Vision247 will stream more than 20 free-to-air channels to connected Freeview HD set-top boxes and TVs in the UK. Users can connect their TVs, set-top boxes and digital TV recorders to a broadband connection to access these free channels.
Petra Oblak, CEO of Vision247, commented: “VisionTV delivers a wider range of international-flavoured channels for UK Freeview audience. The commanding market share in Freeview HD connected devices in people’s homes warrants broader, more compelling content and VisionTV reflects this.”
Oblak continued, “With culturally diverse channels, VisionTV can reach and engage ever growing international audiences on the Freeview HD platform so viewers can keep up to date with what is going on in their native country while also being entertained, informed and educated.”
Viewers interested in news, culture and lifestyle from China can watch CCTV News and BON TV; VOX Africa and TV/C News focuses on news, issues and entertainment from across the African continent; Ben TV caters for family viewing; and OH TV provides music, culture and entertainment programming for the Afro-Caribbean community.
Sports fans can get their fix watching live debate show Sports Tonight, shoppers are catered for with retail channel Best Direct, while niche interests are also addressed: followers of the psychic, spiritual and the supernatural can tune into magazine programme Psychic Today.
Gem TV provides Middle Eastern dramas and soaps while British Asian entertainment channel, Prime TV features dramas, sitcoms, talk shows, music videos and movies.
Also on VisionTV, the Islam Channel is a lifestyle programme that offers discourse on the Islam religion, while 24-hour Islamic channels Peace TV and Peace Urdu debate the issues of the day. The Glory TV channel caters for a multi-cultural Christian audience.