The UK's free-to-air digital satellite TV company has announced the arrival of YouTube on its airwaves. The company announced this week that access to YouTube will soon be possible from the Freesat platform. This represents the first time a free-to-air provider in the United Kingdom has made YouTube available to its customers. Freesat will get an HTML5 version of YouTube that is optimized for TVs and offers a fully interactive experience.
"We're now delighted to add to our already fantastic customer offering with YouTube," said Freesat Managing Director Emma Scott. "They join Freesat at a time of rapid growth for our business and will offer our viewers an exclusive, first view of their latest version – previously unseen on free to air TV in the UK."
Freesat yesterday announced that it had added 55,000 new households in the third quarter of last year. The company claims that this is more than Sky (25,000 households) and BT Vision (20,000) combined.
No word on when YouTube will launch on Freesat, just that it will be 'soon,' but we'll keep you posted.