Freesat sales top 200,000

Sales of Freesat boxes since its May 2008 launch have topped 200,000, it was revealed today.
Freesat said the current economic climate has resulted in increasing numbers of consumers turning to the free satellite TV product, with sales doubling in the last quarter of the year.

"We saw consumers increasingly drawn to Freesat at the end of last 2008 and into this year," said Freesat managing director Emma Scott. "The quality and choice of channels and services available and the added benefits offered by Freesat+ have really struck a chord.

"As we approach Freesat’s first anniversary in May 2009, we’re in an extremely strong position to build on our early successes. Key goals in 2009 include increasing our product range and distribution by the quality and choice of channels and services available, and the anticipated launch of IPTV services, like BBC iPlayer onto Freesat later this year."