New on-demand players come to Freesat

The CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership has launched two on-demand players – Horror Bites and CBS Catchup Channels UK – on the Freesat platform. The move means that Freesat audiences can now view content from Horror Channel, CBS Reality, CBS Justice and CBS Drama programmes through their Freesat set top boxes. Viewers will be able […]

Freesat appoints head of product

Freesat, the UK free to air satellite TV provider, has announced that David Thomas has joined the company as its new head of product. Thomas has a varied background and extensive experience in the communications and broadcast sector, having held positions with companies like Sky, Cellcast, Endemol and Atlas Mobile. He joins Freesat from fintech […]

Freesat adds Paramount Network

UK satellite free-to-view platform Freesat has added Paramount Network to its line-up of entertainment channels. The addition will give Freesat users access to US dramas such as political thriller, Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland, legal drama Suits. Marvel Agent Carter and DC’s Arrow. Other content includes US hidden camera show Impractical Jokers and comedy show The Office. The channel […]

Liberty Global sells DTH business to M7

Liberty Global is to sell its central and eastern European DTH business to international pay TV operator M7 Group for €180 million. Liberty’s DTH satellite operations currently serve four central and eastern European markets: Hungary under the UPC Direct Brand, the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the freeSAT brand and Romania under the FocusSat brand. […]

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 […]

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