Freesat took to Twitter this evening when their website was temporarily overloaded after an advert featuring its new Free Time service aired during Downton Abbey.
After 10 minutes the site was up and running again. This appears to be the advert that intrigued enough viewers to check out Freesat.co.uk to cause site overload:
Freesat (c) 2012 YouTube video.
Freesat Free Time is an enhancement to the existing Freesat EPG, integrating catch up TV into the main TV Guide, allowing viewers to go back up to seven days in the listings to catch up on missed programmes. The service will soon encompass on demand content from 4oD and Demand Five. BBC iPlayer and ITV Player content is already available.
Currently, only one model of Freesat Free Time is available, manufactured by Humax. Other manufacturers will be introducing Freesat Free Time boxes into their offering soon. Expect to pay £279 at the moment. A satellite dish and broadband connection with minimum 2 Mb speed required.
Freeview viewers can also get an integrated EPG, but through YouView, available at similar prices without being tied to a particular internet service provider, or direct via BT or TalkTalk, with a subsidised or free box, dependent on tariff/bundle taken. Additional charges may apply.