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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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Sep 14 2017

Freesat today announced that streaming service TVPlayer Plus is now available on Freesat. TVPlayer Plus offers access to 26 popular TV channels – including Comedy Central, MTV, Lifetime, and Discovery Channel – all for £5.99 a month, or a £59.99 yearly fee. Available in Freesat’s On Demand section from today, TVPlayer Plus allows viewers to watch shows both live and on demand. …read more »

Jul 25 2017

Freesat today announced it has added Ketchup TV to its extensive on demand line up. Available from today, Ketchup TV offers free children’s entertainment and educational shows.

Firm favourites for children on Ketchup TV include Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Little Baby Bum, Caillou, Fireman Sam and Thomas and Friends …read more »

Apr 27 2016

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of video on demand service on its platform. Available from today to all Freesat viewers with a connected set-top-box, offers instant access to a huge range of the latest and best-loved movies and TV shows.

From recent blockbusters to critically acclaimed television …read more »

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 »

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 »

Mar 07 2013

Poll: What would you like freesat to focus on?Freesat has made some radical moves forward in recent months to keep pace with the industries need to offer ‘interactive’ this and ‘on-demand’ that, but is that what the consumers want?

In our latest poll, we ask this very question. As freesat fans/consumers, what would …read more »

Mar 05 2013

Author: Giles Cottle is Head of Strategy at freesat

You’ll be hard pressed to have missed the hype surrounding Netflix’s new House of Cards series. A high-profile ad campaign has accompanied its launch, including blanket coverage on London’s Underground, among other places. …read more »

Dec 12 2012

4OD and Demand 5 were originally planned to launch this month on the new freetime receiver, but unfortunately due to additional development, both on-demand services will launch early 2013.

A statement from freesat has confirmed this: …read more »

Sep 03 2012

Freesat announce partnership with NetflixFreesat are rumoured to have agreed a partnership deal with Netflix for incorporation into the new G2 spec receivers due to be announced tomorrow.

The deal will allow Freesat customers the opportunity to rent/stream the latest blockbusters from Netflix via their G2 spec …read more »

Aug 09 2012

With Freesat expected to announce the G2 specification and range of receivers in September, I thought it would be a good opportunity to ask what functionality would be most important to you in deciding to buy.

The functionality I’ve included based on information I’ve received so far are: …read more »