The number of Freesat customers that have installed the connected TV service Freetime has increased by 200% over the last 12 months.

The UK free-to-view platform said sales in the first half of 2015 had doubled year on year.

Freesat added over 19,000 new homes in the first six months of the year.

“It has been another strong quarter for the team at Freesat, and our continued growth demonstrates the ongoing appeal of subscription-free connected TV. Expanding our partnership with manufacturers like Humax, Manhattan and Vestel enables us to offer our customers great telly and on demand services, for even better value,” said Freesat managing director Alistair Thom.

In July, Freesat and Humax partnered to launch the HDR-1100S set-top box with up to 2TB recording memory.

Further new Freetime products from Manhattan and Vestel are slated to launch in the next 12 months.