Freesat sees strong growth driven by Freetime

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat added 36,000 new homes in the fourth quarter, bringing its annual additions to 61,000 and taking its total base to 1.93 million homes. Freesat said users of its Freetime connected TV service had soared, with 13% growth in sales year-on-year. The company said that over 700,000 people had downloaded the […]

Netflix launches on UK’s Freetime by Freesat platform

Netflix has launched on UK free-to-air digital satellite platform Freesat via its Freetime connected TV service. The subscription video-on-demand service is now available via set-top supplier Humax’s Freesat with Freetime boxes, enabling Freesat viewers to sign up for Netflix’s offering. The service is available via Humax’s HDR-1000S 500GB, HDR-1010S 1TB, HB-1000S, as well as the […]

Freesat adds 6,000 TV homes in third quarter

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat added 6,000 new TV homes in the third quarter, taking its total number of additions this year to 25,000 households. Announcing Q3 figures, Freesat said that more than 4 million viewers watch its service each week and that it continues to be the preferred TV offering for 1.9 million households. Freesat […]

Freesat opens up Freetime TV guide to international operators

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has opened up its Freetime connected TV guide to terrestrial, cable and satellite TV operators, as well as electronics manufacturers, outside of the UK. The new solution, dubbed Metaphor, will be deployed first by Italian free satellite operator Tivùsat for its new OTT service, Tivùon!, and will be available to […]

Freesat launches new Android app

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has launched a new version of its app for Android devices. The Freesat app for Android version 1.1.3 and Amazon Fire operating systems now includes the ability to access Freetime recordings via the app and start watching them directly on the main screen in the home using the app as […]

Freesat claims 200% connected customer increase

Freesat claims it has increased the customer base of its connected service, Freetime, by 200% year-on-year in the first half of 2015. The UK free-to-air satellite operator reported an overall increase of 19,000 Freesat customers in the first half of the year and said it ended the second quarter with more than 1.9 million users […]

Freesat and Humax launch new Freetime set-top box

Freesat and Humax have launched a new set-top box that supports the UK free-to-air satellite operator’s connected TV offering, Freetime. At a launch event in London this morning, Freesat and Humax unveiled the new HDR-1100S line of set-top box, describing it as the “most compact and affordable Freetime set-top box recorder to date.” Three models […]

Freesat doubles number of Freetime customers

UK free-to-air satellite operator Freesat has doubled the number customers to its connected Freetime service.  The connected TV offering gained twice the number of new customers in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014 and now accounts for 50% of all Freesat set-top box sales for the fourth consecutive quarter, according […]

Freesat now in 1.9 million UK homes

UK free-to-air satellite operator Freesat has added 24,000 new homes in the final quarter of 2014, making the service available in more than 1.9 million households. Over the full year, the subscription-free TV service said it added 56,000 homes and than more than four million viewers now tune in per week. Freesat boxes that include its […]

Freesat launches kids SVoD offering on Freetime

UK free-to-air satellite operator Freesat has launched a subscription video-on-demand offering for kids from Hopster, available via its Freetime connected TV platform.  The pay service, created for Freetime by Hopster, will give access to a range of children’s content for £3.99 (€3.14) a month. As a promotional offering, Hopster is offering access to the SVoD […]

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