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Freeview unveils connected TV offer ... and a rebrand

Freeview has announced a major rebrand in preparation for a new product launch that will introduce the long-awaited arrival of its connected TV offer.

The Freeview logo and visual identity have been refreshed to reflect the platform’s evolving service and will be introduced across Freeview’s product portfolio and brand marketing. For example the new logo loses the star over the "i", a reference to a transmission tower.

The name for Freeview’s planned connected TV service has also been confirmed. Freeview Play, due to launch later this year, will give viewers the freedom to choose the programmes they want, when they want. Freeview will roll-out the exciting new brand identity for launch.

Freeview Play will combine catch-up TV (BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD replacement All4 have been confirmed so far), on demand and live television all in one place on the TV set. Viewers will be able to search for programmes by either using the scroll back function in the TV guide (backward EPG) or the apps page.

Guy North, Freeview Managing Director, said:
 “Our new brand identity is bold and contemporary and will stand out in what is a very crowded TV market. Today marks the start of an exciting future for the Freeview brand.”
“Freeview has been built on a vision to make television available to all free from subscription. In the same way that we took the UK from analogue to digital, Freeview Play is the next step in that vision and it will put the viewer in control, without complexity, commitment or unnecessary cost –we want to keep television fair and open for everyone. That means giving consumers the freedom to choose the TV they want, the way they want it.”


  1. Hopefully some of the streaming channels will be available as 'apps' too

  2. Needs UK Play as an VOD/Catchup provider!

    Freeview Connected should have an Freeview Connected (Live) TV 'App' to provide the whole Freeview DTT 'live' service through streaming.

    RadioPlayer as an App would be a good idea to explore

    It also be wise like Youview to have 3rd parties like Now TV, Netflix and Amazon IV

  3. Let's hope too that the new brand remains compatible with earlier Freeview HD receivers. So many of the others require "new generation" hardware (2015 on) upon which to run.


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