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Ketchup TV launches on Freesat

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London, UK – 25 July 2017 – Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite television platform, has added Ketchup TV to its extensive on demand line up. Available from today, Ketchup TV offers free children’s entertainment and educational shows.

Firm favourites for children on Ketchup TV include Ben & Holly’s Little KingdomLittle Baby BumCaillouFireman Sam and Thomas and Friends, as well as educational programmes Super Why? and Monster Maths. Plus, this summer on Ketchup TV, kids can look forward to new Sesame Street segments such as Cookie’s Crumby PicturesSuper Grover 2.0Elmo the Musical and Abby’s Flying Fairy School.  

Commenting on the launch, Alistair Thom, managing director at Freesat said: “We’re delighted to launch Ketchup TV on Freesat and offer even more great entertainment for kids to enjoy during the school holidays. Ketchup TV is a perfect fit for Freesat as we both offer customers a huge range of free content, without the need for expensive subscriptions or contracts.”   

Paul Coster, CEO of Ketchup TV’s parent company VOD365 said “The Freesat launch massively complements Ketchup TV’s desire to deliver children’s premium content, in a 100% safe, simple, on demand environment for free TV viewers. We’re excited to be included in the evolution of free TV in the UK and very happy to be working with the great team at Freesat”.

The arrival of Ketchup TV underlines Freesat’s commitment to offering viewers a wide choice of quality entertainment via an easy to use TV guide. Freesat provides over 200 channels of free, recordable TV, and also offers on-demand and catch-up favourites such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, YouTube and Netflix – all of which has helped to drive industry-leading customer satisfaction scores. 

About Freesat

Freesat is the UK’s subscription-free satellite television platform, offering over 200 channels of brilliant free recordable TV together with the latest streaming services, including catch-up and pay-as-you-go. First and foremost, we’re about giving our viewers content, choice and amazing value. But we’re also innovative, ambitious and agile, whether that’s adding new services on our platform, finding new ways to help the channels that work with us, or exporting our technology to broadcasters in new territories. We invest our profits back into the business, helping to maintain a great user experience for all our customers. 

Established in 2007 by the BBC and ITV, Freesat reaches 2 million homes each week and is available via TV and set-top box. Our customers have access to a wide range of channels providing entertainment, news, music, and children’s programming and on-demand and catch-up favourites such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, YouTube and Netflix. 

Our user interface and management platform, Metaphor provides international TV companies with connected TV solutions, we are a founding member of the Free TV Alliance in Europe and in 2016 we launched an audience analytics and insight service in association with TVbeat.


About Video On Demand 365

VOD365 was founded in 2012 with a vision to bring advertising based premium video on demand channels to TV and mobile devices OTT (over the top).

Our aim is to capitalise on the growing market for video on demand television by developing and delivering our branded Channels available through Smart TV’s , Free TV platforms (in the UK), Game Consoles, Tablets and Smart Phones.

The focus of the business is delivering premium video content to our viewers through the device of their choice – free.

VOD365 hosts a complex eco-system for on demand content via a full end to end distribution solution with integrated ad platforms, ad-sales, brand engagement and platform UI placement.