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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.
Are you a sports fan? Well, the UK’s newest sports channel, FreeSports, is launching on Freesat channel 252. Available on Freesat from the 12th September, FreeSports coverage includes football, rugby league and ice hockey. Stay tuned for more updates on this great channel launch.
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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 Continue reading Freesat celebrates a strong performance
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!) Continue reading 4Music joins Freesat
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. Continue reading Freesat launches first campaign by Mr. President
Freesat will sponsor ITV’s new skill-based gameshow Go For It. The programme premieres this Saturday, the 27th of August on ITV (Freesat Channel 103), and runs for seven weeks. Presented by Stephen Mulhern, Go For It aims to uncover the most unique skills of the nation and gives challengers the ultimate test, with the chance of winning £1,000. Continue reading Freesat sponsors ITV’s Go For It
Freesat has today announced it will be carrying the BBC broadcast of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games live, across 8 channels in HD and SD. Available via the BBC Red Button and accessible via the Freesat EPG, viewers will be able to watch the world’s greatest athletes achieve sporting success live from Rio de Janeiro when the games commence on Friday 5th August 2016. Continue reading Freesat customers to enjoy full BBC coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Freesat today reports a solid start to 2016 as it continues to enhance its content offering and build international partnerships.
The number of homes connected to Freesat by both satellite and broadband is up by 54% year-on-year. This is due to customers choosing to complement their linear free-to-air TV viewing with on-demand services, such as the recently Continue reading Freesat sees solid start to 2016
Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV service, is delighted to announce it has been cleared by the BBC Trust to offer live pay sports services delivered via broadband. The decision will help to progress Freesat’s ongoing conversations with content providers.
The BBC Trust decision comes as Freesat continues to expand Continue reading Freesat cleared to offer live pay sports services