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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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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 »


Feb 06 2017

Freesat is announcing a number of changes to its TV guide genre list. The update, which will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 7th February, will see several channels being allocated new genres.

Following the changeover, viewers will be able to access a new “International” genre to view channels including Rishtey and Colors, and faith-based channels …read more »


Nov 01 2016

A+E Networks UK extended distribution of its new free-to-air channel BLAZE, following a deal with subscription-free satellite TV platform Freesat.

On Monday 31st October, BLAZE became available to the 1.9 million Freesat homes on channel number 162. The announcement came six weeks after the successful global debut of the new entertainment brand in the UK on …read more »


Oct 18 2016

Freesat has announced the addition of STV Player to its On Demand line up. Freesat viewers will be able to catch up on their favourite TV shows such as Taggart and Rebus as well as STV’s flagship programmes, including STV News at six and Scotland Tonight.

Available to Freesat viewers in Scotland from today and the rest of the UK on Thursday, STV Player offers catch up and live streaming access to programmes …read more »


Oct 17 2016

Mr. President has created the latest campaign for Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV service. This highlights their TV services and companion mobile app, which consumers can access without a subscription. This is the first work the agency has created for the satellite TV provider, since the agency was appointed in the summer this year following a 3 way pitch. …read more »