Freesat, 100,000 boxes sold

Freesat the free-to-air UK satellite TV service form the BBC and ITV has sold 100,000 set top boxes since its launch on the 6th May.
Freesat currently offers 130 radio and TV channels, some of which are HD, and additional channels are added each month. Freesat will also start offering Freesat+, which is an STB complete with recorder, in November.
Freesat uses the DVB-S2 standard and MPEG-4, H.264 AVC compression.
Standard definition boxes (without dish antenna and LNA) are currently available for under £50, a price that includes VAT at 17.5%.
Item added: 30th September 2008