Freesat refreshes Freetime recommendation service
| 18 September 2014
Freesat, the subscription-free TV service, has unveiled the latest version of Showcase, its editorially driven TV recommendations service on its Freetime connected TV offering.
Showcase is one of the key features of Freesat's Freetime service and offers recommendations of programmes to watch that are selected by the satellite operator's dedicated in-house editorial team, and is available online, on the Freesat app and via the TV on Freetime devices. The move is the first that Freesat has made since becoming a founding member of the Free TV Alliance.
Freesat says that it has now expanded and upgraded the service to make it even easier to use and to deliver even more recommendations to viewers. New features include the ability to have more easy-to-access categories, including drama, entertainment, comedy, documentaries and children; more recommended picks, both for viewers to watch live, record for later or watch on demand; tailored editorially curated recommendations around key events like Christmas, Easter and the school holidays; and flags to make new TV series easier to find and highlight Freesat's own favourites.
"We are immensely proud of Showcase, and believe it offers something different to our customers and viewers," commented Emma Scott, Freesat's MD. "TV is created by people, for people, and we firmly believe that recommendations from other people are the best way for viewers to find something great to watch ... as a neutral yet informed and enthusiastic source, Showcase helps them find something to watch. It is really changing viewing behaviour for our already loyal customers and we are delighted to be able to expand Showcase to make it even more valuable and compelling for them".