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Freesat - new video advert

Freesat, who have a system similar to the Freeview-based YouView, have created a new TV advert

Freesat, who have a system similar to the Freeview-based YouVie
published on UK Free TV
Freesat's Will Abbott (marketing and communications director) says "We set out to create a distinctive campaign that would both grab attention in a crowded market and explain the benefits offers satellite viewers, in a simple and fun way.

"By showcasing our new guide we wanted to challenge the assumption amongst some pay TV customers that choosing a free TV service means compromising on a brilliant TV experience."



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Saturday, 27 October 2012
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David
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11:38 AM

I got Freesat but not seeing an EPG like that, so how do we get that one to appear?

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Briantist
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11:57 AM

David: You need the latest Free sat hardware. Costs money I am afraid.

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David
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12:23 PM

A new TV set?

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Briantist
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12:37 PM

David: a new set top box.

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conor
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9:18 PM

Freesat need more h d channels not this crud

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Sunday, 28 October 2012
Ian
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12:32 PM

I like the add, its quite funny.

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leslie rainer
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8:18 PM
Skegness

i have asked sevaral times if there are any more channels coming to freesat all i get told is u will have to wait

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Monday, 29 October 2012
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Mike Dimmick
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2:25 PM

conor, leslie rainer: As always it is up to the broadcasters to decide when to start HD services, and when to leave Sky.

The Astra 1N satellite has plenty of capacity: it has 52 transponders but only 20 of them are in use, and there are spare frequencies not currently in use. SES, the operators of Astra satellites, are in dispute with Eutelsat over who can use which frequencies, but that covers frequencies *already* in use, broadcasting from Eutelsat 28A, rather than unused ones.

Each channel's broadcaster will have to decide whether the anticipated increase in revenue from going Free To Air will outweigh the loss of subscription revenue from Sky, any bribe that was made (e.g. subsidising their transmission cost on a Sky-leased transponder) and the costs of moving to a transponder on Astra 1N. There are also differences in Sky's charges for FTA channels versus for pay channels.

Freesat as an organisation is unlikely to have the funding from its parents, the BBC and ITV plc, to be able to lease a spare transponder and encourage individual channels to move over, without getting a transponder's worth of channels to do it in one go. It will probably take a whole broadcasting organisation, e.g. UKTV, to decide to jump.

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Ian
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5:47 PM

Contacted UKTV to ask about Dave going onto Freesat and they said they have no plans at all to make it FTA.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
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mary selwood
11:20 AM

Who is the woman in the Advert

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