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BBC Sounds launches on Freesat

Freesat, the UK’s free to air satellite TV platform, has announced the addition of BBC Sounds to its latest range of 4K TV Boxes and growing portfolio of apps.

With over 80,000 hours of music, radio and podcasts, BBC Sounds makes it easier for listeners to discover and enjoy live radio, music and on demand programmes.  It also boasts a huge range of podcasts, offering an increasingly popular listening experience.

Alistair Thom, CEO, Freesat, commented, “As the first lockdown hit and more of us began working from home for example, we saw a resulting change in listening habits as a greater number of our customers began to access radio content through our set top boxes. Customers now average 11.6 hours per month listening to the radio, up from just over 9 hours per month prior to the pandemic. That’s a significant rise in total listening.”

Above all we aim to offer the Freesat audience relevant content that we know they will find entertaining, engaging and informative. Therefore, with quality content and a rise in demand, it’s the perfect time to welcome BBC Sounds to our platform.”

November on BBC Sounds pulls together a diverse range of listening choices. There are plenty of new podcasts including the thrilling I’m Not a Monster and season two of Grounded with Louis Theroux; while fans of true crime can enjoy the second season of Bad People, exploring intriguing criminal cases throughout history and why we’re fascinated by them. There’s a great selection for music lovers as well with Constantly Evolving, a brand new podcast from award-winning rapper, Eve and featuring a range of celebrity guests sharing their life stories and lessons, while The Yungblud Podcast  showcases the singer, songwriter and musician tackling modern-day dilemmas with friends and fans. Finally, for some musical inspiration, actor Cillian Murphy curates new playlists from his own record collection every Monday in Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition.