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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.

After five years, Freesat is still growing - I n the last 12 mo
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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."



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Tuesday, 30 July 2013
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Adey Langford
2:29 PM

Sorry Briantist,i'm not counting 150 HD channels on freesat.What am i missing here or can you manually tune in this amount?.

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Adey Langford's 19 posts GB
Briantist
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3:48 PM

Adey Langford: It says, "more than 150 HD and standard definition TV, radio and interactive channels".

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
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Adey Langford
9:53 AM

Briantist: Ah,apologies.Isn't it funny how we sometimes see what we want to see.I will take more notice next time.It's just that I get a little excited at HD. I know it may not be everyone's cup of tea but in this modern day of tech , I think this should now be the norm for everybody , but I suppose it's down to greedy TV broadcasters.

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dennis
10:13 PM

Further to the new BT sports channel,I note
that 2 Freeview channels have appeared under
that name.Presumably they will be scrambled
when they go live,and a viewing card or
attached phone line would then be needed to
enable the display.Or am I missing something?

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dennis's 18 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:18 PM

dennis: yes... You will need a suitable box such as BT vision and a card.

On youview the channels are in the IPTV range and no card is needed.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts US
Saturday, 3 August 2013
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A.Lurker
1:20 AM

Try to remember that the advisors who are supporting Bush products are running on very limited information often a handful of manuals and self research. not the fault of the advisor more a case of further along the line.
But your right the advisor was probably using his knowledge of a overly strong signal for freeview and giving you what he thought was correct advice

Unfortunately I'm limited on saying much else

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Rob
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6:32 AM
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I find bush products are very low quality I rather pay for abit more money for something more decent like Humax,samsung etc...You do find them in argos... but their advice is very limited and they do not know everything with their products.... if you have a richer sounds store go there as they have decent stuff for less than currys and anywhere else

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Rob
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6:35 AM
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I find with over IPTV service.... lack of subtitles for the deaf... i been deaf since birth..... didnt have 1st teletext tv till 1985 1st time i had 888 for subs... you thought by now technology moved on abit faster to put subtitles on... why we have to wait years for it to happen..........

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Rob's 171 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:50 AM

Rob: there are subtitles on BBC iPlayer and YouTube. Not sure if I have seen them on anything else.

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MikeB
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1:02 PM

A Lurker: Bush (or rather the brand name) is an Argos 'own brand', as is Alba. Strangely, its seemingly exactly the same as Goodmans equipment, but another company holds the right to that name! (having said that, the back of a cheap Sagem PVR and a Philips PVR look exactly the same..)

Since I have a cheapish Goodmans digibox, I can confirm that its pretty basic, and although it works, its lack of manual tuning is a pain.

BTW - please say more - sounds interesting!

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