Freeview to launch ‘one-stop-shop’ app for UK television

UK TV platform Freeview is due to launch a new mobile app on January 22, 2019 that it says will act as a “one-stop-shop” for the nation’s most-watched content. The free-to-use app will let viewers stream live channels from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and access on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All […]

Discovery’s Quest launches on Freeview in HD

Discovery-owned factual channel Quest has launched in high definition on the UK’s Freeview free-to-view platform, featuring a range of shows and sports events. Quest will continue to be available in standard definition on the platform. Quest’s programming line-up includes English Football League (EFL) highlights on Saturday evenings from 21:00 along with a midweek show. EFL […]

Digital UK: DTT growing as rival platforms falter

Freeview is the only major UK broadcast platform that is growing its user base, according to digital-terrestrial TV strategy and development organisation Digital UK. Jonathan Thompson, CEO of Digital UK, said that Freeview was continuing to grow in the face of shrinking or flat satellite and cabel uptake. According to Digital UK’s annual report, the […]

Freeview to receive £125m investment to go ‘fully hybrid’

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and network operator Arqiva have agreed to invest £125 million (€142 million) over five years to accelerate UK digital terrestrial platform Freeview’s transition to “a fully hybrid platform”. The four Digital UK shareholders said they aim to further develop Freeview Play, the DTT platform that marries free-to-view terrestrial TV and […]

Freeview adds on-demand viewing to live TV

UK digital-terrestrial TV platform Freeview has launched an on-demand ‘content showcase’ for Freeview Play viewers on channel 100. Freeview said the launch marks the first time that it has integrated on-demand content into the linear TV guide and claimed it will make it easier for viewers to find shows and discover new ones. Viewers will […]

Edgy TV debuts in UK on Vision247 Freeview platform

Canadian multicultural lifestyle channel Edgy TV is to debut in the UK on Vision247’s Freeview channel. Vision247’s Freeview portal – channel 264 – provides access to the UK free-to-view platform via hybrid IP delivery to connected boxes to over 30 channels. Edgy TV will also be available on the website, on mobile apps and […]

PBS America launches on Freeview

PBS America has launched on Freeview, marking the free-to-air UK platform’s 12th and final channel launch of the year. The factual channel will be available on channel number 94 of the Freeview EPG and will air PBS America’s programming strands including Nova, Frontline and American Experience. “PBS America is an excellent addition to the Freeview channel […]

Freeview Play launches on Sony Bravia TVs

UK digital-terrestrial TV platform Freeview’s Freeview Play on-demand service is now available on selected Sony Bravia TV models. Viewers with compatible Sony TVs will now be able to scroll back from the TV guide to access shows from the past seven days. The launch means that three out of the four leading manufacturers now support […]

Freeview announces ‘Bundle Builder’ service

Freeview has announced a new online ‘Bundle Builder’ service, as a response to growing demand for bundles of shows that are available on free TV. Speaking at the Outside the Box conference at BAFTA’s headquarters in London this morning, Freeview managing director Guy North said that Freeview Play, which underpins Freeview Bundle Builder, is becoming […]

Freeview Play now on over half of smart HD TV sales

TVs with Freeview Play now account for over half of all smart HD TV sales in the UK, according to the free-to-view digital-terrestrial platform. According to Freeview, 55% of smart HD TVs sold in June were Freeview Play-enabled, up 20 percentage points since January. The DTT platform’s on-demand service is available on over 20 brands […]

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