FreeviewPlus catch-up TV announced for Australia

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Introducing FreeviewPlus: bringing Australians a new TV experience in 2014

In one of the most important developments in its five year history, Freeview Australia today announced plans to unveil the most advanced free-to-air EPG service ever seen in Australia with the launch of FreeviewPlus in the first half of 2014.

The FreeviewPlus service will provide Australian viewers with a range of features that will include a new, user-friendly EPG and, for the first time, will seamlessly deliver catch up content on TV screens.

“From next year, Australian TV viewers will be able to enjoy one of the most sophisticated and yet easy-to-use free-to-air TV services in the world,” Liz Ross, General Manager of Freeview, said.

Catch up TV will be part of a new range of services which Freeview and the free-to-air networks will introduce next year.

“Every day 14 million* Australians are tuning into live FTA TV and viewers have shown how much they love catch up services with 1 in 4** now watching catch up TV,” Ms Ross said.

FreeviewPlus is leading the world with a complete FTA EPG experience combining broadcast TV with broadband at the simple touch of a button. This will enable networks to provide a wide range of new TV services.

“FreeviewPlus will be an unparalleled TV experience,” Ms Ross said.

* Source: OzTAM and RegionalTAM, 5 cap cities, 5 aggregated markets excluding WA, weeks 1 – 52/53 2012 (ex Easter), all people, all day, metro and regional daily reach figures are combined to form a national estimate, excludes spill, total commercial free-to-air only (Free TV), 2012 year based on consolidated data, figures rounded.
** Source: Nielsen Online Consumer Landscape Report, March 2012,, based on Australian internet users 2012, ABS