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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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Aug 06 2013

Channel 5's Demand 5 now available on free timeFreesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of Demand 5 on <free time>. This addition completes the full set of the UK’s top on-demand players on Freesat, joining 4oD, ITV Player and BBC iPlayer meaning that Freesat is now the only satellite TV provider with all full player apps. …read more »

Jan 17 2012

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

0 added –
1 deleted – 814 Speedauctiontv
1 changed – Channel 5 regional/postcodes moved to 1N

Dec 06 2011

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

5 added – 128 Channel 5 +1, 129 5USA, 130 5USA +1, 131 5*, 132 5* +1
0 deleted –
1 changed – 691 Daystar TV frequency change (to 11261 H 27.5 2/3)

Dec 06 2011

Channel 5(official Freesat press release)

Freesat announced that it is adding a range of popular channels from Channel 5 to the platform from today, Tuesday 6th December: Channel 5 +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, 5* and 5* +1.

Freesat viewers will be able to watch some of the best comedy, sport, classic American action movies and popular dramas on 5USA including CSI New York, Numbers and Law and Order. …read more »

Nov 23 2011

Channel 5Channel 5 have announced that Channel 5 +1, 5 USA and 5* (plus their +1 timeshift channels) will all be joining the Freesat platform in December.

This is fantastic news for the platform and clearly shows Channel 5’s intentions to bring all their channels to the wider audience (plus confirms they have kicked Sky in to touch!). …read more »

Nov 22 2011

Freesat Sponsor Charley Boorman's Extreme FrontiersFreesat have signed an agreement with Channel 5 to sponsor the upcoming series Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers.

It is imperitive that Freesat get the message out to as many people as possible about who they are and what they do, so it is nice to see that Freesat are looking at different forms of advertising, following the recent announcement of a fresh advertising campaign in the lead up to Christmas. …read more »

Nov 03 2011

Channel 5According to an interview between The Guardian and Richard Desmond, head of Channel 5, they will be launching a time-shift channel next month on all platforms, including Freesat.

This is a good step forward for a broadcaster that has been very slow in moving forward over the past few years, and might result in 5* and 5US joining the platform at the same time. …read more »

Jul 26 2011

One of the most commonly asked questions we get asked (apart from where’s Dave!!!) is whether the on-demand services from Channel 4 (4OD) and Channel 5 (Demand 5) will be coming to Freesat.

We know that discussions have been ongoing between the broadcasters and Freesat to increase the number of interactive services and it appears that Freesat are now finishing their email news announcements with the following tag line: …read more »

Feb 24 2011

In a series of replies received from Channel 5 by readers of joinfreesat (thanks guys/gals), it would appear that Channel 5 have made it very clear that they intend to launch Fiver (called 5* from 7th March) and Five US (called 5 USA from 7th March) on Freesat later this year.

They seem to be suggesting that the only problem standing in their way is the lack of narrow beam capacity on Astra2D (not a Freesat issue), but expect this to be resolved later this year when 1N becomes available. …read more »

Feb 14 2011

Latest update scan on all Freesat receivers

0 added –
0 deleted –
4 changed – 105 Five changed to 105 Channel 5; ITV1+1 (region) changed to ITV1+1; 95.8Capital FM changed to Capital FM; AbsoluteC.Rock changed to Abs C Rock