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Humax red button iPlayer for Freesat

March 11, 2010

Humax and the BBC have extended their iPlayer trial to all of the manufacturers’ Freesat set-top boxes, making the catch-up service available through the red button.

With the Foxsat-HD and Foxsat-HDR connected to the internet and the STB tuned into BBC, pressing the red button calls up the BBCi homepage where there’s a link to BBC iPlayer.

The Freesat iPlayer offering is still considered to be in a pre-release, beta stage by the BBC, which launched the trial service late last year, initially on Humax’s Foxsat DVR. In January, the beta programme was extended to Sony TVs with integrated Freesat tuners.

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