Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, has today confirmed the launch of 4 on Demand on <free time>, offering viewers the last thirty days of catch up and many hours of archive from Channel 4.
Channel 4′s video on demand service joins the ranks of BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and YouTube on <free time>, and brings a wealth of new Channel 4 programming in addition to 4oD’s library of classic shows.
Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director commented:
We’re delighted that 4oD is now live on <free time>, further strengthening our on-demand offering with yet more brilliant programmes. Our viewers can now watch their favorite Channel 4 shows in a variety of ways, giving them more opportunities to watch TV in the way they want to.
Catching up on the latest twists in The Returned, or enjoying favorite episodes of Fresh Meat, just got a whole lot easier on freesat.
It’s also incredibly exciting to be the first UK TV platform to host the HTML 5 version of 4oD, which enables us to make the simple pleasure of watching TV even better through great technology.
Sarah Rose, Director, Commercial & Business Development, Channel 4 said:
With the launch of our successful video on demand service on <free time>, we’re pleased to extend the reach of Channel 4 catch up and archive content to freesat viewers enabling them to stay up-to-date with our latest programmes and delve into a wealth of classic shows from the last 30 years.
<free time> launched last Autumn, bringing new features to freesat, including a backward guide that lets viewers ‘turn back time’ to watch programmes that have already been on, a new Showcase section providing TV recommendations and enhanced on demand and recordings. <free time> was built on the widely adopted European open standards for hybrid TV; including elements of HbbTV and HTML 5 browser technology.