Freesat


Freesat names trio of senior managers

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat has named a trio of new senior executives to its top technology, marketing and finance roles. Freesat has named Martin Hughes as director of technology, responsible for leading the technology team and oversees the engineering, product and operations functions, as well as setting the company’s overarching technical strategy. Hughes previously […]

Freesat adds Eros Now to platform

UK free-to-view platform Freesat has added Bollywood video-on-demand service Eros Now to its platform. The South Asian OTT TV service from Indian film entertainment company Eros International has 128 million registered users and 13 million paying subscribers and offers access to a library of 11,000 Indian films, music videos and TV shows, including originals. Eros […]

Freesat adds UKTV Play to on-demand offering

Freesat, the UK’s free-to-view satellite TV platform, has added catch-up service UKTV Play to its on demand offering. Freesat customers will be able to watch shows from Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama via the UKTV Play app or directly via the rollback TV guide. The addition of UKTV Play brings catch-up content and boxsets of […]

Freesat turns to Arris for third-generation set-top

UK free-to-air digital satellite TV provider Freesat has turned to Arris to provide its Generation 3 (G3) set-top box. The new box, to be launched in 2019, will allow Freesat to offer 4K UHD content, and provide users with the latest on-demand services. Using the KreaTV software platform from Arris, Freesat said it would be […]

TRT World launches on Freesat

English-language Turkish news service, TRT World, has launched on UK subscription-free satellite TV platform, Freesat. The channel is available from today in standard and high definition on channel number 215, joining Freesat’s ‘News and Sport’ section. “We’re very pleased to be the first free-to-air platform to offer TRT World to UK viewers,” said Alistair Thom, […]

Channel 4 to pull All4 and HD channel from Freesat

UK public broadcaster Channel 4’s on-demand and catch-up service All4, along with the HD version of Channel 4, is to disappear from free-to-view satellite platform Freesat tomorrow after the pair failed to agree new carriage terms. Freesat said it remained “committed to bringing Freesat customers the very best content and hope to see the channels […]

Freesat adds Motorsport.tv to its line-up

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added Motorsport.tv to its channel line-up. The racing and automotive channel will be available in as part of Freesat’s news and sports offering on channel number 253. The move marks Motorsport.tv’s first steps into subscription-free TV in the UK and also underlines Freesat’s focus on offering its viewers as […]

Freesat chooses Intertrust’s ExpressPlay CA for UHD TV

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat has chosen Intertrust Technologies to provide content security for 4K UHD TV content. Freesat will use Intertrust’s new cloud-based conditional access security technology, ExpressPlay CA. ExpressPlay CA uses the Marlin open standards-based DRM system to protect and mangage content and is available on a wide range of set-top boxes and […]

Freesat plans Ultra HD ‘next generation STB’ upgrade

Freesat is seeking manufacturing partners to develop a “new range of innovative set-top boxes” that will include Ultra HD support and multiscreen streaming. The free-to-air UK satellite operator said it is seeking proposals for its next generation consumer product and aims to announce manufacturing partners in the autumn, with a view to bringing the set-top […]

Dave and Home launch on Freesat in the UK

UKTV-owned channels Dave and Home have launched on the Freesat platform in the UK. Dave, which broadcasts a mix of comedy and reality shows, is now available on channel 157 of the free-to-air satellite TV platform. Home, which airs programmes focused on homes and gardens, takes up channel number 166 of the Freesat electronic programme […]

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