Freesat to launch in March 2008

The network operator Arqiva has been awarded a contract by the BBC, to provide end-to-end distribution services for the free-to-air satellite service, Freesat.
Freesat supplements the free-to-air DTT service, Freeview, ensuring that all households in the UK have access to free-to-air digital TV services both during the progressive analogue switch off programme and after it.
Freeview’s DTT coverage is expected to reach 98.5% when switchover is complete.
Source: Arqiva press release
Item added: 25th September 2007