Eighth manufacturer now FreeviewPlus certified
Freeview today announced even more choice for Australians with the certification of Changhong Australia’s latest range of Freeview Plus-enabled Smart TVs, available now in a range of stores.
Liz Ross, CEO of Freeview, said: “We’re excited to welcome Changhong Australia, our eighth major manufacturer, on board with FreeviewPlus-certified products which offer Australians even more access FreeviewPlus.”
FreeviewPlus delivers the Freeview networks’ Catch Up services in one place — on the TV. Access to Catch Up and other services is simple, with viewers simply using the coloured buttons on their remote.
David Esler, General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Changhong Australia said: “We’re pleased to release a range of FreeviewPlus-ready televisions. FreeviewPlus is an easy-to-use platform for consumers to increase their entertainment options and a great accompaniment to our high-quality but affordable products.
The new range is available in three sizes, with high and full high-definition capabilities, and enables users to seamlessly display multimedia between devices and the TV without cables or a network connection. The range also enables users to control the TV and share video, music and photos to the TV by using their mobile device.
Changhong FreeviewPlus-certified Smart TVs will be available in stores nationally from major retailers including Bing Lee, Dick Smith, Betta Stores, Bi-Rite, Kambo’s and Leading Appliances.
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
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.
CHANGHONG Electric Australia was established in 2000, aiming to bring an extensive range of televisions (LED, LCD, Plasma), air conditioners and refrigerators to the Australian market. Changhong’s underlying goal and vision, to make life easier with people-friendly technology, is encapsulated within the slogan ‘Creating easy life‘.
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