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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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Apr 03 2014

Freesat announces new Freetime partnership with VestelVestel, a major player in the consumer electronics industry, and Freesat, the subscription free TV service, have announced a strategic partnership to provide Freesat’s Freetime service via satellite on a range of Vestel’s new smart TVs and set top boxes. The third largest TV manufacturer in the world, Vestel makes TV’s for a variety …read more »


Mar 28 2014

Freesat announces 2014 Free TV Awards shortlistFreesat, the subscription free TV service, announced today the channels and programmes that have been shortlisted for the Freesat Free TV Awards 2014.

Freesat offers over 200 TV, radio and interactive channels and with more entries than …read more »


Mar 24 2014

BBC HD channels move to new positions on FreesatTo enhance the channels’ viewing experience a number of changes have been made to the position of BBC HD channels on Freesat. From 24 March, the channel positions will be as follows:

BBC One HD will be on channel 101 for viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern …read more »


Mar 22 2014

Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Software v1.2.6 releasedManhattan have released a software update for their Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Freesat+HD model, which includes assorted core stability and recording fixes as well as a number of software enhancements. It is important to note that due to the changes in this release, a factory default is required after updating. Recordings will not be lost …read more »


Mar 13 2014

Panasonic announces smart TV partnership with FreesatPanasonic has today announced a landmark deal which will see Freesat’s award-winning Freetime service available in new Panasonic VIERA smart TVs. As a result, Panasonic TV viewers will be able to enjoy the great benefits of Freesat’s Freetime service for the first time whether they take their TV channels by aerial or satellite. …read more »


Feb 28 2014

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, is celebrating winning Best Training Team for the fourth year running at the 2014 Innovative Electrical Retailing Awards, the Independent Electrical Retailer magazine’s annual awards (and formerly the Independent Business Awards). …read more »


Feb 18 2014

Improving the freetime user interfaceReading through a number of the comments lately, it is apparent that there has been a shift from the constant request for more channels, to asking that Freesat make improvements to certain aspects of the UI (user interface).

As things stand, only Humax have …read more »


Feb 03 2014

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has announced strong Q4 results, adding 31,000 homes and bringing total households served to over 1.8 million. Freesat now reaches over 3.8 million viewers..

Freesat’s continuing growth …read more »


Jan 30 2014

BBC News and BBC Sport apps launch on FreesatFreesat has today announced the launch of the new BBC News app and BBC Sport app on its Freetime service – the only free TV platform or service to feature these. The two new BBC-branded apps will have a similar look and feel to the BBC’s current online and connected TV apps, and greatly expands the amount of specialist news …read more »


Jan 30 2014

Video introduction to the new Freesat appSpotted this the other day, a video introduction to the new Freesat freetime app, staring Rick Edwards (no, wasn’t sure who he is either!)

It’s only a basic video highlighting the key features, but thought it would be quite useful for those considering freetime from Freesat …read more »