Launched in late 2015, Freeview Play offers customers a mix of subscription-free live TV, catch-up and on demand content and competes for sales with Freesat and YouView with which it shares some common shareholders.
The Facebook stream will feature the league’s “NBA Mobile View” feed which offers a viewing experienced optimised for the smaller screens of tablets and phones.
The Sony-branded channel already airs on Sky and the broadcaster says bringing the two channels together will create “one mega movie destination for film fanatics across all three platforms.”
The move part the UK’s biggest free-to-air brand’s decided encourage the take-up of HD equipment to deliver the best viewing experience for consumers and a more efficient technical standard which will eventually allow Ultra HD to be offered on Freeview Play devices.
The Humax Eye connects wirelessly to your broadband and includes motion sensors so that it can start recording whenever movement is detected, as well as night vision capability to ensure you can remotely monitor your home or pets at any time of the day.
Owners of Humax’s Freeview Play set top box are to receive a free software update adding global steaming service Netflix to their boxes.
A+E Networks operates a portfolio of pay-TV channels, including History, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation and H2 but last month launched a Free to Air version of Lifetime in Turkey.