Menu buttonMENU    UK Free TV logo Help!



Click to see updates
To join, leave or change updates by email, enter your email address here:

Nine new ways UK Free TV makes your life better

Upgrade! There have been a number of fixes and upgrades to the site whilst it was in the process of being migrated from the old server. Which one is your favourite? ——— 5 comments “The all channels page.If I click on Show everything or Just on Freeview or Just on Freesat or Just on Sky the page reloads and always shows Show”- Mark A

New secure server for UK Free TV

We have - at last - come to join in the world of HTTPS everywhere. This means UK Free TV can continue to provide location-based mapping, to be seen of kindly by Google as well as provide more security for the visitors.


Lots of ways UK Free TV is little bit better today

I am taking the opportunity of being bed-ridden for at least six weeks to sort out some upgrades, updates and bug fixes for this our 13 year old website. Here is what I have done.

23 comments “Hi Brian. I am using the latest version of Firefox, which is 46.0.1 at the time of writing, and I am very pleased to say that all of your improvements”- Richard Cooper

I would like you to know why Briantist has not been posting on UK Free TV

During the 13 years I have been providing the UK Free TV web site, I always endeavoured to keep my personal life separate from goings on in the world of free-to-air television and radio.

12 comments “And from me, Brian. We all hope 2016 will restore you to vigorous health and activity!”- michael

Four ways that UK Free TV maps are better than they were last week

The maps on UK Free TV are provided by the Google Maps API, which is enhanced by a dedicated server that generates the TV transmissions overlays. Over the last week I have also totally rewritten the code that generates all these maps. This was done to have them all generated by the same code, which means I could then improve all the maps at one.

9 comments “Aerialman: The trouble is that there is no official published list of COM7 power levels. The only way to find out at present is to use Digital UK s co”- Mike Dimmick is managed by Brian Butterworth

We are independent and do not wish to be confused with Freesat from Sky or Freeview

44 comments “Bob: Check your signal strength on both the Humax and the Sony. My Sony PVR is pretty sensitive, but very robust about high signal strength - its will”- MikeB

ITV network - regional clean up

As ITV1 becomes ITV, I have taken the opportunity to bring the ITV network up to date on UK Free TV.

14 comments “How do these micro regions work? I thought the ITV regional news went out live.I have before switched between different micro regions on my Sky b”- Stuart Owens

Upgrade to transmitter coverage maps - now showing potential interference areas

Many of the pages on UK Free TV show coverage maps for the UK's network of Freeview transmitters - these are now showing additional information.

22 comments “barry swain : Hi, Barry. I m afraid we can t tell you the reason for your not being able to update your box unless you can tell us the make and model ”- Richard Cooper

Privacy policy

Read our policy for personal information and about computer cookies when you use

84 comments “Free Channels:We are not missing any tricks. We contributors know that any Freesat set top box will receive all the free-to-air programming offere”- MikeP

How many Freeview, Freesat, Sky and cable homes are there in the UK?

Ever wondered how many homes in the UK use the various different free-to-air and pay-TV platforms? Are there really four times as many Freeview-only homes as Sky-only ones?

23 comments “MikeP: Thats the situation I was referring to - I dont expect the figures of Sky 1 to be as high as BBC1 overall (because 3/4 of us cannot get it), bu”- MikeB

ITV and BBC regional TV maps - now with colour (again)

I have reintroduced the colourful "all regions" overview maps for the BBC and ITV television services, and also split the transmitter, BBC and ITV regions into separate pages.

9 comments “Hi Brian, Oliver s Mount is shown as Freeview Lite. It s a main transmitter or was classed as one? Has all the channels and one relay I think. ”- Phil