Freeview Play, the new on-demand service from UK’s Freeview, will boost the retail set-top box market, says leading STB maker Humax.
Humax commercial director Graham North said Freeview Play will stimulate and reinvigorate the retail market. Humax currently accounts for 45 per cent of the DVR retail market by volume and over half by value.
Humax is launching three versions of its Freeview Play box, the FVP-4000T: a 500GB DVR for £199.99, (€270), a 1TB box for £229.99 and a yet-to-be launched 3TB device for £299.99. The devices come equipped with three tuners to record multiple channels, WiFi connectivity and DLNA, allowing users to show home media on the TV and stream live channels to another device within the home network.
Apps on the device include YouTube, with Netflix expected to become available in due course, with other apps to follow.