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What is Freeview Bundle Builder and when is it coming?

What is Freeview Bundle Builder and when is it coming?

By Max Langridge

Freeview is celebrating 15 years this year, but even though it's getting old, the company shows no signs of slowing down and is constantly coming up with new ideas to reinvigorate the service. What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how... Read more

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

By Rik Henderson

To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content.It offers connected TV shows directly within its electronic programme... Read more

Freeview Explore serves up the best daily on-demand content

Freeview Explore serves up the best daily on-demand content

By Max Langridge

Freeview Play has a brand new feature that will highlight the best content available on-demand from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV Play and any future broadcasters that partner up with the Freeview service. What is Freeview Play, when is it... Read more

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

By Rik Henderson

Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... Read more

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Freeview Play launched in November 2015 as the company's new connected TV service. With it you're able to scroll backwards and forward by seven days to either set recordings for future shows, or catch-up on the ones you've missed. Catch-up apps are baked... Read more

How to build your own TV package and ditch the monthly bills

How to build your own TV package and ditch the monthly bills

By Pocket-lint Promotion

It is inevitable that paid TV bills have been rising rapidly in recent times, especially with increasing numbers of TV channels and enlarged costs of sports rights. However, there are other options to a monthly TV subscription, ones that give you access... Read more

Freeview Play expands, Hisense, Toshiba, Sharp and Blaupunkt TVs join the party

Freeview Play expands, Hisense, Toshiba, Sharp and Blaupunkt TVs join the party

By Rik Henderson

The amount of devices compatible with Freeview Play is set to expand greatly with four new manufacturers jumping on board.From next year, televisions from Hisense, Sharp, Toshiba and Blaupunkt will come with the Freeview Play catch-up service. They join... Read more

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

By Rik Henderson

Television manufacturers release new models at least twice a year and the technology in their latest sets is constantly improving. It can be hard to keep up at times.Even if you've bought a new TV recently, you might not know what it is truly capable... Read more

Buying a new TV? Here's what to look for

Buying a new TV? Here's what to look for

By Rik Henderson

With Christmas looming and a feast of entertainment about to arrive, you might be thinking of upgrading your television soon.You might have already heard a lot about 4K and have decided that, with plenty of Ultra HD content becoming available, now's... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

By Rik Henderson

When looking for something to watch it's worth remembering that with Freeview Play you can easily find shows that have been on in the last seven days, without having to go through a multitude of different streaming apps.TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and more

By Rik Henderson

Freeview Play TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment kit give you the option to scroll back through the electronic programme guide and catch-up on shows you might have missed the previous week.All you have to do it click on the show and it will open... Read more

Did you know you now get Channel 5 HD on Freeview?

Did you know you now get Channel 5 HD on Freeview?

By Rik Henderson

As of yesterday, Channel 5 HD is now in the line-up of free-to-air high definition stations. It has been added to the Freeview electronic programme guide and is available to all TVs, set-top-boxes and entertainment devices that support Freeview HD.Freeview... Read more

Freeview Play to get even better with UKTV support

Freeview Play to get even better with UKTV support

By Rik Henderson

UKTV, which runs British channels Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama, is adding its app to those that work with Freeview Play - the free digital TV catch-up TV service.It effectively means that owners of Freeview Play-enabled TVs or set-top-boxes will... Read more

Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

By Rik Henderson

Freeview has announced when the first devices to sport Freeview Play will start to hit the market. It is coming in October.The first sets to be launched with Freeview Play on board are coming from Panasonic. Its 2015 line-up of Viera TVs, which have been... Read more

Freeview Play takes on YouView, adds catch-up directly in EPG

Freeview Play takes on YouView, adds catch-up directly in EPG

By Luke Edwards

Freeview has announced its newly rebranded service, Freeview Play. By adding catch-up TV into the EPG it aims to take on YouView, Sky and Virgin.Freeview Play will appear on new TVs and set-top boxes allowing them to offer catch-up TV via the internet... Read more

