Freeview considers IPTV addition

December 9, 2009

The free-to-view digital television service, Freeview, has announced that it will be working with the Digital TV Group (DTG) on the specifications required to provide IPTV services through the Freeview set top box.

IPTV will offer Freeview viewers an extra platform to choose from, although it has to be said that there are plenty of potential partners around for Freeview to consider, the obvious one being the multi channel joint venture Project Canvas.

With many of the Freeview set top boxes already having an Ethernet port built in, IPTV is an easy prospect.

This news comes as Freeview begins the much awaited HD test broadcasts in London and in Manchester.

These tests are preparing the service for full HD transmissions, due to start during the spring of next year.


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