TV technology specialist Vision247 has extended to the number of channels that it is streaming via the FreeviewHD service to include new channels focused on news, shopping and religion.
The new channels include France24, TVC, Best Direct ShowcaseTV, BelieveTV, GodTV, ACBN. These will join more than 20 other news, sport and lifestyle channels freely available in the UK on channel 244 via a connected FreeviewHD service.
France24 will help the estimated 300,000 French nationals that live in the UK to keep in touch with news from France and around the world, whilst TVC News offers a 24 hour a day perspective on African news and world events.
Best Direct is a shopping channel that offers a variety of home, kitchen, fitness, health and beauty, and DIY products directly to consumers at a reduced cost. ShowcaseTV offers a mix of entertainment and home shopping 24 hours a day.
Three Christian channels are also being added to the service: BelieveTV; GodTV and the Africa Christian Broadcasting Network’s international service.
According to Petra Oblak, CEO of Vision247, the way people are consuming TV is changing. “People want more choice to watch what they want whenever they want it. VisionTV is making this possible through the unique capability of FreeviewHD to provide connected services to the home,” she added. “We are already working on our new portal which will launch in the New Year, allowing VisionTV to host unlimited number of free to air and unlimited number of subscribed channels. We are heading towards some very exciting times,” she declared.
“With more people living overseas than ever before, a mix of freely available international news, sports and entertainment channels can help TV networks extend their reach and inform and entertain more people,” she added.
Accessible through the Freeview Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) on channel 244, VisionTV works on televisions and Digital TV Recorders from the leading brands such as Toshiba, Samsung, Sony and LG.