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Jul 12 2016
BIKE, the first television channel entirely dedicated to the world of cycling, is now available to over 17 million households in the UK after signing a distribution agreement with Freesat.
Available on Freesat channel 251 from 12 July, viewers will be treated to world-class live and exclusive coverage of many of the season’s top professional …read more »
May 05 2016
Viewers rejoice, Channel 5 HD has finally arrived on Freesat, after spending its entire life since launch in 2010 behind Sky’s encrypted pay-wall, despite being a ‘free’ channel (known as free-to-view).
Although current owners Viacom have invested heavily in new content, including US hit dramas Gotham and the X-Files revival, the lack of a universal …read more »
Apr 27 2016
Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of video on demand service Wuaki.tv on its platform. Available from today to all Freesat viewers with a connected set-top-box, Wuaki.tv offers instant access to a huge range of the latest and best-loved movies and TV shows.
From recent blockbusters to critically acclaimed television …read more »
Feb 02 2016
Independent archive Film and TV channel Talking Pictures TV launches today on channel 306, bringing the best of time-honoured British cinema to Freesat viewers.
Talking Pictures TV covers films of all genres including westerns, comedy, thrillers, horror, romance, and drama, stretching back to the 1930s. Viewers can relive classics such as Brighton Rock, Jigsaw, Moby Dick and Two Way Stretch. …read more »
Jan 21 2016
It has been brought to our attention by a joinfreesat reader that, following changes to the Forward Error Correction (FEC) used by ITV on it’s HD satellite transponders, Panasonic 2009 – 2012 televisions and their range of DMR XS350/BS750/BS780/BS850/BS880 DVD and BD PVR’s can no longer receive the channel properly …read more »
Dec 15 2015
Humax today announced that the award-winning Freesat with Freetime set-top boxes will be the first in its product range to roll out Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television service.
Netflix has over 69 million members worldwide, streaming more than …read more »
Dec 08 2015
Latest update scan on all Freesat receivers:
3 added – 162 Drama, 163 Yesterday, 164 Really
Dec 03 2015
Multi-award-winning broadcaster UKTV will launch three channels on Freesat, marking the next step in its platform growth strategy. Yesterday, Drama and Really will be available to users of the subscription-free satellite TV service.
UKTV’s CEO Darren Childs said …read more »
Oct 08 2015
PBS America, the new factual channel from America’s Public Broadcasting Service, is excited to announce its launch on Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV service, from 29th October 2015.
Since launching as a pay …read more »
Oct 01 2015
Freesat will launch five new channels today. Joining Freesat’s music and entertainment genres, the new channels will further expand the platform’s free-to-air offering.
YourTV, Fox International Channels’ first ever channel for the UK free-to-air …read more »