Freeview to tackle YouView threat by developing new connected TV service

Freeview to tackle YouView threat by developing new connected TV service

By Rik Henderson

Freeview and Digital UK are partnering to develop a new Freeview-branded connected TV service that will offer free-to-air TV channels alongside on-demand and catch-up TV platforms in order to combat the rise of YouView.The service will be free to use... Read more

Freesat launches iOS app for viewing control and remote recording

Freesat launches iOS app for viewing control and remote recording

By Luke Edwards

Freesat has announced an iOS companion app for the set-top box.The Freesat app, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, will be more than just a TV guide - it's also a TV remote for your online-connected box.Using the app's Roll Back TV Guide you can view TV... Read more

Tablet TV: watch and record TV on your tablet anywhere without plugging anything in

Tablet TV: watch and record TV on your tablet anywhere without plugging anything in

By Luke Edwards

Watching live digital TV on your tablet right now could be easier, it could be wireless, and it could be all HD with recording options.At the moment Elgato offers a TV tuner you can plug into your tablet, but Motive Television and Granite Broadcasting... Read more

VuTV brings premium channels to Freeview TV for £6.99 a month

VuTV brings premium channels to Freeview TV for £6.99 a month

By Luke Edwards

If you have Freeview and want a little more but don’t want to splurge on Sky or Cable, VuTV is here for you. A happy middle ground is offered by VuTV in a simple to set up way. All you need to do it sign up for £6.99 a month then watch the extra content... Read more

10 new HD channels could launch on Freeview in 2014

10 new HD channels could launch on Freeview in 2014

By Rik Henderson

Ofcom, the UK's independent communications regulator, has announced that some of the bandwidth freed after the digital switchover was completed at the end of last year can now be allocated to new terrestrial high-definition TV channels.This means that... Read more

Freeview does a YouView, adds catch-up links to online EPG

Freeview does a YouView, adds catch-up links to online EPG

By Chris Hall

Freeview wants to get in on the catch-up action offered by YouView and has incorporated links to relevant services into its online programme guide.The Freeview website now offers scrolling back in time, so you can flick back, check out what you missed... Read more

Age of analogue is over... Digital TV switchover complete

Age of analogue is over... Digital TV switchover complete

By Rik Henderson

That's that then. Starting in Whitehaven, Cumbria, at the back end of 2007, it has taken five years to complete the UK's digital TV switchover, with the Divis transmitter, just outside Belfast, having its analogue broadcasts turned off for the very last... Read more

EchoStar announces slimmest Freeview HD box

EchoStar announces slimmest Freeview HD box

By Ian Morris

With analogue TV going the way of the dodo in the UK, there is presumably a lot of demand for people who are still enjoying their old, analogue-only TVs, but would like to watch more than just snow when the last UK region switches later this year. Now... Read more

UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

By Paul Lamkin

The UK's 4G launch has hit another bump in the road, with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) telling the BBC that up to 900,000 homes could need filters installed to prevent Freeview TV interference from LTE mobile signals.Culture Minister... Read more

Freeview HD TV Guide app now on Android and iPad in time for final digital switchover

Freeview HD TV Guide app now on Android and iPad in time for final digital switchover

By Rik Henderson

24 October 2012 (a year on Monday) marks the last day in the extensive digital television switchover process as the final analogue TV signal is due to be turned off, and Freeview, the UK's free TV service is celebrating the "one year to go" anniversary... Read more

24 October 2012: The day analogue TV in UK dies

24 October 2012: The day analogue TV in UK dies

By Stuart Miles

Quick, grab your diaries, you’ve got a new date to jot down: 24 October 2012.That’s the date the UK’s analogue TV era will come to an end, 80 years after the first experimental broadcasts, as the old five-channel system will be switched off for... Read more

Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview

Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview

By Paul Lamkin

Ofcom has invited applications from commercial public service broadcasters for this fifth HD slot on Freeview.The move opens the door for Channel 5 to make the Freeview HD plunge, 18 months or so after it ballsed up its last attempt by not providing a... Read more

