Freesat has announced the launch of a third generation of set-top boxes.
The range includes three new recordable boxes and a zapper device. They’ll be available from Amazon from the end of February and from Currys PC World shortly afterwards.
They’ve been developed in partnership with Commscope, the former ARRIS.
In addition to the free-to-air satellite platforms 180 TV channels (including over 20 in HD), multiple radio channels and a wide range of On Demand players, including BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, as well as optional pay streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube.
The boxes are 4K ready, enabling a UHD viewing experience where such content is available incorporating a range of features including a 7-day backwards guide. Content from up to 4 channels can be recorded at any one time. The 2TB box can store up to 1,000 hours of SD content.
Alistair Thom, Managing Director of Freesat said, “Our research has shown us time and again that customers appreciate the freedom of choice that our hybrid TV system offers and value the ability to curate their own viewing. Our new generation range of set top boxes allows them to do just that, with easy set-up, a huge range of viewing options and a fast, reliable service that is 4K ready. I’m confident that we’ve produced a platform that will grow and evolve in line with customers’ viewing habits.”
The 4K TV Box 2TB box costs £269.99, while the zapper is £124.99.―Broadband TV News