You may remember that Freeview Play was unveiled some time ago, however information as to how it will reach our homes was not announced.
Thankfully we do now have information on the manufactures that will be teaming up with the service to create products that will work with Freeview Play.
That manufacturer is Panasonic, who has announced that they will be making Freeview Play available in all of Panasonic’s new TVs that are released later this year.
Ilse Howling, Managing Director, Connected TV at Digital UK, said: ‘It’s great news that Panasonic will be the first of many to bring TVs with Freeview Play to viewers. I’m also pleased that Demand 5 will be joining our line-up of great, free, on-demand players. Digital UK is working closely with manufacturers and broadcasters to develop our exciting new service and bring the benefits of connected TV to everyone, free from subscription.’
Guy North, Managing Director of Freeview, then added with the following service: ‘We believe that Freeview Play will put viewers back in control and we’re delighted that Panasonic is our first TV launch partner. Freeview Play will be integrated into a number of TVs in the new VIERA range, giving people the freedom to choose across a range of price points. We look forward to welcoming more products from other partners later this year.’
Freeview Play will feature content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and both 4oD and Demand 5 will be available to view via the Freeview Play service when it launches later this year, we also expect a number of other manufactures and services to announce support for Freeview Play soon.
In the meantime you can find out more at the source link below.