Humax adds Netflix to Freesat with Freetime STBs

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 
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Humax Freetime boxes to launch Netflix application

  • Updates to rollout across Freesat with Freetime product range following new partnership agreement with Netflix

LONDON — Humax today announced that the award-winning Freesat with Freetime set-top boxes will be the first in its product range to roll out Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television service.

Netflix has over 69 million members worldwide, streaming more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies, every day. From today, Humax boxes from the Freesat with Freetime range will provide easy access to the popular service giving viewers a wider choice of programming across TV series, films, original programming, stand-up comedies, documentaries and children’s shows.

Through seamless integration of Netflix, viewers will be able to move effortlessly between the Internet TV service and other programming options available on Freetime, including live broadcast, recordings, Showcase recommendations, on-demand players and catchup services.

Netflix will be available on the Humax Freesat with Freetime HDR-1000S 500GB, HDR- 1010S 1TB, HB-1000S, as well as the more recently launched HDR-1100S (available with 500GB, 1TB and 2TB hard drives).

Graham North, Commercial Director of Humax said: “We have opened up the pay TV market even further by providing effortless access to a highly popular TV service to our consumers. Adding Netflix will provide a simple way for viewers to seamlessly switch between their favourite subscription-free programmes, on-demand content and a rich variety of high quality films and documentaries.”

Paul Gilshan, Marketing Director of Freesat added: “We are thrilled to bring Netflix to Freetime viewers. Freesat already offers great choice with over 200 subscription free channels and popular On Demand players. And with the launch of Netflix that choice is getting bigger and better. It is the perfect compliment to free television and demonstrates a commitment to our viewers to provide fantastic TV for the best value.”