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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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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 »


Sep 26 2016

Freesat has announced the launch of Korean public service channel Arirang TV. Available in HD on channel 214 from today, Arirang takes Freesat’s total HD channel offering to 14.

Based in Seoul, South Korea, Arirang TV is an English language public broadcaster delivering news, cultural affairs and documentaries to international audiences. With the addition of Arirang to its service Freesat viewers can now watch …read more »


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

Panasonic ITV HD break-up issues on Panasonic TV’s and PVR’sIt 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 Freetime boxes to launch Netflix applicationHumax 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

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

3 added – 162 Drama, 163 Yesterday, 164 Really
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