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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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Feb 04 2016

Freesat today announces a strong final quarter to 2015, with the addition of 36,000 new homes in the three months to December 2015. After adding 61,000 homes over the course of 2015, Freesat is now available in over 1.93 million households and is watched by more than four million viewers every week.

Customer numbers have continued to soar for Freetime Freesat’s …read more »


Dec 15 2015

Humax Freetime boxes to launch Netflix applicationHumax today announced that the award-winning Freesat with Freetime set-top boxes will be the first in its product range to roll out Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television service.

Netflix has over 69 million members worldwide, streaming more than …read more »


Aug 06 2015

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has continued its positive start to the year with strong take-up of Freetime, its award-winning connected TV service, which has seen a 200% year-on-year increase in new connected customers. Increased awareness and understanding of the Freetime service has resulted …read more »


May 11 2015

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has announced a positive start to the year, with strong take-up of Freetime, its award-winning connected TV service. Freesat’s continuing growth demonstrates the ongoing appeal of the free-to-air connected TV service, giving customers high quality technology and engaging …read more »


Feb 02 2015

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 …read more »


Dec 02 2014

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. …read more »


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 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 16 2014

Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has unveiled the latest version of Showcase, its unique editorially-driven TV recommendations service on Freetime.

Showcase is one of the key features of Freesat’s Freetime service. It offers …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 »