Internet Freeview Channels from Connect TV

Viewers of the Freeview TV service will find some unusual channels, such as “Connect”, “Vision” and “CCTV”. These are Internet-based channels, and here we explain what these channels mean, and how to access them

What are these channels?

These are channels that can be watched on your TV via an Internet connection. The channels are powered by Connect TV Ltd

Connect-TV Vision Welcome Screen
Connect-TV Vision Welcome Screen

What is on these channels?

110Vision TV Network – Portal for foreign-language programmes on a subscription-basis. Operated by VISION247 / Vision IPTV Ltd

TV channels from Hellenic TV, Polska Plus, TeleTurk and TeleFrance (France 24)

111CCTV – China Central Television
112Sports – Sports Tonight Live
113Christian
114Connect 2 – We’re not sure what this is yet
115Vision 2, part of the TV Network – Portal for foreign-language programmes on a subscription-basis. Operated by VISION247 / Vision IPTV Ltd

TV channels from Al Arabiya, Muslim TV and Arabia One

116Racing TV, the horseracing channel
119Connect 4 – We’re not sure what this is yet
120God TV
121Sony SAB – We’re not sure what this is yet

 

How do I get these channels?

Although the channels appear as part of the Freeview channel lineup, the channel numbers you see are there to allow you to watch the channels via an Internet connection.

The official requirement is a “Freeview HD TV receiver made after March 2011”. Freeview HD receivers are required to have an Internet connection built-in, and support Internet-enabled services.

The connect-tv.tv website lists the following as compatible:

  • LG TV sets made in or after 2012
  • Panasonic TV sets made in or after 2011
  • Panasonic TV sets made in or after 2011
  • Samsung TV sets made in or after 2012
  • Sony TV sets made in or after 2011
  • Panasonic 2011/2012 PVRs
  • TVOnics PVRs
  • netgem PVRs

You need to ensure that your TV set or set-top box is compatible, and has a suitable connection to your Broadband Internet router.

For help and advice on connecting your TV set or set-top box to broadband, see our Connect Your TV to the Internet section.

 

Connect TV Prices:

Some channels on this service are free, and others are subscription channels

You should also note that watching video from these services will count as part of your download quota over Broadband. If you are on an Internet service that has a download cap, you may find that you are charged extra should you exceed your monthly download allowance.

 

Problems with Connect TV?

We’ve been contacted by a few Freeview HD viewers reporting problems accessing the service. We too are having problems.

We have a Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803 running the 2012 firmware PKG4.110EUT-0108, and we get a message “Your device does not currently support Freeview HD Streaming”. We’re not sure why this should be

Anyone know, or having a similar problem? Please get in touch

 

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