Top Definition
Any non-satelite, non cable TV station that is free-to-air.
"Have you seen the latest episode of the exciting TV serial Lost"
"no, I'll have to wait until it comes on the council telly"
by Sean McB September 29, 2007
Television channels you get without a cable or satellite TV subscription. So named because even those poor enough to live in council (local authority) housing are able to view it.
My Sky box has died - let's see what's on the council telly tonight.
by Neeel September 27, 2007
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