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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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Dec 18 2014

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has expanded its editorial offering to support the busy Christmas TV schedule with the launch of two new Christmas genres in its Showcase service. Showcase takes a human touch approach to curate a selection of shows handpicked by Freesat’s in-house editorial team. …read more »


Dec 03 2014

Looking to hunker down this Christmas and watch excessive amounts of TV? Or maybe so busy over doing it that you want to be able to record your favourite repeats programmes. Well fear not, here is our (brief) guide to the best deals out there from the Freesat range. …read more »


Dec 02 2014

Ignoring the usual Christmas increase in sales, more and more satellite retailers (and other platforms too) are going to the wall as they can no longer justify the long hours for the tight margins, especially in competition fighting over fewer customers with ‘loss-leaders’ like Amazon and the big supermarkets. …read more »


Oct 28 2014

Freesat is excited to announce the launch of Hopster on Freetime, its award-winning connected TV service. Hopster is Freesat’s first dedicated children’s On Demand player.

Freesat already has ten dedicated children’s TV channels, including CBBC …read more »


Oct 20 2014

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has maintained its 2014 momentum by adding 8,000 new TV homes in the three months to the end of September. In all, Freesat has added 32,000 new households in the first nine months of 2014; it is now available in 1.9 million households and watched by more than …read more »


Oct 16 2014

Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service jointly owned by BBC and ITV, has launched a new advertising campaign to promote the great features of its award-winning Freetime service. The campaign will debut on ITV and digital platforms on Monday 20th October and runs throughout November and December. …read more »


Sep 25 2014

After seven successful years, Emma Scott has decided to stand down from her post as Managing Director of Freesat.

Emma has overseen the growth of Freesat from the very start, initially as Launch Director at the BBC before becoming Managing Director …read more »


Sep 16 2014

Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has unveiled the latest version of Showcase, its unique editorially-driven TV recommendations service on Freetime.

Showcase is one of the key features of Freesat’s Freetime service. It offers …read more »


Sep 14 2014

Following the announcement back in April that Vestel would be producing a range of products for Freesat, Michael Thistle, a contributor to this website went to IBC 2014 to provide us with his view on the latest offering.

On the Vestel stand they were …read more »


Sep 12 2014

Freesat and SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEAC) have partnered to put service providers on a fast track to introducing connected TV services. This week at IBC2014 (SeaChange stand 1.F70), the Companies will demonstrate a new platform that integrates Freesat’s next-generation Freetime electronic program guide (EPG) …read more »