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DTT ‘must evolve’, says Digital UK CEO

Digital terrestrial television “must and will evolve” to adapt to new technology and web connectivity, according to Digital UK chief executive Jonathan Thompson. In Digital UK’s ‘Free to view TV for the connected age’ update, Thompson said that Digital UK’s priority over the coming months and years will be to adapt and to make sure […]

Manhattan to release Freeview Play set-tops next year

Set-top box maker Manhattan TV is set to launch three devices that support Freeview Play – the new connected TV offering from UK digital-terrestrial TV provider Freeview. Starting in the first quarter of 2016, UK-owned Manhattan will offer a standalone receiver (T3) and two digital recorders (T3-R), providing 500GB and 1TB hard drive options. All […]

Freeview Play on track to launch this year

Freeview Play, the new connected TV offering from free-to-view digital-terrestrial TV provider Freeview is on track to launch later this year, according to Ilse Howling, managing director, connected TV, at Digital UK. Speaking at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation in London yesterday, Howling said that the testing was well under way on the […]

TechUK opposes Freeview Play integration charges

Industry body TechUK has launched a campaign against plans by Digital UK to charge device manufacturers a per-device fee to integrate the new Freeview Play technology into TVs and set-top boxes. TechUK said that Freeview Play, the new connected TV platform from UK DTT platform Freeview, will open up increased access to content from catch-up […]

DTG adds Freeview Play support with D-Book 8 release

UK TV technical standards body the DTG has introduced support for the forthcoming Freeview Play connected TV service in the latest edition of the D-Book, the official document for digital-terrestrial TV technology guidelines in the UK.  D-Book 8 includes a set of technology foundations for the new service, according to the DTG. Freeview Play is […]

Arqiva taps SeaChange for Freeview Play metadata

UK transmission services provider Arqiva is using SeaChange software and professional services to create the metadata foundation for Freeview Play, the new connected TV offering from the free-to-view digital-terrestrial TV platform.  According to Arqiva, the SeaChange, the Adrenalin multiscreen video platform provides it with the flexibility to aggregate, manage and deliver metadata from multiple sources for the Freeview electronic […]

Humax to launch first Freeview Play set-top box

Set-top box supplier Humax has said it will be the first manufacturer to deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service later this year. The Humax Freeview Play boxes will support HD content and feature built-in Wi-Fi for wireless broadband connectivity to access Freeview Play’s range of catch-up services, which includes BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, […]

Freeview Play to launch first on Panasonic TVs

UK DTT platform Freeview has said that Panasonic will be the first electronics manufacturer to launch TVs featuring its new Freeview Play connected TV service. Panasonic will make Freeview Play available in its new 2015 line-up of Viera TVs and will launch Freeview Play recorders at a later date. Vestel will follow with a range […]

Freeview unveils connected platform, Freeview Play

UK DTT platform Freeview has unveiled details of its new connected TV platform, Freeview Play, which it will launch alongside new company branding later this year. At a press conference in London this morning, Freeview managing director Guy North said that Freeview Play marked an “evolution” for the Freeview brand and would take viewers from digital […]

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