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Freesat adds 6,000 TV homes in third quarter

Freesat freetimeUK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat added 6,000 new TV homes in the third quarter, taking its total number of additions this year to 25,000 households.

Announcing Q3 figures, Freesat said that more than 4 million viewers watch its service each week and that it continues to be the preferred TV offering for 1.9 million households.

Freesat revealled that its connected service, Freetime, has seen 60% year-on-year growth, and that the Freesat App has been downloaded more than 550,000 times to iOS and Android devices.

In the last quarter, Freesat also added six new channels to its lineup – including PBS America and Fox UK’s YourTV – taking its content offering to more than 200 TV and radio channels.

“It’s been another busy quarter for Freesat and we’re pleased that six new channels see the value in joining the platform. The launch of Fox’s Your TV and PBS America on free-to-air for the first time only reinforces the strength of free TV in the UK,” said Freesat managing director, Alistair Thom.

Freesat’s Freetime service is available on TVs and set top boxes and lets users pause, rewind and record live TV, scroll back through seven-days of catch-up programming and access on-demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All4, Demand 5 and YouTube.

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