Freesat Awards 2009
Freesat is inviting viewers to vote for their favourite channel or service of the year in its 2009 Awards – and What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision will sponsor the Product of the Year category

Here's your chance to have your say in the Freesat Awards 2009 by voting for your favourite Freesat channel or service.

You can enter on the Freesat website and participants will be asked to consider which channel or service has most enhanced their viewing; which has provided them with their best TV or radio moment of the year; which channel they have discovered on Freesat; and which they would recommend to their friends.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision is sponsoring the Product of the Year Award, for which we'll be choosing the most innovative Freesat product, based on picture and sound quality, ease of use, design and value for money.

Other Awards will be given for:

More after the break

* Best evening viewing digital channel

* Best daytime viewing digital channel

* Best digital news channel

* Best digital radio station

* Freesat installer of the year

* Multiple retailer of the year

* Independent retailer of the year

Deadline for entries is April 24th, and the winners will be announced at a special ceremony on May 20th.

In a separate development, Freesat will tomorrow (April 21st) add international news service NHK World TV to its channel line-up.

NHK provides English language news, analysis and culture from a Japanese and Asian perspective to more than 80 countries.