new free TV service that combines live schedules from public service broadcasters (PSBs) into one platform will be made available next year.
The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 announced that viewers will soon be able to browse and watch live TV channels together with on-demand content streamed straight to their smart TV via the internet.
Freely will be built in to smart TVs and feature a line-up of PSBs and other free-to-air channels.
It will be run by Everyone TV, previously named Digital UK, which is the platform operator of Freeview and its satellite twin Freesat.
Director-general of the BBC Tim Davie said: “Ensuring the universality of public-service television is sustained into the future is of paramount importance to the UK and all its public service broadcasters.
“We are delighted to be deepening our collaboration in helping viewers access our content, ensuring…