Freesat adds 36,000 new homes to service

Freesat added 36,000 homes to its service in the three months to December 2015.

The subscription-free satellite TV service has added a total of 61,000 homes throughout 2015, bringing its total to 1.93 million with over four million weekly viewers.

Freetime, Freesat’s connected TV guide solution, has also seen a 13 per cent year-on-year increase in sales for 2015.

More than 700,000 people have downloaded the Freetime app, available on iOS, Android and Kindle, which can be used as a remote control, set recordings remotely or plan viewing through the TV guide and Showcase.

Freesat also expanded its content offering, with channels such as PBS America, Fox International, YourTV, UKTV, Yesterday, Drama and Really joining its platform. Streaming service Netflix also launched on Freesat in December.

Freesat managing director Alistair Thom said: “The most recent quarter’s figures highlight the growing appetite for subscription-free connected TV. We invest in developing market-leading technology and delivering quality content to provide an unbeatable connected-TV experience, at no monthly fee. We offer over 200 subscription-free channels and popular On Demand players, more than any other free-to-air provider, which continues to attract customers.”