Freeview reveals new Freeview Play devices

Freeview Play on Panasonic Image SideFree-to-view UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview has revealed a range of new devices that Freeview Play, its recently-launched on-demand offering, will be available on over the coming months.

Freeview Play will launch on Blaupunkt, Hisense, Sharp Aquos and  devices in the coming months, adding to the list of 20 brands that already support the service.

Freeview Play compatible Blaupunkt, Hisense, Sharp Aquos and Toshiba TVs will be available in 2017.

Existing leading Freeview Play suppliers include Panasonic, Humax, LG and JVC.

Freeview Play brings an enhanced EPG to TVs and set-top boxes, allowing viewers to access catch-up programming from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play by scrolling back through the TV guide. Additional on-demand content is also available from the Freeview Play apps page on compatible devices.

“I’m delighted to welcome Blaupunkt, Hisense, Sharp and Toshiba to the Freeview Play platform. With these new manufacturers on board, Freeview Play has become the most-widely adopted catch-up TV platform in the UK, which is no mean feat in just over a year,” said Guy North, managing director of Freeview.

“Freeview Play now has the content, functionality and distribution to really deliver scale in the TV market, meaning we are well on our way to achieving our ambition of making connected viewing accessible and affordable for everyone.”