Manhattan confirmed as Freesat partner for next gen receivers

Freesat today confirmed it is partnering with Manhattan as a manufacturer of its next generation set-top boxes due to launch early this year.

In September last year, Freesat confirmed that Sagemcom and Humax would also be producing the new boxes.

This is great news for Manhattan (and Freesat) and much deserved following the success of the Manhattan Plaza DS-100 and HD-S receivers; both of which have proven incredibly reliable, useable and great value for money.

Unfortunately the delayed HDR-S receiver will not include the next generation service when launched, due to the processing power required, shame.

60 thoughts on “Manhattan confirmed as Freesat partner for next gen receivers”

  1. Richard Crichton said: I agree the choice is the thing. Just pointing out that lovefilm is relatively poor value for money. £5.99 only gives you 2hrs streaming per month which is enough for one film as long as it’s not LOTR or Dances With Wolves . Netflix UK in contrast is giving unlimited viewing for £5.99 a month on multiple devices and they are the big boys in the USA.

    Hi Richard,

    The deal you quote is the one being offered now, my son gets unlimited for £5.99 which is a bargain, which he has had for a while now.

    Mark Aberfan Aerials

  2. “<blockquote cite=

    Manufacturers are working on software for ITV player however we don’t have a time frame for this.”

    Above quote from Freesat today from their Live Chat Agent (via website)

    If no timescale, why did they announce Autumn 2010, and why stating ‘Coming Soon’ on channel 999 ?

  3. sj said:
    As usual,, many posts aren’t topical to the actual feed….

    This one might have spiralled out of control, but I feel that most stay on topic with some tight control.

  4. admin said: This one might have spiralled out of control, but I feel that most stay on topic with some tight control.

    looks like posts from #23 appear to be off topic, but that may just be my opinion.

  5. It makes a change from me being off topic !

    sts said: looks like posts from #23 appear to be off topic, but that may just be my opinion.

  6. sts said: looks like posts from #23 appear to be off topic, but that may just be my opinion.

    It’s all related to G2 with Netflix being a potential addition I suppose???

  7. Good news admin we should be getting another hd channel this year the downside is its going to be qvc hd can’t wait!

  8. Neil said: It’s all related to G2 with Netflix being a potential addition I suppose???

    Absolutely.

  9. admin said:
    Netflix coming to the UK is indeed the reason why Amazon bought Lovefilm, so they now need to start thinking about competing.

    Indeed. Netflix UK is streaming only. No discs by post so to compete Lovefilm need to do a streaming only deal.

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