After a five year absence from Freesat the Channel 4 streaming app, formally known as All4, has today made its return to the free to air satellite TV service.
The relaunch onto Freesat took place earlier today (29th September 2023), bringing an additional 16,000 hours of on-demand content to Freesat’s 4K TV Boxes.
All4, along with Channel 4 HD left Freesat back in 2018, due to a dispute in fees between Channel 4 and Freesat.
But since 2021, when Channel 4 became a part-owner in Everyone TV, the company that manages the satellite TV platform, there was always speculation that the streaming service would return.
First indications where when Channel 4 HD returned to Freesat.
And today the Channel 4 app returned to Freesat.
However, like ITVX, the Channel 4 streaming app is only available on the “4k” Freesat boxes.
Older Freesat receivers do not support the Channel 4 app.
Emily Doyle, Content Partnership Manager at Freesat, expressed her enthusiasm about the relaunch, stating, “We are constantly striving to bring our customers the very best content and being able to relaunch the Channel 4 app is a significant milestone in that mission.”
Channel 4 Streaming app in Spain
To access Channel 4 Streaming app in Spain you will need to be running an VPN or SmartDNS service that hides the fact you are trying to access UK only online content from outside the UK.
Channel 4 Streaming app, like ITVX and Iplayer, are indented for use in the UK only. Access to On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain from other countries will be blocked. This blocking is “policed” by checking your internet IP address. Spanish IP addresses will be blocked from connecting to these On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain.
The only way to connect to these UK TV Catch-up services is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or SMART DNS service.
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