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Freesat launches Children’s Christmas Showcase

Freesat has launched its new seasonal children’s TV guide, dubbed the Christmas Showcase.

The TV guide will showcase the very best of free children’s TV everyday over the Christmas holidays. It is designed for both parents and children to use to discover programmes to watch over the holidays.

The web-based TV Guide will focus both on programmes that are specifically designed for children like Peppa Pig, but also popular films like The Gruffalo and family viewing favourites like Dr Who, Strictly or Operation Snow Tiger. 

Whether it’s unearthing hidden gems or reminding everyone about their favourite shows and films, the guide promises to make the most of family time around the telly this Christmas.

The guide splits into four genres: Little Ones (age 3-6), Juniors (age 7-11), Family and Grown-ups. The Christmas Showcase makes recommendations on what to watch, from movies to favourite series whether they’re on live TV or on Freesat’s On Demand services from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5. There’s also a downloadable guide that parents can print and use in front of the TV.

Emma Scott, Managing Director of Freesat, said: “The family audience is so important to us and this is a long-held ambition to bring family focused recommendations to Freesat homes, especially following the popularity of Showcase in Freesat’s Freetime service.

“With such brilliant free programming for all ages this Christmas, the web guide promises to hit all the right notes – whether you’ll be gathering around Gangsta Granny or settling down for The Snowman and The Snow Dog.”

The Freesat Children’s Christmas Showcase is live from today at and will be a daily guide and recommendations service until the 2nd of January 2014.


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