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Freesat to offer pay sports services via internet

Thursday 5 May 2016 | 15:38 CET | News
The BBC Trust has approved proposals from the BBC Executive to remove restrictions prohibiting Freesat from offering pay sports services delivered via the internet. The Trust has decided that the plans do not constitute a significant change to the BBC's services and that it is not necessary to conduct a full Public Value Test. Freesat is a 50:50 not-for-profit JV between the BBC and ITV, launched in 2017 to provide a satellite-based free-to-air alternative to subscription services. It is now available in more than 1.93 million homes and watched by over 4 million viewers each week.

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Companies: BBC / Freesat / ITV
Countries: United Kingdom
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