Connect TV to More Than Double Channels
Connect TV explodes the Freeview offering and gives consumers more choice
with free interactive content plus premium pay and niche services.
Freeview HD channel 227
Describing itself as “Sky Sports News meets TalkSport”, Sports Tonight Live is Britain’s newest sports TV station, broadcasting topical news, analysis, discussion and debate. Presented by Mike ‘Porky’ Parry and Chris Cohen, and featuring a host of guests and pundits, the channel presents four hours of topical sports debate every night and throughout the afternoon at weekends. At all other times, the latest programme is shown on a loop, meaning content is always available.
The channel, which encourages viewers to participate in live debates via Skype, video-call and Twitter, makes full use of the interactive capabilities of ConnectTV’s internet-connected TV system by polling the audience live for instant reaction.
Station owner, former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie, says he had been “wanting to do this for the last four or five years, but the distribution wasn’t there.” Now, thanks to ConnecTV, it is. Sports Tonight Live – the first channel on Freeview to be delivered exclusively via broadband – is available on Freeview HD channel 227 through internet-connected TVs and set top boxes.
Sports Tonight Live is a free-to-air channel.
Freeview HD channel 226
China Central Television (CCTV) is the major state television broadcaster in mainland China – and one of the world’s biggest broadcasters. Its network of 19 channels reaches more than one billion viewers.
As part of a strategy to make its award-winning English language news channel and a selection of its documentaries available to more viewers in Britain on the high-profile Freeview platform, CCTV has launched a portal of three channels available via Freeview HD Channel 226 – and plans to expand this service to include more channels in future.
CCTV is a free-to-air channel.
Freeview HD channel 225
The VISION Channel – 225 on the Freeview EPG – acts as a portal to a whole range of international TV channels.
The UK is home to a many foreign-born TV viewers who want to stay in touch with their country of origin by watching news, current affairs and entertainment programmes in their own language. VISION enables foreign broadcasters to reach their potential audience in the UK, and to provide these services on a subscription basis, meaning they don’t have to meet the prohibitive costs of conventional broadcasting.
VISION currently provides access to 27 different channels from countries such as Greece, Poland and France – and new services are being added regularly to the mix.
Freeview HD channel 231
Racing UK is now on Freeview channel 231, where you can watch all of the fabulous Racing UK content through a internet connected Freeview device for just £20 per month!
This exciting new service enables viewers to subscribe to Racing UK via Freeview. As well as watching Live horse racing from 30 of the UK’s best racecourses, viewers can also check the race cards, results and horse form, all on their TV!
It is a truly innovative service, with all the fantastic race coverage that is the staple of Racing UK, plus the most comprehensive, interactive racing information ever brought to television.
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