Freesat

Freesat is a free-to-air digital satellite television joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc, serving the United Kingdom. The service was formed as a memorandum in 2007 and has been marketed since 6 May 2008. Freesat offers a satellite alternative to the Freeview service on digital terrestrial television, with a broadly similar selection of channels available without subscription for users purchasing a receiver. The service also makes use of the additional capacity available on digital satellite broadcasting to offer a selection of high-definition programming from the BBC, ITV plc, Channel 4 and NHK.

Freesat's main competitors are Freeview and Freesat from Sky.

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Freesat - Adoption
... The table below attempts to show the quarterly and cumulative sales of Freesat equipment since the inception of the service. 80% Q4, 2010* ? ? ? ? 80% In the Q4 2009 report (from the table above), Ofcom reported that Freesat had announced the 1 million mark had been hit by the end of February ... *Note Ofcom stopped reporting Freesat Penetration Cumulatively and By Quarter starting with their Q3 2010 Report ...
Freesat+ - Manufacturers
... Freesat do not manufacture the units itself, but will award the Freesat+ label to manufacturers that are able to meet a series of specifications that have been drawn up by the UK ... Many manufacturers provide Freesat+ set-top boxes such as Humax, Manhattan, Bush, Sagemcom, Goodmans and others ...
High-definition Television In The United Kingdom - Platforms - Satellite - Freesat
... Freesat launched on 6 May 2008 ... alternative to Sky and includes support for HD with a selection of HD channels available via a Freesat HD box ... Freesat is a not-for-profit company formed by the BBC and ITV, marketing itself as being completely free from subscription charges or contracts, although viewers of course are still obliged to pay the television ...
Freesat+
... Freesat+ is a consumer brand created to raise consumer awareness and promote sales of Freesat-capable digital TV recorders, otherwise known as personal video recorders ... Freesat+ affords users similar features that are available with competitor services such as Sky+ and Freeview+ ...
Black Entertainment Television - International - BET International
... BET is available on Sky channel 191 after launching on Wednesday February 27, 2008 and on Freesat channel 140 after launching on August 8, 2008 ... BET+1 is also available on Sky channel 198 and Freesat channel 141, and is Free-to-air ... An exclusive HD version of the channel was made to show the BET Awards 2009 on Freesat EPG 142 ...