Freesat added a further 24,000 homes to its installed base in the final quarter of 2014.
Freesat has launched Hopster, its first dedicated children’s On Demand player, on its connected TV service Freetime.
WATCH VIDEO: Freesat says it is now being watched by more than four million viewers every week. The free-to-air satellite platform is now available in 1.9 million households.
Freesat has revealed the latest version of Showcase, the curated recommendations service available to users of Freetime set-tops and IDTVs. It can also be found on the platform’s supporting apps for mobile and tablet.
Three European free-to-air satellite TV operators – Fransat (France), Freesat (UK), and Tivùsat (Italy) – have come together to form the FreeTV Alliance.
Freesat is continuing to add new subscribers, growing its installed base by 24,000 household in the first half of the year.
Freesat has lodged a claim in the High Court alleging the online giant Amazon has violated its trademarks with its Kindle Freetime service.
The UK’s Freesat has launched the Curzon Home Cinema VOD service on Freetime. Curzon Home Cinema is Freesat’s first film On Demand and pay per view player.
Freesat’s long-term partner Manhattan Technology intends to manufacture a new line of Freetime set top boxes. It will join Humax, Vestel and Panasonic, who already work with Freesat to deliver the award-winning Freetime service.
Turner Broadcasting is returning to free-to-air broadcasting with a UK launch for entertainment network TruTV.