In what it describes as one of the most important developments in its five year history, Freeview today announced plans to unveil the most advanced free-to-air EPG service ever seen in Australia with the launch of FreeviewPlus in the first half of 2014.
The FreeviewPlus service will provide Australian viewers with a range of features that will include a new, user-friendly EPG and, for the first time, will seamlessly deliver catch up content on TV screens.
“From next year, Australian TV viewers will be able to enjoy one of the most sophisticated and yet easy-to-use free-to-air TV services in the world,” says Liz Ross, General Manager of Freeview.
Catch up TV will be part of a new range of services which Freeview and the free-to-air networks will introduce next year.
“Every day 14 million Australians are tuning into live FTA TV and viewers have shown how much they love catch up services with 1 in 4 now watching catch up TV,” Ms Ross says.
FreeviewPlus is leading the world with a complete FTA EPG experience combining broadcast TV with broadband at the simple touch of a button. This will enable networks to provide a wide range of new TV services.
“FreeviewPlus will be an unparalleled TV experience,” Ms Ross concludes.