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African Movie Channel debuts on Connected Freeview

Nollywood broadcaster African Movie Channel (AMC) has launched its flagship offering, also called African Movie Channel on the Freeview digital-terrestrial platform in the UK. African Movie Channel will be available on  connected Freeview boxes and TVs via Channelbox on Freeview Channel 271, makes African Movie Channel the first Nollywood channel to be distributed on Freeview. Connected Freeview is available […]

Arqiva steps down as shareholder in Freeview

Broadcast network infrastructure provider Arqiva is withdrawing from Freeview operator Digital UK. Announced in an update to shareholder, Arqiva, which has been involved with Freeview since its launch in 2005, will pull out of the company from March 2021. The news follows reports that Arqiva had been reluctant to further invest in HbbTV-based hybrid platform […]

Freeview Play introduces Accessible TV Guide

Freeview has begun rolling out its ‘truly innovative’ Accessible TV Guide in the UK. Accessible on channel 555 on Freeview Play devices, the guide is designed to be easily accessible to people with visual or hearing impairments, with the Digital UK-owned company saying that this is the first time that such a solution has been […]

Humax launches first Android TV-powered Freeview Play recorder

Humax has announced the launch of what it claims to be the first Android TV-powered 4K Freeview Play recorder. Dubbed Aura, the new set-top-box will launch in November with an SRP of £249 for the 1TB model and £279 for the 2TB version. The STB is powered by Android TV with Freeview Play built-in. This […]

Freeview Play launches on Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs

Digital UK and Amazon have announced a partnership that will see Freeview Play, the online service of the UK free-to-view digital-terrestrial platform, launch on Fire TV Edition TVs sets.  The player brings together 85 freeview channels, and free access to nine on-demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup […]

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 […]

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