Free UK satellite TV service Freesat has added a further 6000 new homes in the three months leading up to the end of June, bringing the total number of new subscribing households in the first half of 2014 to 24,000. As a result, Freesat is now available in 1.85 million households, and is watched by more than 3.85 million viewers every week.
Freesat says its continuing growth demonstrates the appeal of premium TV on a subscription free basis. During the quarter, Freesat also announced the addition of its first pay VOD service, Curzon Home Cinema, which joins the other Freetime On Demand services which include BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5, BBC News, BBC Sport and YouTube.
“I’m constantly encouraged by the number of people that are switching away from paying for their TV every month to join Freesat which is subscription free,” comments Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director. “Our good start to the year has continued into the second quarter and the mixture of great programming, brilliant features and no monthly bills is proving to be a very compelling proposition.”