Manhattan’s new models will include a standalone receiver (T3) and two digital recorders (T3-R) offering a choice of 500GB and 1TB hard drives. All will include Wi-fi connectivity and will be available in stores early next year. Prices have yet to be confirmed.
Dubbed Freeview Play, the internet-connected STBs will offer access to BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 via a scroll-back TV guide similar to those already available on Freesat and YouView.
Freeview Play is a new internet-connected version of the free TV platform and will include access to BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 via a scroll-back TV guide similar to those already available on Freesat and YouView.
The service, which will be free from subscription and compatible with all broadband providers, will be included as standard on Panasonic’s 2015 line-up of VIERA TVs.
There have been a number of big developments in the past 12 months that seriously limit the potential for Freeview Play to achieve the dominance that the parent brand enjoys.
The platform says the new look reflects its “evolving service” and will be introduced across its product portfolio and marketing in the coming months.
>Radio stations Classic FM and LBC are joining free-to-air TV platform Freeview following a deal between transmission company Arqiva and the stations’ owner, Global.