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October 8, 2014

EETV home service launches in UK

EE TV - Tablet as remote

Using tablet as remote control

Mobile network EE has announced a TV service. OK we hear you say but, hold on. If you have a family that wants to watch different channels at the same time, this service allows up to three devices, phones or tablets be used to watch different live programmes in the home simultaneously, anywhere in your home, while a television screens a fourth.

EE TV - TV guide

EE TV – TV guide

EETV home is powered by a set-top box, which not only lets you watch content broadcast over the past 24 hours be replayed, even if recordings were not scheduled.



EE TV content services

In addition to Freeview HD with more than 70 live channels, EE TV will launch with a number of popular TV catch-up and on-demand services as well as the major video apps, including Daily Motion, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and film and TV partner Further partners are already confirmed to join the service, and will be announced in the coming months. Major Internet video applications including BBC Sport and BBC News, DailyMotion, YouTube and The Weather Network will also be available at launch.

The platform will include an ever growing range of content applications, building on the international standard for interactive TV, Hbb-TV.

For added peace of mind, EE TV also makes it easy to set parental controls, allowing users to restrict content which is deemed inappropriate for younger members of the household. The “free” set-top box it is providing was worth £300

EE TV - Mobile UI app

EE TV – Mobile UI app

The set-top box contains a one terabyte (TB) hard disk, which the firm said could store up to 25 days worth of standard definition content and five days worth of high-definition shows.

Mobile customers of the UK network who did not previously subscribe to another service from the firm but who want EE TV will need to sign up for a broadband package.

The service is included in the price of EE’s broadband and landline packages.

The cheapest one on offer is £9.95 a month plus a further £15.75 a month for a required telephone line, all for a minimum of a 18 month duration.

The company hopes this will provide them an incentive to switch to its service.

EE’s chief executive Olaf Swantee said:

“Today we’re announcing the most advanced TV service the UK has ever seen. How, where and when people watch TV and movies is changing, and mobile technology is driving that change.

“As the UK’s biggest and fastest network, with more than 25 million customers, we have unrivalled insight into people’s changing viewing habits. It’s helped us create a service that has mobile at its heart, and makes the TV experience more personal than ever before.

“With EE TV, not only can you watch different streams of live and recorded content, on multiple screens simultaneously, but your mobile becomes the remote. This gives each viewer the chance to watch, queue and view what they want, when they want. It’s a completely new way to enjoy your favourite programmes, films and internet content.”


Read full press release here

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini