Box Office 365, the on-demand movie service, is no longer available on the freesat platform.
The service was closed on the 11 March 2013 as a result of Box Office 365 pulling out. The on-demand movie service, which in our opinion offered no match for its rivals, launched in December 2011 and as far as we can gather, never gained many customers during the lengthy beta trial.
Freesat have provided us with an official statement:
We can confirm that from 11th March, the Box Office 365 movie streaming service is no longer offered on Freesat. This was a decision taken by Box Office 365. We will be communicating their decision to our customers via the Freesat Community and social media channels.
Freesat’s existing range of services and channels demonstrate our commitment to providing the very best in TV and video content. We will continue to bring the very best of TV and movie content to our service.
A glimmer of hope for movie fans is that freesat have a page on their website which suggests that alternatives will be coming, “Sign up to be kept up to date on exciting new movie players coming to freesat.”, but we believe this might just be a place-hold for the time being!