Help is finally at hand for those attempting to navigate through several hundred free-to-air channels. Eutelsat and Wiztivi have jointly released a new app that’s now available for free download on App Store and Google Play Store.
The app is aimed at the 66 million European homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East that view the Eutelsat Hot Bird neighbourhood, home to more than 300 free-to-air channels.
The new product will be showcased for the first time at the TV Connect show in London.
Sat.tv is a new-generation EPG designed to enhance the free-to-air viewing experience for consumers and increase broadcaster engagement with their audience. Broadcasters can enter programme schedules and information that are displayed real-time through the app. Viewers benefit from a user-friendly EPG interface available in five languages (English, French, Russian, Italian, Arabic) and can access programme details in up to 40 languages.
The app is based on Timelesstouch, Wiztivi’s advanced HTML5 user interface product for mobile devices. In addition to front-end and back-end development by Wiztivi, a back office has been set up to enable channels to directly edit their programme schedules. Leading broadcasters, including CCTV, Channel One Russia Worldwide, Euronews, France 24, RT and TV5MONDE have already opted for this solution.