Netflix Partners With Freesat For Set Top Box Streaming

Posted Sep 3, 2012

Netflix has partnered with free satellite TV service Freesat, which provides access to movie and TV shows through the company’s set top boxes.  The partnership is expected to be announced officially tomorrow.  The addition of the Netflix service on a Freesat box will most likely encourage consumers to try out the Netflix service, especially since there is a free one-month trial.  Netflix’s decision to put their service on Freesat is a direct play at challenging Sky’s dominance over the paid movie market.  Freesat has less than 3 million customers and Netflix has over 1 million subscribers in the U.K.