. Pensioner deal outrageous. @lbc - the way forwards

  • 60isnew18 Rachel Ellis (@60isnew18) reported

    @kathiebennett @lpforum @earthygirl01 This is fine but many of the pensioners most in need of the licence help don’t have access to Netflix etc. And rely on Freeview. Have a feeling that many of the big media companies are rubbing their hands with glee as all turn on BBC

  • TeamXtremeXXV Me (@TeamXtremeXXV) reported

    @marcwebber What a crock of shit. If I want Netflix I pay for it. If I want sky I pay for it. If I want to watch freeview they self fund. If I don’t want to watch any of it I cancel the subscription. If I don’t want to watch/use BBC I STILL have to pay for it. Stop taxing everyone.

  • trev0272 trev (@trev0272) reported

    @the_tpa @Rebel_Rock_On Been saying for ages make it subscription service.let it compete with sky. Rest of us can watch freeview for free then.

  • Rollo54 Bill Rollinson (@Rollo54) reported

    @LeaveEUOfficial @hairlossclinic1 @NickFerrariLBC @BBC IF you want to watch repeats, there's a host of channels on Freeview dedicated to them, you can pick what you want; Waking the dead, The Bill, Kavanagh QC, Frost, Lewis,......... all worth watching, unlike the crap BBC are turning out.

  • juxtagon Juxtagon (@juxtagon) reported

    @darkoutside I only have a 12 band world radio analogue handheld. The freeview signal was pants so never bothered getting a digital radio. Not quite high enough up to get lots of the more fun broadcasts on short wave.

  • jonatmurp JM (@jonatmurp) reported

    @FreeSports_TV @TournoiMRevello Pity lots can't view because of your poor Freeview location in N.Ireland

  • jlebrech Joseph# (@jlebrech) reported

    @JohnEJefferson @veniviedivici Not really, don't watch any Freeview or sky. The problem is requiring broadband which pensioners may not have.

  • Chipper94407449 Chipper (@Chipper94407449) reported

    @piersmorgan I've never paid a licence once all you have to do is take away all your BBC related programmes on your freeview and there is nothing they can do BBC is a load of C rap anyway

  • AlastairTipping Alastair Tipping (@AlastairTipping) reported

    Having nothing but Freeview with 4 channels or five days results in keen observations like, Terminator 3 is shit, Family Guy is shit, the news is shit, video games are good.

  • goldenbunnae jikook's bestie 🌙 (@goldenbunnae) reported

    oh **** yeh agent carter is on a random channel on freeview amazing!!! show me my wife

  • BenFerg84BayBay Ben Ferguson (@BenFerg84BayBay) reported

    Gutted I missed @LoveIsland but international paint drying on one of those shit freeview channels was much more entertaining

  • tina3339 Tina Daniels (@tina3339) reported

    @SeanTheWaterBoy @amjonno If you watch or record live TV on any channel - either through your TV or through a website - then you need a TV licence. This applies whether you receive Freesat, Freeview or a pay-TV service in your own home or rented accommodation even if you don't watch BBC channels.

  • AdamSomers19 Adam Somers (@AdamSomers19) reported

    @piersmorgan @GMB This is shameful what the BBC have done wish there was a way I could cancel my licence keep the other channels and freeview and ditch the BBC.