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Our History

Back in 2012 some of the UK’s best known Broadcasters and Broadband Internet companies got together to talk about TV and how they could make it better.

Everyone agreed there were frustrations – like missing a great show, or never being able to find something to watch – so we decided to do something about it. We combined simplicity and value with choice and convenience. No fuss, just a superb viewing experience. YouView was born.

Since then, we’ve unlocked a world of content and services for over three million households, combining Live TV and On Demand and cutting edge technology to bring our viewers the most brilliantly simple way to find and watch the TV they love.

As a joint venture between BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva, we’re naturally collaborative and open source – doing whatever it takes to transform and improve the daily viewing experience of UK audiences.

Our Journey

  • 2012

    YouView launches just before the Olympics

  • 2014

    Netflix launches on YouView

  • 2015

    YouView creates 1st UHD device in the UK

    YouView integrates with Sony Android TVs

  • 2016

    YouView upgrades all devices with Next Generation UI

  • 2017

    4 industry award wins

  • 2018

    Over 3 million devices across the UK

    420 million data points a day


Active YouView boxes in the UK

Award Winning

Best TV Platform

Contribution to User Experience

Best TV / Video service update or launch (silver)

Best Cloud based
video service

People’s Choice

Advanced TV Innovation
of the Year

TV, Film and Broadcasting Technology of the Year

Meet our Shareholders