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Freesat adds app

April 28, 2016

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has announced the launch of VoD service on its platform. Available immediately to all Freesat viewers with a connected set-top-box, offers instant access to a range ofd movies and TV shows. features the unique option of pre-ordering upcoming releases and movies can be rented from 99p without the need to pay for a monthly subscription.

The launch expands Freesat’s existing On Demand offering and adds to the platform’s 10 existing services, which include BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Netflix. Through seamless integration of the service viewers are able to move between Freesat’s other features including live broadcast, recordings and Showcase recommendations. will be available across Humax Freesat set-top-boxes including the HDR-1000s 500GB, HDR-1010s 1TB, HB-1000s and HDR-1100s.

Commenting on the launch, Alistair Thom, managing director at Freesat, said: “We’re delighted to launch on Freesat and further enhance our popular On Demand offering. With over 200 subscription free channels now available, Freesat viewers are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to great entertainment.  The new service will give viewers access to a fantastic line up of blockbuster films and TV shows, and best of all, you only pay for what you want to watch.”


Simon Homent, European content director at, said: “We are happy to be the only VOD service on Freesat that offers the choice to buy or rent the latest Hollywood movies and the best TV shows. We are confident that Freesat customers will highly appreciate this unique subscription free proposition within the overall satellite service.” 

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