Freesat delivers strong final quarter of 2014

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has announced strong quarterly results with the addition of 24,000 new homes in the three months to the end of December 2014. After adding 56,000 homes over the course of the year, Freesat is now available in over 1.9 million households and is watched by more than Continue reading Freesat delivers strong final quarter of 2014

Freesat reveals Christmas Showcase plans

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has expanded its editorial offering to support the busy Christmas TV schedule with the launch of two new Christmas genres in its Showcase service. Showcase takes a human touch approach to curate a selection of shows handpicked by Freesat’s in-house editorial team. Continue reading Freesat reveals Christmas Showcase plans

Where does the industry go from here?

Ignoring the usual Christmas increase in sales, more and more satellite retailers (and other platforms too) are going to the wall as they can no longer justify the long hours for the tight margins, especially in competition fighting over fewer customers with ‘loss-leaders’ like Amazon and the big supermarkets. Continue reading Where does the industry go from here?

Freesat’s the first TV platform to launch children’s On Demand player Hopster

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.

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Freesat winning new fans with Freetime and mobile apps

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 Continue reading Freesat winning new fans with Freetime and mobile apps

Freesat unveils new advertising campaign to promote connected TV service Freetime

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. Continue reading Freesat unveils new advertising campaign to promote connected TV service Freetime

Vestel Freesat receiver on display at IBC

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 Continue reading Vestel Freesat receiver on display at IBC