Freesat passes European IRS Certification Scheme for UHD receivers

Freesat has passed the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS), the satellite maker has announced. The company has said that its UHD 4X 500 and UHD X receivers passed the test specification that ensures “end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution systems.” The EICS scheme has been developed through an […]

Digital UK and Freesat come together

Stakeholders the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have completed the process of merging Digital UK and Freesat, the bodies responsible for the UK’s free-to-view digital-terrestrial and digital satellite TV platforms. Digital UK has acquired Freesat from its two shareholders, the BBC and ITV, following the transaction being cleared by the relevant authorities and regulators. The […]

Freeview and Freesat to integrate

Freeview operator Digital UK will integrate with free-to-air satellite platform Freesat. Digital UK, which is run as a joint venture of the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, said that the move will ensure that viewers continue to have access to a range of free-to-view TV services in the UK, while also benefiting from technical innovations […]

Amazon Prime Video launches on Freesat

Freesat has become the latest UK platform to do a deal with Amazon. The partnership will see the Amazon Prime Video app launch on Freesat. Amazon Prime Video, which statistically has the largest VOD content library in the UK, joins the likes of Netflix, BritBox and UKTV Play in being offered by Freesat. Users of […]

Court TV expands to Freesat

US courtroom news network Court TV has expanded its reach in the UK in a deal with Freesat. The channel first launched in the UK in September, and provides viewers access to, and analysis of, true-life courtroom dramas taking place in the US. Daytime trial coverage in the US airs in primetime in the UK […]

BBC Sounds launches on Freesat

The BBC’s audio platform, BBC Sounds, has launched on Freesat. Freesat, the UK’s free-to-air satellite TV platform, has added the app to its latest range of 4K TV boxes and a growing portfolio of apps. BBC Sounds offers access to over 80,000 hours of music, radio and podcasts, and makes it easy for listeners to […]

BritBox launches on Freesat

ITV and BBC streaming joint venture service BritBox has launched on Freesat, the UK’s free to air satellite TV platform. BritBox will be among the apps available on Freesat’s latest 4K UHD-capable set-tops. BritBox is currently available on TV streaming devices adding Amazon Fire TV to Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as through […]

Freesat hires Peter Simpson as CTO

British free-to-air satellite TV platform Freesat has announced the hire of Peter Simpson as its chief technology officer. In this role, Simpson will be charged with overseeing the product, engineering and operations teams in executing all of Freesat’s technology functions. He will also be responsible for the company’s overall tech strategy and lead project development […]

Freesat adds YouTube Kids

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat has added YouTube Kids to its latest range of 4K TV set-top boxes and portfolio of apps. YouTube Kids launched in the US five years ago, aimed at kids under 13, with a range of content channels and creators. Freesat customers will be able to access content covering arts and […]

Freesat hires David Rowark as B2B sales head

UK satellite TV service Freesat has appointed David Rowark as its head of B2B sales. In this newly created role, Rowark will be responsible for driving the development of Freesat’s B2B sales arm, working alongside the retail sales team, as well as further developing the Metaphor project with potential partners. Freesat is currently preparing to […]

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