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NEWS: Freesat launch officially confirmed for May 6th

The What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision forums have been a hotbed (or at least a warm futon) lately of speculation regarding Freesat, the new satellite TV service.

So it's good to be able to confirm at least one concrete detail: we've been invited to the official launch on May 6th.

We could of course say "told you so", as we ran the original story here on April 18, although Freesat's PR agency remained tight lipped at the time.

The new digital satellite TV service has its big unveiling at Somerset House in London and, as well as equipment demonstrations, Freesat bigwigs and equipment manufacturers will be available to answer all our probing questions.

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Technorati Tags: BBC HD, Freesat, HDTV, ITV, Satellite TV

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 whathifi.com 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.