Digital terrestrial television service in the UK.
Freeview is the trade name for the free-to-air Digital Terrestrial Television or DTT service in the UK. The tradename is owned and promoted by DTV Services Limited, a joint venture between the BBC, BSkyB, ITV, Channel 4 and National Grid Wireless.
Freeview was formed after the collapse of ITV Digital. The Freeview consortium was awarded the licences for the multiplexes made available following the failure of the commercial operator. The multiplex licences are held by the BBC, ITV/Channel 4, SDN and National Grid Wireless.
The Freeview service provides access to a range of channels that can be received using a set-top box or an integrated digital television or ITDV through a conventional roof-top aerial.