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TVPlayer Plus launches on Freesat today

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London, UK – 15 September 2017 Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV platform, is delighted to announce that streaming service TVPlayer Plus is now available on Freesat. TVPlayer Plus offers access to 26 popular TV channels – including Comedy Central, MTV, Lifetime, and Discovery Channel – all for £5.99 a month, or a £59.99 yearly fee. Available in Freesat’s On Demand section from today, TVPlayer Plus allows viewers to watch shows both live and on demand.

Also among the channels now available on Freesat via TVPlayer Plus are History, National Geographic, Cartoon Network, Eurosport and Nickleodeon. Popular shows that Freesat viewers can watch via TVPlayer Plus include Ed Stafford: Left for Dead on Discovery Channel  and Britain’s Next Top Model on Lifetime. 

The launch of TVPlayer Plus reflects Freesat’s commitment to bring the very best in content, choice and value to the more than two million Freesat homes across the UK. TVPlayer Plus joins Freesat’s already extensive catch up and app line up such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Netflix, Rakuten TV, Curzon Home Cinema and the recently added Ketchup TV.

Alistair Thom, Managing Director of Freesat, said: “Launching TVPlayer Plus is a significant step for Freesat as this brings our customers some of the world’s biggest TV channels. We remain committed to ensuring that our viewers can enjoy a huge range of content and the flexibility to watch what they want without a contract. Our content offering has grown rapidly over the past few months with the addition of Dave, Home, Quest, Quest Red and Ketchup TV and we look forward to bringing more channels to our customers in the future.” 

Rob Hodgkinson, Chief Operating Officer of TVPlayer said: “We’re really pleased that TVPlayer Plus is now available to Freesat customers across the UK, giving more viewers the option to enjoy an excellent range of shows both live and on demand for a great price and without the need for a contract.”

The full list of new channels available is:

 

Channel Name

Broadcaster

Lifetime

A+E

History

A+E

H2

A+E

CI

A+E

TLC

Discovery

Discovery Channel

Discovery

Investigation Discovery

Discovery

Discovery Turbo

Discovery

Animal Planet

Discovery

British Eurosport

Discovery

British Eurosport 2

Discovery

Baby TV

Fox

National Geographic

Fox

Nat Geo WILD

Fox

Sony Entertainment

Sony

Boomerang

Turner

Cartoon network

Turner

Cartoonito

Turner

Comedy Central

Viacom

MTV

Viacom

Nickleodeon

Viacom

Nick Jr.

Viacom

Comedy Central Extra

Viacom

Nick Jr. Too

Viacom

Colors

Viacom 18

Rishtey

Viacom 18

 

About Freesat

Freesat is the UK’s subscription-free satellite television platform, offering over 200 channels of brilliant free recordable TV together with the latest streaming services, including catch-up and pay-as-you-go. First and foremost, we’re about giving our viewers content, choice and amazing value. But we’re also innovative, ambitious and agile, whether that’s adding new services on our platform, finding new ways to help the channels that work with us, or exporting our technology to broadcasters in new territories. We invest our profits back into the business, helping to maintain a great user experience for all our customers.

Established in 2007 by the BBC and ITV, Freesat reaches 2 million homes each week and is available via TV and set-top box. Our customers have access to a wide range of channels providing entertainment, news, music, and children’s programming and on-demand and catch-up favourites such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, YouTube and Netflix.

Our user interface and management platform, Metaphor provides international TV companies with connected TV solutions. We are a founding member of the Free TV Alliance in Europe and in 2016 we launched an audience analytics and insight service in association with TVbeat.

www.freesat.co.uk 

About TVPlayer

TVPlayer is a freemium over-the-top TV service, offering over 60 free-to-air and 30 pay channels to over one million monthly users in the UK. It is available as a website on desktop and a free to download app on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Samsung Smart TVs and OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.

The TVPlayer app has been downloaded over 2.5m times and is regularly featured in the App stores. TVPlayer is backed by a group of investors, including A+E Networks, the joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

www.tvplayer.com