Digital UK rebrands as Everyone TV and unveils new leadership team

Digital UK, the consortium responsible for running free TV platforms Freeview and Freesat, is changing its name to Everyone TV. Jointly-owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, the four partners said the change in name reflects “a revised mandate: to lead the evolution of free, universal, high-quality television, in a way that protects and […]

Former ITV chair argues that DTT is vital for “national resilience”

UK TV industry grandee Peter Bazalgette has warned that the role of content delivery via digital terrestrial television (DTT) should not be neglected, as the UK and other leading media markets hurtle towards an internet-only future. In a letter to the Financial Times, the former ITV chair said that DTT could play a crucial role […]

Tony Blackburn debuts new That’s 60s music channel for UK

Nostalgic programming-focused media outfit That’s Media Group is launching a new channel for the UK dedicated to music from the 1960s. ‘60s DJ Tony Blackburn will present the first show on the new channel, That’s 60s, when it launches today at 18:00 UK time.  Blackburn has chosen Flowers in the Rain by The Move as the first […]

Freeview passes on-demand milestone

UK digital-terrestrial free-to-view platform Freeview has passed the milestone of 60,000 hours of on-demand free content. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Freeview said it had increased its on-demand offering by 20,000 hours since April. Most Freeview viewers will have full access to the enhanced ITV on-demand offering, ITVX service. Freeview’s connected service, Freeview Play, provides access […]

Channelbox adds Ukrainian channels to Freeview

UK Freeview-connected multichannel platform Channelbox has added two Ukrainian channels to its offering: Film UA Drama and Star Cinema. FilmUA Drama and StarCinema are now available free-of-charge via the Channelbox platform on the Freeview digital-terrestrial platform in the UK,on  channel 271, and via the Channelbox mobile applications worldwide. Film UA Drama and Star Cinema offer […]

Digital UK completes exec shakeup with hire of Samsung TV exec as CCO

Digital UK, the operator of Freeview and Freesat, has hired Samsung’s Deep Halder to the newly created role of chief commercial officer. The exec will lead the development of the organisation’s commercial and partnership strategy, with a key focus on consumer electronics and operating systems partners.  Currently part of Samsung’s UK & Ireland TV leadership […]

BT launches streaming-only option for Freeview channels

UK telco BT’s TV Box Pro customers can now access the bulk of the operator’s TV service without the need for a terrestrial antenna via a streaming-only mode on its advanced set-top. BT is also launching the BT TV Box Mini, a new multiroom compact TV box, which lets customers watch TV in an extra […]

Freeview Play update brings box sets and genre recommendations

Digital UK-owned Freeview has announced the launch of new content discovery tools on streaming platform Freeview Play. Via a new update to the Explore Freeview Play TV app, users will now be presented with  new recommendation genres, and a new dedicated Box Sets area.  New recommendation genres including Food, Music and Arts, Science & Nature, […]

Digital UK appoints Channel 4 veteran pair as chief product officers

Freeview operator Digital UK has announced the appointment of Sarah Milton and Carl Pfeiffer into the newly created role of chief product officer, on a job-share basis. The pair will be charged with leading product development for Freeview and Freesat, while managing the day-to-day running of TV services.  Milton and Pfeiffer will start the new […]

Bloomberg launches on Freeview via Channelbox

Financial news service Bloomberg and business channel Bloomberg Quicktake have launched on Freeview channel 271 in the UK via the Channelbox platform.  Bloomberg’s channel delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News. Originated in 2017 as a social-only news platform, Bloomberg Quicktake launched as a global, 24/7 video business […]

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