VuTV launched earlier this week with the promise of offering viewers the opportunity to access a premium range of channels on Freeviw HD.
The TV streaming service has began broadcasting on channel 238 and for a monthly subscription of £6.99, VuTV gives viewers the opportunity to access Comedy Central, MTV, CNN, Lifetime, HISTORY, H2, Crime & Investigation Network, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito via their existing Freeview HD Internet-connected TV or box – with no long-term contracts.
VuTV is aimed at the rapidly growing population of Freeview HD Internet-connected homes that currently do not have a Pay TV package.
The launch of VuTV on Freeview, [will give] consumers the choice of more channels through their existing Connected TV and remote control, all delivered over the Internet. VuTV will become the home of great value, premium channels on your TV set. – Dan Finch, Director of VuTV
To connect to the service all consumers need is a compatible Freeview HD TV or box connected to an aerial and the Internet. Once subscribers have signed up at vutv.com, they are provided with their personal Activation Code and PIN for a one-off registration their Freeview HD TV or box, giving quick and easy access to all VuTV’s channels.
There are now over 20 million Freeview homes, making Freeview the biggest digital TV platform in the UK. Internet TV has been steadily growing in the UK, with consumers buying an increasing number of Connected TVs. VuTV will be available on Freeview HD TVs and boxes from most major manufacturers, with Samsung being the first.