VuTV a new streaming service offering Freeview customers access to 13 premium channels for a monthly fee, was launched in the UK last week. The service allows viewers to watch channels such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, CNN, History, H2, Crime & Investigation Network, Nicktoons, Nick Jr, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito via their Freeview set-top box for a monthly subscription of £6.99.
Operated by Synapse TV, VuTV is a a joint venture between London-based media firms Simplestream and Strategy & Technology.
“We have been working with manufacturers from across the industry for some years,” says David Cutts, director of VuTV, “both to establish the specification for these TVs and to build the system to use them. We are now finishing off the process of testing and approving the receivers in the market so we can enable more customers to receive VuTV. This is a continuing process and the list of devices that support VuTV will continue to grow.”