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STV player launches on Freeview Play

Scottish broadcaster STV’s free VOD service STV Player has launched UK-wide on TV platform Freeview Play. This expansion will see the player automatically installed on the platform and available to an additional nine million devices across the UK. It is part of STV’s strategy to significantly increase the market for its streaming platform. Freeview Play […]

Arqiva builds cloud-based metadata management for Freeview Play

Communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has built a cloud-based metadata management system for Digital UK, the outfit that leads the development of UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview. According to Arqivia, the system supports the migration of the Freeview Play service information platform to a public cloud infrastructure, and aggregates, manages and delivers service and […]

Freeview Play launches on Android TV

Digital UK has announced an agreement with Google to bring Freeview Play to Android TV. Freeview Play offers access to over 85 live Freeview channels and access to UK catch-up services such BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK and Horror Bites. Freeview claims it to be the […]

VoxAfrica launches on Freeview OTT platform Channelbox

Pan-African bi-lingual TV Channel VoxAfrica has launched on the UK’s Freeview DTT service via Channelbox. Channelbox launched in September 2019 as a streaming TV service that bundles a curated selection of free-to-air TV channels of various genres and languages, delivering them to the Freeview platform OTT. VoxAfrica will sit alongside TV channels such as France24, […]

Digital UK announces new hires, creates COO job

Freeview operator Digital UK has announced the appointment of Sarah Milton to the newly created role of chief operating officer.  Milton joins from Channel 4, where she spent 15 years in a range of VOD-related roles, most recently as the head of product for streaming service All 4. She was one of the original team […]

Channelbox launches on Freeview

Channelbox has announced its UK launch on Freeview channel 271.  The channel is a new streaming TV service that bundles a curated selection of free-to-air TV channels of various genres and languages, delivering them to the Freeview platform OTT.  Channelbox’s user interface remembers the previously watched TV channel, presenting it by default on subsequent visits.  […]

Freeview launches Android app

Freeview has launched its Freeview Play app on Android. The Android launch follows app’s release on iOS earlier this year. Freeview Play, available from the Google Play Store, gives UK users access to stream shows from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, along with on demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All […]

Immediate Media taps Arqiva for hybrid delivery of channels

UK media services outfit Arqiva has launched a new hybrid TV service on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform for two of specialist interest media company Immediate Media’s craft shopping channels. Arqiva said it had extended the delivery of Sewing Quarter and Jewellery Maker to the DTT audience via two new IP portals, giving viewers 24-hour […]

Freeview launches mobile app with live streaming of PSBs

UK free-to-air digital-terrestrial platform Freeview has launched its own mobile app that provides the ability to stream live shows from the the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and on demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, and UKTV Play. Freeview said that the app – currently restricted to iOS devices with Android […]

Freeview Play passes five million milestone

The number of Freeview Play devices sold in the UK has now surpassed five million, according to digital-terrestrial TV platform operator Freeview and technical management and strategy outfit Digital UK. According to Freeview, over three million of the dev ices sold are with ‘active users’, meaning users that have consumed Freeview Play on-demand content in […]

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