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Freesat expands editorial vision with Showcase 2.0

Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has unveiled the latest version of Showcase, its editorially-driven TV recommendations service on Freetime.

Showcase is one of the key features of Freesat’s Freetime service. It offers recommendations of programmes to watch that are selected by Freesat’s dedicated in-house editorial team, and is available online, on the Freesat app, and via the TV on Freetime devices. Showcase ensures viewers never miss the programmes they know about, and helps them discover new programmes that they don’t.

Freesat is the only TV service provider to offer an editorial service like this on the TV, the place where programme recommendations are most used and wanted.

New features include:

  • More easy-to-access categories, including Drama, Entertainment, Comedy, Documentaries and Children
  • More recommended picks, both for viewers to watch live, record for later or watch On Demand
  • Tailored editorially curated recommendations around key events like Christmas, Easter and the school holidays
  • Simple “flags” to make new TV series easier to find and highlight Freesat’s own favourites

Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director, comments: “We are immensely proud of Showcase, and believe it offers something different to our customers and viewers. TV is created by people, for people, and we firmly believe that recommendations from other people are the best way for viewers to find something great to watch.”

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