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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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Sep 16 2014

Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has unveiled the latest version of Showcase, its unique editorially-driven TV recommendations service on Freetime.

Showcase is one of the key features of Freesat’s Freetime service. It offers …read more »


Apr 29 2014

As part of Freesat’s on-going commitment to deliver our great line-up of 11 subscription free HD channels, a dedicated HD category has been added to the channel category list, making it easier for you to find out what to watch in HD.

If you have got a Freetime box, …read more »


Mar 22 2014

Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Software v1.2.6 releasedManhattan have released a software update for their Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Freesat+HD model, which includes assorted core stability and recording fixes as well as a number of software enhancements. It is important to note that due to the changes in this release, a factory default is required after updating. Recordings will not be lost …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 16 2014

New Freesat App puts you in control of your TVAs the nation hunkers down for some great New Year TV, Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has today announced the launch of its new Freesat App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – available now on the App Store.

The app acts as a TV guide …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 »


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 »


Jun 26 2013

New software update for Humax HDR-1000S/1010S todayFreesat are releasing new software from Humax for <free time> boxes later today. This will be an update for both the 500GB & 1TB versions.

Software details as follows:

Model Number HDR-1000S and …read more »


Apr 03 2013

Ofcom step in to enforce subtitles on Sky channelsOfcom 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

Software update for Humax HDR-1000S available from todayFollowing 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 »