Freesat adds 31,000 UK households in 4Q 2013

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 
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Freetime supports Freesat’s strong Q4 13 growth

  • Freesat added 31,000 new households in three months to December 2013
  • Now serving over 1.8m households
  • Sales of Freesat’s advanced Freetime boxes increased 160% year-on-year
  • Freetime boxes now account for 40% of all Freesat set-top box sales
  • Strong momentum has continued into 2014
  • Successful mobile app launch with over 130,000 downloads in first two weeks

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has announced strong Q4 results, adding 31,000 homes and bringing total households served to over 1.8 million. Freesat now reaches over 3.8 million viewers.

Freesat’s continuing growth demonstrates the clear attraction of premium TV on a subscription-free basis. With a Freesat box, viewers have access to over 200+ TV and radio channels, more than with any other free-to-air provider.

Sales of Freesat’s Freetime set-top boxes, which offer access to On Demand services and which allow viewers to pause and rewind live TV and roll-back the TV guide for the past seven days, are growing strongly, increasing 160% year-on-year. Freetime boxes now account for 40% of all Freesat set-top box sales.

During the quarter, Freesat launched its Freetime HD catch-up box with prices as low as £96. This has proved to be extremely popular with viewers, and accounted for one out of every three Freetime set-top box sales.