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Virgin Media Viewers Revert to Coat Hanger Aerials to Watch TV

Freeview is a bit more popular now than it was until very recently, according to Freeview, which thinks that the collapse in the relationship between UKTV and Virgin Media is leading to more people investigating the legacy TV viewing method of doing it for free, terrestrially, via some old aerial that's been lying dormant in the loft for a couple of decades. Read More >>

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BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 are Investing £125 Million in Freeview, Lest They be Defeated by Streaming Rivals

The past few years have seen audience viewing habits change dramatically, with a switch from live or recorded TV to on-demand and streaming services that don't force viewers to adhere to a strict viewing schedule. But that's bad news for the traditional broadcasters, and to try and fight back against the forces of streaming services like Amazon and Netflix, Freeview is getting a £125 million investment. Read More >>

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Bad Weather Has Been Disrupting Freeview Broadcasts Across England

Are you off work today, and struggling to tune into whichever daytime TV programme takes your fancy? You're not alone. People have been reporting issues with Freeview broadcasts for the past 12 hours or so, venting their frustrations online. Freeview itself, however, isn't accepting any of the blame. It says the weather is the cause. Read More >>

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Your Smart TV Can Be Hacked With Fake Freeview Signals

A security researcher in Zürich has created a smart TV hack that can be executed remotely, and about 90% of current models are susceptible to it. Read More >>

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Freeview Play’s Catch-Up EPG Will Do Battle With YouView

With internet catch-up and streaming services eating into the TV viewing time of linear television, today has seen Freeview Play (the rebranded, reimagined Freeview) reveal its plan for its future EPG. Read More >>

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Freeview Announces YouView-Rivalling Catch-Up Service

Digital UK, the company responsible for Freeview, is looking to boost Freeview's fortunes by investing in a branded, integrated connected TV platform which would bring catch-up content to Freeview for the first time. Part of a £100 million deal backed by the BBC, Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and Arqiva, Freeview Connect won't be tied to a broadband provider and could be built into TVs as well as set-top boxes. Read More >>

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Are Mobile Networks Threatening the Future of Freeview?

Freeview is brilliant for those of us who want more than five channels, but don't want to pay for a premium television subscription. Sadly the service might go the way of BBC Three, and it's all thanks to mobile phone networks. Read More >>

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BBC Trust Stresses Over YouView Subscriptions and Sky Channel Listing Fees

The BBC's core concept of providing free-to-air TV is being eroded by platforms like YouView, with the BBC Trust concerned that commercial companies are using the BBC's content as a way of convincing viewers to take out subscriptions. Read More >>

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BBC’s Five New-ish HD Channels Arrive on December 10th

Five "new" HD channels from the BBC are scheduled to appear tomorrow, when BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD go live. Same stuff, but now with a minimum guaranteed number of pixels. Read More >>

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Our 4G Bands Are Now Free of Legacy TV and Ready for Mobile Networks

Today sees the UK's radio spectrum cleaned up and completely ready for the arrival of 4G networks (ahead of schedule), thanks to the last few old Freeview masts in Scotland switching over to their new digital bands and away from 800MHz. So... where are all the new 4G networks then? Read More >>

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Sony Manages to Brick Yet More Devices

What the hell is Sony playing at right now? After bricking a tonne of PS3s, now Sony's managed to right-royally screw up a butt-load of people's Freeview boxes. What the hell Sony? Read More >>

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Yeah, 4G’s Probably Not Going to Nuke Your TV After All

After all the fear mongering that the wide-scale launch of 800MHz 4G in the UK would nuke all our Freeview TVs, blocking up airwaves and sending us back to the dark ages of televisual viewing, it seems it's really not that big a deal. Just 15 out of 200,000 homes in a test area saw any interference at all. Read More >>

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10 New HD Freeview Channels Coming to Sweeten 5G Terrestrial Retune

Plans to clear up the UK's airwaves once again to allow future 5G services are already underway, with Ofcom and the broadcasters hoping to tempt us to upgrade our kit well in advance by offering a range of new HD channels. Read More >>

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Mobile Networks Work to Plug Freeview Interference Hole Before Full 4G Launch

The UK's mobile networks have come together to help speed up the 4G launch in the UK, getting the team in place to sort out the potential nationwide nightmare of Freeview TV interference when the next-gen mobile service becomes more widespread. Read More >>

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Pure’s Getting Into Fancy Freeview Boxes

Pure's made the leap from making digital radios to the exciting world of Freeview+ HD boxes. I know what you're thinking, just another rubbish Freview box that you're probably not going to buy. But Pure might actually make a difference here with the Avalon 300R Connect. It's finally done what we've been craving for ages, spent time on the interface and made it slick and fast. Read More >>