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Freewire Television
Type IPTV, VOIP and Broadband provider
Industry Media & telecommunications
Headquarters Abercynon, Wales, UK
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 TalkTalk TV. Freewire Television is available at around 100,000 student rooms across the UK.[1]

Success within the IPTV market has led Freewire to expand into telecommunications and broadband.


  • Universities receiving Freewire TV 1
  • Freewire subscription TV services 2
  • Other products 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

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! gives users another 21 channels, including FX, Living TV, Bloomberg, MTV and National Geographic.[2] 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 $140 million deal with Cable and Wireless.[3]


  1. ^ "40,000 sign up to Inuk Networks Freewire TV". Comms Express. 25 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Setanta kicks off Freewire premium tie". Broadband TV News. 5 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Cable & Wireless & Inuk Networks Launch UK's First National IPTV Service". Web TV Wire. 9 July 2007. 

External links

  • Freewire Homepage
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