Looks like Freesat won’t be getting 4oD out to Free Time as quickly as we first though. We've now been told to expect 4oD to land in June.
After we were told earlier that we'd see 4oD landing on Free Time this month, we've since been told by Freesat spokespeople that his isn't the case. Here's the official statement:
"An update for our customers about 4OD on
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That’s a little different to what we originally heard from Sarah Rose, commercial & business development Channel 4.
Free Time from Freesat is a new service that blends regular digital satellite TV with on-demand catch-up content accessed through a super-slick programme guide. It’s perhaps best thought of the Freesat equivalent of YouView, except that YouView launched with a fuller range of on-demand services.
As well as this, Freesat has also announced plans to get Demand 5, Channel 5’s on-demand service live by the end of the Summer:
"We’re working closely with the Channel 5 team to launch Demand 5 on
Exact launch dates for both 4oD and Demand 5 have yet to be confirmed but we'll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything official.