Freeview Play tops 20,000 hours of on-demand content


Freeview Play viewers can now choose from over 20,000 hours of on demand content for free, according to the latest figures from Freeview.

The news comes following the addition of My5 on Freeview Play devices, which launched in June. My5 replaced Demand 5 and joined BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK and Horror Bites on the Freeview Play line up. My5 also includes content from Paramount, PBS America and Blaze in addition to Channel 5 services.

In addition to the free-to-view on-demand services that come with Freeview Play, viewers have additional options to add services such as Amazon Prime which offers 22,600 hours and Now TV which offers customers hundreds of box sets, movies, reality TV, kids content, as well as live sport events.

Since its launch in 2015, Freeview Play has now sold over 7 million devices, and boasts over 4 million users.

Owen Jenkinson, Marketing Director at Freeview commented
‘To put 20,000 hours in perspective– that’s over two years of solidly watching TV, day and night. We’re not sure anyone would want to do that, and while we don’t advise it, isn’t it great to have the option!’