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Freewire Television
Type IPTV, VOIP and Broadband provider
Headquarters United Kingdom Abercynon
Industry Media & Telecommunications
Products Free IPTV Channels, Subscription IPTV channels, VOIP and Broadband

Freewire is an internet based television service (IPTV) originally specifically targeted at students through University portals and networks. Freewire Television now reaches around 40,000 students at a variety of locations in the country, and in the process became the largest IPTV service ahead of BT Vision and Tiscali TV. Freewire Television is available at around 100,000 student rooms across the UK[1].

Success with in the IPTV market has led Freewire to expand into Telecommunications and Broadband.


List of Freewire TV Channels

Universities Receiving Freewire TV

Freewire Subscription TV Services

While the main freewire TV service is free in a similar fashion to Freeview, Freewire offer a range of subscription services. Freewire Extra! is a £7.82 per month subscription giving users another 21 channels, including FX, Living TV, Bloomberg, MTV and National Geographic[2]. Freewire Sports is a package designed around Setanta Sports, offering a range of sporting channels including Setanta Sports 2 and Setana Sports Golf for £4.88 per month. If users wants Setanta's premium channel, Setanta Sports 1 they must buy the Extra! package too. The final package offered is entitled Freewire International and offers a range of foreign language and culture entertainment, sport, music and movie channels. The subscription system for this pack is pay for what you want.

Other Products

Alongside their popular IPTV service, Freewire have also launched a telephone and broadband service designed to attract students with its low prices. The phone service was the first VOIP service to be launched in residential marketing, with Inuk the owners of Freewire doing a $140million deal with Cable and Wireless[3].


External links

  • [1], Freewire Homepage


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