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 receivers (using your broadband connection).
This partnership has been on the cards for quite some time now and really puts pressure on BSkyB who have always seen Netflix as their biggest rival to their film dominance in recent years.
The rumoured Freesat/Netflix announcement is just a taste of what’s to come from the G2 spec receivers, but certainly is a good start.
We believe that this on-demand/pay-per-view service will only be available on G2 machines, and whilst Humax have always managed to bring new services to their G1 spec receivers, it is expected a G2 receiver from them will follow shortly so you might need to upgrade on this occasion.
At this time, Freesat are neither confirming nor denying a deal has been done.