Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, has confirmed the launch of Demand 5 on <free time>. This addition completes the full set of the UK’s top on-demand players on Freesat, joining 4oD, ITV Player and BBC iPlayer meaning that Freesat is now the only satellite TV provider with all full player apps.
Demand 5 offers Freesat viewers hundreds more hours of catch-up and archive programmes from Channel 5, including the ability to turn back time and catch up in the <free time> backwards Electronic Programme Guide. At launch there will be more than 600 programmes available to Freesat viewers – highlights include the UK’s ‘Big Brother’, premium US series such as ‘The Walking Dead’, popular kid’s programmes such as ‘Fireman Sam’ and some of the UK’s favourite soaps including ‘Neighbours” and ‘Home and Away’.
Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director commented: “Every week, more than four million viewers enjoy their favourite TV on Freesat. The launch of Demand 5 further bolsters the catch up TV set for Freesat <free time> viewers, joining BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, YouTube and the recently launched 4oD.