What is Sky and Digital TV freeview ?

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What is Sky TV?

Sky Digital is the UK's number 1 digital television platform, with over 300 channels in perfect digital quality. Sky digital's EPG makes watching digital television easy, with Sky Digital's EPG you never have to miss a digital television program again.


For those who are comfortable in the director's chair, Sky Digital has up to 100 movies a day. If getting the action from close to the touchline is important, there are five Sky Sports channels. And with 11 kids' channels and more, you get the widest choice with Sky Digital.


Whichever way you look at it Sky World is a great entertainment package, but at £40 a month is it great value? Other Sky packages start from £13.50 a month.


You want to get the most out of digital TV and Sky Digital gives you the power. Select the best of what's on via the on-screen guide. Set reminders of upcoming programmes or use the parental lock function to restrict kids watching unsuitable programmes. 

Sky Subscription packages

Sky Digital has 96 different packages for you to choose from.

What is Digital TV Freeview?

What is Freeview?

Freeview is the new, free digital service providing up to 30 free digital TV channels, over 20 radio digital radio stations plus a new whole world of interactive services. It’s broadcast from transmitters and received via a rooftop aerial.

It works like traditional TV but because the signals are Digital you need a box to convert them. This means more channels can be transmitted with extra features such as interactivity and widescreen pictures.

What Channels Can I Get?

There are a wide variety of channels available for free viewing:

BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, ITV1, ITV2, Channel4, Five, FTN, UK History, UK Bright Ideas, Sky Travel, QVC, TV Travel Shop, Bid-Up TV, TMF, The Hits, ITV News, Sky News, BBC News 24, CBeebies, BBC Parliament, Community Channel, Teletext and BBCi.

Plus a wide selection of digital radio stations:

BBC6 Music, BBC7, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC World Service, Smash Hits Radio, Kerrang, BBC 1Xtra, Kiss, Oneword, Jazz FM, Five Live Sports, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4.

Which ever way you look at it, freeview has to be good value, its free!

You can also subscibe to extra channels with the new Top Up TV service.

Can I receive Freeview?

You will need to check your post code before purchasing a Freeview Set Top Box, check it on freeview's website.


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