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Feb 09 2017
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!) …read more »
Oct 17 2016
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. …read more »
Aug 25 2016
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. …read more »
Aug 01 2016
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. …read more »
May 11 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 …read more »
May 05 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 …read more »
Mar 17 2016
Freesat, has today announced it is working with TVbeat, a real-time cross-screen TV audience attribution company, to gain insights into how its customers are using the connected TV service.
Using TVbeat’s leading TV audience attribution platform, Freesat will be able to analyse the real-time user behaviour of viewers who opt-in to allow …read more »
Feb 04 2016
Freesat today announces a strong final quarter to 2015, with the addition of 36,000 new homes in the three months to December 2015. After adding 61,000 homes over the course of 2015, Freesat is now available in over 1.93 million households and is watched by more than four million viewers every week.
Customer numbers have continued to soar for Freetime Freesat’s …read more »
Nov 27 2015
Strong rumours suggest that UKTV are potentially going FTA very soon, as it appears they have started dual illuminating on a new UK spot transponder.
This potentially means that a deal is done with Freesat and will see a few of the UKTV channels coming very soon; …read more »
Nov 04 2015
Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has maintained its 2015 momentum by adding 6,000 new TV homes in the three months to the end of September. In total, 25,000 new households have taken up the service to date in 2015. Freesat continues to be the preferred TV service for 1.9 million households …read more »