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Freely alternatives - Will IPTV Lead the way?

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of more details regarding the future launch of Freely, the replacement for Freeview, rivals are stepping up their game to offer more competitive alternatives.

  • To get the most out of Freely, viewers will need a full fibre broadband connection
  • Broadband market dominated by EE (BT), Sky and Virgin Media who are stepping up to offer alternative streaming TV solutions
  • Sky partnering up with alternative full fibre broadband providers to offer Sky Stream
  • Virgin Media offers its streaming TV product as part of its social tariff.

Everyone TV, the platform operator backed by the main UK free-to-air broadcasters, is preparing to launch the next generation Freely platform.

The platform will ultimately replace Freeview, Freeview Play and Freesat. Freely users can choose between combining existing terrestrial or satellite TV services with streamed channels or go online-only from the beginning.

In time, as more services stop terrestrial or satellite broadcasts, Freely devices can automatically switch to an online stream of the same channel. Freely devices can also default to a better quality (e.g. HD) IP stream over a terrestrial/satellite SD channel.

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