Freeview has today launched a new digital TV platform designed
to give New Zealanders easy access to on-demand video services on
their TVs - FreeviewPlus. Kiwi homes will be able to catch up on
the latest and greatest TV shows, movies, news and sports from the
top networks with this new service.
Panasonic New Zealand are thrilled to announce that the
FreeviewPlus service is now available on their 2015 CS650 TV
Series. Further 2015 TV models will have the FreeviewPlus service
from 1 August 2015.
Sam Irvine, General Manager at Freeview, says the launch of
Freeview is a game changer for television in New Zealand and
signals a new era in TV viewing.
"FreeviewPlus is a smarter way to watch TV. The simple
on-screen programme guide lets viewers search across a massive
library that brings together broadcast content from 19+ live
channels and on demand content from TVNZ OnDemand, 3NOW and Māori
Television On Demand, something that has to-date not been available
in New Zealand."
And in what Irvine says is 'another first to market'
FreeviewPlus offers an eight day 'catch-up' or reverse
programme guide that allows viewers to go back in time across TVNZ,
MediaWorks and Māori Television channels and select programmes to
catch up on demand straight from the guide.
FreeviewPlus will allow viewers to find, bookmark, watch or
stream their favourite shows directly to their TV. The new
electronic programme guide (EPG) will bring together all available
content from TV One, TV2, TV3, FOUR, Māori Television, The Edge TV,
Te Reo and the other 20 plus channels on Freeview|HD as well
as TVNZ OnDemand , MediaWorks' 3NOW and Māori Television
OnDemand as one consolidated content library.
Māori TV CEO Paora Maxwell says FreeviewPlus is an important new
platform for viewers to access New Zealand content, particularly
Māori language and cultural programming.
"Our mission is to engage the hearts and minds of more New
Zealanders with our unique content that entertains and informs
them. Along with others, the FreeviewPlus platform is the perfect
vehicle in enabling us to do this."
FreeviewPlus features include:
- Switch seamlessly between live and ondemand TV
with a click of a button
- Scroll through an 8-day TV guide that displays
multiple channels at the same time
- A catch up guide goes back a week so you can
catch up with ease
- Search across live and ondemand TV
- Featured sections showcase selected
- Browse TV and movies libraries by genre
- Set reminders and favourites
- Access to over 20 live channels
- Viewers will continue to receive all the
benefit of Freeview|HD with many of their favourite shows broadcast
in high definition and surround sound free from subscriptions.
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