Freeview Timeline

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  1. 19-08-2002 BBC names digital service

    The BBC is to call its new digital TV service, which launches in the autumn, Freeview.

  2. 30-09-2002 Freeview tests

    Three test channels had appeared on this day, one on each of the multiplexes B, C and D. The channels appeared on most set-top boxes as blue screens, however, the Pace DTVA instead display black screens.
  3. 29-10-2002 Third time lucky for Freeview?

    When Britain's digital terrestrial television network first launched almost exactly four years ago the occasion was marked in spectacular style.
  4. 27-01-2005 Bidding war over Freeview slot begins

    The bidding battle for a new Freeview channel has commenced. Reports say ITV and Channel 4 are both considering multi-million pound offers for the newly created channel slot, which is being sold by Freeview co-owner Crown Castle UK.

  5. 04-03-2005 Crown Castle frees new Freeview slot

    As Crown Castle prepares to announce the winner of its spare channel slot on the digital terrestrial platform, the Freeview co-owner is said to be ready to invite bids for another new channel.

  6. 14-03-2005 Freeview invites ITV and C4 to take stakes

    Freeview's backers, the BBC, BSkyB and Crown Castle, have said they would welcome ITV and Channel Four as additional stakeholders in Britain's fast-growing digital terrestrial platform.

  7. 26-04-2005 Channel 4 to Launch E4 on Freeview

    Channel 4 has today confirmed that it will launch its digital entertainment channel, E4, on the Freeview platform to coincide with the start of the sixth series of Big Brother at the end of May.

  8. 02-05-2005 Men & Motors launches on Freeview

    At 11am this morning, Men & Motors launched on Freeview LCN 38.

  9. 10-10-2005 ITV, C4 'poised to join Freeview consortium'

    ITV and Channel 4 are expected to announce they are joining the BBC, Sky and Crown Castle UK in DTV Services, the company that markets Freeview.

  10. 12-10-2005 ITV and Channel 4 join the Freeview consortium

    DTV Services Limited (DTVSL), the consortium which owns and markets Freeview, the fast-growing free digital terrestrial TV service, today announced it has two new shareholders: ITV and Channel 4. As of October 11, ITV and Channel 4 are equal shareholders in the DTVSL consortium, each taking a 20% stake alongside the three founding shareholders: BBC, BSkyB and National Grid Wireless (formerly Crown Castle UK).

  11. 31-10-2005 Sky Three Launches

    At 5pm today, on the Freeview platform, Sky Travel was replaced with Sky Three, a new entertainment channel from Sky.

  12. 29-11-2005 Channel 4 buys new Freeview slot

    Channel 4 has purchased a new slot on the non-subscription digital terrestrial service Freeview.