In a world-first for Australian TV lovers, Freeview has launched FV on the internet, the newest member of their free-to-air (FTA) online streaming and on-demand product family.
The move allows viewers to stream live television and discover on-demand content from more than 20 FTA TV channels on their Mac or PC, Australians can use any current browser to access the free FV website.
Additionally, the simple-to-use platform makes viewing more accessible than ever, with features including:
• Discover new content on FTA channels
• A TV guide for all FTA channels
• Easy access to your favourite shows
• Program recommendations
Freeview CEO Liz Ross said the addition of the new FV website gives Australians more access to free TV content through more platforms than any other country in the world.
“Aussies have completely free access to more than 10,000 programs with Freeview. There are no subscription fees, it’s available wherever you are, on whichever device you’re on and at whatever time you want to watch TV.
“We’ve designed these products to fit in with people’s lives. If you like a certain program, we’ll help you find others like it. Freeview is all about making it easy to watch some of the best TV content in the world, for free.”
The launch of FV on the web follows a 76% industry-wide growth in Broadcast Video on Demand (BVOD) from the first half of 2017 to the first half of 2018.
The FV web destination joins Freeview’s suite of products including Freeview Plus for smart TVs and the Freeview FV mobile app, available on iOS iPhone, iPad, and Android phones through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
FV on the web provides access to live-streaming and on-demand content from more than 20 FTA channels including: ABC, SBS, Seven, Channel 9, 10, 10 Bold, 10 Peach, ABC COMEDY/ABC KIDS, ABC ME, ABC NEWS, SBS Viceland, SBS Food, NITV, 7TWO, 7Mate, 7food network, 7Flix, Racing.com, 9Gem, 9Go! ,9Life, Extra and TVSN. More live channels will be added as they become available.
Visit FV for Web via www.freeview.com.au
* Source: OzTAM VPM, total BVOD catch up and live minutes viewed by year sourced 25 July 2018.