UK Radio Portal is launching on Freeview channel 277, on Wednesday 21st September 2022

As a new generation and resurgence of local radio stations take to the airwaves across the country,
UKRP brings together an extensive variety of radio stations from the UK & beyond to your Freeview Internet connected Smart TV

Meridian (South Coast)
Meridian (South Coast)
Meridian (South Coast)
Anglia (East)
Anglia (East)
Scotland (Central Belt)
Scotland (Central Belt)
Granada
Granada
Tyne Tees
Tyne Tees
Yorkshire (East)
Yorkshire (East)

UK Radio Portal (UKRP) is a groundbreaking and innovative new interactive TV service designed to bring an extensive variety of Internet delivered radio channels to the UK Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) Freeview network via an easy-to-use interface accessible from the Freeview Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

The service works on compatible Internet connected Smart TV’s, (such as Freeview Play), allowing consumers to access a wide variety of local, regional, national & international radio services without without forcing them to leave the familiar surroundings of their main TV screen and Freeview menu.

Underpinned by a global technology harmonisation initiative called HbbTV (Hybrid broadcast broadband TV), UK Radio Portal is an innovative Hybrid TV service that uses broadcast and broadband Internet to deliver radio services to consumers through connected TVs and set‐top boxes.

Newer devices supporting Freeview Play are built on HbbTV standards, allowing consumers to access enhanced interactive features such as red or green button services. 

In October 2021, Freeview announced that Freeview Play was now used in over 10 million homes. This followed sales of over 14 million devices, cementing its position as the fastest growing TV platform in the UK.

Freeview Play is built into the majority of new TVs and available to viewers for free, with no monthly fees or joining costs. The platform provides over 80 live TV channels alongside on-demand players such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, STV Player, BBC Sounds and more – and of course, UK Radio Portal on channel 277.

To access UK Radio Portal on Freeview channel 277, please ensure that you have the following:

  • A compatible Freeview TV or set-top-box
  • A broadband Internet connection of minimum 2Mbps
  • A TV or set-top-box that is connected to the Internet
  • A TV or set-top-box that is connected to a UK Freeview/DTT (Digital Terrestrial TV) aerial

Please note, UK Radio Portal is has been re-scheduled for launch on 21st September 2022.  We will update this website with more information as soon as we have it, but if you are a radio station interested in joining UKRP in time for our launch date, please contact us now.


Whilst all radio stations on the UK Radio Portal are asked to comply with the UK OfCom Broadcast Code, there is a risk that some unregulated content may be present since some radio stations are not licensed by OfCom.  For this reason, we request that viewers/listeners proceed with caution, thus the cautionary messages being also present on compatible TV screens.

For more information, please visit: https://ofcom.org.uk/dtt-ip-content