Freeview to launch live streaming, catch-up app


From here:

Sounds too good to be true:

Freeview has confirmed it will launch a mobile app with Live streaming and Catch-up services from all Free to Air networks in November.

The world-first mobile app, branded Freeview FV, will include:

Live-streaming from all the free-to-air networks
Access to all catch-up TV
Browse and search
A free-to-air TV guide
The service will be available to all Australians through their mobile devices and measured through OzTAM’s video play measurement.


Just need an AppleTV app…


Or at least full AirPlay support. I regularly use 4oD which doesn’t have an ATV app, but its AirPlay functionality is basically perfect, even when serving ads.

However, I don’t see what the benefit of a combined app will be, considering that the networks all have their own catch-up apps. How much effort will they put into its success if they’ve spent all that money developing their separate data harvesters?


presumably without content that has separate streaming rights like AFL - otherwise loving the idea of one app in place of the 4 or 5 i have now!