The free-to-air satellite TV service, Freesat, has announced that the catch up service from ITV will become available on the satellite TV platform during the first half of next year.
The ITV Player will be in good company as a beta version of the BBC iPlayer will added to the platform next month.
Freesat is currently in the homes of around 750,000 people, but the joint venture between ITV and the BBC is expected to reach the one million mark during the early part of next year.
According to the managing director of Freesat, Emma Scott, the addition of the BBC iPlayer and the ITV Player are central to the satellite broadcaster’s long term plans.
Currently Freesat delivers over 140 free TV and radio channels, as well as HD channels provided by the BBC and ITV.