Freesat adds Demand 5 to its roster of video-on-demand TV services

Freesat Demand 5

Freesat has added Demand 5 to its free-to-air satellite TV service, completing its line-up of on-demand TV players which also includes BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD.

Demand 5 offers Freesat viewers hundreds of hours of catch-up and archive programmes from Channel 5. At launch, there will be more than 600 programmes available, including Big Brother, US series The Walking Dead and popular kids' programmes such as Fireman Sam.

Freesat managing director Emma Scott says: "As the consumer appetite for video on-demand grows, Freesat now offers viewer access to the four largest UK catch-up TV players, which account for 80% of long-form, on-demand viewing today."

As you can see from the comments below, the Demand 5 update is available on some Freesat equipment, but not all.

By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.