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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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Oct 28 2014

Freesat is excited to announce the launch of Hopster on Freetime, its award-winning connected TV service. Hopster is Freesat’s first dedicated children’s On Demand player.

Freesat already has ten dedicated children’s TV channels, including CBBC …read more »


Oct 20 2014

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has maintained its 2014 momentum by adding 8,000 new TV homes in the three months to the end of September. In all, Freesat has added 32,000 new households in the first nine months of 2014; it is now available in 1.9 million households and watched by more than …read more »


Oct 16 2014

Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service jointly owned by BBC and ITV, has launched a new advertising campaign to promote the great features of its award-winning Freetime service. The campaign will debut on ITV and digital platforms on Monday 20th October and runs throughout November and December. …read more »


Sep 14 2014

Following the announcement back in April that Vestel would be producing a range of products for Freesat, Michael Thistle, a contributor to this website went to IBC 2014 to provide us with his view on the latest offering.

On the Vestel stand they were …read more »


Jul 28 2014

Freesat has continued its good start to the year by adding 6,000 new homes in the three months to the end of June, as viewers continue to move away from long term contracts and expensive pay TV packages. In all, Freesat has added 24,000 households in the first half of 2014. …read more »


Jun 16 2014

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

0 added
1 deleted – 690 Inspiration TV
4 changed – 509 Zing to 663, 403 Food Network to 149, 405 Travel Channel to 150, 404 Food Network+1 to 151


May 28 2014

Freesat teams up with Curzon Home Cinema to launch film On Demand service on FreetimeFreesat, the satellite TV service, is delighted to announce the launch from today onwards of the Curzon Home Cinema video On Demand service on Freetime, its award-winning connected TV service. Curzon Home Cinema is Freesat’s first film On Demand and pay per view player. …read more »


May 27 2014

Freesat confirms long-term partner Manhattan to develop Freetime set top boxesFreesat, the subscription free TV service, has announced that long term partner Manhattan Technology intends to manufacture a new line of Freetime set top boxes, building on Freesat’s award-winning and top-selling range.

Manhattan, the largest UK-owned …read more »


May 06 2014

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has announced a good start to 2014, adding 18,000 homes as budget-conscious consumers switched away from expensive pay TV packages.

Freesat, which celebrates the sixth anniversary of its launch this week, is now …read more »


Apr 03 2014

Freesat announces new Freetime partnership with VestelVestel, a major player in the consumer electronics industry, and Freesat, the subscription free TV service, have announced a strategic partnership to provide Freesat’s Freetime service via satellite on a range of Vestel’s new smart TVs and set top boxes. The third largest TV manufacturer in the world, Vestel makes TV’s for a variety …read more »