Well the secret is out. Well right now as I type, it’s not hugely out because the website hasn’t been out for very long. But anyway, the Freesat website is now live, so you can find out all about it, and why you’d want it. Or not want it. Or something.
And if you dig deep into the FAQs, you can spot what the BBCi Freesat team (of which I’m part of) are busy doing right now:
The BBC will offer a wide range of red button services on freesat. From launch you’ll be able to read the latest news and sport stories 24 hours a day, check out what’s happening in the world of business, enjoy entertainment news and quickly access the official lottery results.
From Summer of 2008, you will be able to get a wide range of news in video at any time you want it, with weather information for where you live. During the Beijing Olympics, you’ll be able to choose between coverage of different sports and highlights to get the whole BBC Olympics package.
Coming later will be enhanced coverage of many other sporting and music events, children’s games, plus all of the interactive content you have come to expect from your BBC digital TV channels.
Freesat FAQ (27 November 2007)
I suspect most people will be more interested in what channels you can get – well afraid that’s so far under wraps. And no, I don’t know either.