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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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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 »


Sep 21 2015

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, and LG Electronics (LG), leading global consumer electronics manufacturer, today announced a strategic partnership to provide the Freesat service on LG’s new and existing satellite enabled smart TVs. …read more »


Sep 10 2015

Freesat, the UK based subscription free satellite TV service, today announced that it will now offer its connected TV guide solution to terrestrial, cable and satellite TV operators and CE manufacturers outside of the UK.

Freesat has applied its …read more »


Aug 06 2015

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has continued its positive start to the year with strong take-up of Freetime, its award-winning connected TV service, which has seen a 200% year-on-year increase in new connected customers. Increased awareness and understanding of the Freetime service has resulted …read more »