Humax has released a new “compact and affordable” Freesat set top box (STB) for the free-to-air satellite platform’s Freetime catch-up service.
As well as 200 subscription-free channels, the service includes on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and YouTube plus a selection of new and archive films from Curzon Home Cinema.
The new HDR-1100S STB, which offers integrated Wi-Fi for easy connection to the internet, comes in a glossy black or white finish and is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models. Prices start from £189.
Graham North, Commercial Director of Humax: “With the ever-increasing consumer demand for the connected home, there was an absolute necessity to incorporate Wi-Fi within the new Humax Freesat Freetime family.
“The new box adds even more appeal to the popular Freetime service, allowing great streaming and on-demand content to be easily accessible.Its compact size and range of colours provide further value and choice to consumers, making it a must-have product for home entertainment.”
Paul Gilshan, Marketing Director of Freesat also commented: “As household bills continue to rise across the UK, particularly pay TV prices, we’re proud to launch a compact and low cost recorder that gives consumers an affordable alternative all for a one off cost and no monthly subscription, that’s £0 a month.
“With Freetime, customers enjoy the flexibility of a connected service with a huge range of content.”