Motors TV (pictured), SonLife Broadcasting Network, RTDoc and Vintage TV will share the same numbers used on the Connect TV platform.
Tom Cape, Arqiva’s Director of Connected Solutions said, “Launching our Connect TV services on to YouView maximises the hybrid capability of the platform. Together we will be delivering high quality streaming channels over IP to YouView devices as part of a coherent user experience with the DTT channels. Viewers expect greater breadth and depth of content on their TV service and adding Connect TV to YouView helps extend the platform’s content proposition with a range of exciting IP channels.”
Connect TV takes advantage of the broadband connection found on the vast majority of Freeview HD receivers. The channels are marked with a placeholder, allocating them a channel number, from where viewers pull them in over the internet.
David Faulkner, Head of Business Development at YouView said, “We’re pleased to now offer additional TV channels, delivered via the red button, giving customers even more programme choice on YouView.”
Arqiva, a YouView shareholder, bought Connect TV in September 2012.