Connect TV

Arqiva adds channels to YouView Connect TV

Media services provider Arqiva has added a range of new channels to its Connect TV offering on the YouView platform in the UK. Arqiva has added thematic channels Motors TV, SonLife, RTDoc and Vintage TV to the platform. The channels have already been available as part of Arqiva’s Connect TV platform, which enables digital-terrestrial viewers […]

Connected TVs now in 42 million US homes

In the first quarter of the year, some 42 million homes in the US had a TV set that was connected to the internet, up from 36 million in Q1 2013, according to NPD. The research firm’s Connected Home Report said that most of the 6 million increase was driven by growth in the number […]

Two new channels for Arqiva’s Freeview OTT platform

Communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, is adding two channels to Connect TV, its IP content delivery platform for UK DTT service Freeview.  The channels, which are due to launch this month, are home shopping network The Jewellery Channel and a culture and entertainment channel aimed at the UK’s Chinese community, Propeller TV. Connect […]

Arqiva acquires Connect TV

UK broadcast services provider Arqiva has acquired Connect TV, the platform that brings OTT content to the UK’s Freeview platform. Arqiva operates the UK’s DTT network and said the acquisition would enable it to offer various connected TV services on the network. Connect TV brings internet-delivered content to the Freeview EPG. The service works on […]

Freeview HD to grow

Some 24.2 million UK homes will have Freeview HD compliant set-tops by 2014, with the number of set-tops and TVs in the market rising to 39.8 million by 2016, according to a report by Futuresource consulting for Freeview. YouView alternative Connect TV cited the research to highlight that its almost all UK homes would have […]

Connect TV offers 45 OTT Freeview channels

Connect TV, the platform that brings OTT content to the UK’s Freeview platform, has begun streaming the Racing UK channel, taking the total number of channels it offers to 45. Connect TV’s MHEG-powered platform uses the D-Book streaming extensions that were originally designed to support catch-up TV services and works on all Freeview HD devices […]