30 November 2006

“Anytime” boxes released December 4

The set-top boxes required to access the new Top Up TV Anytime service will begin being sent out to customers from Monday, December 4. Boxes should be sent out on a first-registered, first-served basis. The move coincides with the launch of BT’s rival Freeview-plus-broadband "on-demand" service, BT Vision.

27 November 2006

Teletext Games appears on channel 103

Teletext Games has appeared on Freeview channel 103. The channel will feature Keno, Roulette and Face-Up Hold’em from “the New Year”. It is currently broadcasting some (rather tinny) audio alongside a placeholder. Teletext Games can be found on multiplex A.

16 November 2006

Film4+1 launches on Freeview

Film4+1 has replaced the Quiz Call channel on Freeview. It can be found on channel 32. Quiz Call programming is still available on FTN and overnight on Five. Film4+1 is a temporary measure, filling the capacity until Channel 4 launch a new channel in the slot.

13 November 2006

BBC Parliament goes full-screen

BBC Parliament is now available in full, widescreen on Freeview. The channel had only been accessible as a quarter-screen feed due to space-sharing with the BBC News Multiscreen service on DTT. You may need to re-scan your digital box to see the change: the existing quarter-screen service will move to channel 305. Until then, the service is still temporarily available in quarter-screen.

11 November 2006

Freeview brand gets a new look

As previously reported, the Freeview brand has been given a mini-revamp, with a new logo and website launched today. The new look and “free TV land” promotion can be seen at freeview.co.uk and in upcoming Christmas marketing campaigns.

08 November 2006

Heart, Radio Music Shop appear

Placeholders for radio stations Heart and Radio Music Shop have appeared on Freeview channels 728 and 729, respectively. As yet, there is no data or audio being broadcast. The stations are being carried on multiplex 2 (ITV/Channel 4).