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*That's Fear of Missing Out on Telly
British TV addicts go to extreme lengths to stay in and watch their favourite programmes.
New research has revealed that over a third of Brits admit choosing to stay in to watch their favourite programme rather than go out. This new TV trend and social phenomenon has been coined - FOMOOT (Fear Of Missing Out On Telly).
With the average Brit watching over 4 hours of live TV a day*, those afflicted by FOMOOT, a term coined by Freesat and an update to the well-known term FOMO (fear of missing out), will stay in to watch that favourite programme, even if that means missing out on an important event or commitment.
Available on channel number 132, Channel 5+24 is a new Catch Up channel that will repeat the previous day’s Channel 5 programmes from 7pm until approximately midnight, giving you another chance to see shows including The Hotel Inspector, Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers, and the best of international drama. During the rest of the day you’ll be able to find teleshopping and recent programming.
Freesat has announced strong Q4 results, adding 31,000 homes and bringing total households served to over 1.8 million. Freesat now reaches over 3.8 million viewers. Freesat’s continuing growth demonstrates the clear attraction of premium TV on a subscription-free basis. With a Freesat box, viewers have access to over 200+ TV and radio channels, more than with any other free-to-air provider.
Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of the new BBC News app and BBC Sport app on its Freetime service – the only free TV platform or service to feature these. The two new BBC-branded apps will have a similar look and feel to the BBC’s current online and connected TV apps, and greatly expands the amount of specialist news and sports video programming available.
Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, today announced that this year’s Freesat Free TV Awards are open for entries.
Now in their sixth year, and free to enter, the Freesats are the only awards that showcase and celebrate the free-to-air TV that Britain loves.
Freesat are releasing new software from Humax for Freesat+ HD with Freetime boxes today (27 January), this will be an update for both the 500GB & 1TB versions. Freesat HD with Freetime boxes will receive the update on 28 January.
Software details as follows:
- Model Number HDR-1000S, HDR-1010S & HB-1000S
- Software Version 2.00.13 / 2.00.09
- Update Release Date 27th/28th January 2014
And here's what it means for you
- YouTube V4 MPEG DASH streaming support
- UI Improvements – following customer feedback we’ve reinstated the date and time of any scheduled recordings.
- Support for new interactive services.
Freetime boxes will update automatically. But if you can’t wait, you can do this manually, simply search for new software by pressing Home, Settings, System settings, Software update and Search new software.
As the nation hunkers down for some great New Year TV, Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has today announced the launch of its new Freesat App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – available now on the App Store.
The app acts as a TV guide for all free TV viewers, so whether it’s enjoying brand new British drama such as Call the Midwife or Mr Selfridge, or chasing away the January blues with Birds of a Feather, everyone will now have the power at their fingertips to plan how and what to watch, and for Freetime customers the chance to control their TVs.
Unlike other TV apps on the market, the Freesat App doesn’t just act as a guide to what’s on TV. It also works as a companion to Freesat’s award winning Freetime service and enhances Freetime’s key features. In the app you can look the Roll Back TV Guide which lets you check out the last seven days of TV to watch programmes you may have missed, and the app also offers TV recommendations on what to watch via Showcase – allowing you to browse through programme picks for the week ahead and set reminders to view.
Freesat are releasing new software from Humax for Freesat+ HD with Freetime boxes later today (7th January). This is an update for both the 500GB & 1TB versions.
A release for the Freesat HD with Freetime box will follow tomorrow (8th January).
Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of its new seasonal Children’s TV Guide, the ‘Christmas Showcase’, live on www.freesat.co.uk/hohoho today.
Viacom have launched two new South Asian channels on Freesat, Rishtey (channel 661) and the number one entertainment channel in India, Colors (662). They offer a variety of entertainment programmes, including fiction, music, reality shows & the best of Bollywood movies. FilmOn. TV is also a new addition to Freesat and can be found at channel 410. FilmOn. TV is Britain’s first social TV channel, a live entertainment channel which will allow the audience to interact with the presenters.
Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has today confirmed the launch of five new BBC High Definition channels on the 10th December and a new HD Genre in the New Year as it continues to strengthen its free HD offering. This will bring the total number of HD channels available on Freesat to 11 – more than any other free-to-air service.
The new channels are HD versions of BBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC. These will join BBC One HD and BBC Two HD plus variants of the BBC One HD service for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which are already available on Freesat.
We are pleased to announce the launch of NOW That's What I Call Music - The home of UK hit music on Freesat, channel 512.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Community Channel on Freesat channel 651.
Community Channel offers an entertaining mix of inspiring local news, uplifting series, ground-breaking films and documentaries. Giving voice to untold stories from across the UK and globally, Community Channel presents news and programming that encourage people to change their world, broadcasting 24 hours a day.
Emma Scott, Managing Director of Freesat: "The announcement today that BBC One will launch a +1 channel on Freesat is fantastic news for our 4 million viewers as we continue to add new channels and On Demand services, plus invest in cutting edge technology. Our own backwards TV Guide has already proved incredibly popular, giving viewers the option to Roll Back in time via a slick TV Guide, which also gives recommendations on what to watch. It's a hugely exciting time in the TV market and the addition of popular new channels and services can only strengthen our great line-up, giving viewers more of what they want in their living rooms."
"We’re really excited about the new BBC iPlayer features and hope to be able to roll them out for our Freetime users as soon as they become available. We will soon be delivering more features to our next generation Freetime service including a remote app and in the future, additional movie and music channels."
New branding launches with TV ad encouraging the nation to 'think about it'.
Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, is launching a new peak marketing campaign, with a 30” TV spot that premieres on Monday 7th October. The campaign includes significant support both above and below-the-line, with TV, print, digital and direct mail, supported with a brand new website. Read more
Great news for Freesat customers in Northern Ireland. This morning it's been announced that UTV will be available in HD on Freesat from Monday 4 November. From this date, Freesat customers in Northern Ireland will be able to access UTV HD on channel 119.
Next-gen user experience platform now available on low cost zapper box
Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of its new Freesat HD with Freetime box, further bolstering the products available with Freetime built in. The Freetime box is manufactured by Humax and will be available to buy from the 12th September from retailers including John Lewis, Currys PC World and a range of independents. The shelf price will be in the region of £99*.
Two new channels have been added to Freesat on Tuesday 27 August.
Holiday & Cruise - channel 409
Get a fun and informative look at holidays and cruise holidays, with a focus on destination and holiday related programmes. Highlights include The Travel Bug, Cruising With The Stars and Holiday & Cruise Clinic - where you can ask the experts any travel queries you'd like answered.
LBC - channel 734
Join in with "London's biggest conversation" - a 24/7 platform for listeners to express their views on the topics of the day. The station is home to Call Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister's weekly radio show and Ask Boris with the Mayor of London.
We are pleased to announce the launch of QVC Style and QVC Extra on Freesat.
QVC Style will offer you the latest fashion trends while QVC Extra provides a second chance to watch the best bits of QVC Live you might have missed.
QVC Style is available on channel 818.
QVC Extra is available on channel 814.
Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, has today announced the launch of Demand 5 on <freetime>. This addition completes the full set of the UK's top on-demand players on Freesat, joining 4oD, ITV Player and BBC iPlayer meaning that Freesat is now the only satellite TV provider with all full player apps.
Freesat, the UK's free-to-air digital satellite television provider, today reported its 21st quarter of consecutive growth, adding 145,000 homes to the service in the last twelve months.
The BBC today announced it will launch five new subscription-free BBC HD channels. The new channels - BBC News HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD - will launch by early 2014.