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

Freesat teams up with Curzon Home Cinema to launch film On Demand service on Freetime

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. Continue reading Freesat teams up with Curzon Home Cinema to launch film On Demand service on Freetime

Freesat confirms long-term partner Manhattan to develop Freetime set top boxes

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 Continue reading Freesat confirms long-term partner Manhattan to develop Freetime set top boxes

Strong quarterly growth for Freesat as pay viewers switch over to Freetime

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 Continue reading Strong quarterly growth for Freesat as pay viewers switch over to Freetime

Freesat announces new Freetime partnership with Vestel

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 Continue reading Freesat announces new Freetime partnership with Vestel

Update: Improving the freetime user interface

Improving the freetime user interfaceReading through a number of the comments lately, it is apparent that there has been a shift from the constant request for more channels, to asking that Freesat make improvements to certain aspects of the UI (user interface).

As things stand, only Humax have Continue reading Update: Improving the freetime user interface

Freetime supports Freesat’s strong Q4 2013 growth

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has announced strong Q4 results, adding 31,000 homes and bringing total households served to over 1.8 million. Freesat now reaches over 3.8 million viewers..

Freesat’s continuing growth Continue reading Freetime supports Freesat’s strong Q4 2013 growth

BBC News and BBC Sport apps launch on Freesat

BBC News and BBC Sport apps launch on FreesatFreesat has today announced the launch of the new BBC News app and BBC Sport app on its Freetime service – the only free TV platform or service to feature these. The two new BBC-branded apps will have a similar look and feel to the BBC’s current online and connected TV apps, and greatly expands the amount of specialist news Continue reading BBC News and BBC Sport apps launch on Freesat

Video introduction to the new Freesat app

Video introduction to the new Freesat appSpotted this the other day, a video introduction to the new Freesat freetime app, staring Rick Edwards (no, wasn’t sure who he is either!)

It’s only a basic video highlighting the key features, but thought it would be quite useful for those considering freetime from Freesat Continue reading Video introduction to the new Freesat app