Freesat, 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 to have Freesat in any room.
The new Freesat HD box provides viewers with more than 150 free TV and radio channels, with six in HD. The receiver also supports on-demand TV through BBC iPlayer and ITV Player – connecting the HD box to the internet allows viewers to catch up with the best of the week’s TV at the time that suits them.
Matthew Huntington, Freesat’s Chief Technology Officer said:
Technically the new Freesat Manhattan box is a superb product, very robust and with high quality performance at a really attractive price point,
We are excited about being able to bring to market this latest addition, adding to our range of digital satellite HD boxes and integrated HDTVs. This new box extends the scope of HD viewing to viewers wanting to choose a really excellent value option or those looking to add Freesat HD to a second or third room in their home. It’s a smart choice for many reasons.
Additional features built into the new receiver are designed to make the act of watching TV even easier and more enjoyable. There is an 8-day on-screen Programme Guide for improved viewing planning as well as the ability to create up to 8 favourites’ lists so all the family can set their own viewing preferences. The Freesat Manhattan box ships with Parental Control and Interactive TV & Digital Text as standard and Audio Description functionality. The receiver is also recommended by the Energy Saving Trust for its low power consumption, (less than half a watt in standby).
Abbas Arbab-Zadeh, Chairman and CEO at Manhattan Technology Ltd said:
Our aim is to create award-winning digital satellite and terrestrial receivers that have the latest features whilst still being simple and easy to operate. With the new Freesat Manhattan box we have succeeded on all counts
This latest Freesat HD box is available to buy now from Satbuyer, and will be available to buy from retailers including John Lewis and Currys PC World from the 12th August. Alternative places to buy can be found on the Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 product page.