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Digital UK becomes Everyone TV

Everyone TV is the new name for Digital UK, the organisation that brings free British television to UK viewers and the platform operator of Freeview, and of its satellite twin, Freesat. Owned by the UK’s leading public service broadcasters, the change in name is designed to reflect a revised mandate for the organisation: To lead […]

January 26, 2023Colin Mann @ Outside the Box 2023

Tony Blackburn to launch That’s 60s channel

Legendary TV and radio personality Tony Blackburn – who was the first ever Radio 1 DJ back in 1967 – will become the first presenter on That’s 60s, a new TV channel dedicated to the 1960s. Blackburn when present the first show on That’s 60s when it launches tonight (January 6th) at 6pm. Blackburn has […]

January 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Freeview turns 20

On its 20th anniversary, Freeview has announced it is now home to an 60,000 hours of content. Having increased its on-demand offering by 20,000 hours since April 2022, Freeview is seeing in its 20th birthday with another milestone as more consumers consider cutting paid-for streaming subscriptions amid the cost-of-living crisis in the UK. With ITVX, […]

December 14, 2022

Poll: UK adults want FTA broadcasting protected

Three quarters (75 per cent) of people in key UK constituencies want their MP to protect traditional TV services, as the country faces a deepening cost of living crisis. A poll of over 5,000 people in the north and south of England found that eight in 10 (78 per cent) see digital terrestrial TV – […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

RCA releases Roku TVs in UK

US electronics manufacturer RCA has made a major move into the UK market with a range of low price TVs powered by the Roku operating system. RCA’s new Roku TVs are available immediately in three different screen sizes (32”, 40” and 55”) via Amazon and other select retailers, with prices starting at £129.99 for the […]

December 2, 2022

ROK channel launches on Freeview

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, in partnership with Global Distribution Services and Synapse TV, has launched the ROK channel on Freeview Connect (Channel 280). ROK delivers Nollywood content with stories from the heart of Africa and is the first FAST channel from the THEMA/Canal+ Group to launch on Freeview in the UK.  The ROK Freeview […]

November 30, 2022

CBS enhances Catch Up Channels UK app

Fans of true crime and genre classics can now watch their favourite content in the enhanced CBS Catch Up Channels UK app. With CBS Catch Up Channels UK, viewers can indulge in all their favourite genres, with LEGEND bringing all the classics from action to thriller, and suspense to Sci-Fi, including Knight Rider and Walker, […]

November 28, 2022

Regional versions of BBC One HD by April 2023

Viewers will soon be able to watch BBC One in HD without having to switch over to the current standard-definition versions for their local programming, following the roll-out of BBC One HD in England. The BBC aims for the rollout of BBC One HD in England for Freeview, Sky, YouView and Freesat viewers to be […]

November 23, 2022

FailArmy, The Pet Collective launch on Freeview

TMB (Trusted Media Brands) in partnership with Synapse TV and Global Distribution Services, have launched two of their CTV streaming channels on Freeview in the UK.  The Pet Collective, a 24/7 channel for pet enthusiasts with popular shows like Show Us Your Pets, has launched on Freeview channel 278. FailArmy, a comedy brand and a […]

November 8, 2022

Simplestream delivers PBS America player on Freeview Play

PBS America – the British television channel from America’s Public Broadcasting Service – has chosen Simplestream to create its first UK on demand service, launching the PBS America player on Freeview Play devices. Factual entertainment and documentary fans will be able to watch content from the service, accessible via the Explore Freeview Play interface, at […]

October 27, 2022