itvplayerFreesat has announced plans to launch a version of ITV’s catch-up service on free-to-air digital satellite next year. At a briefing today, Freesat managing director Emma Scott confirmed that ITV Player will become available to all high definition users in the first half of 2010.

Scott did not offer any further details about the service, but it is likely that the launch will follow the same pattern as with BBC iPlayer.
The BBC’s catch-up platform will go into a closed beta on Freesat on December 7, followed by a gradual rollout to all high definition boxes. ITV Player should be on Freesat by the end of May 2010.

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