UK’s Freesat is following up the launch of its Freetime connected TV platform on Panasonic smart TVs with a further launch on Vestel-owned brands.
Vestel – the number two supplier of TVs in the UK – will be launching TVs with satellite tuners for the first time in the UK market with Freetime included. Freetime is being rolled out across Panasonic’s current range of smart TVs, including its nine models with Freeview tuners only as well as those with tuners for both satellite and DTT reception.
Panasonic has already made a 4K TV model with a satellite tuner and Freetime inside available to retailers, and will roll out digital-terrestrial-enabled TVs ahead of the full range of satellite and terrestrial TVs being available in shops by June. Panasonic will continue to offer its own smart TV portal, which includes subscription video-on-demand service Netflix and other apps, alongside the Freetime platform.