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Freesat is a UK digital satellite TV service from the BBC/ITV which launched in May 2008. Freesat has no monthly subscription, just a one-off payment for the digital box, satellite dish and installation. It even comes with subscription-free, high-definition TV programmes. As Freesat is broadcast via satellite, it’s available to almost every household in the UK.
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Sep 14 2017

Sony Pictures Television Networks has announced that POP FUN, its hugely-popular 7-day catch-up service for its portfolio of kids channels, will now be accessible via the Freesat platform.

Top shows from Sony Pictures Television Networks kids channels, POP, Tiny Pop and POP MAX – ranging from Power Rangers to My Little Pony …read more »


Sep 14 2017

Freesat today announced that streaming service TVPlayer Plus is now available on Freesat. TVPlayer Plus offers access to 26 popular TV channels – including Comedy Central, MTV, Lifetime, and Discovery Channel – all for £5.99 a month, or a £59.99 yearly fee. Available in Freesat’s On Demand section from today, TVPlayer Plus allows viewers to watch shows both live and on demand. …read more »


Aug 17 2017

Are you a sports fan? Well, the UK’s newest sports channel, FreeSports, is launching on Freesat channel 252. Available on Freesat from the 12th September, FreeSports coverage includes football, rugby league and ice hockey. Stay tuned for more updates on this great channel launch.


Jul 25 2017

Freesat today announced it has added Ketchup TV to its extensive on demand line up. Available from today, Ketchup TV offers free children’s entertainment and educational shows.

Firm favourites for children on Ketchup TV include Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Little Baby Bum, Caillou, Fireman Sam and Thomas and Friends …read more »


Jul 18 2017

Try as we might, following issues with our RSS feed, we have been unable to recover the data from Feedburner (prior to Google taking them over), so the many thousands of subscribers have gone! If you did enjoy the benefits of our updates via RSS feed, please can you resubscribe. Simply click here (or the top right) and either pick your favourite reader, or select the option to be notified by email (most popular) and follow the prompts. If you experience any issues, comment below.


Jul 18 2017

Freesat have today announced that UKTV’s Dave and Home, two of the UK’s best-known and highly-regarded television channels, are to launch on the platform on the 1st August 2017. Dave will be available on channel number 157 and Home on 166.

Dave is one of the UK’s most-watched non-PSB channels and hosts a brilliantly addictive mix of comedy and reality shows, including …read more »


Jul 12 2017

Freesat has announced that it will be the first TV platform in the UK to integrate BBC iPlayer’s ‘Watch from Start’ feature into the TV guide.

Available from today, the new feature will allow Freesat customers with a connected set-top-box to restart live programmes on all BBC channels without waiting for the programme to end.

The launch comes in time for the live coverage of the Wimbledon finals this weekend on BBC.


Jul 04 2017

Freesat have today announced the launch of Quest and Quest Red on Freesat. The two channels are now available for Freesat viewers to watch, for free, on channel numbers 167 and 169.

Freesat viewers can now enjoy popular programmes such as Salvage Hunters, Wheeler Dealers and Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo on Quest, …read more »


May 25 2017

Freesat today announces strong growth in the twelve months to 30 March 2017, with 904,000 devices sold – an increase of 90% year on year – benefiting from the continuing popularity of smart and UHD televisions.

Freesat’s customer base continues to thrive with 58,000 new homes added over the course of the financial year. This brings the total number …read more »


Feb 09 2017

The rumour is confirmed, following the lifting of 4Music’s encryption earlier this week; the popular music channel launches on Freesat, channel 509.

4Music has been long awaited and demanded by Freesat customers (since the launch of Freesat back in 2008), so it is great to finally see it break from encryption and become available to all (and one less channel Freeview has that we don’t!) …read more »