Advanced Television


Digital UK makes CPO appointments

Free TV operator Digital UK has appointed Sarah Milton and Carl Pfeiffer into the newly-created role of Chief Product Officer, on a job-share basis. Together, they will lead product development for the UK’s leading free-to-view platforms, Freeview and Freesat, as well as manage the day-to-day running of TV services. Prior to joining Digital UK as […]

June 28, 2022

Channelbox adds three Bollywood channels

Channelbox has launched three Bollywood channels including Bollywood HD, Bollywood Classic and music channel Balle Balle. The new channels join other broadcasts from India such as Hindi language news channel Times Navbharat and music and entertainment channel Zoom, both part of the Times Now group. “There are over a million expats from India living in […]

June 21, 2022

Bloomberg debuts on Freeview

Bloomberg and Bloomberg Quicktake have launched on Freeview channel 271 via the Channelbox platform. The Bloomberg channel delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the world, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News. Originated in 2017 as the first social-only news platform, Bloomberg Quicktake launched as a global, 24/7 video business network in November […]

June 15, 2022

Current Time launches on Freeview

Current Time, a Russian-language 24/7 TV channel broadcasting from Prague, has launched on Freeview UK via the Channelbox platform. Current Time is a Russian-language TV channel headquartered in Prague and produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in cooperation with Voice of America. The channel was established as an alternative to Kremlin-controlled media and brings […]

May 5, 2022

Warr new Digital UK CTO

Digital UK, the organisation behind Freeview and Freesat, has appointed Orpheus Warr as its Chief Technology Officer. Reporting to CEO Jonathan Thompson, the newly-created role will see Warr take on responsibility for shaping and delivering the technology strategy for the UK’s leading free-to-view platforms. Warr was formerly Channel 4’s Chief Technology Officer where he was […]

April 11, 2022

Coughtrie named MD of SDN

ITV has announced that David Coughtrie has been appointed Director of Distribution Partnerships (Pay TV), and Managing Director of SDN, which is the multiplex operator owned by ITV, which operates one of the national multiplex licences in the UK on Freeview. Reporting to Group Strategic Partnerships and Distribution Director Martin Goswami, Coughtrie will lead on […]

April 7, 2022

Vision247, Mondo Globo launch Asharq News on Freeview

Vision247, working with Mondo Globo, have announce the launch of a new Freeview IP Stream channel, Asharq News which is available on Freeview Logical Channel Number (LCN) #272. Asharq News is a 24/7 multiplatform Arabic news service reaching across the Arab world and beyond with a unique approach: news and in-depth analysis reported through an economic prism to […]

April 1, 2022

Ukraine news, Times Now Navbharat, Zoom on Freeview

Channelbox has partnered with Times Network, the Indian broadcast network, to launch Times Now Navbharat and Zoom on Freeview UK. Times Now Navbharat offers coverage of national and political news in Hindi language, whilst Zoom presents  interactive and entertaining content including music, Bollywood news, trends, lifestyle and fashion. “We are honoured that the largest Indian media company Times Group has […]

March 31, 2022

TalkTV launches April 25

TalkTV, the news channel from Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, will launch on linear TV platforms Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat on April 25th. TalkTV will also be streamed via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus and on YouTube, as well as via the Talk.TV website and TalkTV iOS and Android apps, and […]

March 28, 2022

Country Music Entertainment launches in UK

Following on from the launch in the US last month on Local Now, Country Music Entertainment (CME) has now launched in the UK via On Demand 365, which is available on Freeview Channel 265, Roku, and Samsung TV Plus, along with an app available on iOS or Android for all devices. Further platforms will follow. […]

March 28, 2022