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Feb 04 2016
Freesat today announces a strong final quarter to 2015, with the addition of 36,000 new homes in the three months to December 2015. After adding 61,000 homes over the course of 2015, Freesat is now available in over 1.93 million households and is watched by more than four million viewers every week.
Customer numbers have continued to soar for Freetime Freesat’s …read more »
Feb 02 2016
Independent archive Film and TV channel Talking Pictures TV launches today on channel 306, bringing the best of time-honoured British cinema to Freesat viewers.
Talking Pictures TV covers films of all genres including westerns, comedy, thrillers, horror, romance, and drama, stretching back to the 1930s. Viewers can relive classics such as Brighton Rock, Jigsaw, Moby Dick and Two Way Stretch. …read more »
Jan 21 2016
It has been brought to our attention by a joinfreesat reader that, following changes to the Forward Error Correction (FEC) used by ITV on it’s HD satellite transponders, Panasonic 2009 – 2012 televisions and their range of DMR XS350/BS750/BS780/BS850/BS880 DVD and BD PVR’s can no longer receive the channel properly …read more »
Dec 15 2015
Humax today announced that the award-winning Freesat with Freetime set-top boxes will be the first in its product range to roll out Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television service.
Netflix has over 69 million members worldwide, streaming more than …read more »
Dec 08 2015
Latest update scan on all Freesat receivers:
3 added – 162 Drama, 163 Yesterday, 164 Really
Dec 03 2015
Multi-award-winning broadcaster UKTV will launch three channels on Freesat, marking the next step in its platform growth strategy. Yesterday, Drama and Really will be available to users of the subscription-free satellite TV service.
UKTV’s CEO Darren Childs said …read more »
Nov 27 2015
Strong rumours suggest that UKTV are potentially going FTA very soon, as it appears they have started dual illuminating on a new UK spot transponder.
This potentially means that a deal is done with Freesat and will see a few of the UKTV channels coming very soon; …read more »
Nov 04 2015
Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has maintained its 2015 momentum by adding 6,000 new TV homes in the three months to the end of September. In total, 25,000 new households have taken up the service to date in 2015. Freesat continues to be the preferred TV service for 1.9 million households …read more »
Oct 08 2015
PBS America, the new factual channel from America’s Public Broadcasting Service, is excited to announce its launch on Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV service, from 29th October 2015.
Since launching as a pay …read more »
Oct 01 2015
Freesat will launch five new channels today. Joining Freesat’s music and entertainment genres, the new channels will further expand the platform’s free-to-air offering.
YourTV, Fox International Channels’ first ever channel for the UK free-to-air …read more »