Broadcast services company Vision247 has taken control of interactive TV application and services specialist Synapse TV.

S&T will now hold just a minor stake in its former subsidiary that uses connected DTT boxes to deliver IPTV channels to the UKs Freeview base. Synapse also provides solutions for browser-based technologies such as HbbTV that are used in a growing number of markets worldwide.

Petra Oblak, Vision247 CEO said, We took a lead in OTT delivery of linear content via Connected Freeview over three years ago, so we fully understand the unique opportunity this provides broadcasters to deliver their services via Freeview the UKs largest TV platform at a fraction of the cost associated with traditional over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting. Knowing the class-leading technology, unwavering customer focus, supreme professionalism and unique expertise within Synapse, it was a natural move to bring the company under the Vision247 umbrella.

Synapse will continue to operate as an independent business, led by Mike Alexander who becomes managing director of Synapse alongside a new role as commercial director at Vision247.

Synapse also now provides solutions for browser-based technologies such as HbbTV that are used in a growing number of markets worldwide.