Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has maintained its 2014 momentum by adding 8,000 new TV homes in the three months to the end of September.
In all, Freesat has added 32,000 new households in the first nine months of 2014; it is now available in 1.9 million households and watched by more than four million viewers every week.
The Freesat mobile app, launched in January this year, continues to be popular with both Freesat and non-Freesat viewers. The launch during the quarter of an Android version has pushed total number of downloads to over 350,000.
Emma Scott, Freesat’s managing director, comments: “It is fantastic to be able to report another solid quarter of growth that demonstrates the ongoing appeal of free TV over pay. We have enhanced our offering with our hugely successful mobile app, now available on both Android and iOS, and with our popular Showcase recommendation service, which is helping to drive viewer engagement. I am delighted to see the enduring success of Freesat with consumers.”