We mentioned this a few weeks ago, but now it has been confirmed – the BBC iPlayer is coming to Freesat.
Now slated to launch next month the service will enable owners of Freesat satellite TV boxes to access the iPlayer’s on demand programming via a TV. The iPlayer is already available to Virgin Media and BT Vision box owners but both of those services require a subscription whereas Freesat is free after the initial purchase of the equipment.
It won’t just be BBC content on the service either; apparently ITV is set to deliver its catch up TV service the ITV Player next year.
The iPlayer service will be rolled out to a select few Freesat owners in the next few weeks with the service available across the network by Christmas.