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Digital Aerials Bristol – Find Out More About Our Freeview Services


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Freeview is a service that has vastly improved in popularity – especially over the last few years. With the amount of popularity that Freeview has received and the preference for Freeview & streaming services over subscription-based services. Due to the fact that subscription-based services can also be added additionally to Freeview which allows viewers to choose what they pay for – this has paved the way for an explosion in the interest surrounding Freeview.


Digital aerials are required to enjoy Freeview and Freeview services. We offer digital aerials in Bristol for our clients. Arranging for the installation of a digital aerial will allow you to enjoy Freeview as well as install a Freeview top box to enjoy digital & Freeview services. If you are interested in Freeview – digital aerial installation or other information on our digital aerial services then read on to find out more!


What is Freeview?


Freeview is the UK’s digital terrestrial TV service which is delivered to your home via a digital television aerial. Typically – Freeview top boxes are used to allow access to Freeview along with a digital television aerial although modern Smart TVs can also come equipped with an inbuilt Freeview top box which allows for integration with your aerial. Freeview offers the standard definition networks as well as 15 HD channels. With a choice of 70 channels including BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well as more than 30 radio stations. With the HD channels that are available as well as a large majority of the nations favourite channels – Freeview is the perfect solution for many families.


To enjoy Freeview – you will require a functional digital TV aerial as well as the relevant Freeview top box or Smart TV. The only costs are the purchasing of a Freeview top box as well as the installation of a digital TV aerial (if you do not have an aerial currently installed) and then you are able to enjoy subscription free television. You will not have to pay any additional costs other than a television license if you are looking to watch BBC services or BBC iplayer. 


Subscription vs Freeview – The Debate


There has long been a debate around which service is better in terms of costs or the amount of television that you gain access to. Subscription-based television services have always used special promotional events – sporting events/channel subscriptions as well as additional exclusive channels or content in order to gain viewership. On the flip-side of the argument, the nation’s favourite programmes are overwhelmingly broadcast on free channels that are available with a Freeview subscription and certain major sporting events are always shown free of charge. Major public events are broadcast on free channels so for the average sporting fan, free channels more than likely provide the sporting coverage that you may need. The world of sport is a great example which was emphasised when streaming services started to gain huge momentum.


Streaming Services Enter the Mix


You are more than likely familiar with streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Video and these have become highly popular avenues for people across the nation to watch their favourite programmes and streaming exclusives. Streaming with iPlayer and other online catchup portals has also changed the way that people watch their favourite TV programmes – as they are able to watch anytime after a show has been broadcast.


Many Freeview top boxes such as Humax Freeview boxes offer Freeview as well as streaming services that are integrated into the unit. Smart TVs also often have streaming facilities installed which allows you to connect to your favourite streaming services with an internet connection. 


Does Freeview Mean No Subscriptions are Available?


Freeview is free apart from the cost of installing your TV Aerial and Freeview box. However, you may be asking if this means that there are no subscriptions available. One of the other additional benefits of switching to Freeview is that you are able to enjoy subscription-based services should you wish to choose these and you do not have to purchase a blanket subscription to enjoy your favourite selected subscription service or channel. This can be combined with your streaming subscription to give you a bespoke package that you can enjoy and that is tailored to you.


So Why are Full Subscriptions Available if You Can Choose Certain Subscriptions?


Subscription-based packages are often advertised with the ability to enjoy a large variety of different channels that are not available on free services. However – when you break down the channels that are available – you will likely find that you are not fully using the service. If your subscription includes a variety of different channels that you find that you are not using then you may be able to save money by switching to Freeview and choosing specific subscriptions should you need this. As most Freeview top boxes and many Smart TVs come equipped with options to watch streaming platforms & Freeview channels as well as selected subscriptions – many opt for this option compared to a traditional subscription.


How Can I Arrange for a Digital Aerial Installation?


two birds sitting on TV aerial


If you have television points already installed in your property – this may not necessarily mean that you have an aerial installed. If you do not have a television aerial installed then you can go ahead and arrange for the installation of a digital TV aerial. Our local team of digital aerial installers are available to help install your next or new digital aerial. We are also specialists in the repair and maintenance of aerials so we are able to arrange for this should you require this. 

It’s a better time than ever to make the switch to Freeview and we are available to help should you be looking to make the switch. If you want to find out more information on Freeview – making the change from your current subscription or need to arrange for a digital aerial installation then get in touch with a member of our team today. Enquire with our team using an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 0800 195 8056


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