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Freesat, the UK based subscription free satellite TV service, today announced that it will now offer its connected TV guide solution to terrestrial, cable and satellite TV operators and CE manufacturers outside of the UK.
Freesat has applied its years of experience of operating a successful hybrid TV service to the creation of Metaphor, a smart TV guide solution for terrestrial, satellite and cable operators, who are looking to integrate broadband on-demand services into their existing linear broadcast offering. Metaphor is based on the award-winning Freetime service in the UK and driven by Freetime’s evolving roadmap.

Freesat first launched its connected TV Guide in the UK in 2012. Since then, the award-winning service has seen rapid customer adoption across TVs and set-top boxes through manufacturing partnerships with Humax, Panasonic, Vestel and Manhattan. Freesat has continually evolved its product, content offering and features based on live customer feedback and insight to meet customer needs. The underlying solution is now available for use internationally.
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Dec 012012
 

Which Sky+HD boxes are able to receive On Demand and BBC IPlayer services

Which Sky boxes are compatible with On Demand?

 A selection of On Demand TV is available on all Sky+HD boxes. Our full On Demand service is accessible from all Sky+HD boxes, except Thomson boxes and you will need to connect your Sky+HD box to your broadband router.

Sky are also in the process of updating the Sky Guide on these Sky+HD boxes to enable Catch Up TV and rebrand Anytime to On Demand. The rollout of the update is done in phases with the latest Sky+HD boxes now updated and more to be done in the next month.

To find out which Sky+HD box you have and when it will be updated, press Services on your Sky Remote, then press 0 to highlight Settings. Press 3 to highlight System Details. Note down the version Number 2nd line from the top of the screen.

If you have a version beginning with 4F31, then you have an Amstrad DRX890 or DRX895. You should already have the new Sky Guide.

If you have a version beginning with 4F30, then you have a Amstrad DRX780. You will receive the new Sky Guide in the next few weeks.

If you have a version beginning with 9730, then you have a Samsung. Subject to final testing, you will receive the new Sky Guide by the end of November.

If you have a version beginning with 9F30, then you have a Pace. Subject to final testing, you will receive the new Sky Guide by the end of November.

If you have a version beginning with 4E30, then you have a Thomson. Unfortunately, Sky are not updating this box with the new Sky Guide.