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Freely ,terrestrial moves to streaming from next year.

  • 19-09-2023 6:47am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,407 ✭✭✭

    BBC,ITV,ch4 and ch5 move to new Freely streaming service on smart tvs,early next year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,752 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    They'll be available in streaming. They are not moving there,

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,407 ✭✭✭reboot

    Quite right Jim,loose use of language,always good to be corrected.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,981 ✭✭✭Electric Nitwit

    Excuse the ignorance, but will these be available in Ireland too? Or will a VPN be needed?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,726 ✭✭✭Glaceon

    Very unlikely to be available on an Irish IP. I'd say the days of us (legally) receiving UK linear television are coming to an end.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭mackersdublin

    Very misleading title, Terrestrial TV is not moving anywhere, in the UK or here in Ireland

    And Freely will be geoblocked anyway

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  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭marclt

    And of course, these services exist online anyway on the various platforms like the iPlayer, ITVX etc.

    freeview play also exists on many uk sets, it’s probably tidying all that up into one user friendly platform.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,407 ✭✭✭reboot

    Think it may also have downloads,and a few extras,but how to pay for it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 902 ✭✭✭Maigh Eo Exile

    No shutdown till at least 2030. WRC23 meeting later this year might agree to extend the protection for whats left of the current bandwidth for terrestrial tv beyond this date.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,407 ✭✭✭reboot

    Don't suppose Txs would be shut down, in the coming years to switch over to the net,if ever,but perhaps would result in savings.?