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3 Million Freeview HD Devices Sold Till Date

Freeview is celebrating as it has crossed a major product milestone. This week it revealed that 3 million units of Freeview HD devices have been sold till date while the majority of these devices are television sets.

Freeview is Britain's biggest free-to-air digital TV service that has made its place in almost eighteen million homes all around UK.

Freeview HD was first launched in UK in March 2010, since then a huge number of HDTV displays as well as set-top boxes that have the capacity to receive HD service have been sold.

According to facts, till the end of September this year total 3.1 million units of Freeview HD products have been purchased by Britons and out of these 90 percent were TV sets which have integrated Freeview HD tuner.

On the Freeview platform, at present there are four HD channels available which are BBC1 HD, BBC HD, Channel 4 HD and ITV HD.

The next HD channel is scheduled to be released in April, 2012 by Freeview.

Managing Director of Freeview, IIse Howling said, "Breaking through the three million sales barrier is huge achievement for Freeview HD. We're seeing a shift in what viewers want from their TV provider," reported the Digital TV (opens in new tab) Europe website.

Ravi Mandalia

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