Freesat bolsters HD offering

Editor | 09-12-2013

Freesat has confirmed the launch of five new BBC high definition channels on 10 December plus a new genre in the New Year as it continues to strengthen its free HD offering on its DTH platform.

The UK subscription-free satellite TV service will now offer HD versions of BBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC. These will join BBC One HD and BBC Two HD plus variants of the BBC One HD service for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which are already available. This will mean that the platform has HD channel, more, it notes, than any other free-to-air service in the country.

The new HD genre to be launched in the New Year will run across all existing and new HD Freesat set-top boxes and connected TVs .

Commenting on the launch, Emma Scott, Freesat managing director, said: “This is the perfect Christmas present for Freesat customers offering more great ways to watch what will be a bumper festive season…This is part of our continued drive to deliver the best subscription-free TV service to the UK, as we continue to add new channels and on-demand services, delivered through award winning TV products."