Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, has confirmed the launch of Hopster on Freetime, connected TV service. Hopster is Freesat’s first dedicated children’s On Demand player.
Freesat already has ten dedicated children’s TV channels, including CBBC, CBeebies and CITV. The new pay player, created for Freetime by Hopster, provides customers with additional choice as they can now top up their free offering with on demand children’s shows.
Available immediately, Freetime users can access Hopster’s On Demand app for £3.99 a month. Hopster is also offering Freetime viewers access to all its programming completely free of charge, with a special 30 day free trial for everyone who signs up in the first month from launch.
Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled that Freetime is the first TV platform to launch Hopster. This is our first dedicated children’s On Demand player and shows just how committed we are to giving families the programmes they love, ready to watch when they are. We already offer families a great range of children’s telly and introducing Hopster provides even more choice, from classics like Bob the Builder to the much loved Angelina Ballerina.”