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Freesat to outpace Sky in 21st consecutive quarter of growth
After five years, Freesat is still growing - I n the last 12 months, Freesat added 145,000 homes (15% of Freesat's total customer base) and they have new products including Demand 5 with a Remote App to come.
Freesat - the subscription free service -jointly owned by BBC and ITV - is now in its sixth year of operation, providing free entertainment to 4 million viewers a week across 1.8 million homes in the UK.
The service is growing at faster than Pay-TV services from Sky and Virgin Media. Freesat has now sold 3.3 million set top boxes and TVs, far exceeding original sales projections, taking gross retail sales value to over £1.2 billion since launch in May 2008.
As well as enjoying quality programming for free, people are increasingly using Freesat's products to enhance the TV and radio they love. Last month, a record-breaking number of Freesat viewers tuned in to watch 12 million hours of Glastonbury coverage in HD.
Freesat's Emma Scott: "Our continued strong results show thousands of people making the smart choice of Freesat as the alternative to expensive TV contracts. As take up across the UK has increased, so has our offer. We now provide more than 150 HD and standard definition TV, radio and interactive channels, offering live pause, record, a market leading catch up service through our Backwards TV Guide, plus BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD.
"We continue to add new channels and on demand services and invest in cutting edge technology. We will soon deliver more features to our next generation free time service, including the addition of Demand 5, a remote app for smart phones, and in the future, additional movie and music channels."
Rob: Yes thats true BBCi player and You tube do have subtitles.. but not ITV and channel four... also netflix and other movies over IPTV.... no subtitles.. so i shall have to carry on buying DVD's. but its finding which service actally carry subtitles.. coz IPTV there are so many different ones.. one might have subs others dont... its very confusing.