Hisense tunes into FreeviewPlus
Freeview is pleased to announce Hisense Australia as the latest manufacturer to launch a range of products that carry FreeviewPlus certification. 60% of the Hisense 2015 television range are FreeviewPlus certified, including the latest UHD Ultra Dimming and Curved models offering the best value for money, giving consumers the most advanced developments in picture and sound quality.
Liz Ross, CEO of Freeview, said: “As Australia’s fastest growing television brand across all Australian retailers, Hisense are a key partner to ensure a wider Australian audience can gain access to the great range of services FreeviewPlus has to offer”.
FreeviewPlus delivers the Freeview networks’ Catch Up services from one place on TV screens. Access to Catch Up and other services is easy, with viewers simply using the coloured buttons on their remote.
Andre Iannuzzi, Head of Marketing for Hisense Australia said: “Always providing the best features at a better price is our commitment to consumers and FreeviewPlus is another great feature now available in an overwhelming majority of our latest range.”
Hisense FreeviewPlus certified televisions will be available in stores nationally from major retailers including Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, MYER, Retravision, Betta and JB Hi-Fi.
The FreeviewPlus service uses hybrid TV technology, which seamlessly combines broadband and broadcast TV. The technology also enables the free-to-air networks to introduce a range of new broadband services.
FreeviewPlus offers an array of new features including:
- A 7-day, easy-to-use EPG
- Access to available free-to-air Catch Up services in one place on the TV
- Recommendations of the best programs on today, on Catch Up and in the future
- The ability to browse and search programs across the next 7 days
- A favourites function that keeps track of programs on live and Catch Up TV
Additional FreeviewPlus certified manufacturers will be announced soon. For further information, please visit: www.freeviewplus.com.au
Launched in 2008, Freeview is the free digital television service in Australia which presents and promotes Australia’s free-to-air channels to all Australians. Freeview’s mission is to develop and promote the free-to-air platform; to deliver the free-to-air platform to all Australians where, when and on whatever device they choose; and to ensure that the free-to-air television platform is the first and dominant choice for screen-based content. Freeview encourages Australians to watch free-to-air television by promoting its benefits, including more than 18 channels for free.
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