Thursday 1 January 2004 9.30pm
In response to Hilary's question in this thread
Freeview is the marketing name for digital terrestrial television (ie digital TV received through a normal TV aerial).
You pay a one-off fee for a set-top box (these start from as little as £40 these days, but £60-100 is more normal) and get about 30 TV channels plus various radio stations - you can find the whole lineup at http://www.freeview.co.uk
The channels include the BBC digital services (BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC News 24, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC Parliament) as well as various commercial channels including ITV2, the ITV News Channel, Sky News and Sky Travel, as well as an assortment of shopping channels.