Sony extends its kids channels catch-up service to Freesat

Sony Pictures Television Networks has announced that POP FUN, its hugely-popular 7-day catch-up service for its portfolio of kids channels, will now be accessible via the Freesat platform.

Top shows from Sony Pictures Television Networks kids channels, POP, Tiny Pop and POP MAX – ranging from Power Rangers to My Little Pony – will be available, making kids TV watching even more accessible and enjoyable.

Kate Marsh, Executive Vice President, Western Europe, International Networks, said:

Adding POP FUN to Freesat and YouView on Sony BRAVIA TVs supports our ambition to continually offer UK audiences the best in quality kids entertainment.

Alistair Thom, Managing Director of Freesat, said:

We are thrilled to bring POP FUN to Freesat viewers. We’re committed to offering our viewers a broad range of content and the choice to watch what they want, when it suits them. This is especially important with children’s television and we expect POP FUN to be very popular with our customers.

23 thoughts on “Sony extends its kids channels catch-up service to Freesat”

  1. Finally Freesat can compete with Freeview and others in terms of free channel choice, i’ve waited a long time for this i just hope we don’t lose any channels along the way.

  2. Paul Ryan said:
    Finally Freesat can compete with Freeview and others in terms of free channel choice, i’ve waited a long time for this i just hope we don’t lose any channels along the way.

    Well the Bike channel was lost the other day, hoping that isn’t anything major.

  3. Craig said: Well the Bike channel was lost the other day, hoping that isn’t anything major.

    The company has been liquidated – Bike Channel isnt coming back.

  4. Who runs this web page? It’s really out of date! What about the free sports channel, why no mention of it?. Or do you only publish about the crap stuff! And your channel list is months behind.

  5. Ajay said:
    Who runs this web page? It’s really out of date! What about the free sports channel, why no mention of it?. Or do you only publish about the crap stuff! And your channel list is months behind.

    I do and have been unwell lately so this FREE to use website is admittedly a little out of date. I’ll get back on it soon. In terms of “crap stuff”, that is entirely your narrow minded opinion!

  6. Hi admin
    Hope you get well soon. Thought it was unlike you not to mention Freesports.
    I look forward to the news again as soon as you are ready
    RAM

  7. Admin,

    Sorry to hear you are unwell. Take good care of yourself. This great FREE website can wait until you are 100% fit.

  8. Sorry to hear that you’ve been unwell, you do a fantastic job keeping this site going considering it’s all your own time being put in and the indirect effect it has had on receiver unit sales for Freesat.

  9. Does anyone know when we will see the new Freesat boxes I know its sometimes in the Autumn but does anyone have an idea to what month.

    I’m looking forward to the new box and to see what other new features it will have i would love it if it had the option to download from On Demand.

  10. Gregg said:
    Does anyone know when we will see the new Freesat boxes I know its sometimes in the Autumn but does anyone have an idea to what month.
    I’m looking forward to the new box and to see what other new features it will have i would love it if it had the option to download from On Demand.

    New boxes? There are none due!

  11. Freesat is consulting with potential manufacturers during the autumn, with a hope of getting them to market “as soon as possible”. In reality this has got to mean that the first boxes are on sale several months down the line. Design, software writing, testing, bug fixes, retesting, more bug fixing, retesting, product licensing, sign-off, bulk manufacturing, shipping from China, distibution, blah, blah.

    What do you reckon – May, June next year?

    The major new feature will be it’s going to be 4K compatible. From what I’ve read elsewhere, Freesat’s specification of requirements also ask that it act as a hub for a second receiver not directly connected to the dish and to have multiple tuners so that more things can be recorded simultaneously (though I think the latter requires an LNB upgrade to a wideband one). Basically, we’ll get the same hardware facilities as Sky’s Q top tier box.

  12. Paul. The other one. said:
    Freesat is consulting with potential manufacturers during the autumn, with a hope of getting them to market “as soon as possible”.In reality this has got to mean that the first boxes are on sale several months down the line.Design, software writing, testing, bug fixes, retesting, more bug fixing, retesting, product licensing, sign-off, bulk manufacturing, shipping from China, distibution, blah, blah.
    What do you reckon – May, June next year?
    The major new feature will be it’s going to be 4K compatible.From what I’ve read elsewhere, Freesat’s specification of requirements also ask that it act as a hub for a second receiver not directly connected to the dish and to have multiple tuners so that more things can be recorded simultaneously (though I think the latter requires an LNB upgrade to a wideband one).Basically, we’ll get the same hardware facilities as Sky’s Q top tier box.

    Consulting and development can take years, depending on the requirements for Freesats future plans, but for now, don’t expect anything more than Humax and Humax…and Humax.

  13. Off topic, but very pleased with a freetime showcase recording I just tried to make… a clash meant that the show couldn’t be recorded, so the box silently went and found it on another day on the same channel (ch4) during the night..just clever and something I have not seen before.

  14. miffo said:
    Off topic, but very pleased with a freetime showcase recording I just tried to make… a clash meant that the show couldn’t be recorded, so the box silently went and found it on another day on the same channel (ch4) during the night..just clever and something I have not seen before.

    Hi I’ve not seen this. But I have seen before that if a program clashes it’ll suggest on another channel

  15. admin said: New boxes? There are none due!

    Have a look at the currently listed Freesat Digital Boxes… All are discontinued other than the freesat+ Smart TV box.

    Is your comment confirmation that Manhattan and Vestel have given up?

  16. Talking new boxes, I don’t recall seeing any mention of the £99 non recording Humax HD1100S here. This machine may be no advance on the HB1000S, but it would be good to read a review!

  17. Shannon said:
    My Freesat is not working by LNB problem can’t pictures failed not working properly can get new one on LNB.

    I would check the signal strength in the settings menu first. But LNB’s are not too expensive these days if you try eBay.

  18. A few new programs are coming on lately
    Like this old house on home channel it’s great
    And few programs on drama channel really enjoying the new improved freesat

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