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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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May 11 2016

Freesat today reports a solid start to 2016 as it continues to enhance its content offering and build international partnerships.

The number of homes connected to Freesat by both satellite and broadband is up by 54% year-on-year. This is due to customers choosing to complement their linear free-to-air TV viewing with on-demand services, such as the recently …read more »


May 05 2016

Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV service, is delighted to announce it has been cleared by the BBC Trust to offer live pay sports services delivered via broadband. The decision will help to progress Freesat’s ongoing conversations with content providers.

The BBC Trust decision comes as Freesat continues to expand …read more »


May 05 2016

Viewers rejoice, Channel 5 HD has finally arrived on Freesat, after spending its entire life since launch in 2010 behind Sky’s encrypted pay-wall, despite being a ‘free’ channel (known as free-to-view).

Although current owners Viacom have invested heavily in new content, including US hit dramas Gotham and the X-Files revival, the lack of a universal …read more »


Apr 27 2016

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of video on demand service Wuaki.tv on its platform. Available from today to all Freesat viewers with a connected set-top-box, Wuaki.tv offers instant access to a huge range of the latest and best-loved movies and TV shows.

From recent blockbusters to critically acclaimed television …read more »


Mar 17 2016

Freesat, has today announced it is working with TVbeat, a real-time cross-screen TV audience attribution company, to gain insights into how its customers are using the connected TV service.

Using TVbeat’s leading TV audience attribution platform, Freesat will be able to analyse the real-time user behaviour of viewers who opt-in to allow …read more »


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

Panasonic ITV HD break-up issues on Panasonic TV’s and PVR’sIt 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 Freetime boxes to launch Netflix applicationHumax 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

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

3 added – 162 Drama, 163 Yesterday, 164 Really
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