Freesat viewers will soon be able to upgrade to a set top box with recording and live pause features after the service confirmed a “mid November” launch for their long awaited Freesat+ service.
The first Freesat+ box is being produced by leading digital receiver manufacturer Humax and is capable of recording both High Definition and standard channels. Equipped with a massive 320GB hard drive the FOXSAT-HDR can store up to 80 hours of HD programming, or up to 200 hours of standard definition shows. There’s also support for series link, radio recording and live rewind.
Graham North, commercial director, Humax, said the company had “leveraged” their expertise in the market “to develop a technologically-advanced digital TV recorder that offers the very best in recording and viewing features for Freesat.”
Freesat MD Emma Scott described the launch of Freesat as “an exciting milestone” for the free to air satellite service.
Scott added: “We’re giving viewers the freedom to enjoy all their favourite standard definition shows, as well as the likes of Strictly Come Dancing, Uefa Champions League, England home games and blockbuster movies in HD whenever and however they want – for no subscription and no extra monthly bills.”