Freeview Play box reaches 200 channels and launches new function with perfect timing

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“School’s Out Avenue” will be full of your child’s favorite shows (Image: GETTY NETGEM)

Something to do with the kids during the summer holidays? Why not park them in front of the television? We’re kidding… a little.

Good news for parents anyway, as Netgem TV – a popular set-top box powered by Freeview Play sold by a number of gigabit broadband providers in the UK – has just announced that its 200 free-to-watch channels have been added by a new TV hub. for kids called “School’s Out Avenue”.

Netgem TV aims to steal market share from Sky and Virgin Media and is one of the cheapest fiber and TV bundle options in the UK, starting at just £9.99 a month. In addition to Freeview Play’s terrestrial channels such as BBC and ITV, it has added 20 new channels to its lineup, including BT Sport, SportsTribal, Comedy Central, MTV, Motorvision TV, ESTV, Cooking Panda and Toon Goggles TV. Old favorites include National Geographic, Wild, and History Channel.

The new dedicated kids hub allows younger viewers to watch their favorite shows and characters, including Peppa Pig, Milkshake Monkey and Thomas and Friends, in one place.

It was put together in collaboration with Channel 5’s Milkshake! who hosts kids programs on the channel every morning, so would need to know a thing or two to keep them busy.

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The new hub contains all your kids’ favorites (Image: NETGEM)

Netgem TV has recently reached the milestone of 200 channels. While it’s admittedly a long way from Sky’s basic package, which has 300 channels – with the option to pay for extras such as sports and movie channels, it’s still more than double BT TV’s offering of 80.

Netgem’s Shan Eisenberg said the company is “excited” about the new launch, while its partner, global entertainment company Viacom CBS.

Eisenberg told express.co.uk: “We are excited to partner with Netgem TV and be part of their expansion with Milkshake! to families using Netgem TV in the UK. With ‘School’s Out Avenue’, kids have access to their favorite Milkshake! shows, keeping them entertained all summer and beyond.”

You can access the new kids hub via your TV if you have a Netgem subscription.

Although hardly a household name, Netgem TV has a 20-year history of providing Internet services and home products. The monthly TV subscription service has 15 HD channels, as well as apps and streaming services, including Prime Video, YouTube and Britbox. On-demand TV services BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and UKTV are also included. It all comes with an Amazon Alexa integration and a dedicated app.

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