FreeviewPlus finally has a launch date

FreeviewPlus, the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) upgrade to Australia's free-to-air television will launch on September 2. The service aims to seamlessly integrate broadcast and catch-up TV into a single, easy to use platform.

By Alex Choros

FreeviewPlus, the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) upgrade to Australia's free-to-air television will launch on September 2. The service aims to seamlessly integrate broadcast and catch-up TV into a single, easy to use platform.

FreeviewPlus will offer users a seven-day electronic programming guide, access to free-to-air catch-up TV services, program recommendations, and favourites functionality that keeps track of program air times.

Manufactures will release a range of FreeviewPlus receivers to coincide with the launch of the service; these will be available from all major appliance and electronics retailers.

FreeviewPlus will require a HbbTV compatible TV, receiver or set-top box. The service will be offered to Australians free of charge and will not carry any subscription or usages fees.

Source: Press Release

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