10 million milestone for Freeview Play

Freeview’s on-demand platform Freeview Play has reached a milestone of 10 million homes using the streamer. Freeview Play offers access to 80 live TV channels alongside 10 on demand players; BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK, Horror Bites, POP Player, STV Player and BBC Sounds. Overall, the platform […]

UK broadcasters ‘close’ to single unified streaming app

UK broadcasters are hopeful of reaching agreement by November to create a single streaming app that would act as a gateway to their catch-up and on-demand services, according to a report in the Telegraph newspaper. According to the newspaper, the UK public service broadcasters – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 – began […]

Channelbox adds three new channels to Freeview FAST platform

Freeview OTT platform Channelbox has added additional channels to its roster. Channelbox is a free ad-supported TV (FAST) platform available on Freeview channel 271 in the UK, and presents viewers with a range of channels which are streamed to their connected TV.  The new channels added to the lineup include stand-up comedy channel NextUp Comedy, […]

UK government extends Freeview UK multiplex licences until 2034

The UK government has extended the multiplex licences for the Freeview DTT platform through to 2034. The renewal will guarantee prime spectrum for pubcasters such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 in order to enable them to reach the maximum number of viewers. The announcement comes after the government launched a consultation […]

That’s TV Gold launches on Freeview and Sky

UK local TV operator That’s Media has launched That’s TV Gold, a new national channel that will broadcast on Sky and Freeview with a mix nostalgic content including concerts, documentaries and films. That’s TV Gold is intended to complement music-based sister channel, That’s TV, which has operated on Freeview since November 2014. The That’s TV […]

Apple has ‘lost interest in TV’ claims top analyst

Tech players are following telcos in losing interest in TV, a top analyst has said. Speaking at Freeview’s Out Of the Box event, top analyst Benedict Evans said that “ownership of content has no strategic value to tech companies,” and specifically said that “Apple has lost interest in TV.” The analyst said that “it is […]

Android TV refresh brings Freeview Play to the fore

Android TV’s recently announced UX refresh has now integrated Freeview Play in the UK. Announced earlier this year, the update makes the smart TV OS look and feel almost identical to that of the Google TV software introduced with 2020’s Chromecast streaming stick.  The biggest introduction is a Discover tab for finding personalised recommendations based […]

Freeview Australia deploys HbbTV 2.0

Freeview Australia has launched its new free enhanced HbbTV service. The new Freeview solution combines 35 linear channels with access to an on demand library of more than 50,000 programmes. It is set to be rolled out on April 14, and will deliver content from ABC iview, SBS On Demand, 7plus, 9Now and 10 play. […]

Freeview and Freesat to integrate

Freeview operator Digital UK will integrate with free-to-air satellite platform Freesat. Digital UK, which is run as a joint venture of the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, said that the move will ensure that viewers continue to have access to a range of free-to-view TV services in the UK, while also benefiting from technical innovations […]

Court TV continues UK expansion to Freeview

Legal news channel Court TV will launch on Freeview later this month. The network provides viewers with in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of high-profile trials in the US. Its expansion to Freeview follows a launch on Freesat in November 2020. Court TV will be available from February 15 on Freeview channel 89, and launches […]

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