Freeview HD nearing 2m boxes and TVs sold milestone

Freeview HD nearing 2m boxes and TVs sold milestone

By Stuart Miles

Bought a Freeview HD box or Freeview HD TV recently? Then you’re not alone. According to the latest figures out, the combined total of Freeview HD boxes and TV sold into homes in the UK is about to pass the 2 million marker.Alix Pryde, the director... Read more

ITV+1 to broadcast on Freeview

ITV+1 to broadcast on Freeview

By Paul Lamkin

Freeview has announced that it will begin broadcasting ITV+1 on 11 January, on channel 33.The move comes on a day when the terrestrial channel announced major a major reshuffle behind the scenes to bring creative and commercial activities together.Like... Read more

Equinux Tizi iPad Freeview transmitter hands on

Equinux Tizi iPad Freeview transmitter hands on

By Paul Lamkin

Earlier this month, German company Equinux unleashed its Tizi device, bringing live TV slap bang to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.  Well, we say slap bang - it all depends on what sort of DVB-T/TNT/DTT Freeview reception you can pick up from its highly... Read more

Equinux Tizi puts Freeview on your iPhone and iPad

Equinux Tizi puts Freeview on your iPhone and iPad

By Paul Lamkin

German company Equinux is all set to unleash its Tizi device, bringing live TV slap bang to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. And we're not dealing with internet streaming video content here, we're talking digital Freeview on your iDevice. Pocket-lint... Read more

Watch Freeview TV on an iPad or two - care of AverMedia HomeFree Duet and app

Watch Freeview TV on an iPad or two - care of AverMedia HomeFree Duet and app

By Rik Henderson

AverMedia is soon to launch a Freeview TV streaming device that can hook up to PCs and, most intriguingly, Apple's iPad. And, because it contains two DVB-T tuners, two iPads, two PCs, or an iPad and a PC can be connected at the same time.The HomeFree... Read more

APP OF THE DAY - Freeview HD

APP OF THE DAY - Freeview HD

By Ben Crompton

Some things in life are pretty much dead certs, unquestionable truths if you will: the sun rises and sets, throw a ball into the air and gravity will do its best to drag it back down to earth, the moon is made of cheese, and App Of The Day will bring... Read more

Happy talk: The world's first speaking Freeview box lands

Happy talk: The world's first speaking Freeview box lands

By Paul Lamkin

Smart Talk and Goodmans have launched the world's first talking Freeview set top box, offering a useful text-to-speech option for users that struggle with on screen words.The TTS capabilities are aimed squarely at groups such as the elderly, blind or... Read more

AVerTV Volar Black HD A850: Freeview on the go

AVerTV Volar Black HD A850: Freeview on the go

By Paul Lamkin

AVerMedia, manufacturer of a range of USB TV Tuners and a company that has a nonchalant disregard to the grammatical establishment of upper and lower case letters, has announced the UK launch of its AVerTV Volar Black HD A850 USB tuner.The A850 is a DVB-T1... Read more

Digital Stream DHR8203U Freeview HD recorder
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Digital Stream DHR8203U Freeview HD recorder

By Jason Denwood

Freeview HD has hit the headlines, but as for "World Cup recorders" there's scant few available on the new platform, making Digital Stream's debut DHR8203U something quite special - and not only because of its uniqueness.In fact Digital Stream's only... Read more

TVCatchup brings Freeview to your iPad

TVCatchup brings Freeview to your iPad

By Stuart Miles

TVCatchup, the online service that lets you stream Freeview television stations to your computer and iPhone has just launched an iPad friendly version of the site.Although claiming to be in "beta" the new service, which requires you to login (don't worry... Read more

AVerMedia plans to keep families talking this summer

AVerMedia plans to keep families talking this summer

By Paul Lamkin

The World Cup this summer means that ITV and the Beeb are going to be pretty football heavy. Take a look at our guide to see just how many games are being shown. AVerMedia has realised that this may bring families to breaking point as arguments about... Read more

