What, in layman’s terms is Freeview HD? There’s been a lot of min-information bandied about and some people – specially older – have become fairly confused about the whole “Digital switchover” thing as well.
Basically Freeview HD does just what it says on the box. It is the name of the UK’s ““free to air” service on the Digital Terrestrial Television platform.” Five separate companies hold equal shares in the company – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. That’s why you can always see these channels free to air, some of their subsidiaries, and no others. One of the misnomers going the rounds is that a special digital TV receiver is required, but it isn’t. TV either analogue or digital needs an aerial – but not a special one. [Read more...]