Freesat have announced today the channels and programmes that have been shortlisted for the Freesat Awards 2013. Now in its fifth year, the Freesat Awards showcase and celebrate the TV that Britain loves. The 2013 Awards see 52 nominees competing across ten categories. Brand new awards this year include Best TV Sitcom, Best Factual TV Programme or Series and Best Coverage for a Major News Event.
Freesat Wins Outstanding Connected TV Service Award
It's official...our <free time> service is award winning!
Last night at The Connected TV World Summit Awards, <free time> from Freesat was awarded joint winner Outstanding Connected TV Service.
“<free time> is the next-generation hybrid satellite/OTT platform that harnesses HTML5 development and features a slick new UI including backwards-facing EPG with popular streamed catch-up TV services.” Read more
Music Channel Competition Winner Selected
Freesat’s Box Music Channel Competition is now closed and the lucky winner has been notified.
Keep your eye’s peeled for more exciting competitions from freesat.
4OD Customer Update
3 May 2013
An update for our customers about 4OD on <free time>. We’re doing everything possible to launch in June, and will be unveiling the exact date very soon. Both Freesat and Channel 4 teams are working really hard to get this right and we promise it’ll be worth the wait.
Demand 5 Update
3 May 2013
To confirm that we’re working closely with the Channel 5 team to launch Demand 5 on <free time>. It’s been a challenging engineering exercise, as we’re both using shiny new html5 tech, and we’re both really sorry that it’s taking longer than originally planned. We’d never launch anything but the best, so please bear with us for a bit longer whilst we get this right. We’re all confident that by the end of Summer 2013, Demand 5 will be live on <free time> and will keep you posted on the exact date.
Freesat confirms strong 2012/13 Results
Freesat has today announced the addition of c.150,000 homes in the last twelve months –clearly demonstrating the ongoing demand for subscription free satellite TV across the UK.
Scripps Networks Interactive’s Travel Channel, the world’s leading international travel broadcaster, has launched on Freesat channel 405.
Paul Gilshan, Director of Marketing, Freesat said: “We’re delighted Travel Channel is joining Freesat. It is a hugely popular service with a strong following that strengthens and complements Freesat’s existing line-up. With Travel Channel joining today, the breadth of choice for our viewers, for free, has never been better.”
VIVA joins Freesat's entertainment line-up
It’s VIVA Fever at Freesat. Viewers can now enjoy VIVA on Channel 146, with the biggest and best current chart hits during the day, with music from A-list talent including Adele, Beyonce and Bruno Mars. In the evening the channel becomes a top destination for comedy and reality entertainment. Current highlights include: SpongeBob Squarepants, Teen Mom, Jackass, Beavis and Butthead and 16 & Pregnant plus the Charlie Sheen global smash hit comedy; Anger Management.
Freesat announces new Chief technology Officer
Freesat, the UK's free-to-air digital satellite television provider, has today announced the appoinment of Matthew Huntington as the company's Chief Technology Officer.
In his new role, Matthew will drive and deliver Freesat's future facing technology roadmap, as well as leading the team to ensure smooth running of existing services.
Freesat, the UK's free-to-air digital satellite television provider today launches its slick new white <gfree time> box.
Freesat's white <free time> box, manufactured by Humax, is the latest product with the <free time> service built in. As well as offering a great choice of TV channels, the ability to pause, rewind and record programmes, <free time> offers catch up with On Demand and the cleverly intuitive backwards TV guide.