Freeview HD: The set-top boxes

Freeview HD: The set-top boxes

By Chris Hall

Freeview HD is now official, although we know you Pocket-linters will have been following the move of HD into the broadcast spectrum for some time.Last month we brought you a comprehensive run down of Freeview HD-equipped TVs and today the "supply chain"... Read more

Freeview HD now official, Channel 4 HD joins the party

Freeview HD now official, Channel 4 HD joins the party

By Chris Hall

Despite having been available for a couple of months to some viewers, Freeview HD was officially launched today, bringing subscription-free high definition broadcast television to millions in the UK. Those who have been following the launch of Freeview... Read more

Grundig and Goodmans enter Freeview HD market

Grundig and Goodmans enter Freeview HD market

By Stuart Miles

Grundig and Goodmans have announced they are launching Freeview HD Digital set top boxes in time for the World Cup.With nearly 50% of UK homes able to receive Freeview HD by the time the 2010 World Cup kicks off, consumers looking to actually finally... Read more

3view set top box merges Freeview HD with On demand services

3view set top box merges Freeview HD with On demand services

By Stuart Miles

First announced in December, a new set top box is promising to revolutionise our TVs is to go up for pre-order at the beginning of April.Made by 3view, the new "connected set-top box" packs together free HD terrestrial TV, Sky Player, YouTube, Twitter,... Read more

Philips and Pace launch Freeview HD receiver and PVR

Philips and Pace launch Freeview HD receiver and PVR

By Dan Sung

The maker of the Sky+ box, Pace, has launched a pair of Freeview HD set-toppers in conjunction with Philips which will be out well in time for this summer's World Cup.The UK company has come up with the Philips DTR5520 Freeview HD receiver and the Philips... Read more

Premiership could be heading to Freeview

Premiership could be heading to Freeview

By Stuart Miles

Footie fans could find themselves watching Premiership football next season via Sky Sports without having a satellite dish or subscription package with Sky.Ofcom is expected to try and force Sky to offer its Sky Sports and Sky Movie packages to other... Read more

What the hell is Freeview HD?

What the hell is Freeview HD?

By Dan Sung

Cast your minds back to the end of September 2009 and the big day for the country dubbed "Retune". Yes, that was fun, wasn't it? Stepping round the risk of asking if everyone managed to get their channels back and their equipment working again, it might... Read more

Freeview HD: The TVs you’ll need

Freeview HD: The TVs you’ll need

By Jamie Carter

If you've got money to burn, Sky+ HD is where to head for myriad high-definition TV channels. But the arrival of Freeview HD looks set to put the high-def cat amongst the broadcast pigeons - for the summer months, at least. The reason, of course, is the... Read more

Freeview offers free iPhone app

Freeview offers free iPhone app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Freeview has announced it is offering iPhone and iPod touch owners a new app to help them plan their TV viewing whilst on the go with instant access to the Freeview programme guide, including HD channels and over 50 Freeview channels.   Features including... Read more

UK's first internet-connected Freeview HD set-top box announced

UK's first internet-connected Freeview HD set-top box announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

3view has announced the launch of the world's first internet-connected HD set-top box with free-to-air capabilities.    Ahead of Humax's unveiling of a similarly HD effort, the new set-top box will mean consumers can tune into the coming-soon high definition... Read more

Freeview HD transmitters switched on

Freeview HD transmitters switched on

By Duncan Geere

The first transmitters for Freeview HD have been switched on at the Crystal Palace and Winter Hill transmitting stations in what's being described by engineers as a "technical launch" ahead of the widespread availability of the service early in 2010.That... Read more

Packard Bell announces oneTwo touchscreen all-in-one desktop PCs

Packard Bell announces oneTwo touchscreen all-in-one desktop PCs

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Packard Bell has announced its oneTwo series of all-in-one touchscreen Windows 7 desktop PCs that offer a digital TV tuner built-in. The all-in-one devices, with a "space-saving design and a single power-cord" combine a PC and a TV in a 20-inch 1600 x... Read more