Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has announced strong Q4 results, adding 31,000 homes and bringing total households served to over 1.8 million. Freesat now reaches over 3.8 million viewers, arguably demonstrating the attraction of subscription-free premium TV. With a Freesat box, viewers have access to over 200+ TV and radio channels, more than with any other free-to-air provider.
Sales of Freesat’s Freetime set-top boxes, which offer access to On Demand services and which allow viewers to pause and rewind live TV and roll-back the TV guide for the past seven days, are growing strongly, increasing 160% year-on-year. Freetime boxes now account for 40% of all Freesat set-top box sales.
“This quarter we are particularly proud of the success of the Freetime catch-up box which has been extremely popular with new users and allows even more viewers to benefit fromFreesat’s market-leading Freetime technology,” says Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director. “We’re pleased to say that our strong momentum has continued into the New Year with continued growth in household penetration and the successful launch of the Freesat mobile app.”