Were you watching on Freeview? I wonder how many manufacturers support this.
Who is this company?! Insecure website, powered by Wordpress. With patronising answers like
Is my TV spying on me?
No, of course not.
My Samsung gave a similar message when I set it up which I think I’m still opted into. I assume it’s their own analytics, or powered by a third party. Apparently it can detect what is being watched via connected devices. Don’t know if that’s down to Virgin sending some sort of metadata (via HDMI?) or creating a fingerprint of the actual video being broadcast
Freeview, on a Samsung Smart TV (though a few years old now). Not checked on other devices.
Isn't clear at all whether it's just capturing information from the participating channel or your viewing habits on all channels. Indeed if you never view the local channel will you even know about it?
I'm sure I've seen it mentioned Sky can capture viewing information from their boxes too, but suspect that's in the T&Cs somewhere. Similarly Now TV and other internet based systems must have fairly accurate tracking systems of streams being viewed and we know they have records of on demand shows being watched. I think the thing that catches you off guard here is it's a completely unknown generically named company placing something on your device which you've never agreed too. If it looked as if it was coming from Freeview itself or even BARB it wouldn't seem so suspicious or intrusive.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.