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New developments at home and behind the scenes at Freeview Play

The build up to Freeview Play's launch continues with Humax declaring itself as the first manufacturer to launch a Freeview Play box while behind the scenes, Arqiva has teamed up with SeaChange for the creation of the metadata foundation for the service.

Humax's new Freeview Play boxes will support Freeview HD and feature built-in Wi-Fi for wireless broadband connectivity to access Freeview Play’s range of catch-up services, which includes BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD replacement All 4 and Demand 5. There will be two versions of the box, one with a 500 GB hard drive and another with 1TB.

Panasonic has been confirmed as the first TV set manufacturer to launch Freeview Play compatible TVs.

Supporting how the service will work behind the scenes, SeaChange's Adrenalin multiscreen video platform will provide Arqiva with the flexibility to aggregate, manage and deliver metadata from multiple sources for the Freeview electronic programme guide for connected TVs and set-top boxes, enabling Freeview Play viewers to navigate seamlessly between live TV and on-demand content.

Freeview Play launches later this year.


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