Freesat

Freesat+ “free time” blurs on-demand and free satellite TV

Freesat+ “free time” blurs on-demand and free satellite TV

The next-generation of free-to-air digital satellite service Freesat has been revealed, <free time>, complete with a new listings system, catch-up TV from BBC iPlayer and others, and streamlined recording. The Freesat+ UK service now includes a "backwards" TV guide that shows what has been broadcast in the recent past, pulling content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, and - by the end of the year - 4oD and Demand 5 - while Humax has revealed the first of the new Freesat+ boxes.

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Freesat and Netflix partnership puts pressure on BSkyB

Freesat and Netflix partnership puts pressure on BSkyB

Freesat has been around in the UK for a long time and offers free access to satellite TV programming to users who purchase set-top boxes compatible with the service. Freesat has announced a new partnership with Netflix that will make viewers of its service very happy indeed. While viewers will be glad to get access to all the programs on Netflix, the partnership is certain to put pressure on BSkyB.

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