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Hello and welcome to joinfreesat.co.uk, the unofficial Freesat news site. Find out the very latest information on the Freesat satellite television service, available throughout the UK. This site includes all the latest news, reviews and product details, plus a complete list of all channels currently on Freesat.

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.

Manhattan are back with a new Freesat HD receiver

After 18 months away, Manhattan are finally back with their latest proposition, the Manhattan SX Freesat HD receiver. Whilst not in direct competition with Humax (the sole manufacturer of Freesat products in recent times), it is certainly nice to have an alternative option; even better when targeted at a much lower price range to satisfy the demand of those on a budget, or simply not needing all the bells and whistles. The rrp is £49.95 and is available now. Continue reading Manhattan are back with a new Freesat HD receiver

Freesat viewers get a new version of ITV Hub

Freesat customers with the latest set-top-boxes can now enjoy a new and improved version of ITV Hub. The catch up and on demand service features a revamped design, which will make it easier to find the programmes you want to watch.

As well as a shiny new look ITV Hub now boasts a bigger range of TV shows available and improved video quality for a seamless viewing experience.

Sony extends its kids channels catch-up service to Freesat

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 Continue reading Sony extends its kids channels catch-up service to Freesat

TVPlayer Plus launches on Freesat today

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. Continue reading TVPlayer Plus launches on Freesat today

Ketchup TV launches on Freesat

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 Continue reading Ketchup TV launches on Freesat

RSS feed back again

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.

UKTV’s Dave and Home to launch on Freesat

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 Continue reading UKTV’s Dave and Home to launch on Freesat

Freesat is the first platform to integrate BBC iPlayer’s ‘Watch from Start’

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.