Freeview FV announced as Gold Stevie Winner

As end-to-end service provider for the Freeview FV app Switch Media are overjoyed that it has WON the Gold Stevie for innovation in the entertainment apps category! Read press release below.



Freeview FV announced as Gold Stevie Winner Freeview’s world-first free-to-air TV live streaming and catch-up mobile app Freeview FV has won Gold at the international 2017 Asia-Pacific
Stevie Awards. The international Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are open to 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and focus on recognising innovation in all its forms.

Freeview FV won the Gold Stevie for innovation in the entertainment apps category, recognising Freeview FV’s world-first collaboration that revolutionises the free-to-air TV viewing experience for all Australians.

“Freeview FV is a truly innovative and user-friendly service that gives Australians access to TV on the go and we’re delighted to see it recognised alongside some of the best at an international level. “This award is a credit to the Australian FTA industry and the collaboration of all the broadcasters which resulted in the creation of a world-leading TV experience,” said Freeview CEO Elizabeth Ross. Freeview FV is also the only Australian company to be shortlisted for the international Connie Awards, with winners to be announced on May 3, 2017.

Launched in November 2016, Freeview FV is available on iOS and Android mobile and tablets, delivering TV straight into viewers’ hands. Freeview FV delivers live streaming of 20 free-to-air TV channels and the catch-up content from all broadcasters with just one click. Available channels include: ABC, SBS, Seven, Channel 9, TEN, ONE, Eleven ABC2/ABC KIDS, ABC ME, ABC News 24, SBS VICELAND, Food Network, NITV, 7TWO, 7Mate, 7Flix,, 9Gem, 9Go! and 9Life. More live channels will be added as they become available.


About Freeview

Launched in 2008, Freeview is the free digital television service in Australia which presents and promotes free-to-air channels and content to all Australians. Freeview encourages Australians to watch free-to-air content across various platforms by promoting benefits that include more than 25 channels and catch-up services for free. Freeview’s mission is to deliver the free-to-air content to all Australians where, when and on whatever device they choose.

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AppSolute launch at NABShow

Switch Media launches unique multi-screen streaming app with ad monetisation and advanced analytics at NAB

AppSolute launch at NABShow

AppSolute to be launched at NAB Show 2017

An end-to-end, ready-to-go app framework enabling content owners to rapidly deliver live and on-demand media to their own fully branded multi-screen app, will be launched at the NAB Show next week by Switch Media.

The Australian-based world leader in video streaming technologies will launch its AppSolute product at the National Association of Broadcasters event in Las Vegas (April 24-27).

Switch Media CEO Christopher Stenhouse said AppSolute was a game changer in over the top (OTT) streaming because it includes all necessary video-on-demand and live streaming capabilities, publishing, data driven analytics tools, is fully customisable, and can seamlessly monetise the content.

“This multi-screen app makes it easy for any organisation – from business and sporting organisations to education institutions and government – to rapidly launch dynamic OTT video services to their audiences across any screen,” he said.

“It opens opportunities beyond the conventional media and broadcasters to a much wider enterprise world where companies can create their own content platforms.

“These may include niche sports competitions, community events and performances, staff-training and resources, promotional videos, or archival footage for reference or research.

”Our advanced data driven analytics can provide in-depth, real time insights and data around how their content/media is performing, being consumed and being engaged with.

“It also includes video quality and advertising performance intelligence, which equips content providers with real time actionable insights to increase viewer engagement and return on investment.”


The key features of AppSolute include:

·       Fully customise and launch your Apps to desktop, mobile platforms and Smart TVs using Switch Media’s proprietary modular architecture.

·       Support for linear and video-on-demand content, text/HTML elements, EPG schedules and more.

·       Effortlessly publish and manage VOD and linear content on your Apps via the AppSolute CMS module in Media Manager.

·       Instantly update App copy and user interaction messages with our cloud-based app management tools.

·       Built-in Universal Player with flexible iOS and Android SDKs.

·       Easy integration with AdEase for client-side and server-side ad insertion.

·       VAST ad support, including hooks to drive companion advertising.

·       Our highly optimised App architecture provides quick load times and optimum device memory usage.

·       Customisable player skins and layout can be easily implemented

·       Through the Switch APIs, easily integrate with 3rd party services such as user identity, EPG data, and external metadata


Mr Stenhouse added that streamed programs can also be monetised through integration with Switch Media’s server-side ad insertion tool AdEase, which was launched at NAB last year.

“AdEase allows the on-demand content, from ‘live event’ sport to news and drama, to side-step the ad-blocking apps and deliver a seamless viewing experience. This integrates ads with program content on any digital device as part of the end-to-end AppSolute package”.