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ITV Player comes to Freesat via Humax boxes

Freesat adds ITV Player

Freesat has become the only subscription-free TV service to offer catch-up TV from the BBC and ITV with the launch of ITV Player.

The service launches initially on Humax Freesat HD and Freesat+ boxes on channel 903, being added automatically to customers' TVs or digital boxes.

ITV Player will be become available to other Freesat boxes and TVs "over the coming months".

Users will need a broadband connection of at least 2 Mbps to view content from ITV1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 up to seven days after broadcast.

Freesat managing director Emma Scott says: "The launch of ITV Player on Freesat is another important landmark for us. It's fantastic that we can now offer viewers the two biggest catch-up TV services."

Well, their set-top boxes can, anyway.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.