freesatFreesat is celebrating its 1st birthday, the service launched on May 6th 2008 with SD and HD digital boxes from Humax, Goodmans, Grundig and Bush with the first integrated television from Panasonic launching the following month. In November the platform launched its digital TV recorder service: Freesat+. Freesat said they are currently ‘on track’ for sales of 400,000. At IBC 2008, Freesat won the DTG/Pace award for ‘Best Contribution to Digital TV in the UK’.

Emma Scott, Managing Director of Freesat said: “We are thrilled with the progress we’ve made in the last twelve months. Reaching 400,000 sales as well as launching Freesat+ and a whole range of new Freesat products and services is a fantastic achievement in this competitive market. It shows that there is a real consumer appetite out there for high quality digital TV without monthly bills. With more Freesat channels and products to come and IPTV services such as BBC iPlayer due in the Autumn, we’re looking forward to a successful second year.”

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By Expat