Freeview is launching a new streaming service in the UK which is called Freeview Play and the service will bring content from a range of providers to your TV, including BBC iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player and Demand 5.
Freeview has announced that they are teaming up with TV manufacturer Panasonic in the UK, and the Freeview Play service will be available on Panasonic’s new TVs this year.
Freeview Play combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television to make watching what you want, when you want as easy as possible. The service will be free from subscription and compatible with existing broadband services. Viewers will be able to search for programmes via a scroll back function in the TV guide or a dedicated apps page. This month Freeview announced a major rebrand in preparation for the launch of the new TV offer.
Ilse Howling, Managing Director, Connected TV at Digital UK, said: ‘It’s great news that Panasonic will be the first of many to bring TVs with Freeview Play to viewers. I’m also pleased that Demand 5 will be joining our line-up of great, free, on-demand players. Digital UK is working closely with manufacturers and broadcasters to develop our exciting new service and bring the benefits of connected TV to everyone, free from subscription.’
You can find out more details about the new Freeview Play co0nnected service at the link below.
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