Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) has announced that its Sat.tv app, the smart programme guide available through tablets and smartphones, is now running on connected TVs using the HbbTV standard, the company said.
Available for free channels broadcasting from Eutelsat´s HOTBIRD and 7/8Â° West video neighbourhoods, Sat.tv helps viewers browse through hundreds of free channels and track their favourite programmes. The extension to connected TVs starts at the HOTBIRD neighbourhood and will be expanded in the coming months to Eutelsat´s 7/8Â° west neighbourhood.
Launched in April 2016, the application which is free to download on the App Store and Google Play Store, is designed for the millions of viewers in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East receiving over 400 free-to-air channels broadcast from Eutelsat´s two hubs, at 13Â° East (HOTBIRD) and 7/8Â° West. It has achieved a record number of downloads, reaching 1.2 million this month.
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world´s and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.