Arqiva has announced the launch of a new hybrid IPTV channel on the Freeview platform. ABN TV, the African-Caribbean family entertainment channel, will provide content 24 hours a day to audiences with internet-enabled Freeview devices.
Tom Cape, Director of Connected Solutions at Arqiva said, “Audiences have for some time now embraced the seamless cross-over of linear and IPTV content; thinking nothing of how their content is delivered. We’re now seeing a growing appetite to explore new models of distribution and ABN TV is leading the way to deliver a hybrid ecosystem. Using Arqiva’s Connected Broadcaster service, this delivery is now easier than ever.”
Cynthia Appiagyei, Managing Director of ABN TV, said, “We have successfully provided content over satellite over the last couple of years, and we’re extremely excited to also bring our channel to Freeview audiences, via IP. As the leading Black channel in the UK, it was important that we broadened our viewership base, via airing on a number of platforms. With the future being in IP-delivered broadcasting, it made perfect sense to launch on Freeview’s hybrid ecosystem. By working with Arqiva, ABN TV has made a step in the right direction to provide a more seamless experience for our viewers.”