EE TV shares our goals to provide the UK with access to a cultured, international pool of channels that are free-to-air
• Vision247 services is now available via EE TV set-top boxes in the UK
Broadcast specialists Vision247 announce the availability of its connected, free-to-air services via EE TV’s set-top boxes in the UK.
Vision247’s OTT services are operated by Synapse TV and currently include VisionTV with more to be launched over the coming months. The EE TV platform is developed and operated by Netgem, who have been working closely with Synapse to ensure full compatibility of the EE TV box. It is anticipated that this development will be the first in a number of joint initiatives with Netgem for the EE TV platform.
Tanya Vidmar, Vision247 said “The availability of our services via EE TV provides us with an opportunity to reach out to a much wider audience. EE TV shares our goals to provide the UK with access to a cultured, international pool of channels that are free-to-air and we believe that this partnership will be mutually beneficial in reaching this objective.”
EE’s TV service is based on a free-to-air TV platform and comes with over 70 free-to-view channels (13 in HD), pause, rewind, record, catch-up and on demand. It also allows viewers to watch any broadcast TV programmes that are on their EE TV box, including recordings, from any room in the house, seamlessly on up to three compatible tablets or phones.
Vison247’s Freeview services streams more than 20 free-to-air channels, allowing its viewers to watch a wide variety of both UK and international programmes via the service. The service is easy to access through the EE TV Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) on channel 244, featuring a network of international channels covering entertainment, sports, news, religion and shopping.
"With Netgem’s #TelcoTV we provide EE with ‘TV as a Service’ said Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director of Netgem TV PVX. ‘We focus on ongoing innovation across both content and features, ensuring that EE TV always stays ahead of the competition. We started with the best TV multi-screen experience, which we have now enhanced with fantastic range of content, this is what #TelcoTV is all about."
Vision247 is uniquely positioned to provide broadcasters, TV channels and content owners with 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, Freeview HD.
For more information, please go to www.vision247.com
Netgem is the global leader in #TelcoTV, operating in 20 countries, serving several million households. Netgem delivers the best TV entertainment experience supporting the widest range of content, enabling the most innovative Telcos around the globe such as EE, NetPlus, Netia, Post and Totalplay to deploy market-leading Video Entertainment services.
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About Synapse TV
Synapse TV provides a fully managed service for the over-the-top (OTT) delivery of linear and on-demand content via a number of connected TV platforms, including the UK’s Freeview HD.
Synapse allows broadcasters, media owners and aggregators to deliver their content to millions of viewers, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional over-the-air broadcasting. Free-to-view, advertising and pay business models are fully supported with detailed analytics available to provide deep insights into viewer behaviour.
Services can be made available via a branded channel in the UK Freeview EPG, making it easy and familiar for viewers to access using their existing receiver and remote control.
Synapse supported platforms in the UK include Freeview HD (MHEG), Freeview Play (HbbTV), Freesat (MHEG), Freesat Freetime (HTML), EE TV (HTML) and YouView (HTML), plus comparable platforms worldwide.
For more information, please go to www.synapsetv.com
For further information on Vision247 contact:
XL Communications Ltd
Call: + 44 (0)7500802530
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