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New streaming service announces partnerships with Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Metz

Monday 24 June, 2024: Everyone TV - the organisation leading the evolution of free TV in the UK - today announces multiple new smart TV brands are joining the Freely line-up with Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Metz all confirmed to offer the new streaming service backed by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

The addition of these four new brands means Freely has confirmed six smart TV partners in total. Existing partners include Bush and Hisense, with Freely currently accessible on their 2024 4K smart TV models. 

Toshiba’s new Freely compatible TVs bring seamless QLED 4K immersive viewing paired with Dolby Atmos sound. Allowing users to relax and switch on Freely with just the touch of a button.

Sharp’s new range of smart TVs (GK4 4K and GM6 4K QLED models), integrated with Freely, will help consumers navigate the overwhelming array of streaming and linear content options through a simplified, universal discovery process, enhancing the user experience and driving TV demand and viewership.

Panasonic's 2024 line-up of 4K OLED, QLED, and LED TVs will come with Freely built-in. Bringing together award-winning picture quality, the very best in gaming and smart content, with easy access to live and on demand TV.

Metz, one of Germany’s oldest TV brands, will be launching exciting new Freely compatible QLED+ TVs incorporating Dolby Vision and Atmos. These will be available in 43in, 50in, 55in and 65in screen sizes.

Freely, which launched on Hisense smart TVs in April and on Bush smart TVs last month, is the new streaming service backed by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. For the first time, audiences can stream a range of live TV channels alongside on demand content all in one place for free via their smart TVs, with Freely removing the need for a dish or aerial. Featuring world-first innovations for free TV, viewers can switch seamlessly between live and on demand content from the UK’s leading broadcasters.

Deep Halder, Chief Commercial Officer, Everyone TV, said:

‘Having recently brought Freely to market on new Hisense and Bush TVs, we’re delighted to be announcing increased availability of Freely with four new smart TV partners due to launch later this year. A joint venture between Britain’s leading broadcasters, Freely is built on collaboration and it is encouraging to see more of the industry coming together to contribute to the success of Freely, working together to secure the future of free TV.’

Hisense and Bush Freely TVs are available in stores across the UK and online at retailers such as Currys, Argos, AO and Very, with the new smart TV brands rolling out over the coming months.

Notes to Editors

Freely brings the free TV experience into the streaming age. For the first time for free, viewers can switch seamlessly between live and on demand TV, taking advantage of features such as pause, restart and access to more episodes, without having to pay for the service. Freely TVs can also be placed anywhere in the home where there’s a Wi-Fi connection, without the need for a dish or aerial. Freely ensures all audiences continue to have easy access to an aggregated free TV experience, however they choose to connect.

The first iterations of Freely are now in market, with additional features and software updates being provided to users as the service develops. Freely can be accessed via a broadband and/or DTT connection. Homes connected via IP only and those using a hybrid IP and DTT connection may experience varying channel offerings as Freely continues to evolve.

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