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Synapse and VuTV come under full S&T ownership

Synapse and VuTV now wholly owned by S&T
Connected pay TV service VuTV is now under the complete ownership of S&T following a review of Simplestream's and S&T's joint venture businesses, which also includes Synapse TV, the platform upon which VuTV operates.
Synapse TV, along with competitor Arqiva's Connect TV operate streamed channels to connected Freeview devices, available from channel 225 upwards on the digital terrestrial TV guide.

VuTV offers 13 pay TV channels, including MTV, Comedy Central and Lifetime via connected Freeview TVs and boxes for £6.99 a month.

S&T is an experienced and well-respected leader in interactive TV and associated technologies, delivering software and professional services to broadcasters and service operators that allow content to be delivered to multiple platforms.

Meanwhile Simplestream has decided to focus its business on mobile and tablet platforms following the success of its TVPlayer service. For the imminent launch of the Freeview version of TVPlayer on channel 241, Simplestream's TVPlayer has now become a client of Synapse TV. a516digital will have further news on TVPlayer soon.