Thursday, 20 November 2008




Freesat+ Arrives In-store This Weekend

First Freesat Digital TV Recorder Available from 22nd November

Freesat+ will arrive in UK stores from 22nd November 2008 offering the only way to pause, rewind and record Freesat high-definition (HD) digital TV, as well as providing access to a huge range of standard definition (SD) TV, radio and interactive channels.

Freesat+ opens up a world of over 140 TV and radio services including fantastic HD programmes from the BBC and ITV. With Freesat+, viewers can control how and when they enjoy their favourite shows and even watch them time and time again once saved. Current HD highlights on Freesat include Strictly Come Dancing, Little Britain USA, In the Night Garden and Little Dorrit on BBC HD, with ITV HD currently featuring UEFA Champions League matches, England Internationals, The FA Cup and teen drama Britannia High.

The first Freesat+ digital TV recorder will be launched by Humax and will initially be available across selected John Lewis, Comet, Argos and Dixons stores plus some selected independent retailers, priced at around £299 (satellite installation, if required, not included). Viewers who already have a satellite dish installed, in most cases, will simply be able to ‘plug and play’ with Freesat+, meaning no additional equipment is required.

Stock will be arriving in stores throughout December to increase distribution across the UK. Interested buyers should contact retailers directly for details of stores that stock Freesat+.

The Humax Freesat+ digital box offers a host of features including:

Ø 320GB hard drive to store up to 80 hours of HD programming, or up to 200 hours of standard definition shows

Ø Eight day electronic programme guide to plan your viewing and recording with ease

Ø Series recording to automatically capture all the episodes of your favourite shows

Ø Live pause and instant rewind to give you full control over your viewing

Ø Option to record programmes in standard and high-definition when shows are broadcast in both formats

Ø Split recordings for two-part programmes that may have a break in the middle for a news bulletin, such as films

Ø Digital text and interactive services

For more information about Freesat+, visit and for more information on the Humax FOXSAT-HDR, visit


About Freesat

Freesat is a new satellite TV service providing subscription-free digital television to everyone in the UK. It offers over 140 TV, radio and interactive channels, including High Definition (HD) services from the BBC and ITV. In most cases Freesat can be used with an existing Sky satellite dish. Freesat is a not-for-profit organisation and is a joint venture between the BBC and ITV.

About Humax

Humax is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of digital set-top boxes, exporting its products to over 90 countries across the globe. The company has built a solid reputation as a leading supplier of high quality, feature-rich digital TV products, including Digital Television Recorders (DTRs), high definition (HD) set-top boxes and HD-ready integrated digital TVs with built-in PVRs. The company headquarters and R&D facility are based in Korea, with offices in Dubai, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. Humax’s HD Freesat set-top box, the FOXSAT-HD, was the winner of the 2008 ERT ‘Brown Goods Product of the Year’ award.

This is an official PRESS RELEASE.

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