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 to its line-up

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added 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’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 […]

Kids on-demand service joints Freesat

Free UK kids programming on-demand service Ketchup TV has joined free-to-view digital satellite operator Freesat’s platform. The move will bring content including Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Little Baby Bum, Caillou, Fireman Sam and Thomas and Friends, as well as educational programmes Super Why? and Monster Math to Freesat viewers. The service will also add […]

Dave and Home to launch on Freesat

UK channel provider UKTV is to launch comedy channel Dave and home-and-garden channel Home on the Freesat free-to-view satellite platform on August 1. The launches will bring Dave content including Taskmaster, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Crackanory, Red Dwarf XI and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit to Freesat viewers, […]

Quest and Quest Red launch on Freesat

Discovery Networks International-owned free-to-air channels, Quest and Quest Red, have launched on the Freesat platform in the UK. Male-skewing factual channel Quest and female-focused Quest Red are available on channel numbers 167 and 168 respectively on the Freesat EPG. “We’re thrilled that these two great channels are coming to Freesat – our customers love entertainment, […]

Freesat passes two million homes milestone

UK free-to-view satellite service Freesat is now in over two million homes after recording a 90% increase in TVs and set-top boxes sold last year. Freesat added 58,000 new homes added over the course of the financial year, taking the total number of Freesat homes to over two million. In the year to March, Freesat […]

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