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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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Mar 13 2014

Panasonic announces smart TV partnership with FreesatPanasonic has today announced a landmark deal which will see Freesat’s award-winning Freetime service available in new Panasonic VIERA smart TVs. As a result, Panasonic TV viewers will be able to enjoy the great benefits of Freesat’s Freetime service for the first time whether they take their TV channels by aerial or satellite. …read more »


Jan 27 2014

Freesat are releasing new software from Humax for Freesat+ HD with Freetime boxes today (27 January), this will be an update for both the 500GB & 1TB versions. Freesat HD with Freetime boxes will receive the update on 28 January.

Software details as follows: …read more »


Jan 07 2014

Freesat are releasing new software from Humax for Freesat+ HD with Freetime boxes later today (7th January). This is an update for both the 500GB & 1TB versions. A release for the Freesat HD with Freetime box will follow tomorrow (8th January).

Software details as follows: …read more »


Sep 27 2013

Out of the blue, Humax announced the launch of their new single tuner Freesat HD box, with <free time> built-in. This took the industry by surprise hence why there are no reviews out there (at time of publishing), but behold; now there is!

Of late, Freesat has been …read more »


Sep 12 2013

Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of its new Freesat HD with freetime box, further bolstering the products available with freetime built in. The Freesat HD with freetime box is manufactured by Humax and will be available to buy from the 12th September from retailers including …read more »


Sep 06 2013

Humax are to launch a new single-tuner <free time> receiver this month, capable of USB recording, network client and then later in the year, turn your main <free time> box into a server and access its recordings through this receiver.

Information on the HB-1000S …read more »


Aug 09 2013

Review: Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 freesat HD ReceiverA few weeks ago Manhattan sent us their latest product to test, explaining that it was a brand new freesat HD receiver not only to replace the current Plaza HD-S, but also the hugely successful Plaza DS-100A. We initially thought that Manhattan had gone mad, until we realised that they have managed to combine both units into one …read more »


Aug 09 2013

Review: Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 freesat HD ReceiverFreesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of the most compact Freesat HD set top box to date and at a new market beating price point. The new Freesat HD box, manufactured by Manhattan, is priced at under sixty pounds and is expected to be a popular choice amongst those looking …read more »


Aug 08 2013

New software update for Humax HDR-1000S/1010S todayA new software update has been released for the Humax HDR-1000S/1010S <free time>, available from today.

Software details as follows:

Model Number HDR-1000S and …read more »


Mar 19 2013

Freesat launches its first ever white set-top boxFreesat, the UK’s free-to-air digital satellite television provider today launches its slick new white <free time> box.

Freesat’s white box, manufactured by Humax, is the latest product with the <free time> service built in. As well as offering a great choice …read more »