– Freeview TV Channel Roll-out in Australia

Freeview ( is the brand given to the digital terrestrial television platform in Australia. It is intended to bring all free-to-air TV channels to a consistent marketing effort againts pay tv.


What is Freeview?

Freeview is already here. If you have a digital HD TV or a digital HD tuner or a digital HD set-top box, you are already connected.

Freeview is 29 free over-the-air channels to all digital TV sets across Australia and produce an  electronic program guide (EPG) so that viewers can see real-time program listings in a form of a separate Freeview TV channel.

Freeview Channels

How To Tune Up To Freeview

All you need is a digital TV set or a digital TV tuner. You don’t need anything special to tune up to Freeview – they are just like any other normal TV channels, but more, and some of them High Definition.

FreeviewPlus is a latest addition to the service which allows viewers to watch TV program outside of schedule, on demand. You’ll need a set-top box or a TV that supports the feature, and a good connection to the Internet. TV programs will be streamed online from the Internet.

First Channels

  1. The first new Freeview channel started on the 26th of March 2009 with Network Ten’s One sports Freeview channel.
  2. The second Freeview channel started on the 1st of June 2009. It is SBS Two. Third, GO Channel is launched on 9 August 2009.
  3. 7TWO, is the third standard definition Freeview channel, launched by the Seven Network on 1 November 2009 at 12pm.
  4. ABC3 – Children’s programs, is launched on the 4th of December 2009.

What you need to know

Well, first, it’s free. What it means is that if you have a digital HD TV tuner, you can tune in to new Freeview channels. If you do an automatic channel search, you should find all of the available “Freeview” tv channels.

What are the Freeview TV Channels?

Here is a list of Freeview TV Channels. More info can obviously be found at

Channel No. Name Type Resolution
1 ONE HD Sport 1080i HD
2 ABC1 General entertainment 576i SD
3 SBS One General entertainment 576i SD
7 Seven Digital General entertainment 576i SD
9 Nine Digital General entertainment 576i SD
10 Ten Digital General entertainment 576i SD
11 Eleven General 576i SD
12 ONE Same as One HD 576i SD
20 ABC HD No announced changes 720p HD
22 ABC2 General entertainment 576i SD
23 ABC3 Children’s programs 576i SD
24 ABC4 News Channel 720p HD
30 SBS HD No changes 720p HD
32 SBS Two General entertainment 576i SD
70 Seven HD 1080i HD
72 7TWO General entertainment 576i SD
73 7mate Youth Channel 1080i HD
90 Nine HD 1080i HD
99 GO! 576i SD

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The review " – Freeview TV Channel Roll-out in Australia" was last updated on 18/04/2015.

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