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LG extends Freeview Play deal

Freeview and LG have announced an extension of their partnership that will see all new LG Smart TVs come with Freeview Play built in as standard for at least the next five years. The Freeview Play platform combines live linear broadcast channels with on-demand and catch-up content from subscription-free apps such as iPlayer, ITV Hub, […]

March 17, 2022

Freeview Play hits 10m users

UK FTA digital service Freeview has revealed that its connected TV platform Freeview Play is now used in over 10 million homes. This follows over 14 million sales, with Freeview saying the milestone cements its position as the fastest-growing TV platform in the UK. Launched in 2015, Freeview Play is built into the majority of […]

October 27, 2021By Colin Mann

27.6m watch England semi-final win on ITV

ITV’s coverage of England’s Euro 2020 semi-final victory over Denmark at Wembley on July 7th peaked with 27.6 million viewers across ITV, ITV Hub and STV, making it the most-watched football match ever shown on one channel. The one-minute peak figure, calculated across TV and other smart devices including phones and laptops, also gives ITV’s […]

July 8, 2021

STV Player adding 270 hours of content

STV Player has announced five new deals which will see over 120 hours of new content being added to the free UK-wide service in time for Christmas, and an additional 150 hours coming early in the new year. STV’s VoD offering – which is the exclusive home of the Channel 3 network schedule in Scotland […]

December 22, 2020

STV Player on Freeview Play

STV Player is expanding its service UK-wide on TV platform Freeview Play. Some 1500 hours of free content is now available on the Scottish VoD catch-up service, and will now also be accessible for viewers across the rest of the UK. Richard Williams, STV’s Managing Director, Digital, said: “The reach of the STV Player is constantly […]

August 5, 2020

STV Player launching UK-wide on Virgin Media

STV, the Scottish broadcaster, has agreed a deal with Virgin Media which will give its TV customers across the UK access to the STV Player. The STV Player app and catch-up service was integrated into Virgin Media’s STBs for viewers in Scotland in December 2018.  This new deal ensures that STV content can now be […]

June 11, 2020