Manhattan are back with a new Freesat HD receiver

After 18 months away, Manhattan are finally back with their latest proposition, the Manhattan SX Freesat HD receiver. Whilst not in direct competition with Humax (the sole manufacturer of Freesat products in recent times), it is certainly nice to have an alternative option; even better when targeted at a much lower price range to satisfy the demand of those on a budget, or simply not needing all the bells and whistles. The rrp is £49.95 and is available now. Continue reading Manhattan are back with a new Freesat HD receiver

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Hello and welcome to, the unofficial Freesat news site. Find out the very latest information on the Freesat satellite television service, available throughout the UK. This site includes all the latest news, reviews and product details, plus a complete list of all channels currently on Freesat.

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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Freesat celebrates a strong performance

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

4Music joins Freesat

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

Freesat launches first campaign by Mr. President

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 sponsors ITV’s Go For It

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 customers to enjoy full BBC coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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 sees solid start to 2016

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