HD boost for UPC’s freeSAT

freeSAT by UPC DirectUPC DTH has announced that its satellite platform freeSAT is broadcasting the Ice Hockey World Championship in HD.

Games from the championship, which is taking place in Sweden and Finland between May 3 and May 19, are being offered live and in the format to all freeSAT medium customers with a HD set-top box.

The championship features 16 teams including ones from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where freeSAT is available.

The platform ended the first quarter with 105,700 subscribers in the Czech Republic and 56,600 in Slovakia.

Its sister services UPC Direct (Hungary) and Focus Sat (Romania) meanwhile had 250,000 and 319,800 subscribers respectively.