Freesat has shown that excellent content continues to be found in the free-to-air arena, announcing its annual awards at a ceremony in London. ITV1 HD, E4, Al Jazeera English and CBeebies among those receiving honours that had been judged by an industry panel of the great and the good.
Freesat has announced it has now secured more than one million homes. The BBC-ITV satellite platform has added 250,000 homes since November.
The High Court in London has rejected an appeal by shopping channel JML Direct against its listing on the Freesat EPG.
Impala, the International MHEG Promotion Alliance, has said it welcomes the beta release of the world’s first deployment of hybrid broadcast broadband MHEG Interaction Channel (MHEG-IC) by the UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat.
Subscription-free satellite service Freesat has confirmed that the ITV Player catch-up service will join the platform in the first half of 2010. It will join the BBC iPlayer, a beta version of which will be made available from December 7, 2009.
EXCLUSIVE: Freesat has used Huffman compression – the subject of an extended Ofcom consultation over its introduction on Freeview HD – since launch, Broadband TV News can reveal.
Subscription free satellite service Freesat will this weekend launch a new advertising campaign.
The first version of the BBC iPlayer designed for the MHEG-5 Interaction Channel is to go live on the Freesat platform later this month, the BBC has confirmed.
Freesat has reached 600,000 households, doubling its installed base since the BBC-ITV backed satcaster last released figures in May.
The UK free-to-air platform is closing in on half a million homes, but Ofcom’s count paints a different picture of the market, and Freesat is still waiting for a surge in HD content. Julian Clover reports.