Freesat bolsters subscription-free entertainment channels

DetailsEditor | 12 March 2015

The Freesat subscription-free satellite TV service in the UK has added two new time-shift channels from Sky - Pick+1 and Challenge+1 - to its bouquet.

The former is said to guarantee 'easy-to-watch telly with a window to real life and unashamedly escapist entertainment'. Popular programmes include The Dog Whisperer, A Town Called Eureka and Criminal Minds. Challenge+1 is the home of cult competition and game shows such as the classic Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Pointless and TNA: Impact Wrestling.

Freesat says that the launches signal its continued commitment to offer free TV viewers the best subscription-free service in the UK. "We're [now] able to bring our viewers more choice than ever across film, lifestyle, music and children's programming," said Freesat marketing and communications director Paul Gilshan. "We're excited to add Pick+1 and Challenge+1 to Freesat's ever-expanding entertainment line-up, guaranteeing free TV viewers will never be short of something great to watch."