What is YouView?

YouView Basics

YouView offers 70 channels of live TV from Freeview (including 4 HD channels), plus loads of TV shows, series and films on-demand over Broadband.

YouView is a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva


What does YouView offer?

On-Demand: Access to over 5,000 TV shows and movies, whenever you want them

ScrollBack: Look back through seven days of TV shows, and get access to catch-up content from the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Channel 4’s 4oD and Demand 5.

Search: With so many live, recorded, catch-up and on-demand shows available, a good search is needed, and it’s part of YouView. Search by show name, film, actor or keyword.

HD Channels: Subscription free high-definition channels on offer are BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD (STV HD in Scotland, and Clirlun in Wales)

Record, Pause & Rewind TV: Take control of watching the 70 Freeview channels. You can record two different Freeview channels, whilst watching on-demand content. The first box on the market, the Humax DTR-T1000 can record  up to 300 hours of TV.

On-demand services offered by YouView

On-demand services offered by YouView


What can I watch?

  • 70 channels of TV (Freeview), including 4 HD channels
  • Catch-up TV from the last 7 days (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5)
  • Over 5,000 TV shows and Movies from the YouView library
  • Over 1,000 pay-to-view movies from NOW TV (Powered by Sky)


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2 comments on “What is YouView?
  1. David Webber says:

    Are there any plans to put Channel 5 HD and Sky Sports HD on youview

  2. John Pullen says:

    Can a SKY Wireless Connector be used with an EE Router to supply a BT You View box/ I have tried but will not connect. Works well with a long wire. Can you help please?

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