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Apr 03 2013
Ofcom have stepped in to enforce a requirement on BSkyB to provide subtitles on their own channels available on Freesat.
Mark Beer, a joinfreesat reader, who suffers from a hearing impairment, lodged a complaint with Ofcom follow failed attempts to …read more »
Mar 06 2013
Following our report that Humax would launch a new software update towards the end of March, they have pulled out all the stops to release the software today.
The software will resolve a number of major bugs that customers have experienced …read more »
Feb 14 2013
Author: Giles Cottle is Head of Strategy at freesat
Let’s be honest, we all love free carbs and sugar on a Monday morning, so as a newcomer to freesat – I started three weeks ago, heading up our strategy team – I enjoyed starting my week with doughnuts at freesat Towers to celebrate our …read more »
Feb 13 2013
If you are a frequent visitor to sites like this and the forums, it won’t have gone unnoticed that the new Humax HDR-1000S <free time> receiver has a few glitches, mainly linked to recording and hard drive re-formats.
Having tried for weeks to get a firm …read more »
Sep 06 2012
Steve Hewlett interviews Emma Scott, managing director of Freesat, as the free to air satellite TV operator launches a new service called “<free time>”.
Well worth a listen if interested in Emma defending Freesat against a quite fiery Steve Hewlett (interview begins at 01:30 minutes, broadcasted on 5/9/12 at 16:30)
Sep 04 2012
Freesat, the UK’s free-to-air digital satellite television provider, today launches a new smart on-screen TV guide, available in its next generation Freesat+ boxes (originally dubbed “G2″).
Called <free time>, the service offers new features in a single, simple and easy to use guide: …read more »
Sep 03 2012
Freesat are rumoured to have agreed a partnership deal with Netflix for incorporation into the new G2 spec receivers due to be announced tomorrow.
The deal will allow Freesat customers the opportunity to rent/stream the latest blockbusters from Netflix via their G2 spec …read more »
Aug 09 2012
With Freesat expected to announce the G2 specification and range of receivers in September, I thought it would be a good opportunity to ask what functionality would be most important to you in deciding to buy.
The functionality I’ve included based on information I’ve received so far are: …read more »
Jul 31 2012
Manhattan have released the v1.45 update for upgrade manually via USB. It will be issued as an OAD after the Olympics as Freesat is on lockdown until after then.
The update has been tested extensively by Manhattan and Freesat …read more »
Jul 23 2012
Latest update scan on all Freesat receivers:
25 added – 150-174 BBC Olympic channels
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