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Freeview launches iPhone app – the Freeview HD TV Guide

Posted February 16, 2010 - Features

Just as the first Freeview HD boxes arrive instore Freeview has launched its new iPhone app.

Now you can plan your viewing whilst you are on the go and make sure you catch your favourite programmes.

The Freeview iPhone app gives you instant access to the Freeview TV guide. It puts the Freeview HD channels up front to help you plan you viewing in HD. Plus you can view the other Freeview channels and get individual channel listing, programme details and recommendations.

The new app will also offer the ability to filter listings by category, search by text entry, or follow viewing suggestions via Freeview’s Twitter feed – . Recommendations are also automatically provided for all programmes to help introduce users to related programmes based on their selections.

The Freeview app is free and available for all iPhone and iPod touch users to download from iTunes or the app store now.

You can preview it on the iTunes store page:

Currently the BBC HD channel and ITV1 HD* listings are available on the app. Channel 4 HD listings will be added when the channel becomes available on Freeview HD.

* in regions where HD is broadcast

The First Animals. The legendary explorer takes an in-depth look wildlife’s beginning, before mankind. The series looks at the first animals to walk the earth, brought to life with ground-breaking imagery. The new nature series sits alongside a fantastic mix of other new BBC programming including Candy Cabs on BBC One, The Rob Brydon Show on BBC Two and Him & Her, the new BBC Three ‘lewd and crude’ comedy starring Russell Tovey which premiered on 6 September 2010.

Over on ITV1 and ITV2, entertainment and drama are a big focus for both channels this autumn. Paul O’Grady Live begins on ITV1 on 10 September following the comedian’s departure from Channel 4. Join Paul for a mix of comedy, music and special guests in his one-hour weekly segment described as a ‘lavish new entertainment show’.

For fans of adventure, 71 Degrees North begins on ITV1 on 11 September. Hosted by Kate Thornton and Gethin Jones, the show follows 10 celebs to a freezing part of Norway to compete in a series of challenges. Think ‘I’m a Celebrity….’ but in the cold. The show will also be available HD.

Classic drama with a modern twist – Bouquet of Barbed Wire – began on 6 September on ITV1. The three-part series is a rework of Andrea Newman’s novel and sits alongside ITV’s other top drama programming including Law and Order UK and Downton Abbey.

November will see the return of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here on ITV1. The rumour mill is already working overdrive as to who will enter the jungle, but sadly, nothing has been announced as yet – you’ll have to tune-in to find out the final line-up. Alongside celebrities eating grubs and cooking rats, ITV will play host to a catalogue of other great programming including The Only Way Is Essex on ITV2, a new series of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories and Coronation Street – The 50th Anniversary which will be celebrated in December.

Channel 4 and E4 are keeping comedy at the forefront of their autumn schedule starting off with The Morgana Show. It’s a new comedy sketch show courtesy of comedienne Morgana Robinson, poking fun at Fearne Cotton, Cheryl Cole and Boris Johnson through a series of uncanny impressions.

On Channel 4’s food front, Jamie Oliver heads state-side in an attempt to get Americans to eat healthy in Jamie’s American Food Revolution. Can he talk any sense to the dinner ladies that serve pizza for breakfast? Find out from 13 September.

Making its return to E4 is The Inbetweeners, the deliciously rude BAFTA-winning sitcom that focuses on the school lives of a group of hopeless teenagers. The sixth-formers are back for third series from 13 September.

Also coming to Channel 4 and E4 this autumn will be PhoneShop, Seven Days In Notting Hill, Wedding House, Coppers, Misfit’s, the new series of Peep Show and the drama Any Given Heart, starring Jim Broadbent and Sex and the City’s Kim Catrall.

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