ITV Player makes belated Freesat debut

By | August 4, 2011

ITV Player has finally arrived on Freesat – a year after it was originally scheduled. The on demand service, delivered over the MHEG Interaction Channel, has been testing for several months. It will join the BBC iPlayer on the free-to-air satellite platform.

Freesat viewers will be able to view programmes from ITV1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 up o seven days after broadcast. Around 100 hours of content will be made available every week.

Freesat managing director Emma Scott said, “The launch of ITV Player on Freesat is another important landmark for us. It’s fantastic that we can now offer viewers the two biggest catch-up TV services, direct to their TVs.

Robin Pembrooke, managing director, ITV Online and On Demand added: “Freesat is a key part of our platform strategy and another important step in our mission to give audiences access to our content when and where they choose to view it whilst improving the underlying technology and user experience across the board.”

ITV Player can be found on channel 903 on the Freesat EPG, and will automatically be added via customers’ TVs or digital boxes.

Despite the delays the ITV Player is initially running in beta. Viewers wishing to access the service will need a Humax Freesat HD or Humax Freesat+ digital box connected to a satellite dish and to a broadband service of at least 2 Mbps.(From:broadbandtvnews)

How to watch Freesat TV?

You need a dvb-s2 TV tuner card to help you to receive and watch Freesat TV, with the dish signal, you can get over 100 channels of freesat through the TV tuner. It is also possible to get ITV iPlayer direct to the TV. Currently, Freesat offers a line-up of 173 televisions, radio and text channels. And more and more HD channels would be added in the near future.

Note: The TV tuner card often has two type slots pci-e and usb which help you to watch freesat TV on your desktop or laptop. TBS series would be a great choice:PCIe TV card TBS6925,PCIe Quad Tuner Card TBS6984, USB DVB-S2 TV Box 5922

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