Three new streaming channels have launched on Freeview this week, giving viewers access to extra content delivered through their broadband internet connection.
Ketchup Too is a live streaming channel that provides pre-school children with extra content, including Paw Patrol. It’s now available on channel 210.
Meanwhile, ROK on channel 276 is the home of Nollywood movies and drama.
UK Radio Portal offers access to a limited number of number of radio stations on channel 277. It is listed in a separate section away from Freeview’s radio section of the channel list, as there’s currently no provision for streamed services in the 700 channel range, unlike children’s and adult streamed services which are allocated a slot alongside traditional linear channels in their genre.
As a result of the changes, the following existing Freeview streaming channels have changed:
- Ketchup TV has moved from channel 211 to channel 209.
- YAAAS has moved from channel 212 to 211.
Compatible with Freeview Play devices
Streamed channels utilise HbbTV 2.0 to bring extra content to Freeview Play viewers. Viewers are normally required to have a minimum broadband connection of between 2-3Mbps to access the Freeview streaming channels. Some older or non-Freeview Play devices may also support these services, but are not guaranteed to continue supporting them in the long run.
Did you know?
Streaming channels are permitted to carry services that are not regulated by Ofcom. Services that contain such content will carry a warning screen on launch. Further information is available from the Ofcom website.