Freetime growth drives solid half year for Freesat



| 06 August 2015

The UK's subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has continued its positive momentum over 2015 with a 200% year-on-year increase in new connected customers, thanks to uptake of its Freetime product.

Indeed the connected TV service grew sales by 48% year-on-year for the first six months of 2015 resulting in Freesat adding over 19,000 new homes in the first six months, giving over four million customers in the UK.

Taking advantage of its hot product, Freesat said that Freetime's expansion will continue with several new manufacturer partnerships including Manhattan and Vestel who are on track to launch in the next 12 months. This complements already available boxes such as the Humax HDR-1100S set-top box launched in July 2015.

Commenting on the results, Alistair Thom, the satellite firm's managing director, said: "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."