Freesat, the subscription free UK satellite TV service, has announced strong quarterly results with the addition of 24,000 new homes in the three months to the end of December 2014.
Freetime, Freesat’s award-winning connected television service, accounted for almost 50% of all Freesat set-top box sales in the last quarter. Freetime allows viewers to roll back the TV guide to watch shows from the past seven days, pause, record and rewind live programmes, and access all the major Catch Up players.
Meanwhile, demand for the Freesat mobile app, launched in January 2014, was also strong, and total downloads are now approaching 500,000. The app, also available on iOS and Android, acts as both a guide and a remote control, enabling viewers to browse shows and record them remotely.
“It is exciting to become Managing Director of Freesat at a time when we’re celebrating such a strong final quarter of sales, the recent expansion of remote record and soaring downloads of the app,” comments Alistair Thom, Freesat’s Managing Director. “Although the UK television market has never been more competitive, Freesat’s commitment to delivering a great experience through easy to use technology has enabled our persistent growth.”
Freesat is now available in over 1.9 million households and is watched by more than four million viewers every week.