Humax and Freesat launch compact and connected Freetime box

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 
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Humax and Freesat launch compact and connected Freetime box

  • HDR-1100s range all have built-in Wi-Fi
  • Set-top box measures just w280 x h48 x d200 and range starts at £189

LONDON — Humax and Freesat have launched the most compact and affordable Freetime set-top box recorder to date, bringing the benefits of the subscription free satellite TV service to a wider group of cost-conscious consumers. Integrated Wi-Fi has been built-in to the new PVR range for seamless access to Freesat’s Freetime on-demand and catch-up players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, YouTube and Curzon Home Cinema.

Available from today, in a glossy black or white finish, the Humax Freesat HDR-1100S with Freetime offers all the features of the Freetime service, including access to over 200 channels, a roll back TV guide, TV recommendation service Showcase, catch-up services, plus a range of on-demand content. The set-top box can also be paired with the Freesat App to let customers plan their viewing and set recordings while they’re out and about.

Measuring just w280 x h48 x d200 and priced affordably at £189 (500GB), £219 (1TB) and £299 (2TB), the new Humax Freesat HDR-1100S with Freetime is available from a range of retailers and independents, including John Lewis, Currys & PC World, Richer Sounds, Argos, CIH Euronics, Tesco and Humax Direct.

Graham North, Commercial Director of Humax: “With the ever-increasing consumer demand for the connected home, there was an absolute necessity to incorporate Wi-Fi within the new Humax Freesat Freetime family. The new box adds even more appeal to the popular Freetime service, allowing great streaming and on-demand content to be easily accessible. Its compact size and range of colours provide further value and choice to consumers, making it a must-have product for home entertainment.”

Paul Gilshan, Marketing Director of Freesat also commented: “As household bills continue to rise across the UK, particularly pay TV prices, we’re proud to launch a compact and low cost recorder that gives consumers an affordable alternative all for a one off cost with no monthly subscription, that’s £0 a month. With Freetime, customers can enjoy the flexibility of a connected service along with a huge range of content.”