The Space – now available on Freesat

The Space - now available on FreesatOfficial announcement – Arts Council England (ACE) and Freesat are proud to announce that new digital arts service The Space is now available on Freesat Channel 908.

The on demand service, developed by ACE in partnership with the BBC, is a fantastic way for audiences to experience the arts, music and film during an extraordinary summer of culture in the UK.

Highlights available now include early films by Ridley Scott and Ken Russell from the BFI archive; the sold out performance of The Trojans from London’s Royal Opera House, an exclusive interview between Stephen Fry and Tracey Emin live from the Turner Contemporary and live full-length Shakespeare from The Globe Theatre’s incredible Globe to Globe series including a hip hop interpretation of Othello. The Space is not currently available to all Freesat homes in the UK but the aim is to reach all homes over time

From next Monday viewers will also be able to enjoy highlights from the London 2012 BT River of Music concerts featuring The Scissor Sisters, the Noisettes and a host of musicians from around the world performing on 6 international stages along the River Thames.

Fresh content is added to The Space every week.

Emma Scott, Managing Director of Freesat said:

While the nation’s eyes will be focused on the summer of sport in the UK, there is also an amazing summer of culture, with World class arts, culture and film on show across the country. I am delighted that Freesat is able to take part by hosting the BBC and Arts Council’s new digital arts service, The Space. This exciting venture will make some of the most innovative, creative and contemporary visual arts available for viewers everywhere.

About The Space

The Space is a new on-demand digital arts service available free of charge via the internet, smartphones, tablets and connected TV, on Freesat, and has been developed by the Arts Council in partnership with the BBC.

The Space is helping transform the way people connect with and experience the arts, music and film and is helping artists to innovate and experiment digitally.

It launched on 1 May for a trial period running until the end of October, coinciding with and complementing the wealth of arts activity in 2012, including the London 2012 Festival and wider Cultural Olympiad.

www.thespace.org

62 thoughts on “The Space – now available on Freesat”

  1. Manhattan have today made available a 1.45 firmware which they say fixes all the issues. If you can’t wait for the OAD see the Manhattan owners thread on avforums if you want to upgrade via usb.

    So far so good, connects to The Space and plays programme no problem.

  2. Surprising that the Manhattan needed the firmware updates, when Panasonic devices worked all along without an update (apart from the period when they were removed from the whitelist)

  3. Brian Damage said:
    Surprising that the Manhattan needed the firmware updates, when Panasonic devices worked all along without an update (apart from the period when they were removed from the whitelist)

    ITV player and The Space are now working and they didn’t before that’s all I know 🙂 . Interesting that the i plate works when playing The Space unlike BBC/ITV players.

  4. Richard Crichton said: ITV player and The Space are now working and they didn’t before that’s all I know . Interesting that the i plate works when playing The Space unlike BBC/ITV players.

    What’s the i plate?

  5. Brian Damage said: What’s the i plate?

    The info panel/browser bar that comes up at the bottom of the screen that allows you to see whats on the other channels (now and next) when you press the i button.

  6. Ohh… can’t say I’ve tried that on The Space.

    (Not sure how that works with an on demand service anyway – how does it know what you’re going to watch next?)

  7. Brian Damage said:
    Ohh… can’t say I’ve tried that on The Space.
    (Not sure how that works with an on demand service anyway – how does it know what you’re going to watch next?)

    Now and next for the broadcast channels only.

  8. The Space is only on until the end of October, it’s only a trial, unless there is good demand. Then who knows? Use it or loose it?

  9. Al Catraz said:
    oh deep joy – another on demand service not available to we panny users.

    I take it all back – this now works on my panny TXL37G10.

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