hopsterFreesat is excited to announce the launch of Hopster on Freetime, its award-winning connected TV service. Hopster is Freesat’s first dedicated children’s On Demand player.

Freesat already has ten dedicated children’s TV channels, including CBBC, CBeebies and CITV. The new pay player, created for Freetime by Hopster, provides customers with additional choice as they can now top up their free offering with on demand children’s shows.

From today, Freetime users can access Hopster’s On Demand app for £3.99 a month ensuring access to even more children’s programming and allowing adults and children to enjoy a wide range of popular shows in a fun, safe and visually engaging environment. In addition, at launch Hopster is also offering Freetime viewers access to all its programming completely free of charge, with a special 30 day free trial for everyone who signs up in the first month from launch.

Freetime customers will have the option to top up with hundreds of episodes of On Demand children’s programming across a range of popular titles with new episodes coming onto the service every week. Some of Hopster’s most loved titles on Freetime at launch include Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Super WHY!, Babar and Paddington Bear.

Freetime’s expanded On Demand line-up now offers viewers a dedicated choice of film, news, sport and children’s entertainment as Hopster joins Curzon Home Cinema, BBC News and BBC Sport as well as the UK’s most popular catch up players BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.

Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director, said:

“We are thrilled that Freetime is the first TV platform to launch Hopster. This is our first dedicated children’s On Demand player and shows just how committed we are to giving families the programmes they love, ready to watch when they are. We already offer families a great range of children’s telly and introducing Hopster provides even more choice, from classics like Bob the Builder to the much loved Angelina Ballerina.”

Nick Walters, Hopster’s CEO, added:

“Our mission is to make screen time better for kids – and the TV is still the number one screen in many family homes. Freesat provides an amazing experience to its customers through Freetime, and we’re really excited about adding to its stellar line-up with the Hopster app. Freetime families can now access all the best shows on-demand in a completely safe, ad-free environment – with a juicy launch trial offer to boot!”

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