Australians have even more choice in accessing FreeviewPlus with the arrival of the second set-top box certified for FreeviewPlus which is available now in stores across the country.
Compact and easy to set up, the new TEAC HBBTS1 set-top box comes with built-in internet connectivity and can also record free-to-air programs to a USB drive, so that viewers never have to miss a thing.
Liz Ross, CEO of Freeview, said: “Having another widely available set-top box in store is a huge boon for Australian consumers who can use it to access FreeviewPlus on their existing TVs at a competitive price point.
“The award-winning FreeviewPlus service gives viewers a world of choice completely free of any subscription charges.”
FreeviewPlus uses hybrid TV technology, which seamlessly combines broadband and broadcast TV, delivering the Freeview networks’ catch-up services all in one place – on the TV. Access to catch-up and other services is easy, with viewers simply using the coloured buttons on the remote control.
Daniel Seow, Director of TEAC Australia said: “A lot of time and care working with the Freeview team has gone into ensuring a quality user experience from our FreeviewPlus set-top box. We’re proud of this new addition to our popular AV range and believe this new set-top box will further enhance the home entertainment experience for all Australians and their families.”
The TEAC HBBTS1 set-top box is available nationally at Betta Electrical, The Good Guys and Harvey Norman.
FreeviewPlus offers an array of features including:
- Access to available free-to-air catch-up TV in one place – on the TV
- Forward and backward 7 day EPG to see what’s on live or catch-up TV
- Recommendations for the next 7 days and catch-up TV
- Browse and search favourite programs and discover new ones
- Set reminders for favourite programs and store them all in one place
Launched in 2008, Freeview is the free digital television service in Australia which presents and promotes Australia’s free-to-air channels to all Australians. Freeview encourages Australians to watch free-to-air television by promoting its benefits, including more than 18 channels for free. Freeview’s mission is to deliver the free-to-air platform to all Australians where, when and on whatever device they choose.
In 1956, the Tokyo Electro Acoustic Company (TEAC) was founded as a manufacturer and supplier of innovative consumer electronic products. Today TEAC is a proud Australian market leader in new digital technologies, including UHD smart televisions and digital set top boxes. The brand carries an extensive collection of home entertainment and hi-fi audio products – to explore the full audio visual range, visit www.teac.com.au.