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VisionTV consists of more than 20 free-to-air channels, allowing viewers to watch a wide variety of both UK and international programmes

• Available via its Freeview channel 244 on TV, desktop, EETV and via the app
• VisionTV is the only portal on Freeview that aggregates multiple channels on one channel number
• Update sees the addition of ABP News, The Jewellery Channel and Revelation

Broadcast specialist Vision247 today introduces a granular genre menu to VisionTV to streamline search functionality. The addition is available via its portal on Freeview channel 244 on TV, desktop, EETV and via the VisionTV UK app.

Research carried out by Neilsen shows that in 2015 an average of 8.5 million people per minute used a device to stream TV—up 26 per cent from 2014. This shift to mobile viewing is significant; however, consumer expectations remain high. The multiscreen viewing experience must mimic traditional TV quality.

VisionTV consists of more than 20 free-to-air channels, allowing viewers to watch a wide variety of both UK and international programmes covering entertainment, sport, news, religion and shopping. VisionTV is the only portal on Freeview that aggregates multiple channels on one channel number. The new genre menu aims to streamline VisionTV’s search functionality making it easier for viewers to navigate through numerous categories via set-top box, desktop, EETV and the VisionTV UK app.

To coincide with the addition of the genre menu, Vision247 introduced three channels: ABP News, Revelation and The Jewellery channel. ABP News is the first Hindi News Channel to launch nationally on the Freeview platform.

Ashok Venkatramani, CEO of ABP News Network Pvt. Ltd., says “The UK is an important market for us and it is our endeavour to provide credible news and updates to the South Asian community in UK through multiple platforms. The launch of ABP News on Freeview UK enables us to reach out to a new audience and increase our viewer base.”

Revelation is an award winning UK Christian Television Station broadcasting live and interactive programmes as well as uplifting films, documentaries and interviews.
The Jewellery Channel is a British auction-style home shopping channel and online retailer specialising in jewellery and gemstones.

Tanya Vidmar, Vision247 said “As VisionTV’s channel offering grows it is crucial they can be accessed in a timely and simple manner. Thanks to the genre menu it has never been easier to navigate through numerous categories. Users will benefit from an improved user experience whether they are viewing via the VisionTV Freeview channel 244, desktop, EE TV or the VisionTV UK app”.

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About VisionTV

VisionTV is a free to air entertainment portal on Freeview 244 bringing a wide variety of international channels to communities all over the UK.
For more information, please go to www.visiontv.co.uk

About Vision247™

Vision247 is uniquely positioned to provide broadcasters, TV channels and content owners a complete end-to-end set of services to allow them to manage, distribute and monetise content via, not only traditional DVB platforms, but also the disruptive new world of IPTV and OTT delivery.

Vision247’s services portfolio includes a data centre, play-out facility and satellite dish-farm in London with connectivity to all major teleports and exchanges, linear TV and VOD online portal solutions, Tier 1 CDN services, App development for OTT platforms and IP connected devices and IP delivery to the UK’s digital-terrestrial platform, FreeviewHD.

For more information, please go to www.vision247.com

For further information on Vision247 contact:
Ellie Newton
XL Communications Ltd
Call: + 44 (0)7500802530
Email: ellie@xl-comms.com

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