Freeview Outage Map

The map below depicts the most recent cities in the United Kingdom where Freeview users have reported problems and outages. If you are experiencing problems with Freeview, please submit a report below.

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The heatmap above shows where the most recent user-submitted and social media reports are geographically clustered. The density of these reports is depicted by the color scale as shown below.

Freeview users affected:


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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 Affected Locations

Outage reports and issues in the past 15 days originated from:

Location Reports
London, England 1103
Swindon, England 365
Birmingham, England 206
Southampton, England 205
Eastbourne, England 135
Poole, England 131
Bristol, England 123
Reading, England 119
Bournemouth, England 115
Manchester, England 114
Plymouth, England 108
Aylesbury, England 103
Banbury, England 102
Northampton, England 100
Croydon, England 94
Horsham, England 92
Peterborough, England 90
Glasgow, Scotland 85
Portsmouth, England 83
Dorchester, England 78
Milton Keynes, England 77
Royal Tunbridge Wells, England 76
Cambridge, England 73
Saint Leonards-on-Sea, England 70
Exeter, England 69
Leicester, England 66
Newton Abbot, England 65
Nottingham, England 62
Edinburgh, Scotland 62
Worcester, England 60

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Freeview Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:

  • LiamJones396 Liam Jones (@LiamJones396) reported

    On my holiday freeview experience, watching Taskmaster. UK TV isn’t doomed, good ****

  • juneandnoz June Taylor (@juneandnoz) reported

    @scott_steve It is important. But if you don't want to watch it Freeview and Sky are doing other stuff. So change channels. Not a problem

  • LY33KH4 Lyeekha (@LY33KH4) reported

    my freeview doesnt have good enough signal strength for non-bbc channels aarrurghhghghbgh

  • nickthegibbons nick gibbons (@nickthegibbons) reported

    @SimonMcCoyTV Aww feel sorry for you, cos I have 300 plus channels on freeview, so got plenty of choice, and Netflix and amazon prime so not really a problem for me...

  • xAbbierose Abbie Sims 👩🏼‍🦯 (@xAbbierose) reported

    Anyone else unable to get 4seven on freeview? Says service unavailable but is working on freesat 🤔

  • KKMUFC2020 Kyri (@KKMUFC2020) reported

    @Wheely73 @bendirs1 Of course...if you have sky or wherever. I read somewhere that the majority of homes in UK don’t even have freeview, never mind sky/cable. What about those folks?

  • harriet_austin Harriet Austin (@harriet_austin) reported

    @btbusinesscare as a new customer very disappointed with the customer service I have been receiving. Following a 2 weeks wait to receive WiFi and broadband, Freeview channels do not work despite reassurance it would with the WiFi connected. When we called the...1/2

  • OmieAKA Omie (@OmieAKA) reported

    @Darrenjs68 @BBCNews Yes. Its almost like all those hundreds of other channels on yr Sky box or Freeview service don't exist.

  • spazhammer ⓦⒶⓃⓨⓔ the cotton headed ninnymuggins (@spazhammer) reported

    ... plus I get to watch the home highlights/finest TV available (plus some garbage/filler I still enjoy!) Instead of watching what's available on virgin/sky/Freeview, I get to choose whatever when I want. I don't get why others haven't. Other than technical skills/knowledge

  • watford1881 Stuart Cashmore (@watford1881) reported

    Why is Hive Live Match Live Tab not working @WatfordFC Only Freeview tab is available I've secured my seat so I can watch @davem2612

  • AlistairMay Alistair the Unproductive (@AlistairMay) reported

    @oashton88 @FinishedZine BBC is a subscription service too. But there's a host of other channels on freeview.

  • Emwold1 Maz (@Emwold1) reported

    @peter4buckley I hardly ever watch TV, just Gogglebox or the odd rare temptation, so never bothered with more than Freeview. I prefer reading, with the radio on. But not today...

  • FactsStomp Phil's Retro Life #retro (@FactsStomp) reported

    @trianabutler @cleanfeed_ttvr @ITV I didn't se it but that was my first thought. I bet it looked atrocious on the SD Freeview service and ultra low definition on the +1 channel.

  • andyjmorris Andrew Morris (@andyjmorris) reported

    @kevinsteergram @BBCTwo @sky We've had this problem for a few days too on Freeview. Also in Wales.

  • Adjie16077 Claire Menzies (@Adjie16077) reported

    @Ofcom Fed Up with watching TV full of rubbish to many reality TV and full of too many daily repeats. Freeview lies about new series that are just moved repeated on different channels. When are we going to receive good news every day instead of constant bad news?

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