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  • Feb
  • 17

Research by UK free-to-air satellite TV platform, Freesat has revealed that British TV viewers will go to almost any lengths to see their favourite TV programmes. Over a third admit to missing a night out to watch TV, one in ten have taken sick leave from work to make sure they’re at home to catch the latest episode of a series, and 7% have even left a wedding or funeral early to catch a much-loved show.

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  • Feb
  • 11

Free-to-air DTH satellite TV platform, Freesat is now viewed in over 1.8 million homes in the UK, reaching 3.8 million viewers. 31,000 new homes took to Freesat in the last quarter of 2013 and 40% of all Freesat set-top box now sold are Freetime receivers with a ‘roll back’ EPG that allows viewers access to past broadcasts they have missed.

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28.2, ASTRA, DTH, UK

  • Feb
  • 11

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 has introduced the UK’s first 24-hour delayed channel for UK satellite viewers. The 5+24 channel repeats the previous day’s primetime schedule (7pm to after midnight) to enable viewers to catch up with missed shows, with teleshopping and repeats of recent programming during daytime hours.

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28.2, ASTRA, UK

  • Jan
  • 28

UK pay-TV platform, Sky has launched a new form of tailored advertising. Under development since 2008, AdSmart presents advertising within a live TV ad break that is specific to the location and profile of the individual viewing household.

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28.2, ASTRA, Sky, UK

  • Nov
  • 28

Now Music, producers of the Now That’s What I Call Music pop music compilation albums since 1983 have launched a free-to-air music channel for UK viewers. Broadcasting on the ASTRA 28.2°E satellites, the Now That’s What I Call channel is number 378 on the Sky EPG and 512 on Freesat, and carries music from the company’s 30-year catalogue.

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28.2, ASTRA, TV broadcasting, UK

  • Nov
  • 21

For the first time, UK pay-TV platform Sky is providing coverage of international cricket free-to-air on the showcase channel, Pick.

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28.2, ASTRA, Sky, UK

  • Nov
  • 04

Top US entertainment channel, Lifetime has come to the UK as part of the Sky UK pay-TV platform. With dramas, reality, chat and lifestyle programmes made in both the US and UK, Lifetime is aimed at female viewers. UK premieres on the channel include Witches Of East End, The Client List, and The Conversation With Amanda De Cadenet.

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28.2, ASTRA, Sky, TV broadcasting, UK

  • Oct
  • 08

Foxes Galore

By: SES

The Fox entertainment channel is now available in over 200 million homes worldwide. Nearly two thirds of homes receiving the US-originated entertainment channel are outside of the US and, in Europe,  Fox broadcasts as part of the Canal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen, and Mobistar platforms on ASTRA 23.5°E, Vision TV on ASTRA 5°E, Sky UK on ASTRA 28.2°E, and in the Canal+, Digital+, and Sky Deutschland on ASTRA 19.2°E. Fox launched in the Netherlands last year, and today ranks as the number four primetime pay-TV channel in the UK.

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TV broadcasting, UK

  • Oct
  • 07

British pay-TV platform, Sky UK is adding more broadcast channels to its online TV catch-up facility. By the end of the year, the free on-demand service available on Sky+HD set-top boxes with a broadband connection will include programmes from Alibi, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, Dave, Discovery, E!, Gold, Sky News,  Star, TLC, and Watch to add to those from BBC iPlayer, ITVplayer, 4OD, Demand 5, CI, History, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD Fox, National Geographic, Syfy, Universal, Sky Atlantic and other Sky channels that are already available.

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28.2, ASTRA, UK, set-top box, smart tv

  • Sep
  • 15

A low cost receiver for the Freetime EPG from UK free-to-air broadcasting platform Freesat has been launched by STB maker, Humax. The HB-1000S costs £99 and includes access to catch-up TV, and missed programmes of the past seven days, viewing recommendations, and HbbTV compatibility, as well as over 150 free-to-air SD and HD Freesat channels.

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Freesat, HbbTV, UK

 

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