Freeview boxing clever with connected TV bout

Freeview set-top company TVonics will use the internet port in some of its devices to stream live coverage of the WBO boxing title fight this Saturday.

The fight between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew from the Liverpool Echo Arena will be streamed live on Freeview channel 112 at 19:00 on Saturday via the internet port on TVonics’ high-definition products, the DTR HD500 and DTR Z500HD. It will be delivered via Frank Warren’s new boxing channel, BoxNation, which is usually only available to Sky and Virgin Media customers.

TVonics recently activated the IP connection on its latest HD DVRs, enabling the delivery of on-demand and catch-up services including the BBC’s iPlayer.

“Freeview users have been missing out on BoxNation, but that is set to change, said TVonics chief technology officer, Andy Carr. “Our latest generation of digital TV recorders give viewers the very best of traditional broadcast television and now they can also access high quality, on-demand content via the internet port. It’s the best of both worlds without having to shell out for pay-per-view.”

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