Emma Scott

Freesat MD Emma Scott to step down

The managing director of Freesat, Emma Scott, is due to step down at the end of the year, departing after seven years in charge of the UK free-to-air satellite service provider. Announcing her move, Scott said that she would “seek new challenges in the digital media industries.” Alistair Thom, Freesat’s finance director and company secretary, […]

Manhattan joins growing list of Freetime suppliers

Set-top provider Manhattan is to launch a new line of Freetime connected TV boxes for UK free-to-air satellite service Freesat. Manhattan, the largest UK-owned manufacturer of set-top boxes, supplies independent retailers via its sister company Eurosat, as well as  major retailers and supermarkets including Dixons, Argos, John Lewis, Amazon and Tesco. Until now, Freetime boxes have […]

Freesat signs smart TV deal with Vestel

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has signed a deal with TV manufacturer Vestel to offer its Freetime service on a range of new Vestel smart TVs and set top boxes. Freetime is Freesat’s smart TV guide – which lets users scroll back through seven-days of programmes, access the on-demand services of the major UK terrestrial broadcasters […]

Freetime connected TV boost for Freesat

Freetime connected TV set-tops now account for 40% of UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat’s installed base after strong growth in the fourth quarter of last year.  Sales of Freetime connected DVR boxes grew 160% year-on-year. Freesat itself added 31,000 new households in the quarter to December and the platform now reaches over 1.8 million homes. […]

Freesat adds 145,000 homes in the last year

UK free-to-air satellite TV provider Freesat has added 145,000 homes in the last 12 months and has now logged 21 quarters of consecutive growth, it said. Freesat, which is jointly owned by the BBC and ITV, said it now provides free entertainment to 4 million viewers a week across 1.8 million homes, and predicted that […]