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 […]

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 […]